current affairs 12 May 2015

Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed as Chairman of NHRC

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Cyriac Joseph as acting Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
  • His appointment comes after then Chairman of NHRC Justice K.G. Balakrishnan completed his tenure.

May 12: International Nurses Day

  • President Pranab Mukherjee presents Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nurses

About National Florence Nightingale Award

  • The Florence Nightingale Award was established by the Union Health Ministry to honour the selfless services rendered by Nurses with devotion, sincerity, dedication and compassion.
  • The Award is given to the outstanding nursing personnel employed in Central, State/UTs.
  • The Award carries 50,000 rupees cash award, a certificate, a citation certificate and a medal.

Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny wins UNC’s 2015 Award for Teaching Excellence

  • He is a Chemistry professor at the University of North Carolina.
  • Sivanadane Mandjiny is native of Tamil Nadu.

Satish Reddy appointed as Chairman of National Safety Council

About National Safety Council (NSC)

  • NSC is the apex non-profit making body under the aegis of Union Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  • It seeks to develop, generate and sustain a voluntary movement on safety, health and environment at the national level.
  • Established on 4 March 1966.
  • Headquarter: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • It is registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 and Societies Registration Act, 1860..