Current Affairs Today 09 October 2017
Current Affairs Today 09 October 2017
Amendment to the recruitment process of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC):
A key change being considered is that a retired Supreme Court judge could also be considered for the Chairperson’s position, currently reserved for former Chief Justices of the Supreme Court.
Similarly an amendment for appointment of members is also being considered. The members could be picked from a pool of retired Chief Justices of High Courts. Currently, a serving or retired SC judge is considered. The NHRC was constituted under the Protection of Human Rights Act in 1993. The Act was last amended in 2006.
The Commission consists of a chairperson, one member who is or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court, one member who is or has been the Chief Justice of a High Court and two members to be appointed from among persons having knowledge of, or practical experience in, matters relating to human rights.
The chairperson and members are appointed by the President on recommendations from a six-member committee chaired by the Prime Minister.
NHRC present chairman: H.L Dattu
First NHRC chairman: Justic Ranganath Misra
Simultaneous polls on the anvil
“The Election Commission has always been of the view that simultaneous elections will give enough time for incumbent government to formulate policies and implement programmes continuously for a longer time without interruptions caused by imposition of model code of conduct,” Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat told PTI in New Delhi.
He said conducting the polls together would be possible only when necessary changes in the Constitution and Representation of the People Act are carried out.
Existing legal and constitutional provisions mandates that elections are to be held within six months ahead of the end of the term of a State Assembly or the Lok Sabha.
85th Air Force day celebrated
Objective: Air Force Day will be celbrated in order to increase awareness about the importance of Indian air force in any organization of the national security by both officially and publicly.
India started to celebrate Air Force day on 8th of October in the year 1932 as an auxiliary air force of Indian Empire.
The 85th Air Force Day was marked by a scintillating air display by various aircraft which is the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan (Ghaziabad).
First three women fighter pilots:
vani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh are set to script history next month. The first three women fighter pilots of the country are likely to fly the MiG-21 Bison jets, one of the potent combat aircraft in the IAF’s armoury.
Finance minister to attend IMF and World bank meetings
Arun Jaitley, union minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, will attend the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the US and also speak at plenty of investor meets, highlighting the major policy decisions of the Narendra Modi-led government.
He will also participate in an interactive seminar organised by Ficci on the subject of ‘India opportunity conference’. Jaitley will also attend the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors’ working dinner and plenary, G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors.
Jaitley will participate in the finance ministers’ meeting with multilateral development banks and hold separate bilateral meetings with the Italian minister for economy and finance and the Iranian minister for economy and finance.
Samiya wins gold in U-15 Asian Badminton championship
Indian shuttler Samiya Imad Farooquiclinched the gold medal at the Under-15 women’s singles competition after defeating Indonesia’s Widjaja Stephaniat the Asian Junior Championship in Myanmar on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton won Japanese Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton romped to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.