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Justice NV Ramana: Recommended For Next CJI

  • Ahead of his retirement on April 23, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has recommended the name of Justice NV Ramana -- the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court -- as his successor.
  • The CJI has sent a letter recommending Justice Ramana to be appointed as the 48th CJI to Law Ministry.
  • Justice NV Ramana will take over as the next CJI on April 24, 2021, and will retire on August 26, 2022.

Tanzania’s First Female President

  • Samia Suluhu Hassan will be the first female president of Tanzania.
  • She is currently serving as the vice president of Tanzania.
  • After the recent death of President John Magufuli, she will serve the reminder term of the former according to Tanzania’s Constitution.

Nicolas Sarkozy Convicted Of Corruption

  • Former President of France (2007 to 2012) Nicolas Sarkozy has been convicted of corruption and given three years in jail, with two years suspended.
  • Judges found Sarkozy guilty of playing an “active role” in forging a “corruption pact” with his lawyer and a senior magistrate to obtain information on a separate investigation into political donations.

RS Sharma To Head Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

  • The National Health Authority (NHA) has appointed RS Sharma as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of country’s flagship public health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, also called Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
  • He would replace Indu Bhushan, who is serving as the Chief Executive of the Ayushman scheme since its inception in 2018.
  • Ayushman Bharat, a flagship scheme of Government of India, was launched as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017, to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Resigns

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation owing to health reasons.
  • The 65-year-old has suffered for many years from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Last year, he became Japan's longest serving prime minister.
  • He will remain in his post until a successor is chosen.

Vladimir Putin

  • The 78% Russian electorate have voted in favour of constitutional amendments that will allow 67 years old President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 e. until the age of 83. 
  • His current term of 6 years will end in 2024. It means now, he will be re-elected twice under the constitutional amendments.
  • He is already the longest-serving leader in modern Russian history. 
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