Section 377 Current Affairs, GK & News

Singapore to end ban on Gay Sex

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced that it would decriminalize same-sex/gay sex between men by scrapping a colonial-era law protecting the definition of marriage. Key Points Prior to this under Singapore’s Section 377A, men who have sex with men could be jailed for up to two years. LGBT activists in Singapore have hailed ..

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Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centre (VWDC) Scheme

The Supreme Court has directed the High Courts of the country to provide an estimate of manpower required to create Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centre (VWDC) scheme in their states within three months. It has introduced new definitions to the vulnerable victims. Who are vulnerable victims? The Supreme Court has included the sexually assaulted victims in ..

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Three Indians included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People List 2019

Three Indians Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju and Mukesh Ambani have featured into TIME 100 Most Influential People list of 2019. Global prominent names that have featured in this list included US President Donald Trump, China President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pope Francis, golfer Tiger Woods and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Mukesh Ambani: ..

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Businessline Changemaker Awards 2019

The winners of the Businessline Changemaker Award for 2019 are listed below: Changemaker Of The Year: Petitioners against Section 377. Changemaker Of The Year: GST Council. Iconic Changemaker: Bezwada Wilson (Safai Karmachari Andoloan). Social Transformation: The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences. Digital Transformation: eNAM (Electronic National Agriculture Market). Young Changemaker: Anju Verma (promoting the education ..

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Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of IPC

In a landmark judgement on September 6, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and decriminalized homosexuality. The five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra unanimously scrapped a 156-year old colonial-era law banning gay sex that was punishable by a jail ..

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Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1860, introduced during the British rule of India, criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual sexual activities. Prior to that, sexual activities, including amongst homosexuals, were not penalised in India. It is rooted in the legacies of British colonial states where in ..

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