Crimes: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

NCRB releases “Crimes in India” report

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 ..

Marriage not ‘good enough’ to quash rape FIR, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court in a significant verdict that will have large implications on a large number of rape cases in India, said that marriage is not a “good enough” reason to quash an FIR for rape if both the offender and the victim decided to settle their dispute or got married.  The High Court ..

Rationalizing Modal Code of Conduct (MMC)

MMC are set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India for political parties and candidates to religiously abide by the set of rules provided in the form of blue print during elections mainly with respect to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, election manifestos, processions and general conduct. Election Commission is empowered to ..

Bomb threat in Germany: 6 cities evacuated

Police evacuated many building in 6 German cities following email threats to the officials. The officials in Chemnitz, Augsburg, Kaisersautern, Neunkirchen and Gottingen received bomb threats to their emails. The evacuation included a 21 storey building where more than 1000 work. The local town halls of all the cities were also evacuated. The police officials ..

Union Cabinet approves Amendment in POCSO Act of 2012

The Union Cabinet has recently approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012 to make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children. To discourage the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent, Section-4, Section-5 and Section-6 are proposed to be amended to provide the ..