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Major News and Events of 25 July 2017

What Happened on 25 July 2017


Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as President of India

Ram Nath Kovind took oath as the 14th President of India on 25 July 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He succeeds Pranab Mukherjee. He was sworn in by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. On the occasion, President Kovind said, “I feel privileged to walk on the same path as Dr. Radhakrishnan, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Pranab da.” Born on 1 October 1945, Kovind has represented India in the United Nations and addressed the United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.

Maharashtra's Protection of People from Social Boycott Act 2016 gets approved
Social boycott of any individual or groups by any informal village council would now be considered as a violation of the Social Boycott Act 2016 in the state of Maharashtra. The Act was passed by the Maharashtra Assembly on April 2016 which makes social boycott a crime. Violators would be punished with imprisonment of seven years and a fine of five lakh rupees or both. To ensure speedy justice, trial would have to be completed within a period of six months from the date of filing the charge-sheet. 
 This act by the government of Maharashtra would serve as the benchmark for similar legislation in other states. 



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