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  • UK launches 14-week public consultation on proposed trade deal with India May 25, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    UK launches 14-week public consultation on proposed trade deal with India

    The UK government began seeking the views of businesses and civil society from 25 May onwards on the proposed trade pact between Britain and India, that is keenly being pushed by both governments. The Boris Johnson-led government has publicized the deal as an opportunity to gain access to India's 1.4 billion people strong market.

  • Britain to work with WHO on 'pandemic radar' to track diseases May 21, 2021 10:17 PM IST

    Britain to work with WHO on 'pandemic radar' to track diseases

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the plan for a "Global Pandemic Radar" ahead of a G20 Global Health summit on Friday in Rome.

  • Serum Institute of India to invest 240 million pounds in UK: Boris Johnson's Office May 04, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Serum Institute of India to invest 240 million pounds in UK: Boris Johnson's Office

    The announcement comes a couple of hours ahead of a virtual bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson. SII is already running phase 1 trials of its new one dose nasal vaccine in the UK, which may be produced in the country once approved.

  • Britain to send 1,000 more ventilators to India May 03, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    Britain to send 1,000 more ventilators to India

    India has reported more than 300,000 daily cases for more than 10 days straight, leaving hospitals, morgues and crematoriums overwhelmed.

  • COVID-19 2nd wave: These countries have offered to help India amid surge in cases Apr 26, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    COVID-19 2nd wave: These countries have offered to help India amid surge in cases

    The White House said it was making vaccine-production material, therapeutics, tests, ventilators and protective equipment immediately available to India.

  • Britain offers all over-50s first COVID-19 shots, beats target Apr 13, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    Britain offers all over-50s first COVID-19 shots, beats target

    Britain has seen one of the world’s quickest vaccine rollouts, behind only Israel in the proportion of its population receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 shot.

  • Hearts painted on Britain’s National COVID-19 Memorial Wall to remember victims Apr 12, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    Hearts painted on Britain’s National COVID-19 Memorial Wall to remember victims

    The National COVID-19 Memorial Wall, located opposite the Houses of Parliament and stretching for hundreds of metres along the southern bank of the River Thames outside St Thomas' Hospital, has taken over a week to complete. Over 126,000 Britons have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and current projections predict there will be another 20 to 30,000 more before the pandemic is fully managed.

  • When Prince Philip met Jawaharlal Nehru, went tiger hunting on his visit to India Apr 10, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    When Prince Philip met Jawaharlal Nehru, went tiger hunting on his visit to India

    Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II visited India four times. From going on a tiger hunting session, to touring the Taj Mahal, here's what they did.

  • Britain slams 'bullying' Myanmar over London embassy standoff Apr 08, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    Britain slams 'bullying' Myanmar over London embassy standoff

    Diplomats loyal to the Myanmar military authorities seized control of the embassy on Wednesday, leaving ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn locked out in the street. The ambassador said the defence attache had taken over the mission in "a kind of coup", two months after the military seized power in Myanmar.

  • Britain says farewell to pandemic hero Captain Tom Moore Feb 27, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Britain says farewell to pandemic hero Captain Tom Moore

    Captain Tom Moore raised nearly £33 million ($45 million, 37.4 million euros) for healthcare charities by completing 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday in April last year.

  • Britain says UAE should show that Dubai ruler's daughter Sheikha Latifa is alive Feb 17, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Britain says UAE should show that Dubai ruler's daughter Sheikha Latifa is alive

    BBC published a “deeply troubling” video in which Sheikha Latifa said she was being held against her will in a barricaded villa.

  • Snowstorm pounds parts of Europe; Germany, Britain, Lithuania and Netherlands turn winter landscapes Feb 07, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Snowstorm pounds parts of Europe; Germany, Britain, Lithuania and Netherlands turn winter landscapes

    Snowstorm and strong winds pounded parts of Europe on February 7, turning the Netherlands, England, Germany and Lithuania into winter landscapes. The unusual weather and temperature divide was caused by a polar vortex pushing icy air from the Arctic toward northern and western regions of the continent.

  • Britain will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports Feb 07, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Britain will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports

    People will be able to seek proof from their doctor if needed for travel to other countries.

  • Pat McGrath becomes first makeup artist to receive damehood from the Queen Jan 03, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    Pat McGrath becomes first makeup artist to receive damehood from the Queen

    Makeup mogul Pat McGrath, who had launched her makeup line Pat McGrath Labs in 2015, has featured in the Queen’s New Year 2021 honours list. The 51-year-old Briton has also become the first makeup artist to receive this award.

  • Britain will allow mixing of COVID-19 vaccines on rare occasions Jan 02, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Britain will allow mixing of COVID-19 vaccines on rare occasions

    In a departure from other strategies globally, the government said people could be given a mix-and-match of two COVID-19 shots, for example if the same vaccine dose was out of stock, according to guidelines published on New Year's Eve.

  • Britain ends long Brexit journey with economic break from European Union Jan 01, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    Britain ends long Brexit journey with economic break from European Union

    Britain left the European Union's vast single market for people, goods and services at 11 pm on December 31, 2020 -- completing the biggest single economic change the country has experienced since World War II.

  • Britain must vaccinate two million a week to prevent a third COVID-19 wave: Study Dec 29, 2020 08:16 AM IST

    Britain must vaccinate two million a week to prevent a third COVID-19 wave: Study

    The UK has had more than 71,000 deaths from the coronavirus and has recorded over 2.3 million cases of COVID-19 infections as of late Monday, according to a Reuters tally.

  • Trucker, fisherman, scientist... the voices of Brexit Dec 27, 2020 12:05 PM IST

    Trucker, fisherman, scientist... the voices of Brexit

    With that standstill period coming to an end on December 31, the realities of Brexit will arguably become tangible for both Britons and their counterparts on mainland Europe for the first time.

  • Britain and EU publish Brexit trade agreement Dec 26, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Britain and EU publish Brexit trade agreement

    The deal includes a 1,246-page trade agreement, as well as agreements on nuclear energy, exchanging classified information, civil nuclear energy and a series of joint declarations.

  • Britain approves use of COVID-19 self-test kit Dec 23, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Britain approves use of COVID-19 self-test kit

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said that the kit uses an antigen lateral flow test (antigen LFT), which can give a result in 30 minutes.

  • Hong Kong to ban flights from Britain over new virus strain: Health Chief Dec 21, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    Hong Kong to ban flights from Britain over new virus strain: Health Chief

    "From midnight there will be no more passenger flights arriving in Hong Kong from the United Kingdom," health secretary Sophia Chan told reporters

  • UK flights banned as Britain warns new virus strain 'out of control' Dec 20, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    UK flights banned as Britain warns new virus strain 'out of control'

    Following the example of the Netherlands, where a ban on all UK passenger flights came into effect on Sunday, a German government source said Berlin, too, was considering a similar move as "a serious option" for flights from both Britain and South Africa.

  • World's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street, turns 60 Dec 09, 2020 01:28 PM IST

    World's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street, turns 60

    The series revolving around a corner shop and pub in a fictional town in northern England called Weatherfield was first aired on December 7, 1960.

  • Husband-wife first Indian-origin recipients of vaccine against COVID-19 in UK Dec 08, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    Husband-wife first Indian-origin recipients of vaccine against COVID-19 in UK

    The couple join 90-year-old Margaret "Maggie" Keenan from Coventry as the very first in the world to receive her shot, followed by 81-year-old William Shakespeare in Warwickshire as the second.

  • British grandma Margaret Keenan is first in world to get Pfizer vaccine outside trial Dec 08, 2020 01:21 PM IST

    British grandma Margaret Keenan is first in world to get Pfizer vaccine outside trial

    Britain began rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday, the first Western country to start vaccinating its general population in what was hailed as a decisive watershed in defeating the coronavirus.

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