Friday, April 7, 2017

Kasaav gets Best Feature Film in 64th National Film Awards

Marathi movie "Kasaav" about depression was declared the best feature film at the 64th National Film Awards 2016 on 7th April 2017 while Akshay Kumar won the best actor award for his portrayal of a patriotic naval officer in "Rustom". The awards, which were spread out in different languages, saw Bollywood movies like "Pink", "Neerja" and "Dangal" score in key categories.
"Neerja", directed by Ram Madhvani, was named the best Hindi film. It is the 1986 hijacking incident during which flight attendant Neerja Bhanot was killed by terrorists while saving passengers. Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Pink", a female-centric court room drama, won the award for best film on social issues. Producer Shoojit Sircar dedicated the award to his team and Bachchan, saying it would not have been possible to make the female-centric drama without the actors support. The jury, headed by Akshays frequent collaborator, filmmaker Priya

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sumit Mullick appointed as Maharashtra Chief Secretary

Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick was on March 1, 2017 appointed as the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He will succeed Swadheen Kshatriya, who was due for retirement on January 31, but was given a month's extension. Mullick, a 1982 batch IAS officer is Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) and currently serving as the Chief Protocol Officer in the General Administration department. Mullick is the senior most bureaucrat in the state after Kshatriya and will retire in April 2018. Mullick (58) is the third Dalit to reach the highest post in the state’s bureaucracy after PG Gavai (1979-82) and JP Dange (2009-11). Mullick was the Additional Chief Secretary of the protocol department - a post that he will continue to hold as full additional charge till further orders. Kshatriya attained a prestigious post retirement posting as Maharashtra’s first Chief Commissioner of the Right to Services, a post he is expected to hold for another five years.

About Sumit Mullick:

  • Mullick's first posting was that of an Assistant Collector in Nagpur.
  • It was in 1989 when Mullick first bagged a posting in Mumbai as the Additional Collector (Urban Land Ceiling) before being deputed to the Sangli Collector’s post.
  • He has also previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (2002), and was later appointed as the Secretary to former Maharashtra Governor Mohammed Fazal (2003).
  • As a secretary in Mantralaya, Mullick has handled various portfolios including school education, social justice and special assistance, excise, the general administration.
  • Since 2009 he had been handling the post of the state’s Chief Protocol Officer. In 2013 he was elevated to the Additional Chief Secretary rank.
  • Besides his administrative prowess, Mullick has a published novel to his credit. His book, Unkindest Cut, which was released in 2013, had ended up creating quite a stir (said to be of the time he was secretary to the Governor) but the novel was fictional.
  • The bureaucrat who claims his hobby is writing has a Bachelors of Arts degree in History.
  • He has an MBA degree from IIM (Bangalore) and also has a post graduation degree in Economics and Development Studies from the Wales University.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Maharashtra approves cloud seeding project

Maharashtra Government has approved a Rs.250 crore Cloud Seeding Programme to experiment whether cloud seeding produces sufficient rain. Seeding is a technique which involves spraying chemicals into clouds. Under this programme the weather scientists will fly Aeroplanes loaded with Silver Iodide and Dry ICE over clouds. 

  • The programme is coordinated by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology.
  • Under this programme, weather scientists using aircrafts will spray chemicals (silver iodide) over clouds clouds hovering above Solapur district, a rain shadow region of Western Ghats in the state. 
  • This will be the first controlled experiment to quantify the extent to which clouds form water drops large enough to make rain. 
  • In this experiment, scientists will fly two aircraft and spray silver iodide and dry ice on 100 clouds and compare them with 100 unseeded clouds. 
  • Ground radar will be used to track the clouds and verify which ones contributed rain.

MPSC Sales Tax Inspector Main Exam 2015 Answer key

MPSC has issued the Final Answer Key for MPPSC Sales Tax Inspector Main Examination-2015- Paper-1 and Paper 2.

Nashik Municipal Corporation Results Live 23 February 2017

Nashik Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Today, 23 February 2017, Party wise results/leads
Total Nasik MC Seats = 42/122 
BJP  Win / Lead = 21 Seats
Shiv Sena Win / Lead = 15 Seats
Congress  Win / Lead = 2 Seats
NCP  Win / Lead = 1 Seats
MNS  Win / Lead = 0 Seats
Others / Independent  Win / Lead = 1 Seats

Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Results Live 23 February 2017

Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Today, 23 February 2017, Party wise results/leads
Total Pimpri-Chinchwad MC Seats = 45/128 
BJP  Win / Lead = 16 Seats
Shiv Sena Win / Lead = 2 Seats
Congress  Win / Lead = 1 Seats
NCP  Win / Lead = 26 Seats
MNS  Win / Lead = 0 Seats
Others / Independent  Win / Lead = 1 Seats

Solapur Municipal Corporation Results Live 23 February 2017

Solapur Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Today, 23 February 2017, Party wise results/leads
Total Solapur MC Seats = 46/102 
BJP  Win / Lead = 22 Seats
Shiv Sena Win / Lead = 12 Seats
Congress  Win / Lead = 4 Seats
NCP  Win / Lead = 2 Seats
MNS  Win / Lead = 0 Seats
Others / Independent  Win / Lead = 6 Seats

Nagpur Municipal Corporation Results Live 23 February 2017

Nagpur Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Today, 23 February 2017, Party wise results/leads
Total Nagpur MC Seats = 35/151 
BJP  Win / Lead = 22 Seats
Shiv Sena Win / Lead = 0 Seats
Congress  Win / Lead = 9 Seats
NCP  Win / Lead = 2 Seats
MNS  Win / Lead = 0 Seats
Others / Independent  Win / Lead = 2 Seats

Pune Municipal Corporation Results Live 23 February 2017

Pune Municipal Corporation Results Live Today, 23 February 2017, Party wise results/leads
Total Pune MC Seats = 80 /162 
Shiv Sena Win / Lead = 7 Seats
BJP  Win / Lead = 48 Seats
Congress  Win / Lead = 3 Seats
MNS  Win / Lead = 1 Seats
NCP  Win / Lead = 20 Seats
Others / Independent  Win / Lead = 1 Seats

Thane Municipal Corporation Results Live 23 February 2017

Thane Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Today, 23 February 2017, Party wise results/leads
Total Thane MC Seats = 56/131 
BJP  Win / Lead = 6 Seats
Shiv Sena Win / Lead = 25 Seats
Congress  Win / Lead = 1 Seats
NCP  Win / Lead = 16 Seats
MNS  Win / Lead = 4 Seats
Others / Independent  Win / Lead = 4 Seats

BMC Results Live 23 February 2017

BMC/ Mumbai Election Results Live Today, 23 February 2017, Party wise results/leads
Total BMC Seats = 1/92 227 
Shiv Sena Win / Lead = 90 Seats
BJP  Win / Lead = 57 Seats
Congress  Win / Lead = 20 Seats
MNS  Win / Lead = 7 Seats
NCP  Win / Lead = 11 Seats
Others / Independent  Win / Lead = 7 Seats

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ajit Shankarrao Bhonsle, Sujata Mehta take oath as Members, UPSC

Air Marshal Ajit Shankarrao Bhonsle, AVSM, VSM took the oath of office and secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday. The oath was administered by Prof. David R. Syiemlieh, Chairman, UPSC. He was born on 15.02.1957. He has done M.Sc., MBA and M. Phil from National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College, College of Defence Management and National Institute of Defence Studies, Japan. He has rich and varied experience in Command and Staff appointments during the 39 years of service in the IAF. His forte is Flying Operations, Pre-commissioning Military Training & Education, Infrastructure development, Counter Intelligence, Capacity Building of Training Institutions, Defence Civilian Personnel Management, Cyber Security and Aviation Safety. He is the recipient of two Presidential Awards:- Vishisht Seva Medal and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal. Ms. Sujata Mehta, IFS 1980, took the affirmation of office and secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission. The oath was administered by Chairman, UPSC.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

MPSC Recruitment 2017 for 188 Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued recruitment notification to conducting Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector  Preliminary Examination-2017.
Job Post: Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector
Total Post: 188 Post
Pay Scale: ₹ 9,300-34,800 + Grade Pay ₹ 4,300
Age: 18 to 38 Years
Qualification: Three Years Diploma in Auto Mobile Engineering or equivalent qualification from Govt. Recognized Institute / University.
Selection Process: Preliminary Examination and Main Examination.
Application Fee: ₹ 373/- for General Candidates; ₹ 273/- for Reserved category candidates. The fee can be made through Online Payment Mode / SBI Challan.
How to Apply: Eligible Interested candidates are required to Apply Online through Maharashtra MPSC Online Portal on or before 19/02/2017.
Last date: 19th February 2016