UK Launches Innovation Challenge Fund In India

News: The UK government has launched a £3 million innovation challenge fund in India. Facts: Innovation Challenge Fund: The fund aims to support scientists in academia and industry to tackle the most acute global challenges like Covid-19 and the threat to the environment. The fund will help to build on the UK-India Tech partnership which… Continue reading UK Launches Innovation Challenge Fund In India

It’s humanity against the virus, British PM tells COVID-19 global summit

News:British Prime Minister at the Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference has said that all countries should step up their efforts and work together on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Facts: Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference :It was co-hosted by the UK and eight other countries and organisations including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway,… Continue reading It’s humanity against the virus, British PM tells COVID-19 global summit

UK announces new points-based visa system

News:The United Kingdom has announced the launch of the UK’s new points-based visa system. Facts: About the points based visa system: The system is aimed at attracting the brightest and the best from the world and cutting down the low-skilled workers coming to the United Kingdom. The system will come into force from January 1,… Continue reading UK announces new points-based visa system

Brexit:UK leaves the European Union

News:Britain has officially left the European Union(EU) and has become the first country to leave the 28-member bloc. Facts: UK-EU Brexit withdrawal agreement: As part of the withdrawal agreement,there will be a transition period until December 31st,2020. The transitional period is designed to make the separation process smoother and will be used by UK and… Continue reading Brexit:UK leaves the European Union

Explained: Why Mauritius is calling UK an ‘illegal colonial occupier’ over a tiny set of islands

News:Mauritius has called the UK an illegal colonial occupier after it ignored a UN mandated deadline to return the Chagos Islands. Facts: About Chagos Islands: The Chagos Archipelago is an island group in the central Indian Ocean.It is located about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) south of the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. In the… Continue reading Explained: Why Mauritius is calling UK an ‘illegal colonial occupier’ over a tiny set of islands

U.K. opens up two-year post-study work permit visa again

News:United Kingdom has decided to re-introduce the two-year post-study work visa for international students. Facts: The new visa rules will allow International students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation to find a job. The move reverses a decision made in 2012 by the UK Government that forced overseas students to leave… Continue reading U.K. opens up two-year post-study work permit visa again

Modi, Johnson agree to step up bilateral cooperation

Indian Prime Minister has met the UK Prime minister at the sidelines of G-7 summit being held in Biarritz,France.  The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in trade, defence and security. This meeting came against the backdrop of the Indian government revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the state… Continue reading Modi, Johnson agree to step up bilateral cooperation

UK Researchers develop new technique to make cancer treatment more effective, affordable

Researchers from the UK have developed a technique that could make light-based cancer treatment more effective and safer for patients while reducing its cost. Light-based or photo-dynamic therapy is a clinically-approved treatment which uses drugs that only work when exposed to light to destroy cancer cells.  However,many of these drugs are frequently toxic even without… Continue reading UK Researchers develop new technique to make cancer treatment more effective, affordable

U.K. joins U.S. to ensure safety of vessels in Gulf

The UK will join a US-led taskforce to protect merchant ships travelling in the Gulf. This move comes amid growing tensions between the two countries and Iran over the shipping route in the Strait of Hormuz. This decision was taken after Iran had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.UK has accused… Continue reading U.K. joins U.S. to ensure safety of vessels in Gulf