16 December 2013 Current Affairs

Union Cabinet Approved The Prevention of Communal Violence Bill 2013

The Union Cabinet on 16 December approved the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill 2013. The bill aimed to prevent and tackle the communal violence in the country and punish the perpetrators of the violence. The Bill has been named as The Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013. The Bill has the provision of creating an institutional arrangement for speedy investigation, disposal of cases and for providing relief and rehabilitation to victims of communal violence. It also seeks imposition of enhanced punishment on persons involved in communal violence.

Mahesh Mangaonkar Becomes First Indian To Win Bratislava Squash Event

Mahesh Mangaonkar became the first Indian squash player to win the IMET Open 2013 in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava on 16 December. Mahesh, the 19-year-old World No.98 from Mumbai downed defending champion Greg Lobban, the No.2 seed from Scotland 7-11, 11-8, 11-4, 6-11, 11-7 to take the title.

Andy Murray Crowned BBC ‘ Sports Personality of the Year ‘

UK Tennis star Andy Murray, the first British tennis player to win the Wimbledon in 77 years, was awarded with the ‘ BBC Sports Personality of the Year ’. Wales and Lions rugby star Leigh Halfpenny was awarded with the runner-up trophy and champion jockey Tony McCoy finished third in the same list.

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