States Current Affairs - 2019

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

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Chris Gayle Announces Retirement from ODIs

West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has announced his retirement from the ODI format after the 2019 World Cup.  

About Chris Gayle

  • Chris Gayle has played 284 ODIs in his 19-year long career. He has scored 9,727 runs at an average of 37.12.
  • He has scored 49 fifties and 23 centuries at a strike rate of 85.52.
  • The explosive batsman is the second-leading ODI run scorer just behind the legendary Brian Lara. 
  • He holds the record for most centuries (23) by a West Indian in the ODI format.
  • He is the only West Indian player to score a double ton and the first to score at a World Cup
  • Gayle has been included in the team for the up-coming ODI Series against England. Last time he featured in the national team was in July 2018 against Bangladesh.

About ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International cricket. The tournament is held every four years and is organized by the International Cricket Council or the ICC. The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be the 12th edition and is scheduled to be held in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019. The last World Cup was held in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Australia is the defending Champion of the trophy. 

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Primacy to Kannadigas in jobs of the Private Sector

The government of Karnataka had amended the rules to give primacy to Kannadigas in jobs under Group C and D category in the private sector.

Primacy for Kannadigas in Jobs of Private Sector

  • The state government has decided to amend the Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders), Rules, 1961, to implement the Sarojini Mahishi report which recommended granting primacy for the Kannadigas in the private sector jobs.
  • The Karnataka cabinet has also decided to constitute district-level committees headed by the deputy commissioners to accept complaints if companies fail to comply.
  • The government would be incorporating the provisions to withdraw government concessions to the firms on non-compliance.

Sarojini Mahishi Report

The Karnataka government had formed a committee headed by former union minister Sarojini Mahishi in 1983 to recommend job opportunities for Kannadigas in Karnataka. The important recommendations of the committee included:

  • 100 per cent reservation for Kannadigas in all state government departments and PSUs.
  • 100 per cent reservation for Kannadigas for Group C and D jobs in Central government departments and PSUs.
  • A minimum 80 per cent reservation for Kannadigas for Group B jobs in Central government departments and PSUs
  • 65 per cent reservation for Kannadigas for Group A jobs in Central government departments and PSUs.
  • All jobs in the private sector to be reserved for Kannadigas barring, if necessary, senior/skilled positions.

The report had become a tool for local organisations which were insisting all jobs in Karnataka to be provided for locals.

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