October 2019 - Persons in News



  • Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind. He will have a tenure of 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021.


  • The mountaineer from Nepal, Nirmal Purja, created a new speed record by climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks over 8,000 metres in just 189 days. The 14th peak which he climbed was Shishapangma, located at Nyalam County, China. The other 13 peaks are Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, K2, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu and Manaslu.


  • Former Parliamentarian and veteran CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta died in Kolkata on 31 October, 2019 after prolonged illness. He was 83. According to family sources Dasgupta was suffering from Heart and Kidney related ailments. He was former Deputy General Secretary of CPI and well known trade unionist. Dasgupta was elected General Secretary of All India Trade Union Congress - AITUC, in 2001. 


  • Indian Administrative Service officers Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as first Lt. Governor of Jammu-Kashmir and R K Mathur as Lt. Governor of Ladakh.

    Mr P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has been appointed the new Governor of Mizoram.


  • Senior IPS officer of Gujarat cadre Anup Kumar Singh has been appointed as Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG). The appointment of Mr Singh, who is a 1985-batch IPS officer, was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. His appointment will be from the date of joining the post and up to 30th of September, 2020.


  • Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria takes charge as new IAF chief. Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took charge as the 26th chief of the Indian Air Force. He succeeds Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

    He retired after 41 years of service in the IAF. Air Marshal Bhadauria commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in June 1980. He held various command, staff and instructional positions. He was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF in June 1980



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