Current Affairs – August, 2016

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VP Singh Badnore sworn in as Punjab Governor

VP Singh Badnore (69) has sworn in as the new Governor Punjab and also as Administrator of Chandigarh.

He was administered the oath of office by Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice SJ Vazifdar at oath taking ceremony held in Punjab Raj Bhawan Chandigarh.

He succeeds Kaptan Singh Solanki, who is the Governor of Haryana and was holding additional charge of Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh since January 2015.

About VP Singh Badnore

  • VP Singh Badnore belongs to Bhilwara in Rajasthan. He is as an agriculturist, environmentalist, social worker, and sportsman.
  • He was a four-time BJP legislator (MLA) in the Rajasthan State legislative Assembly.
  • He was a member of the 13th and 14th Lok Sabha from 1999 to 2004 and 2004 to 2009 respectively. In July 2010, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha.
  • He had served as the chairman of the special task force to rehabilitate tigers in Sariska (Rajasthan) from 2005-09.
  • He was also a member of the empowered committee of forests and wildlife management in Rajasthan.

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Manjula Chellur sworn in as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

Justice Manjula Chellur has sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. She succeeded CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela who has retired.

She was administered the oath of office by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at the swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

She is the second woman Chief Justice of the Bombay HC, after Sujata Manohar in 1994. Prior to this posting, she was serving as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta HIgh Court.

About Manjula Chellur

  • Justice Manjula Chellur was born on December 5, 1955 in Karnataka. She had law degree in 1977 and also started practising law in same year.
  • She was the first woman advocate to practice in Bellary district in Karnataka. She was also the first woman to become a district judge in 1988.
  • She had handled several important cases both on civil and criminal sides. She also had served as legal advisor for several banks, agro industries.
  • In 2000, she was appointed as the first woman judge of Karnataka High Court. She was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court in November 2011.
  • She had sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court in September 2012 and was transferred to Calcutta High Court in 2014.

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