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  • Sep 23, 2015
  • 1 Indian Coast Guard hired two ships named Apoorva & C-421 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Indian Coast Guard: The Indian Coast Guard shortly called as ICG protects India’s naval securities and administers naval law. It was legally established on 18th August 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India as an independent armed force of India.


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  • Sep 22, 2015
  • 1 Bal Pandit, expert Marathi cricket commentator passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bal Pandit, the expert cricket Marathi commentator passed away in Pune, Maharashtra at age of 89. About Bal Pandit: Bal Jagannath Pandit was born on 24th July 1929 in Pune Maharashtra.

    • He was an India

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  • Sep 8, 2015
  • 1 Reliance Defence Ltd and Abu Dhabi Ship Building signs MoU [ Defense ]

    About Reliance Defence: Reliance Industries is an Indian multinational company. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Reliance is involved in businesses across India like energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail and telecommunications.

    • It is the

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  • Aug 31, 2015
  • 1 Government releases list of smart cities [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About smart cities: Smart city uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies to improve quality and performance of urban services. It is also used to reduce costs and resource ingesting and to improve more effectively with its citizens.

    About the relea

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  • 2 Union Government gives permission to 6 new SEZ proposals [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About 6 new SEZ proposals: In Lucknow - Uttar Pradesh, HCL IT City will set up IT/ITeS zones. In Mumbai - Maharashtra, Loma IT Park Developer will set up IT/ITeS zones. North Mumbai International Commodity Township planned free trade warehousing zone in Thane, Maharashtra.

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  • 3 Maharashtra government purchases Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s London House [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s full name is Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. He was born on 14th April 1891 and died on 6th December 1956. He is popularly known as Babasaheb.

    • He was an Indian jurist, econo

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  • Aug 19, 2015
  • 1 ICICI Bank launches ‘Smart Vault’ digital locker facility [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About ICICI Bank: ICICI is stands for Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India. It provides multinational banking and financial services. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra of India.

    • It is the second largest bank in India as of assets and market capitalizati

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  • Aug 18, 2015
  • 1 Sachin Tendulkar selected as Tiger ambassador of Maharashtra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24th April 1973. He is a former cricketer as well as captain of Indian Cricket team. He started to play cricket at just age of eleven.

    • He entered in cricket team at th

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  • Aug 13, 2015
  • 1 L&T InfoTech appointed Sanjay Jalona as MD and CEO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Sanjay Jalona: Sanjay Jalona has completed Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India. He Works as Global Head of High - Tech & Manufacturing & Engineering Services and Executive Vice President at Infosys Ltd.

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  • 2 India and World Bank signs Financing Agreement for NCRMP Projects [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About NCRMP Projects: NCRMP stands for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project. This project aims to prevention of cyclones and hydro meteorological hazards. From India’s 7,500 kilometer of seashore, almost 5,700 kilometers are highly in danger to the effects of hot cyclones and

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  • Aug 11, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra Government signed MoU with Foxconn [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Foxconn: Foxconn Technology is exchanged name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company. It was founded by Terry Gou on 20 th February 1947.

    • It’s headquarter is in Tucheng district, New Taipei, Taiwan.

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  • 2 Thane creek area declared as ‘Flamingo Sanctuary’ by Maharashtra government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Thane creek area: Thane Creek is an inlet in the beach of the Arabian Sea that separates the city of Mumbai from the Indian mainland. It covers the area between Mumbra Retibunder and the Mankhurd - Vashi Bridge.

    • The creek is divided into two parts. The first part lies bet

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  • 3 ICICI Bank introduces ‘Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme for weaker divisions [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About ICICI bank: ICICI stands for Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India. This Bank is an Indian multinational banking services and financial services organization. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra of India.

    • As per 2014 reports, it is the second largest

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  • Aug 5, 2015
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz appoints Roland Folger as MD and CEO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Roland Folger: Roland Folger is currently CEO and president at Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. He completed his education from Gottlieb-Daimler Gymnasium, Abitur in 1979. Before his joining at MB Malaysia he worked at Daimler AG as Head of Product Management and Communication/Head

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  • Aug 4, 2015
  • 1 Maharashtra Government announces for construction of 800 kms Nagpur-Mumbai expressway [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About announcement: Maharashtra Government has announced construction of 800 kms long Nagpur-Mumbai expressway. Name of this expressway will be Communication Super-expressway or Nagpur-Amravati-Aurangabad-Ghoti-Mumbai expressway.

    • By this expressway transportation will be easy

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  • Aug 3, 2015
  • 1 Kotak bank launches mobile banking app named as ‘Kotak Bharat’ for ‘un-banked’ regions [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Kotak Mahindra bank: Kotak Mahindra Bank is the fourth largest private sector bank of India. The bank’s headquarter is located at 27BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex), Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    • Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd was the group’s flagship company.
    • Reserve B

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  • 2 Tata Motors takes order of 914-crore from Indian Army [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Tata Motors: Tata Motors is an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Its products include passenger cars, trucks, vans, coaches, buses, construction equipment and military vehicles.

    • It is the world’s 17th-largest

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  • 3 Sania Mirza recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2015 [ Awards ]

    About Sania Mirza: Sania Mirza born on 15 November 1986, Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is an Indian professional tennis player, currently she is ranked world No. 1 in women’s doubles. She was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles

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  • Jul 29, 2015
  • 1 Former Bihar, Kerala Governor R.S. Gavai is no more [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    R. S. Gavai passed away after a long illness in the private hospital in Nagpur, Maharashtra at age 86. About R. S. Gavai: Ramakrishna Suryabhan Gavai was born on 30 October 1929 in Darapur of Amravati. He was an Indian politician and Governor of Bihar from 2006 to 2008. He was al

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  • 2 Maharashtra government released small vehicles to pay toll tax [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Toll Tax: Toll tax is collected generally on multi-lane highways. These are used by buses/trucks and long distance travels. The toll is calculated by the distance travelled on the toll road.

    Requirement of toll tax:

    • Toll tax is required for recover the amount which road

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 CCEA approves creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) has approved the creation of an Intra-state Transmission System (ISTS) in seven states across the country. These seven States are- Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

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  • 2 IIS officer Prashant Pathrabe appointed FTII Director [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Information and Broadcasting Ministry Prashant Pathrabe who has given additional charge to Prashant Pathrabe as Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Prashant Pathrabe was appointed as Interim Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) by Union

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  • Jul 14, 2015
  • 1 Urdu poet Bashar Navaaz passed away July 9, 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bashar Navaaz was Urdu poet, critic & orator who passed away in Aurangabad, Maharashtra at the age of 80 years old. Bashar Navaaz was known as an Indo Pak shayar as his gazals are popular in India as well as Pakistan.

    • Bashar Navaaz

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  • Jul 10, 2015
  • 1 ONGC MoEFCC holds meeting with 6 states to review ESA demarcation progess in Western Ghats [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prakash Javadekar who is Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) held a meeting with 6 states in New Delhi to review the progress of demarcation of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) along the Western Ghats region.

    • The crucial MoEFCC meeting was chaired

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  • 2 Pune’s Fergusson College wins heritage status of UGC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prestigious Fergusson College of Pune has been accorded the special heritage status by the University Grants Commission (UGC). UGC (University Grants Commission) will provide financial assistance for its upkeep. Now the college is among the 19 institutions in the country to get t

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  • Jul 7, 2015
  • 1 Microsoft agreed to set up Digital Village in Maharashtra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Major Software IT Company Microsoft agreed to develop Smart MIDC (industrial colony) and support Digital Village in Maharashtra. In this regard, the information was given by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (week-long visit to the US) after his meet with India-born Mi

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  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 President of India receives first copy of book ‘Uniki’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian president Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book ‘Uniki’ from Shri K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana who formally released in Hyderabad. ‘Uniki’ has been written by Shri Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra. ‘Uniki’, which means Exis

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  • Jul 4, 2015
  • 1 Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Integrated Security System in Mumbai [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Suresh Prabhu who is Union Railway Minister inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) at 6 railway stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Integrated Security System (ISS) was inaugurated Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dadar, Kurla and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Kaly

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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 Bajaj Allianz launched weather-based crop insurance scheme for three districts of Maharashtra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bajaj Allianz (Private insurer) launched a weather-based crop insurance scheme for orange crops in Nagpur, Hingoli and Washim districts of Maharashtra which insurance policy will cover losses incurred by orange fruit-growing farmers due to deviation in weather conditions.

    1. Accor

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