8 August Current Affairs | Daily Current Affairs

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8 August Current Affairs

 

UIIC has appointed S Gopakumar as its Director & GM

UIIC has appointed S Gopakumar as its Director & GM

  • United India Insurance Company has designated 57 years old, S Gopakumar as its Director and General Manager.
  • Earlier, he was serving as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of GIC Housing Finance Ltd.
  • He has more than 30 years of experience.

About United India Insurance

  • Establishment – 1938
  • Head Office – Chennai

 

 

 

Annual military exercise Maitree started between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army

Annual military exercise Maitree started between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army

  • An annual joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army has initiated in Chachoengsao province, Thailand.
  • The Indian Army contingent is consists of 45 personnel.
  • The exercise aimed to enhance interoperability between forces from both countries.

Related Points Thailand

  • Capital – Bangkok
  • Currency – Thai baht

 

 

 

Holytech has joined hands with Andhra Pradesh for setting up electronics manufacturing plant

Holytech has joined hands with Andhra Pradesh for setting up electronics manufacturing plant

  • Andhra Pradesh government has inked MoU with electronics company Holytech for set up its plant in state’s Tirupati and Chittoor districts.
  • The Rs 1400 crores plant will be manufactured on 75 acres land.
  • This first-of-its-kind facility in India will create 6000 direct and indirect job opportunities.

Related Points Andhra Pradesh

  • Chief Minister – N. Chandrababu Naidu
  • Capital – Amaravati

 

 

 

Parliament has given its nod for Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Parliament has given its nod for Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

  • In order to ensure strict punishment for those convicted rape of girls below 12 years of age, the Parliament has given its assent to Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
  • The bill will replace Criminal Law Ordinance.
  • As per bill, Fast-track special courts will be launched to exclusively handle rape cases.
  • Only a woman judge will hear the rape case and a woman police officer will record the statement of rape victims.

Key Points of Bill

For rape of a girl under 12 years of age

  • Minimum jail term of 20 years and it can be increased to life time imprisonment or death sentence.

For gang rape of a girl below 12 years of age

  • Life imprisonment or death.

For rape of a girl below 16 years of age

  • Minimum punishment has been increased from 10 to 20 years and it can be extended to life imprisonment.

For gang-rape of a girl below 16 years of age

  • Imprisonment for the rest of the life of the convict.

 

 

 

India U-20 and U-16 football teams has clinched COTIF Cup and WAFF Cup respectively

India U-20 and U-16 football teams has clinched COTIF Cup and WAFF Cup respectively

  • India’s under-20 football team has defeated Argentina by 2-1 to clinch the COTIF Cup, held in Valencia, Spain.
  • India has participated in the tournament for the first time while Argentina is a 6 times youth World Cup winning team.

Other Achievement:

  • The Under 16 West Asian Football Federation Cup (WAFF) also clinched by Indian team by defeating Iraq by 1-0.
  • The tournament was held in Amman, Jordon.

 

 

 

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