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31 July 2018 Current Events Lok Sabha passes Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 has been passed by the Lok Sabha. This bill takes over the  Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance declared on 21st April 2018. It sets out the rigorous punishment for the rapists who rape girls less than 12 years and 16 years. For raping a girl under 12 years, the accused will be given a death penalty and in case of girls below 16 years, a minimum penalty of 20 years jail which can be extended up to life imprisonment. The time limit of two months has also been set for the investigation of rape cases. 


Water level of Yamuna river still on rise on third day

For the past three days, there is no change in the water level of the Yamuna river. It is still above the danger level and continues to increase. The water level of the river witnessed this rise after the Hathani Kund Barrage in Haryana released water. 






Schools closed in Uttar Pradesh today due to torrential rains

The schools in the state of Uttar Pradesh are closed today due to torrential rains for the past six days. Many districts of the state have come to a standstill and the roads are running with water. The rains have also disrupted the electricity and the communication system. 


Lok Sabha passes Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 has been passed by the Lok Sabha. This bill takes over the  Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance declared on 21st April 2018. It sets out the rigorous punishment for the rapists who rape girls less than 12 years and 16 years. For raping a girl under 12 years, the accused will be given a death penalty and in case of girls below 16 years, a minimum penalty of 20 years jail which can be extended up to life imprisonment. The time limit of two months has also been set for the investigation of rape cases. 

Water level of Yamuna river still on rise on third day

For the past three days, there is no change in the water level of the Yamuna river. It is still above the danger level and continues to increase. The water level of the river witnessed this rise after the Hathani Kund Barrage in Haryana released water. 

Schools closed in Uttar Pradesh today due to torrential rains

The schools in the state of Uttar Pradesh are closed today due to torrential rains for the past six days. Many districts of the state have come to a standstill and the roads are running with water. The rains have also disrupted the electricity and the communication system. 




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