National Current Affairs
Section 377 verdict: Supreme Court legalizes homosexuality, partially strikes down Section 377
The Section 377 holds that whoever, voluntarily, has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, commits an unnatural offense. A person found guilty, under Section 377, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine.
What is Section 377 of IPC?
The article explores the controversy surrounding the Section 377 of IPC and traces the legal battle on its Constitutional validity. The section was decriminalized by a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018, in a historic judgment.
Suresh Prabhu launches Coffee Connect app, Coffee KrishiTharanga services for coffee stakeholders
All these abovementioned initiatives are in line with PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative. The Coffee Board undertook key digital initiatives for the overall technological advancement of the coffee sector and value chain. These initiatives are aimed at benefiting all stakeholders in the coffee value chain.
CJI Dipak Misra recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor
Justice Ranjan Gogoi gained limelight recently after he addressed a press conference on January 12, 2018, along with his three colleagues -– Justices J Chelameswar (since retired), Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph.
India, Nepal sign MoU on the preliminary survey of the railway line between Raxaul, Kathmandu
India and Nepal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on conducting a preliminary survey of a railway line connecting Indian border town Raxaul to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.
Law Commission floats Consultation Paper on family law reform
The Law Commission has floated a Consultation Paper on Family Law Reform. The paper discusses a range of provisions within all family laws, secular or personal and suggests a number of changes in the form of potential amendments and fresh enactments.
HRD Ministry launches Atal rankings for Higher Education Institutions
The Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has launched the Innovation Cell and Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in New Delhi. The development aims to promote a culture of innovation and research in higher education.
Article 35A of the Indian Constitution: What is the controversy?
The Article 35A of the Indian Constitution was in news recently as the Supreme Court on August 6, 2018, adjourned the hearing on pleas challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 35A pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
HRD Ministry launches the third edition of ‘Smart India Hackathon’
The third edition of world’s biggest open innovation model ‘Smart India Hackathon 2019’ was launched by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. The SIH-2019 is expected to witness participation from over 1 lakh students from around 3000 institutions across the country.