Crimes against women Current Affairs, GK & News
The Maharashtra Government recently launched the Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2020 and the Special Court and Machinery for the implementation of the Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law, 2020. Key Features of the Bill The Maharashtra Shakti Bill has been framed in lines with the Andhra Pradesh Disha Act that was passed in 2019. ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
Topics: Crimes against women • Indian Penal Code (IPC) • Justice Verma Committee • Maharashtra Shakti Bill • National Crime Records Bureau • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences • Sexual offence
On October 17, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Government launched “Mission Shakti” for women empowerment in the state. It aims to reduce crime against women in the state. Highlights Under the scheme, the state will have a separate room for women complainants in 1,535 police stations spread all over the state. The State government is widely ..
On September 29, 2020, the National Crime Record Bureau released a report titled “Crime in India”, 2019. According to the report, crimes against women increased by 7.3% between 2018 and 2019. Key Findings of Women Uttar Pradesh reported highest number of cases in both the categories, crimes against women and crimes against scheduled castes Assam ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
On February 8, 2020, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the first Disha Police Station. The police stations are first of their kind in the state and will deal with crimes against women. Highlights The Andhra Pradesh Government is to inaugurate 18 Disha Police Stations by the end of February 2020. Every police ..
On January 19, 2020, the Group of Ministers headed by Home Minister Amit Shah finalized its report to change the legal framework that will help prevent sexual harassment of women at work places. Highlights The Group of Ministers was constituted in October 2018 after the “Me Too” campaign. The group was reconstituted under the Home ..
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