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Droupadi Murmu becomes 15th President of India

Published on July 22, 2022
Current Context: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu becomes the 15th President and first tribal president of India.
Droupadi Murmu becomes 15th President of India
  • Droupadi Murmu defeated opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. She secured 64.03 percent of the votes polled, atleast 20 opposition votes to win the election.
  • She got votes from a total of 2,824 electors including 540 MPs, her opponent Yashwant Sinha got the votes of 1,877 electors including 208 MPs during the election.
  • Droupadi Murmu(64) is the second woman to become the president of India after Pratibha Patil.
  • Droupadi Murmu has been elected to the Odisha assembly in 2000 and 2004 and served as a minister in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's government from 2000 to 2004.
  • She was the first woman governor of Jharkand in 2015.
  • She will succeed Ram Nath Kovid whose tenure will end on July 24.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • Tenure of President of India- 5 years


Q.1 Who is the first tribal president of India?
a. Pratibha Patil
b. Ram Nath Kovind
c. Droupadi Murmu
d. Pranab Mukherjee
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