Current Affairs 23rd March, 2016: 23rd March Observed as Martyr’s Day
HL Dattu Appointed Member of NHRI
23.3.2016: Justice H L Dattu, the chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, India is appointed as member of International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs, Bureau in Geneva. He has vast experience and he will work towards creating new NHRIs in several countries. His presence will help in strengthening ICC, it is believed. National Human Rights Commission will represent Asia Pacific Region. Other countries that represent the region are Australia, Qatar and Mongolia.
New Editor of The Hindu is Mukund Padmanabhan
23.3.2016: Mukund Padmanabhan is appointed the Editor for English daily, The Hindu. He is presently the editor of The Hindu Business Line. He is with Hindu for the last fifteen years. The decision to appoint him was taken in a board meeting.
New Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal is Justice Permod Kohli
23.3.2016: The appointment of Permod Kohli as the new Chairman of CAT is approved by the Appointments Committee of the cabinet. Permod Kohli is the retired chief justice of Sikkim High Court. He will be in this position for five years or until he reaches the age of sixty eight years. Central Administrative Tribunal was established in the year 1976.
World Poetry Day Observed on 21st March
23.3.2016: Twenty first of March every year is observed as world poetry day. This is being observed to support linguistic diversity though poetry. The day was adopted by UNESCO in 1999 in General Conference. The conference was held in Paris.
23rd March Observed as Martyr’s Day
23.3.2016: Twenty third March of every year is observed as Martyr’s day in India. This is the day on which Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged in Lahore Jail in the year 1931. The three were cremated on Ferozpur district in Punjab on the banks of Satluj River. March 23rd is declared the Martyrs Day to horror their sacrifice. Prime minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the three. He tweeted that “I bow to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev and salute their valor and patriotism that inspires generations’.