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Short Overview:

Formation1 May 1960
Largest cityMumbai
Number of Districts36
Name of GovernorC. Vidyasagar Rao
Current Chief MinisterDevendra Fadnavis
 Area & Rank118,809 sq mi – 3rd Rank
Population (2011)112,372,972

Maharashtra State is well known for its fast-paced capital, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) which is basically one of a metropolitan city. As in India, there are total 46 metropolitan cities and if you see the top 10 then Mumbai is comes up at top 10 metropolitan cities in India. Another highlighting point of State Maharashtra as it is India’s second-most populous state and third-largest state by area. This is just a start there are lots of the things that you should know about the Maharashtra Current Affairs 2017 as what are going on around the state.

Maharashtra Current Affairs

Latest Highlights:

  • Maharashtra government approves revised policy of scheme to improve girl child ratio
  • Maharashtra Government issued government resolution on loan waiver
  • JNPT, India’s largest container port, hit by cyber attack
  • Maharashtra government urges employees to contribute a day’s salary for farmers’ families
  • Maharashtra announces blanket loan waiver; farmers call of protest
  • Fadnavis announces formation of committee to look into farmers demands
  • Gadkari lays foundation stone for 8 connectivity projects worth 1117 Cr at JNPT
  • Mumbai airport busiest with 1 flight every 65 seconds
  • Gadkari inaugurated country’s 1st bio refinery plant
  • ‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme announced in Maharashtra
  • PM Modi inaugurates new units in Koradi thermal power station in Nagpur
  • Bill protecting journalists to be introduced in Maharashtra state assembly
  • Union Minister inaugurates new Child Care Centre for child cancer patients
  • Maharashtra government launches India’s largest WiFi service

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Maharashtra Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Ques.1. When was Maharashtra established?

  1. 1 May 1967
  2. 1 May 1968
  3. 1 May 1960
  4. 1 May 1970

Ans- 3

Ques.2- What is the capital of Maharashtra?

  1. Aurangabad
  2. Mumbai
  3. Nagpur
  4. Pune

Ans- 2

Ques.3.Largest city of Maharashtra?

  1. Aurangabad
  2. Mumbai
  3. Nagpur
  4. Pune

Ans- 2

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Ques.4. How many Districts in Maharashtra?

  1. 34
  2. 32
  3. 35
  4. 36

Ans- 4.

Ques.5: Which is highest point in Maharashtra?

  1. Kalsubai
  2. Mahabaleshwar
  3. Bhusaval
  4. Yavatmal

Ans: 2

Ques.6: What is area of Maharashtra?

  1. 2, 41.682 sq. mi
  2. 78,124 sq. mi.
  3. 1, 18,809 sq. mi.
  4. 41,284 sq. mi.

Ans: 3

Ques.7: Who was Maharashtra’s governor in 1992?

  1. Subramaniam
  2. C. Alexandder
  3. M. Krishna
  4. C. Jamir

Ans: 1

Ques.8: Which sea is to west of Maharashtra?

  1. Black
  2. Labrador
  3. Timor
  4. Arabian

Ans:  4

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Ques.9: Who was Maharashtra’s home minister on 26 November 2008?

  1. Jayant Patil
  2. Pratibha Patil
  3. Raosaheb Patil
  4. Shivraj Patil

Ans: 3

Ques.10: Who was Maharashtra’s chief minister on 26 November 2008?

  1. Ashok Chavan
  2. Vilasrao Deshmukh
  3. Sushilkumar Shinde
  4. Prithviraj Chavan


Ques.11: Recently India has become the third country in world to have Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) in world. The other two countries which have SBFT facility are?

  1. United States and Japan
  2. United States and Ukraine
  3. China and Japan
  4. China and South Korea

Ans: 2

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Ques.12: The Union government has recently given its approval for setting up of first ESDM (electronic system design and manufacturing) in which city?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Bangalore
  3. Mysore
  4. Kochi

Ans: 2

Ques.13: Where did Thibaw, last king of Burma, live in Maharashtra?

  1. Poona
  2. Sholapur
  3. Wardha
  4. Ratnagiri


Ques.14: Prof C N R Rao, who was recently awarded Bharat Ratna holds which among following offices currently?

  1. Chairman DRDO
  2. Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister
  3. Chairman of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
  4. None of them


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Ques.15: In which among the following states, the government is proposing a Neutrino-based Observatory?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Karnataka
  4. Kerala

Ans: 2

Ques.16: Which is the official language of Maharashtra?

  1. Marathi
  2. Gondi
  3. Konkani
  4. Sanskrit

Ans: 1

Ques.17: Who was honoured with Raj Kapoor Life Time Contribution award by Maharashtra government?

  1. Vidya Balan
  2. Katrina Kaif
  3. Shashikala
  4. Sonali Kulkarni

Ans: 3

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Ques.18: Prof C N R Rao, who was recently awarded Bharat Ratna holds which among the following offices currently?

  1. Chairman DRDO
  2. Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister
  3. Chairman of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
  4. None of them

Ans: 2

Ques.19: In which of following cities India’s first monorail service has been launched, recently?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Bangalore
  3. Kolkata
  4. Chennai

Ans: 1

Ques. 20. Which of the following soils of Maharashtra are devoid of calcium carbonate and have acidic reaction?

  1. Black soil
  2. Medium soil
  3. Lateritic soil
  4. None of the above

Ans : 3

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