Justice NV Ramana has been confirmed as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) as President Ram Nath Kovind cleared his appointment on April 5. Justice Ramana will be replacing incumbent CJI SA Bobde from April 24. Justice Bobde had suggested Ramana's name as his successor. Due for retirement in August 2022, Justice Ramana will be the longest-serving CJI, surpassing late Justice SH Kapadia who served from May 2010-September 2012.
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President Ram Nath Kovind received the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine at Army Research & Referral Hospital in Delhi on March 3. Accompanied by his daughter during inoculation, President Kovind urged all citizens to get vaccinated through his official Twitter handle. Moreover, he thanked the health officials and administrators engaged in India's vaccination drive. Reportedly, President Kovind is the second biggest government official… read-more
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Twitteratis are not keeping it cool after the Sardar Patel Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad was renamed Narendra Modi Stadium at its inauguration on February 24. Moreover, the decision turned even more polarizing after the stadium got its bowling ends named 'Reliance End' and 'Adani End.' Since the inauguration and nomenclature, the stadium is drawing mixed bonker reactions from thousands of Twitter users. Taking a jibe at the development, one… read-more
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Commemorating its foundation day, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will observe the 11th National Voters Day (NVD) on January 25. The theme guiding the 11th NVD, "Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed", envisions primed voter participation and elucidates ECI’s unwavering dedication towards ensuring safe elections vis-a-vis the COVID-19 pandemic. The national function arranged at the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi will behold… read-more
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Following PM Narendra Modi’s advice, President Ram Nath Kovind on January 19 temporarily assigned Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju with an extra charge of the AYUSH Ministry. Rijiju was assigned the additional portfolio since previous AYUSH minister Shripad Yesso Naik is hospitalized following an accident. Moreover, the President office informed that this arrangement may continue until Naik re-assumes office. Earlier, Naik on January 11 had met… read-more
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President Ram Nath Kovind donated Rs 5 lakh and one hundred towards donation drive for Ayodhya Ram Temple construction on January 15. Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Alok Kumar said, "He is the first citizen of the country so we went to him to initiate this drive." In addition to it, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has given a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to the temple's trust.
On the 96th birth anniversary of late former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi and other leaders reached the 'Sadaiv Atal' memorial to pay tributes. To commemorate the event, PM Modi will also be releasing a book titled ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament: A Commemorative Volume’ on December 25. The book puts light on AB Vajpayee's personal and professional life as well as showcases some rare pictures.
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The Delhi Police have detained Priyanka Gandhi and other Congress leaders who were accompanying Rahul Gandhi to meet President Ram Nath Kovind. Reportedly, the police had allowed Rahul, Gulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Chowdhury to meet President with two crore signatures against the contentious farm laws. After the meeting the President, Rahul said, “There is no democracy in India, it is only in imagination, not in reality.”
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Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha took oath as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on November 7, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The oath was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind. Appointed after a two-month vacancy, Sinha will replace former CIC Bimal Julka and will have a three-year term as the CIC. The 62-year-old diplomat has served as India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.
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PM Modi, Amit Shah, and Venkaiah Naidu took to Twitter to pay tribute on the occasion of Teachers' Day. They lauded the determination and effort of teachers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. President Kovind virtually conferred the National Teachers’ Awards to 47 teachers for their innovations. Praising their role during the COVID-19 pandemic, the President ensured the expansion of digital education to rural and distant areas. Mentioning tributes… read-more
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