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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.


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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