National Human Rights Commission: NHRC of India is an independent statutory body established in 1993 as per provisions of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, later amended in 2006. It is a multi-member body consisting of a chairperson, five full-time Members and seven deemed Members. A person who has been the Chief Justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court can become a chairman.
Appointment: The chairman and members are appointed by the President on the recommendations of a six-member committee consisting of the Prime Minister as its head, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, leaders of the Opposition in both the Houses of Parliament and the Union Home Minister.
Tenure: The chairman and members hold office for a term of three years or until they attain the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.
Swahid Diwas: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has paid homage to the martyrs of the Assam Movement on Swahid Diwas observed on 10th December.
Assam has been paying tribute to the martyrs who had made supreme sacrifice in the historic Assam Movement from 1979 to 1985.
The Assam Movement (1979-1985) was an popular uprising in Assam, that demanded the Government of India to detect illegal immigrants and deport them. The movement ended in 1985 with the Assam Accord.
It was led by All Assam Students Union and All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad, an umbrella organization of different political groups.
Sports Authority Of India: Recently the Sports Authority of India has approved the establishment of 7 Khelo India Centers under the Khelo India Scheme in Chhattisgarh. These seven centers will be opened for one sport each in different districts.
It is the apex national sports body of India, established in 1982 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Government of India for the development of sports in India.
IND-INDO CORPAT: The 39th edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy is being conducted from 08 – 19 December 2022. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette participated in the pre-deployment briefing at Belawan, Indonesia. The CORPAT will be executed along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
India and Indonesia have been carrying out CORPATs twice a year since 2002, with an aim of keeping this vital part of the IOR safe and secure for commercial shipping, international trade and conduct of legitimate maritime activities.
Airport Authority Of India: This authority is responsible for providing safe and efficient air traffic services, along with aeronautical communication services for effective control of air traffic in the entire Indian air space. It controls and manages the entire Indian space even beyond the territorial limits of the country, in accordance with the norms set by International Civil Aviation Organisation. The International Airports division of AAI, operates and develops international Airports and manages the same.
The headquarters of the Airports Authority of India is in New Delhi.