NHRC - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Which former CJI was selected as chairperson of NHRC on 23rd February 2016?

a. Justice Rajinder Mal Lodha
b. Justice P. Sathasivam
c. Justice Vineet Saran
d. Justice HL Dattu
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Justice HL Dattu

65 year old Former Chief Justice of India HL/ Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu was selected as the next Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 23rd February 2016 with a tenure of 5 years.  Date was cleared for appointment by a committee led by PM Narendra Modi and constituted of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P J Kurien. Date’s name has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for approval. He retired from CJI of SC on 2nd December 2015.

2)   NHRC is celebrating its 22nd Foundation day on ______ 2015.

a. 11th October
b. 12th October
c. 13th October
d. 14th October
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 12th October

National Human Rights Commission is celebrating its 22nd Foundation Day on 12th October, 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. During last year (October 2014 to 2015), Commission has registered 1,15,896 cases from which 95,563 cases were disposed of. The highest number of cases have been registered in UP followed by Odisha, Haryana, Delhi, Bihar, Rajasthan, as well as MP. Since the time of its inception, NHRC has registered 15,02,398 cases. It is addressing issues pertaining to human rights.