The French parliament has adopted legislation that characterises sex with a child under the age of 15 as rape and punishable by up to 20 years in jail.
While the age of consent was previously 15, prosecutors in France used to be required to prove sex was non-consensual to obtain a rape conviction.
There had been concerns from some lawmakers that an age of consent below which sex automatically constituted rape might criminalise a consensual sexual relationship between a minor and a person only a few years older.
The Supreme Court has ordered the CBI to look into the Justice D.K. Jain Committee report on senior Kerala police officials who allegedly framed space scientist Nambi Narayanan in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) espionage case of 1994.
The Supreme Court barred the public circulation of the contents of the report. The Supreme Court copy would be placed in a sealed cover.
The Centre has also put its weight behind a report filed by a three-member Committee chaired by former Supreme Court judge Justice D.K. Jain.
The police investigators had accused him of passing on documents and drawings of the Vikas engine technology, cryogenic engine technology and the PSLV flight data/drawings to Pakistan.