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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 President conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar [ Awards ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar who is the Chairman of Sakal Media Group (SMG) at Balgandharva Auditorium in Pune. Scientist Raghunath Mashelkar head committee selected Punyabhushan award for Prataprao Pawar. He is the 27th recipient of

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  • Jun 29, 2015
  • 1 Rajasthan becomes No. 1 state in solar energy in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rajasthan has become first state in the country in terms of total installed capacity of solar energy. The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy were released data. Rajasthan with total 1,167 megawatt (MW) installed capacity has surpassed Gujarat (1000 MW) which was previous

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  • 2 Union Cabinet approved setting up of six Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet meet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union cabinet announced setting up of six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country. These new IIMs will be located at Amritsar (Punjab), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha

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  • Jun 25, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra topped the list of States and UTs in IPR filing in 2013-14 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) released a report on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) filing in India during 2013 - 14. Maharashtra topped the list of states and Union Territories (UTs) while Bengaluru was the top city in IPR filing.

    1. The top five states and UTs (Union T

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra Government gives nod to IT & ITES policy 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis has given nod to new Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) policy. IT & ITES policy 2015 was launching aims at making state an IT, animation and gaming industry hub by attracting worth 50,000

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  • Jun 17, 2015
  • 1 PL Subramanian appointed as non-executive Director of India Cements Limited [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    P L Subramanian has been appointed as Non-Executive Director India Cements Limited (CIL) with an immediate effect. Subramanian had joined former BCCI President N Srinivasan-led India Cements in 1986 and had served in various responsibilities.

    • P L Subramanian had retired from se

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  • Jun 8, 2015
  • 1 State Government of Maharashtra for first time invokes MCOCA against ration mafia [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    State Government of Maharashtra has launched stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against ration mafia. Launching aim at weeding out the widespread corruption by taking stringent action against those who tamper the public distribution sys

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  • May 28, 2015
  • 1 Mumbai KEM Nightingale Aruna Shanbaug died after 42-years in coma [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Aruna Shanbaug was the nurse of Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital who died after 42 years in coma. Shanbaug was brutally raped on the night of November 27,1973 by a ward boy-cum-sweeper of the hospital and after throttling her with a dog chain. Since then, she was hosp

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  • May 21, 2015
  • 1 Centre Government allocates Rs 5,000 crore for development of AYUSH [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The central government has allocated Rs. 5,000 crore for the growth of Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy). It was announced by Union Minister of State (MoS) for AYUSH Sripad Naik at a function in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

    • Independent National AYUSH M

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  • May 20, 2015
  • 1 HDFC Bank launches medical benefits prepaid card [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Second largest private bank HDFC Bank has launched ‘HDFC Bank Apollo Medical Benefits Card’ with partnership of Apollo Hospitals for this prepaid product. This prepaid card allows corporate to easily disburse medical allowance to their employees, saving time and cost.

    1. The card

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014 [ Awards ]

    Veteran actor- film producer Shashi Kapoor who received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014 from Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley at a special function held in Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Shashi Kapoor is the 46th film personality to r

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  • 2 K Satish Reddy appointed as Chairman of National Safety Council [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Ministry of Labour & Employment has appointed K Satish Reddy as the chairman of the National Safety Council (NSC). K Satish Reddy will replace Venu Srinivasan, who was appointed in July 2011. At present, Mr. Reddy is Chairman of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories L

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  • 3 MIDC inks MoU with SIDBI to raise Rs 200-crore fund for MSMEs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) was signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-run SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) to provide easy finance to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for their growth. MD and CEO of SIDBI Ananta

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  • May 5, 2015
  • 1 Rajasthan Government allocates 12 crore rupees for Project Great Indian Bustard [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government of Rajasthan has allotted more than twelve crore rupees for a bird conservation programme in Forest department. This program name is Great Indian Bustard (GIB). Japan Bank is going to provide financial support of 3 crore rupees under the project. The Great Indian Busta

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  • May 1, 2015
  • 1 RBI imposed a fine of 1.5 crore rupees each on three Public Sector Banks for violating KYC norms [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Reserve Bank of India imposed a fine of 1.5 crore rupees each on three Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for violating Know Your Customer (KYC) /Anti Money Laundering (AML) norms. These bank names are Bank of Maharashtra, Dena Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce.

    It under the provisions

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  • Apr 27, 2015
  • 1 50th Jnanpith Award conferred on Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade [ Awards ]

    50th Jnanpith Award was selected eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade (4th Marathi writer) and he received of cheque11 lakh rupees and a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Saraswati by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Parliament House Complex in New De

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  • Apr 23, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra Government announced the target of 14400 MW power generations by 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maharashtra state Government announced the target of 14400 MW power generations by 2019 by way of non-conventional methods to cut down cost and reduce carbon footprint. MP State Government will target 14,400 MW power generations but out of 144oo MW, the state government has propo

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  • Apr 21, 2015
  • 1  RVNL Sings MoU with Dighi Port Limited for Rail Connectivity [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and private sector Dighi Port Limited signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) and the project cost is estimated around Rs. 723 crore. According to the MoU, both countries will facilitate construction of 34 km of railway link between Roha and Dighi

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  • Apr 16, 2015
  • 1 SEBI raised the limit for currency derivatives trades to 15 million US dollar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Capital market regulator, SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) raised the transaction limit in exchange traded currency derivatives from 10 million to 15 million US dollars for both foreign and domestic investors without having any underlying exposure. The capital market

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  • Apr 4, 2015
  • 1 Abhijeet Gupta wins 19th Commonwealth Chess Championship [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Former world junior champion and Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta who won the 19th Commonwealth Chess Championship at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Abhijeet Gupta won the gold medal after settling for a quick draw with his opponent Arghyadip Das in the ninth and final round played at Mumbai, Ma

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  • Apr 3, 2015
  • 1 India launched Operation Raahat to evacuate 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India launched Operation Raahat to evacuate 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen and India govt. launched Operation Raahat which is massive air and sea operation to protect Indian people. The operation will involve total of five ships and four aircraft and this Operation Raahat was s

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  • Mar 26, 2015
  • 1 Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs). These parks are aimed at creating state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities to reduce food wastage and create value addition.

    1. The 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) will be spread across 11 States. While

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  • Mar 24, 2015
  • 1 Union Government of Environment reconstitutes SEAC-II in Maharashtra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has reconstituted the 2nd SEAC (State Expert Appraisal Committee) in Maharashtra on 22 March 2015. Till October 2016, SEAC-II will have appointed seven members and will be headed by retired IAS officer Johny Joseph

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  • 2 Lata Mangeshkar won the Laadli Voice of the Century award [ Awards ]

    Singer Lata Mangeshkar was presented with the Laadli Voice of the Century award in 2015 by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as a chief guest. Legendary Lata Mangeshkar was awarded at the 6th edition of the National Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity h

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  • Mar 20, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra Government announced to rename Girgaum Chowpatty as Swaraj Bhoomi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maharashtra Government announced to rename Girgaum Chowpatty as Swaraj Bhoomi to honour veteran freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Girgaum Chowpatty is the oldest and most famous beach of Mumbai and it is also called “Chau-pati” because of four channels of water that existed th

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  • Mar 12, 2015
  • 1 President presented “Stree Shakti Puraskars” and “Nari Shakti Puruskars” for the year 2014 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented Stree Shakti puraskars (six women) and Nari Shakti Puruskars for the year 2014. These awards were given on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March) at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prize money of award is 3 lakh rupees

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  • 2 Maharashtra launched “Bhagyashree scheme” for girl child [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maharashtra Government (Devendra Fadnavis) launched “Bhagyashree scheme” for a girl child and it replaced by Sukanya scheme. This scheme was launched by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of Bollywood actress Bhagyashree and she is also the brand ambassador of t

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  • Mar 11, 2015
  • 1 Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Raosaheb Danve resigns [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister Danve, who Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution resigned from the office in March 2015. Raosaheb Dadarao Danve was made Maharasthra BJP president on January 2015 which seat vacant by Devendra Fadnavis when he made a CM of Maharastra.

    1. But in March 2015,

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  • Mar 8, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra government scraps 5% education quota for Muslims [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maharashtra government (Devendra Fadnavis) has scrapped 5 per cent job quota for Muslims in the state. Government Resolution of BJP-Shiv Sena government to make a legal agreement the previous notification issued by the previous NCP-Congress government granting 5 per cent reservat

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  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 Kshatrapati Shivaji to be new CMD of SIDBI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Kshatrapati Shivaji was IAS officer in 1986 batch and he has recently appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). According to the Finance Ministry, he has been appointed on deputation basis for a period of three years.

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