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Justice SA Bobde took Oath as 47th CJI

Published on November 20, 2019
Current context: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India on 18th Nov 19.
Justice SA Bobde took Oath as 47th CJI 
  • President Ram Nath Kovind administered him the oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Justice Bobde succeeded Justice Ranjan Gogoi as he was retired on 17th Nov 19. Justice Bobde is the senior-most Judge in the Supreme Court in hierarchy after CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
  • Justice Bobde will hold the office of CJI for a tenure of around 18 months till his retirement on April 23, 2021.
  • He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 12, 2013.
  • He began practising law in 1978 before the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court.
  • He was also the member of the 5-judge constitution bench which delivered the landmark Ayodhya verdict and was a party in the judgement to ban crackers in the wake of Delhi pollution in the city, Aadhaar ruling which upheld a citizen’s right to privacy etc.

Question: 

Q.1 Who has been appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India?
a. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
b. Justice Sanjay Yadav
c. Justice Govind Mathur
d. Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan
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