Britain

UK reports 131 coronavirus deaths, highest since March 17

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country stands at 57,45,526, while 1,29,303 have succumbed to the coronavirus.

Jul 27, 2021, 23:27 PM IST

British PM Boris Johnson to set out plans to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out plans for the final step of easing COVID-19 restrictions in England on Monday (July 5), including guidance on social distancing, face coverings and working from home.

Jul 05, 2021, 16:49 PM IST

Free Balochistan Movement stage protest before British Parliament against Pakistani atrocities

Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) UK Branch protested in front of the British Parliament against Pakistani atrocities to commemorate the "International Day in Support of Torture Victims".

Jun 27, 2021, 16:28 PM IST

UK health department to investigate leaked footage of former minister Matt Hancock

Northern Ireland minister Brandon Lewis said that Britain's health ministry will investigate how the video footage of former minister Matt Hancock kissing and embracing his aide was released to the media.

Jun 27, 2021, 14:53 PM IST

Britain`s $30.6 billion COVID-19 test-and-trace programme still missing targets: Watchdog

The UK programme was launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in May 2020 to oversee the testing of those who thought they had the virus and then to trace the contacts of those who tested positive.

Jun 25, 2021, 06:54 AM IST

Britain to ban daytime junk food adsto protect children from unhealthy advertising

Britain will ban advertisements for foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar on television or UK on-demand programming before 2100 hours. Ads will also be banned from paid-for slots online, allowing them to still appear on their producer`s website and social media pages.

Jun 24, 2021, 16:43 PM IST

UK approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15, says it's safe for use

MHRA chief said that it would now be up to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to decide whether this age group would come under the vaccine deployment programme.

Jun 04, 2021, 16:16 PM IST

Britain's PM Boris Johnson to marry his fiancee in summer of 2022

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is all set to get married for the third time at the end of July 2022.

May 24, 2021, 09:05 AM IST

UK increasingly confident COVID-19 vaccines work against Indian variant

Britain is increasingly confident that vaccines work against the coronavirus variant first found in India, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, with a leading epidemiologist saying it may be spreading less quickly than first feared.

May 19, 2021, 23:50 PM IST

Indian Covid-19 variant found in 44 countries around world, says WHO

Amid positive signs of declining coronavirus cases in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said a variant of Covid-19 suspected to be behind the explosive outbreak of the deadly virus has been found in dozens of countries all over the world.

May 12, 2021, 07:54 AM IST

DNA: British marines test jet suit for boarding boats

British Royal Marines have been practicing boarding ships with futuristic jet packs that let them fly over the water like Iron Man.

May 07, 2021, 00:14 AM IST

Britain to host 2022 vaccine summit for future pandemics, aims at raising money for R&D

Looking at the condition of the global health system amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Britain has decided to host a summit in 2022 to raise the funds for vaccine research and development to support an international coalition to speed up the production of shots for the future diseases.

Apr 30, 2021, 09:03 AM IST

India receives medical supplies from different countries to fight COVID-19

Amid the surge in the COVID-19 cases and the overwhelming condition of the health care system, India received tonnes of oxygen and medical supplies from different countries to fight the second wave of the pandemic.

Apr 27, 2021, 13:10 PM IST

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, global military spending rises 2.6% in 2020

Global military expenditure rose by 2.6% to $1.98 trillion last year even though some defence funds were reallocated for the fight against the COVID-19. 

Apr 26, 2021, 16:05 PM IST

Queen Elizabeth II turns 95, no celebration of the occasion

Britain`s Queen Elizabeth turns 95 on Wednesday (April 21) but there will be no public celebrations of the occasion as she bade a sad farewell to her husband of seven decades at his funeral on April 17.

Apr 21, 2021, 10:13 AM IST

Britain launches new international expert group to prepare for future pandemics

Launched under Britain`s Presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations, the Pandemic Preparedness Partnership (PPP) will report to the G7 leaders summit in June

Apr 20, 2021, 08:36 AM IST

UK PM Boris Johnson to launch ''COVID status certification'' scheme

National Health Service (NHS) will set up a system that will allow people to use an app or a paper certificate to gain access to major events. 

Apr 05, 2021, 12:23 PM IST

Britain urges citizens to leave Myanmar over mounting violence

The move comes a day after a rights group said security forces killed 12 protesters and as the lawyer of deposed leader Suu Kyi ridiculed new bribery allegations against her.

Mar 13, 2021, 15:42 PM IST

COVID-19: Norway lifts ban on flights from Britain introduced due to virus variant

Norway had previously halted travel from Britain after news that the new variant of the virus was rapidly spreading

Jan 01, 2021, 17:51 PM IST

Taal Thok Ke (Special Edition): How dangerous is Corona's new strain?

Taal Thok Ke: This is a special segment of Taal Thok Ke in which we bring you a panel discussion on concurrent issues. In today's episode of 'Taal Thok Ke' we will discuss- How dangerous is Corona's new strain?

Dec 30, 2020, 19:52 PM IST