Maharashtra: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Sher Singh Kukkal passes away at 86

The 86-year-old veteran artist and sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal passed away after an age-related illness in New Delhi on Saturday, 25th January 2020. He hailed from Buffa district (now in Pakistan) and used to paint with graphite pencils and ink.  Apart from working as a freelance artist (drawing, sculpture painting), he was equally talented in ..

Madhya Pradesh follows Maharashtra, Preamble to be read in Government Schools

As per an order issued by the State Education Department of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, the state government of Madhya Pradesh has made the reading of the Preamble to the Constitution in schools mandatory, becoming the second state after Maharashtra to do so. Maharashtra School Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad earlier this week ..

Maharashtra Dominates 3rd Edition of Khelo India Youth Games

The Team of Maharashtra dominated the Khelo India Youth Games by clinching the overall trophy for the second time with a huge haul of 256 medals, including 78 gold and 77 silver. Maharashtra improves upon its last year’s performance when it topped the table with 228 medals. The trophy was presented to Maharashtra by the ..

Maharashtra topped in LEED-Certified Space in GBCI Report

The Washington, D.C based leading certification agency that provides third part credentialing and verification for rating systems related to the built environment, Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). released the list of India’s top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) on Tuesday, 21st January 2020. The report was published by the Indian ..

West Bengal topped in Vegetable Production, Andhra Pradesh in Fruits

At a conference organized by the Ministry of Agriculture last week, the State-wise horticulture production data for the year 2018-19 was released. This the third advance estimate report, as per which, West Bengal was the top State in vegetable production with 29.55 million tonnes (mt) of vegetables last year. The state accounted for 15.9 % ..