Draupadi Murmu takes oath as India’s 15th President

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Date: 25th July 2022

President-elect Draupadi Murmu, who hails from the tribal community, on Monday took oath as the 15th President of India. She was escorted by Vice-President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to the Central Hall.

Droupadi is the youngest person to take oath as the President of India. Addressing the nation after being sworn in as the 15th President of India, Droupadi Murmu Monday stated that she was honoured to take charge at a time India is completing 75 years of Independence. She added that she’s the first President to be born in independent India.

Murmu is the first tribal woman to hold the highest constitutional post in the country. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered the oath to Murmu in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, S Jaishankar, Amit Shah, among others.

In his farewell address, outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday warned that the climate crisis could endanger the future of the planet. “Mother nature is in deep agony, and the climate crisis can endanger the very future of this planet. We must take care of our environment, our land, air and water, for the sake of our children,” he said.

Title: Supreme Court refuses to entertain the plea filed to relax lawyer’s dress code during summer.

The Supreme court on Monday refused to entertain the plea filed by Shailendra Tripathi seeking relaxation of dress code during summer season. 

The petitioner then chose to withdraw the said plea when asked to approach Bar Council of India in the subject matter by the bench : Justices Indira Banerjee and V Ramasubramanian.

The bench further suggested that if the grievance is not addressed by the BCI, the petitioner is at liberty to approach the apex court again.

The petition said; the present lawyer’s dress code consists of gowns, black robes/blazers/coats are the colonial legacy and not suited for the weather conditions of India during summer season. 

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