09 August 2017 Current Affairs:
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Justice Dipak Misra (63), senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI)
He will be the 45th CJI.
He succeeds Justice JS Khehar.
He is the third person from Odisha to be appointed the CJI, after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.