➤Nation paying tribute on 86th martyrdom day: 23 March
i. Nation was payed tributes to freedom fighters –Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their 86th martyrdom day (23 March).
ii. On this day in 1931, British rulers had executed them in Lahore for their revolutionary activities against the British rule.
i. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiatives to develop Majuli, world biggest river island, as India’s first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage- yet not officially released.
i. Major Rohit Suri, from the Parachute Regiment who led the army team that carried out a surgical strike in PoK last year, was presented the second highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee.
India’s national record holder in men’s 20km race walk, K T Irfan has won bronze at the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.
➤World Meteorological Day 2017 -> 23rd March