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Rajasthan Passes Bill To Award Death Penalty For Those Who Rape Girls Under 12 Years Of Age

Assembly of Rajasthan has passed a Bill under which death penalty will be awarded to a person who rapes a girl up to 12 years or less age. ‘The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2018’ introduced by State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria was passed by voice vote after a debate in the house.

As per the amendment added sections 376-AA and 376-DD to the Indian Penal Code, 1860, if a person is found guilty of raping or gang raping a girl child whose age is 12 years or lower, he will be given death sentence. Or will be given very rigorous punishment of at least fourteen or 20 years jail.

India-France Inks 14 Pacts

In an effort to boost ties between two India, France, both countries have came up with 14 Pacts. The pacts were inked in areas like defence, security, nuclear energy and protection of classified information besides resolving to deepen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and speed up combined efforts to tackle terrorism. Inks were signed between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron.

Floating Lab Set Up To Monitor Manipur’s Loktak Lake

Imphal’s Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD) has set up floating laboratory in Loktak lake to monitor its lake’s water quality and to make improvements to it. The lab was inaugurated by Manipur’s Forest and Environment Minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar Singh.

Loktak lake is North India’s largest fresh water lake. It is famous for floating phumdis over it.

Mumbai, Delhi emerge Best Airports in world: Global Passenger Survey

Delhi and Mumbai are declared world’s best airports in latest Global Passenger Survey by Airports Council International (ACI).

Mumbai and Delhi airports have received jointly annual airport service quality (ASQ) awards on Tuesday. As per the latest reports both airports received more than 40 million passengers each annually.

Ever Multi-Nation Naval Exercise At Sea Begins In Andaman

First ever Multi-Nation Exercise between India and other eight countries has started at Andaman. Name of Exercise is MILES-18. It will be a three days exercise in which 11 naval ships from eight participating countries and nine Indian ships will take part. It will be aiming to enhance inter-operability, search and rescue procedures, maritime interdiction operations, core operational skills and exercise a variety of maritime security scenarios.

Suresh Prabhu Gets Additional Charge Of Civil Aviation Ministry

Commerce and Industries minister Suresh Prabhu was given additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry after Ashok Gajapathi Raju resigned from the designation. Prabhu was allotted additional charge on the advise of PM Narendra Modi.

Australia Wins 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Its world hockey champions Australian team has won 27th edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Australia defeated England in final match played at Ipoh, Malaysia by 2-1. England was defending the title. This is the tenth Sultan Azlan Shah cup won by Australian team.

Indian team finished at fifth spot after beating Ireland on Saturday by 4-1 in their last match at tournament.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual international hockey tournament of men’s that is organized by Malaysia. It was inaugurated in 1983. It became a regular annual event since 1998 after seen its popularity. It is organized in the memory of ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia, Sultan Azlan Shah.

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