Current Affairs for CLAT : Practice Passage #11

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The Union Home Minister, ……………., recently addressed the Lok Sabha, announcing the withdrawal of three longstanding criminal codes. These are part of a strategic move to replace them with new bills that incorporate changes recommended by a parliamentary committee. The bills being replaced include …………………………… These existing laws have been integral to India’s legal framework, with the IPC established after the first law commission under the Charter Act of 1833, ….. enacted in 1973, and the …………….. dating back to the British Raj in 1872.

One of the proposed bills, the …………………, is aimed at comprehensively replacing the IPC and marks a significant reform in the Indian Criminal Justice System. Its key features include the repeal of the sedition law, provisions focused on the protection of women and children, streamlining justice processes for victims of crime, and enhancing judicial independence. The bill is structured into ……………

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Questions (MCQs):

  1. Who announced the withdrawal of three criminal codes in the Lok Sabha?
    1. A) Narendra Modi
    1. B) Amit Shah
    1. C) Ashvini Vaishnav
    1. D) Rajnath Singh
  2. Which bill aims to replace the Indian Evidence Act of 1872?
    1. A) Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill, 2023
    1. B) Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) Bill, 2023
    1. C) Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023
    1. D) None of the above
  3. The Indian Penal Code (IPC) was established in which year?
    1. A) 1872
    1. B) 1833
    1. C) 1860
    1. D) 1973
  4. What is the proposed structure of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill, 2023?
    1. A) 12 chapters with 245 sections
    1. B) 19 chapters with 356 sections
    1. C) 8 chapters with 180 sections
    1. D) 15 chapters with 300 sections
  5. Who was the head of first Law Commission?
    1. A) Lord Cornwallis
    1. B) B R Ambedkar
    1. C) Lord Bentick
    1. D) Lord Macaulay


1. A

2. C

3. C

4. B

5. D

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