(Current Affairs) Person in News | April: 2013

Person in News


Justice D.K. Jain

Union Government of India on 7 January 2012 appointed Justice D.K. Jain as Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India. Justice Jain would take on the chair of the Chairman of the Law Commission on 24 January 2012 after he retires of a Judge of Supreme Court on the same day. The Law Commission is responsible for offering advices on complex issues to the Government. He would be heading the commission as its chief for a period of three-years from the date of being in the office.

20th Law Commission of India

The 20th Law Commission of India was constituted with the Order of the Government of India with effect from 1 September 2012. The functioning of the commission would end on 31 August 2012. The commission would be responsible for identification of obsolete laws and suggest measures suitable for quick grievance handling and redressal of the citizens. It would also be examining the laws that effects poor and suggest measures which would help in harnessing the law and the legal process for the economically weaker and poor section of the society.

Roelant Oltmans

Hockey India on 17 January announced that Roelant Oltmans, the Dutch Coach would serve the Indian Hockey Team as Director - High Performance and would look forward towards the sports in India till 2016 Rio Olympics. Oltmans would be responsible for the planning the training program as well as calendar for both the junior and the senior Players in Men and Women sections.

Roelant Oltmans

  • He is a Dutch field hockey coach and has coached the Dutch team for 14 years
  • He is Dutch Olympic Committee as performance manager for elite sports
  • He is serving Uttar Pradesh Wizards team in the ongoing Hockey India League
  • He was the coach of the Dutch side that won Gold Medal in Atlanta Olympics
  • He has also been a part of Dutch side in two FIH World Cups, Euro Hockey League and three FIH Champions Trophy