Current Affairs in Short: 2 May 2022

The Delhi High Court has sought a response from the Central Government on a plea moved by a Muslim woman seeking direction to frame law for the compulsory registration of Muslim Marriages.

Created On: May 2, 2022 19:05 IST
CA in Short
CA in Short

NTAGI to review data of COVID vaccines for children aged 5-12 years

  • The COVID-19 working group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation will review the data of COVID vaccines for the children aged between 5 to 12 years on May 4.
  • Reportedly, after looking into the safety and efficacy of data of the COVID vaccines, the second level Standing Technical Sub-Committee will review and discuss the recommendations by the working group.
  • Recently, DCGI has granted emergency use authorisation to Biological E’s Corbevax for the children in the age bracket of 5 to 12 years and Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN for the kids between the age of 6 to 12 years.
  • The move after PM Modi stressed that the vaccination for all eligible children at the earliest with special campaigns in schools is a priority for the Government.

Delhi HC notice to Government on plea for law on compulsory registration of Muslim Marriages

  • The Delhi High Court has sought a response from the Central Government on a plea moved by a Muslim woman seeking direction to frame law for the compulsory registration of Muslim Marriages.
  • She and her 11-month-old child have been deserted by her Muslim Husband. The petitioner has also sought direction to hold and declare that a Muslim Husband is legally bound to obtain the prior written consent of his wives to contract polygamy under Shariat law.
  • The plea stated that the Petitioner has filed this petition as Public Interest Litigation as the reliefs sought are of public importance.
  • The plea further submitted that the Holy Quran provides for polygamy only in extreme and exceptional circumnutates.

Home Minister Amit Shah to inaugurate Nrupathunga University, NATGRID Campus in Bengaluru

  • The Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to inaugurate Nrupathunga University and NATGRID Campus on May 3 in Bengaluru.
  • He is likely to start his day by paying tributes to Sri Basavanna on Basava Jayanthi at 10 am in Basaveshwar Circle.
  • The Union Minister will lay the foundation stone of Nrupathunga University which was formerly called Government Science College.
  • It was established by erstwhile Mysore Maharaja Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar. From an Undergraduate College, it started teaching Postgraduate courses with a research programme and later received university status in 2020.

Molecule discovered by IIT Mandi to treat diabetes

  • The researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (Mandi) have identified a drug molecule that can be used to treat diabetes.
  • The molecule called ‘PK2’ is able to trigger the release of insulin by the Pancreas and can potentially be used as an orally administered medicine for diabetes.
  • The findings of the research have been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and have been authored by Dr. Prosenjit Mondal, Associate Professor, School of Basic Sciences.

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