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Person in NEWS Current Affairs March 3rd Week 2019

 1. PS Narasimha appointed as mediator to resolve disputes of admin in BCCI

The Supreme Court appointed senior advocate P S Narasimha, who is assisting the apex court as an amicus curiae in the BCCI matter, as mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration in the country.
A bench of Justices S A Bobde and A M Spare was informed by Narasimha that former apex court judge Justice (retd) D K Jain has assumed charge as the ombudsman of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 
The bench also asked Narasimha to look into the dispute relating to release of funds by the court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to various cricket associations. 
Besides, it restrained all other courts in India from entertaining or proceeding with any matter pertaining to BCCI and state cricket associations. 
The apex court had on February 21 appointed its former judge Justice Jain, as the first court-appointed ombudsman for BCCI.
 
2. MR Kumar appointed as Chairman of LIC
 
The Centre has appointed MR Kumar as the Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation.
Kumar will hold the Chairman post for five years, according to a Personnel Ministry order.
Prior to this elevation, Kumar was Zonal Manager (In-Charge) of North Zone, Delhi.
The Centre has also appointed Vipin Anand and TC Suseel Kumar as the Managing Directors of LIC for five years. 
While Suseel Kumar is Zonal Manager (In-Charge) for South Central Zone, Anand is the Zonal Manager (In-Charge) for Western Zone.
 
3. India`s 1st Lokpal
 
Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose is likely to become India`s first Lokpal or anti-corruption watchdog.
His name was finalised and recommended in a Selection Committee meeting comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, and Mukul Rohatgi.
Lokpal is a three-member, anti-corruption watchdog comprising a chairman, a judicial and non-judicial member.
The members of the Lokpal will include eight members - former High Court judges and civil servants.
 
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