28.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA Maharashtra Culture : Yakshagaana Theatre of Maharashtra It is the traditional theatre form of Karnataka It is based on mythological stories and Puranas. The most popular episodes are from the Mahabharata i.e. Draupadi swayamvar, Subhadra vivah, Abhimanyu vadh, Karna-Arjun yuddh and from Ramayana i.e. Raajyaabhishek, Lav-kush Yuddh, Baali-Sugreeva yuddha and Panchavati. INTERNATIONAL Pakistan approves … Read more

27.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA Tamaasha Theatre of Maharashtra Traditional folk theatre form of Maharashtra. It has evolved from the folk forms such as Gondhal, Jagran and Kirtan. Unlike other theatre forms, in Tamaasha the female actress is the chief exponent of dance movements in the play. She is known as Murki. Classical music, footwork at lightning-speed, and vivid … Read more

26.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA New rules for Maharashtra groundwater extraction The Groundwater Survey and Development Agency (GSDA) is likely to implement the draft Maharashtra Groundwater (Development and Management) Rules, 2018, once the model code of conduct is lifted. Once implemented, Maharashtra may be the first state to have a comprehensive groundwater preservation and management mechanism. The rules not only … Read more

24-25.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA MahaMetro gets 8.2 acres of defence land in KCB limits The defence estates office of the Pune circle has handed over about 8.2 acres of defence land in the Range Hills area of the Khadki cantonment to the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro). The land is currently under the management of Director General Ordnance Factory … Read more

23.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA Hyper local connectivity app Bhonga initiated in Mumbai A hyper-local connectivity app called “Bhonga” developed by Mumbai-based Company Linkus Infratech, to connect users to their neighborhood people in the city even without an Internet connection. “Bhonga” is a Marathi word which means megaphone or loudspeaker. This app automatically provides the lists the user living within … Read more

21-22.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA Centre to purchase 50,000 tonne onions The Centre has instructed the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (Nafed) to buy 50,000 metric tonne (MT) of summer onion, its highest-ever procurement, to help the government tide over any price hike later in the year. The central agency will start onion procurement from mid-April. Over … Read more

20.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA Maharashtra to set up special force to deal with wildlife crime, trade In a bid to curb wildlife crime, the state-level steering committee headed by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has given a nod to set up a special task force (STF) in Maharashtra. The STF in Maharashtra will be on the lines of Madhya … Read more

19.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA Mumbai social worker Gauri Sawant becomes first transgender election ambassador The Election Commission of India has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 election ambassadors from Maharashtra. During 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections there was no record of transgender voters. Following the Supreme Court order, transgenders got the right … Read more

17-18.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA ·         Pune-based firm developing software to operate the world’s largest ground telescope in Hawaii   ð  A Pune-based IT firm is developing software for the world’s largest ground-based telescope. ð  The telescope is named as Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT), which is likely to come up on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. ð  The telescope is being … Read more

16.03.19 Maharashtra (MPSC) Current Affairs

MAHARASHTRA State mulls own policy on man-animal conflict mgmt The state government has finally decided to formulate its own policy on man-animal conflict management. The state policy will be in the backdrop of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) standard operating procedure (SOP), issued in 2013, to deal with emergency arising out of straying of tigers in human … Read more

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