Wednesday, 19 August 2020

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18 August 2020 Current Affairs:Satya Pal Malik took charge as Governor of Meghalaya on 18 August 2020. He replaced Tathagata Roy who completed his five-year tenure on the gubernatorial post. Satya Pal Malik who is currently serving as the Governor of Goa was transferred and appointed as Governor of Meghalaya. Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been asked to discharge the functions of the Goa governor in addition to his own duties. Roy completed his five-year tenure by serving as governor of Tripura for 3 years and the remaining 2 years in Meghalaya.

Satya Pal Malik:
Satya Pal Malik started his political career at Meerut University as a student leader. In 1974, he became the MLA of Charan Singh’s Bhartiya Kranti Dal from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. In 1984, he joined the Congress and became its Rajya Sabha MP. In 1988, he switched to the VP Singh-led Janta Dal and became an MP from Aligarh.
In 2004, Malik joined the BJP. He is the first career politician to be appointed as the governor of J&K in 51 years after Karan Singh, whose term had ended in 1967. He is the current governor of J&K. He was given the additional charge to serve as governor of Odisha till 28 May 2018.
 



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