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Jagdish Singh Khehar, has been appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India. He will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community to become the CJI. He will take the oath of office on January 4 and will hold the tenure for over seven months until August 2017.
Justice Khehar led the constitution bench in the Supreme Court which struck down the NJAC Act for the appointment of judges. He also headed a bench which struck down the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh. He was a part of the bench that delivered a significant verdict making the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ applicable to daily wagers, casual and contractual employees.
Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rica has been crowned as Miss World 2016 in Washington D.C. She was crowned by Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain. She is a musician, model and beauty queen. She is the second from Miss World from Puerto Rico. She has been earlier crowned as Mundo de Puerto Rico 2016.
Air Marshal BS Dhanoa has been appointed as the next chief of IAF. He will take over from the present IAF chief Arup Raha from December 31. Dhanoa got commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF in June 1978. He has vast experience serving in various squadrons of IAF and also in the Intelligence Directorate of Air Headquarters. Dhanoa is a Kargil war veteran and has been awarded the Yudh Seva Medal after Kargil. He will be the third Sikh to head the IAF after Arjan Singh and Dilbag Singh.