Morning Current Affairs: 12 October 2017

Oct 12, 2017 10:27 IST
Morning Current Affairs: 12 October 2017

Sex with minor wife amounts to rape: SC
Supreme Court struck down the provision of criminal law that legalized sex by a spouse with his minor wife between the age of 15 to 18 years in a child marriage case.

The apex court said the exception in the rape law was contrary to the philosophy of other statutes and violates the bodily integrity of a girl child. The court also ruled that the exception given to this is violative of Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution.

The decision came in the light of Section 375 of the Indian Panel Code which states that sex with a girl less than 18 is Rape.

Tamil Nadu Cabinet approves implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations
The Tamil Nadu Cabinet on 11 October 2017 approved the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations to benefit the state government employees and teachers.

The report will be implemented in the state, benefitting about ten lakh staff and teachers apart from pensioners and those receiving family pension. The implementation will cost nearly 15000 crore rupees annually to the state exchequer.

The minimum basic pay for Tamil Nadu government staff and teachers will now see a rise from Rs 6100 to Rs 15700. The basic pay will be capped at Rs 225000, an increase by an amount of Rs 148000.

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October 2017 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources.

The main objective behind signing of the MoU is to enhance cooperation in the field of water resources development and management within the framework of their expertise and their respective legislations.

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