Justice T S Thakur will be next Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur (63) will be next Chief Justice of India. His name has been recommended by current CJI Justice Dattu. Current CJI Justice Dattu will retire on December 2, 2015. Presently, Justice Thakur is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court. He would be the 43rd CJI. Emergency declared in Maldives President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen has declared state of emergency for 30 days on grounds of threat to national security. The declaration with effect to emergency has been made on November 4, 2015 as per article 253 of the constitution of Maldives. The constitution of Maldives gives president powers to declare emergency and suspend certain rights of the citizens. The emergency has been announced at a time when the country is facing tensions after an explosion aboard President Yameen’s speed boat on 28 September. On October 24th, Maldivian government has accused the Vice President Ahmed Adeeb for the boat blast and ordered for his arrest. Twitter launches Make In India emoji The Indian government on 4 November, 2015 became the first non-US based brand to have a twitter emoji.. #MakeInIndia – which aims to promote the country as a global manufacturing hub. An emoji of a black lion on an orange background will now appear next to the #MakeInIndia hashtag in any tweet world wide. PM Narendra Modi ranks 9th in 2015 Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Person The Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful People 2015 was released on 4 November 2015. The list provided the annual ranking of the World’s 73 Most Powerful People. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked as the world’s ninth most powerful person. In 2014, Modi was placed at 14th position. The list was topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for the third year in a row. Putin is followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (rank 2), President Barack Obama (rank 3). Mysuru Railway Station became the first blind-friendly Railway Station in India Mysuru Railway Station (Karnataka, India) became the first blind-friendly Railway Station in India. The visually impaired – friendly facilities at Mysuru Railway Station has been inaugurated by Mysuru’s Member of Parliament Pratap Simha. Tactile maps of the railway station and train schedules in Braille were unveiled on the occasion of inauguration. The authorities have also put up 400 metal signages in Braille along the railings of the staircases leading to various platforms. Anuprayaas, a Non – Governmental Organisation assisted the railways in making Mysuru railway station blind-friendly. APJ Abdul Kalam’s Last Book ‘Advantage India-From Challenge to Opportunity’ Launched Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s last book ‘Advantage India-From Challenge to Opportunity’ about how can new initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Swachh Bharat’ can be used to unleash country’s vast potential, was launched on 3 November at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIMA) in Ahmedabad. The book has been co-authored by IIMA alumnus Srijan Pal Singh, who along with IIMA director Prof Ashish Nanda were present on the occasion.