Persons in News

Latest Persons in news Current Affairs 2019. National and International Personalities in news Current Affairs 2019, India and world Persons in news Current Affairs 2019 with all important national updates and events for the year 2019.

IPS Anup Kumar Singh appointed as new NSG Chief

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Anup Kumar Singh as the new Director-General of National Security Guard (NSG), also known as ‘black cats commando’ force. He is a 1985-batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer. His appointment will be from the date of joining post and up to 30 September 2020 or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

The NSG Chief post was lying vacant for more than two months after the retirement of Sudeep Lakhtakia, a 1984-batch IPS officer of Telangana cadre.

About National Security Guard (NSG)

It was raised in 1984 following Operation Blue Star, assassination of Indira Gandhi and Akshardham Temple attack.It is a federal contingency force to counter terrorists and hijack-like incidents with a view to protect states against internal disturbances. This counter-terrorism unit is under Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

NSG commandos are based in five hubs across country, apart from their main garrison in Manesar, Gurgaon. They also render personal security to some of most high-profile VVIPs such as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and some chief ministers.

Justice Bobde recommended as next CJI

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recommended Justice SA Bobde as his successor. CJI Gogoi will demit his office on November 17, 2019. He was sworn in as the 46th CJI on October 3, 2018.

According to the Memorandum of Procedure, the appointment to the office of Chief Justice of India should be of the senior most judge of the Supreme Court. The CJI vacating the office recommends the name to the law minister and the minister puts it before the PM who advises the president on the matter.

Justice Bobde

Sharad Arvind Bobde is the current Judge of Supreme Court(SC) of India and a former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is due to retire on 23 April 2021. He comes from a Nagpur-based lawyer family. His grandfather was a lawyer and his father Arvind Bobde was an advocate in Maharashtra. Bobde elder brother late Vinod Arvind Bobde was a constitutional expert and was a senior Supreme Court Lawyer

Notable Judgements of Justice Bobde

  • Aadhar-Along with Justice Chelameswar and Chokkalingam Nagappan he ratified an earlier order of SC. The judgement clarified that no Indian citizen without an Aadhaar card can be deprived of basic services and government subsidies
  • Religious-The ban by the Karnataka Government of a book by Mate Mahadevi on the ground it outraged religious feelings of the followers of Lord Basavanna. The judgement was pronounced by a 2-judge bench of Supreme Court that comprised of Justice Nageswara Rao and Justice Bobde
  • Environment-The sales of fire crackers were suspended due to extreme pollution based on the judgement pronounced by a 3-judge bench that comprised of Justice TS Thakur, Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and Justice Bobde