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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Popular Tamil director R.C Sakthi passes away

Popular Tamil director R.C Sakthi passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 76.

He was mentor of famous actor Kamal Haasan and had launched him as lead role in his Tamil directorial debut Unarchigal in 1972.

About R.C Sakthi

  • Sakthi was born in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
  • He had started his career in film industry as a theatre artist and later shifted to cinema.
  • In his two decade long career, he had directed 17 films. He began his directorial career as an assistant director for the Tamil films Porsilai (1969) and Annai Velankanni (1970).
  • Later in 1972, in directorial debut he launched Kamal Haasan in Unarchigal. It was released in 1976.
  • Later in his career, he directed many films. Some of his critically acclaimed films are Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala (1978), Dharma Yuddham (1979) which starred Rajinikanth and Amma Pillai (1990).
  • His last directed Tamil film Pathini Penna (1993) has been awarded two Tamil Nadu state awards. They are Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film and State award for Best Dialogue Writer.

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Ram Niwas Goel elected Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Ram Niwas Goel was unanimously elected Speaker of the Delhi Assembly.

It was announced by pro-tem Speaker Fateh Singh who presided the session of assembly for electing Speaker and Deputy Speaker of House.

Goel was elected as Speaker on the first day of the two-day session of the House.

In recent Delhi Assembly election, he was elected from Shahdara constituency located in north Delhi. He defeated Bhartiya Janta Party’s Jitender Singh Shunty by a margin of over 11,000 votes.

While AAP legislator Ms. Bandana Kumari, was elected Deputy Speaker of the House.  Ms. Kumari, is an MLA from Shalimar Bagh constituency. In recent election she had defeated BJP’s Rekha Gupta by a vote margin of 10,978. Earlier in 2013 Assembly election as well, she was elected from same constituency on AAP ticket.

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