Current Affairs India - 31 August 2013

1. In the first conviction in the December 16 gangrape case today, the juvenile accused was found guilty of murder and rape of the 23-year-old girl. But, he got away with a maximum of three years imprisonment mandated under the juvenile law. The Juvenile Justice Board Board sentenced the minor to three years in a probation home, the maximum punishment that can be awarded under the Juvenile Justice Act.

2. N R Narayana Murthy has stepped down as chairman of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) after taking charge as executive chairman of Infosys. He returned back to Infosys as executive chairman in June this year to revive fortune of the struggling IT services company.

3. Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. He was appointed by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana took over from Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad, who is the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High court since June 2013.