Current Affairs – August, 2019

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National Film Awards 2019

National Film Awards 2019 awards were announced by Rahul Rawail, head of Jury for feature films. The year 2019 marks 66th edition of National Film awards. Usually recipients of annual National Film Awards are announced in month of April and presentation takes place on May 3 every year but it was delayed this time owing to the 17th Lok Sabha polls.

National film awards are given in 31 categories. 419 films competed for 2019 award. In this year’s award a new category called Award for Most Film Friendly State was instituted which was won by Uttarakhand.

66th National Film Awards Winners

Best Feature Film: ‘Hellaro’ (Gujarati)

Best Non Feature Film: Son Rise by Vibha Bakshi and The Secret Life of Frogs by Ajay and Vijay Bedi

Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana (‘Andhadhun’) & Vicky Kaushal (‘Uri’)

Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for ‘Mahanati’ (Telugu)

Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri for ‘Badhaai Ho’

Best Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire for ‘Chumbak’ (Marathi)

Best Director: Aditya Dhar for- ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’

Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment: ‘Badhaai Ho’

Best film on social issues: ‘Padman’

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: ‘Paani’ (Marathi)

Best Film for National Integration – Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada)

Best Educational Film: Sarala Virala

Best Cinematography – Olu (Malayalam) to MJ Radhakrishnan

Best Children’s Film: ‘Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasargodu’ (Kannada)

Best Child artist:  P V Rohith (Kannada), Sameep Singh (Punjabi), Talha Arshad Reshi (Urdu) and Shrinivas Pokale (Marathi)

Best Debut Film of a Director: Naal (Marathi)

Best Choreography: ‘Ghoomer’ in ‘Padmavaat’

Best Editing: ‘Nathicharami’ (Kannada)

Best Special Effects: KGF

Special Jury Award: Award shared by Sruthi Hariharan, Joju George for Joseph, Savithri for Sudani From Nigeria, Chandrachood Rai

Best Regional films

Best Rajasthani Film: Turtle

Best Tamil Film: Baaram

Best Marathi Film: Bhonga

Best Hindi Film: Andhadhun

Best Urdu Film: Hamid

Best Telugu Film: Mahanati

Best Assamese Film: Bulbul Can Sing

Best Punjabi Film: Harjeeta


Best Lyrics: Nathichirami (Kannada)

Best Music Direction (Songs): Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat

Best Music Direction (Background score): Uri

Best Sound Design: Uri

Best Female playback Singer: Bindhu Malini for Mayavi Manave from Nathichirami (Kannada)

Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh for ‘Binte Dil’ in ‘Padmavaat’


Best Make-Up artist– Awe

Best Production Design:  Kammara Sambhavam (Malayalam)

Best Costume: Mahanati


Best Original Screenplay: ‘Chi Arjun La Sow’ (Telugu)

Best Adapted Screenplay:  Andhadhun

Best Dialogues: Tariqh

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours

RE-INVEST 2019: MNRE organises curtain raiser ceremony

Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy organised Curtain Raiser ceremony for 3rd Edition of Global Renewable Energy Investors’ Meet and Expo (RE-INVEST 2019). RE-INVEST 2019 is scheduled to be held in 30th October to 2nd November 2019 in India. It is coinciding with Second Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA).


Its objective is to attract the right investments in renewable energy (RE) and present India’s RE story to the world. It aims at building upon success of RE-INVEST 2015 to accelerate worldwide effort to scale up renewable energy and connect global investment community with Indian energy stakeholders.

2nd Global RE-INVEST: It was held in October, 2018. It had seen 45 in-depth sessions featuring 220 speakers and also saw animated exchanges on various topics which brainstormed on expanding India’s RE market in the face of aggressive global competition.


India is among countries with largest production of energy from renewable sources. As of June 2019, India has installed renewable energy capacity of 80.47 GW, of which solar comprises 29.55 GW and wind comprises 36.37 GW. Biomass and small hydro power constitute 9.81 GW and 4.6 GW respectively. Thus, India offers one of largest investment opportunities in the renewable space. To tap this investment potential, Union Government has allowed 100% FDI under automatic route for projects of renewable power generation and distribution.

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