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This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I’m Damini Jaiman.
It’s the 24th of May and here are the headlines.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attended the second in-person meeting of Quad leaders in Tokyo where he said that the Quad has gained a significant place on the world stage in a short span of time. Earlier in the day, India had joined the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), an Indo-Pacific economic bloc led by the US to counter China.
Despite no suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox, on Monday (May 23) the Mumbai civic body issued a health advisory and stated that it has kept a separate 28-bed ward ready at the Kasturba Hospital for the isolation of suspected patients. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said today that since May 7, when the current spate of infections began, 131 cases of monkeypox had been confirmed, and another 106 suspected cases had been reported in countries outside the ones in which it usually spreads.
On Monday, according to Union Minister Jitendra Singh, Family pension rules for missing central government employees have been relaxed to give pension to the family when a serving government employee goes missing, in what could be a major relief for kin of those serving in militancy-affected areas such as Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast as well as Naxalism-hit region.
The central bureau of investigation (CBI) on Monday took custody of four men booked in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, who were recently arrested by the Gujarat anti-terrorism squad (ATS). A special court in Mumbai granted the CBI the custody of the four for seven days, till May 30. Last week, the CBI had taken permission from a Gujarat court to take their custody and bring them to Mumbai in connection with the blasts case.
A sandstorm blanketed parts of the Middle East on Monday, including Iraq, Syria and Iran, sending people to hospitals and disrupting flights in some places. It was the latest in a series of unprecedented nearly back-to-back sandstorms this year that have bewildered residents and raised alarm among experts and officials, who blame climate change and poor governmental regulations.
This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.