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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 ..