Shivaji Current Affairs, GK & News


Chhatrapati Shivaji : Born 1630 – Died 1680. Shivaji was just 12 years younger than his number one rival Aurangzeb. His father had laid the foundation of the Maratha Empire but he is considered the real founder of the Maratha Kingdom whose capital was Raigarh. His elder brother Sambhaji was killed in a military expedition ..

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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.


Veteran artist Mehlli Gobhai passes away

Mehlli Gobhai (87), the veteran artist, has passed away in Mumbai on September 13,2018. He is considered one of the foremost abstractionist artists in India. His paintings record the dialogue between the spare line and burnished field. Gobhai was a student at the Royal College of Art in London and the Art Students League and ..


Narayana Sadashiv Pharande, BJP leader passes away

Prof. Narayana Sadashiv Pharande (78), the senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC), has passed away in Pune, Maharashtra on January 16, 2018. He was popularly known as Na Sa Pharande & was elected thrice as the Member of the Legislative Council. Originally, he hailed from Satara district and was a gold medallist ..


Shivaji memorial to be the tallest memorial in the world

Maharashtra government has announced that the planned statue of Shivaji off the Mumbai coast would be tallest memorial in the world. The mid-sea Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial was originally conceived in the 1980s. The planned memorial would be 210 metres surpassing the height of New York’s Statue of Liberty and the under-construction Statue of Unity of ..


INS Tanaji Naval Base Station commissioned by Indian Navy

Indian Navy commissioned a Naval Base Station – INS Tanaji in Mumbai’s Eastern suburb of Mankhurd.  The base depot ship INS Tanaji will look after berthing and ship lift facilities of the Indian Navy. INS Tanaji is named after Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare. Who was Tanaji Malusare? Tanaji Malusare was a Maratha warrior and military ..