Dear Aspirants, Here are today's important current affairs update. Happy reading

 New Appointments

The world's largest communication services group WPP Plc has appointed Mark Read as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director with immediate effect.

National current Affairs

  1. The Supreme Court on today scrapped parts of Section 377 of the Indian Penal code, the 1862 law which criminalized Homosexuality.

  • The Supreme Court on today scrapped parts of Section 377 of the Indian Penal code, the 1862 law which criminalized Homosexuality.
  • The court ruled that Homosexuality is not a crime in India in anymore. However, Non-consensual sexual acts and unnatural sex with animals and children remain a crime.
  • A five judge constitution Bench of the Supreme court on september 6, 2018 decriminalised Setion 377 of the IPC by partially striking down some of its provisions. 
  • The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, Dy Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra ruled that section 377, to the extent it criminalises sexual acts between consenting adults, whether homosexual or hetrosexual, is unconstitutional.
       2.India agrees to end PISA boycott, will participate in PISA 2021
  •         The union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar in the first week of september 2018 decided to end the Programme For International Student Assessment boycott.
International Current Affairs
  • Foreign minister Sushma swaraj and Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the 1st high level 2+2 talks with their US counterparts Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis