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Ambedkar House Memorial in UK to remain open for visitors

India has appealed against the closure of Ambedkar House memorial to the United Kingdom government. Recently the UK accepted the proposal and announced that the memorial in in north London will remain open to visitors. Earlier, the memorial faced closure due to a breach of planning norms for residential area. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar lived in ..

Maharashtra Government approves Khatua panel’s recommendation to slash auto rickshaw fares

The Maharashtra government has approved the Khatua panel’s recommendation to slash the fare prices of autorickshaws by 15 per cent between 12 pm and 4 pm. This discount in fare is called as implementation of “happy hour” for autorickshaws by the state government. However, this is not applicable to app-based taxis and local cabs. This ..

Maharashtra renames Aurangabad Airport as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport

The state Government of Maharashtra has recently renamed the Aurangabad Airport of the state as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport. The airport has been renamed after Sambhaji, the son of the great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji. The airport is owned and operated by the Airports Authority of India.

6 Indian languages given the status of classical language

Six languages in India namely Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia have been given the status of classical language. Recently, both houses of the Maharashtra legislature unanimously passed resolutions, requesting the Centre to provide ‘Classical language’ status to Marathi. Languages declared as classical have benefits like setting up centres for their study and provide international ..

Maharashtra government orders destruction of Thai Mangur fish breeding centres

The Thai Mangur fish, which has a similar appearance like fresh water Mangur, is cultivated in highly unhygienic conditions in the state and it causes sickness to people on consumption. Hence, the Maharashtra government has launched a special drive to destroy the cultivation centres of the exotic Thai Mangur fish. The Head of the state ..

48 sportspersons to be conferred with Shiv Chhatrapati Award

Shiv Chhatrapati Award is the highest sports award presented annually to the state players by the Government of Maharashtra. The State Government instituted the award during 1969–70. Recently 48 sportspersons including 25 women athletes are selected to be conferred with the Shiv Chhatrapati Award for 2018-19. Five coaches will be presented with awards for best ..

Loan signed with World Bank for Agribusiness & Rural Transformation Project in Maharashtra

The Government of India, the state government of Maharashtra and the World Bank signed a loan agreement of USD210 million for the Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project in Maharashtra. The fund will help small and marginal farmers to increase their market access and assist them to participate in the value chains. The farmers are encouraged ..

‘Cyber Safe Women’ campaign Launched by Maharashtra Government

The newly elected Maharashtra Government on Friday, January 03, 2020, launched a campaign named ‘Cyber Safe Women’. The campaign is launched by the Maharashtra Cyber Police, under which awareness camps and interactive sessions in the form of presentations, lectures and case studies will be conducted across 90 places in 34 districts of Maharashtra. The campaign ..