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Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 October 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind has formally approved the appointment of Justice SA Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India.

Oct 29, 2019 18:13 IST
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Justice SA Bobde appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India, President signs warrant

President Ram Nath Kovind has formally approved the appointment of Justice SA Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Bobde will be sworn in as the 47th CJI a day after the retirement of current CJI Ranjan Gogoi. CJI Gogoi had himself recommended Justice Bobde’s name for the post.
 
Shakib Al Hasan likely to face 18 month ICC ban

Bangladesh’s star player Shakib Al Hasan is likely to sit out of the India tour, due to ICC restrictions. The all-rounder could face an international ban, as he failed to report a bookie approach incident, which took place two years ago. Shakib Al Hasan is the captain of Bangladesh’s test and T20I side and Bangladesh would be kicking off its campaign in the World Test Championship during its two-test series against India in November.
 
Baghdadi died, he was crying like a coward: US President Donald Trump

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), has been formally pronounced to be killed during a 2-hour long encounter operation by the US military forces. This was confirmed by US President Donald Trump through a press conference. Trump announced that Baghdadi blew himself up when he was cornered in a tunnel by the trained dogs of the American Army.
 
Girish Chandra Murmu appointed as J&K’s first Lieutenant Governor, Radha Krishna Mathur to be Ladakh’s first LG

The Central Government has appointed Girish Chandra Murmu as the first Lieutenant Governor of J&K UT and Radha Krishna Mathur as the first LG of Ladakh. The current J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik has been appointed as the new Governor of Goa.

Free-ride scheme for women in DTC buses launched in Delhi

The Delhi state government has launched a free ride scheme, under which all women passengers will be able to travel by DTC and cluster buses completely free of cost. The cluster bus conductors would be issuing pink tickets with the symbolic value of Rs 10 to the women passengers, the money for which will be reimbursed by the state government. 
 
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