Current affair 7 aug

●Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018;-
↪seeks to amend IPC,CrPC,the Evidence Act, & Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act
↪to introduce a new provision of crimes punishment of death.
•New Punishment;-👀
° Rape(below 12yr)-> 20yr to life Imprisonment【LI】{RJ &MP have passed a Bill providing for death penalty}
°Gang Rape(below 12yr)-> LI or death
°Rape(below 16yr)->20yr to LI
°Gang Rape(below 16 yr)->LI
°Rape(women)->10yr(from 7yr)
●Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA);-{ Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched in 2013}
↪aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions.
•Funding;-
60:40↪Central:states
90:10↪Central:states(special category)
100:00↪Central:UTs
•NITI Aayog has identified 117 districts as ‘Aspirational Districts’ for RUSA
●Academia Alliance programme;{launched by Startup India}
↪aims to reduce gap b/w scientific research & its industrial applications in order to increase the efficacy
↪will be implemented in partnership with Regional Centre for Biotechnology, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)..etc.
●‘8888’ uprising;-
↪It was a series of nationwide protests that challenged the then ruling ‘Burma Socialist Programme Party’ in Burma (Myanmar)
↪that peaked in 8 August 1988(therefore it is known as the 8888 Uprising)
●RISECREEK;-
↪IIT,Madras have developed first of family of six industry-standard microprocessors under Project Shakti.(The initial batch of 300 “chips” have been named RISECREEK)
•RISECREEK microprocessors↪They optimise power use & compete with international units such as Cortex A5
•SHAKTI Processor Project;-{started in 2014 as an IIT-M initiative}↪aims to build 6 variants of processors based on the RISC-V ISA
●Chandrayaan-2;-
↪mission was envisioned in November 2007, as a joint mission b/w India &Russia
↪it had faced a series of setbacks(India then decided to make Chandrayaan mission completely indigenous)
↪Chandrayaan-2 includes soft-landing on Moon & moving a rover on its surface.(It consists of an orbiter, lander and rover configuration)
●Uakitite;-
↪It is a new mineral has been discovered in a meteorite in Eastern Russia
↪It is named “uakitite” after the Uakit region of Siberia(where the meteorite was discovered)
↪98% of the Uakit meteorite is an iron alloy called “kamacite”
●Maitree 2018;-{held in Thailand}
↪It is an annual joint military training exercise between India & Thailand.
↪aim to build and promote closer relations b/w two armies
●Xingkong-2;-{also called “Starry Sky-2”}
↪ It is China’s hypersonic “waverider” flight vehicle.
↪Is capable of flying independently & of carrying nuclear warheads.

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