United Kingdom: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Manufacturing in the UK Fell to Record Low

As per the data released by the Confederation of British Industry, the manufacturing activities in the UK have seen a significant slump in the last three months due to significant impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic across the globe. The data from the quarterly industrial trends survey has shown that output dropped in 14 out ..

UK to Introduce New COVID 19 Antibody Test

United Kingdom has conducted secret human trials for its COVID 19 antibody test and the results have shown 98.6% accuracy for the test. That is why the British Ministers have now decided to distribute millions of such tests free of cost to the citizens. Highlights Known as the fingerprick tests, the UK antibody test will ..

Cardiovascular Disease can be a Result of Childhood Abuse: UK Study

As per a study published in the Journal Heart, it has been observed that adults who are exposed to maltreatment in their childhood are very much prone to contracting Cardio-Vascular Disease (CVD) in their adulthood. Also, women are more likely to be exposed to this threat more than men if they had disturbed childhood. Highlights ..

UK confirmed as first co-chair of India-led CDRI

The United Kingdom has been recently confirmed as the first co-chair of the Governing Council on the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). The Governing Council is the highest policy-making body of the CDRI, which is led by India. In September 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure ..

UK to charge 2% tax on digital services

United Kingdom recently announced that it would start charging a 2% tax on digital services from 1st April this year. The tax is to be imposed on revenue from digital services such as search and advertising. This tax will apply to firms with global sales of more than £500 million with at least £25 million ..