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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 ..

Ambedkar House Memorial in UK to remain open for visitors

India has appealed against the closure of Ambedkar House memorial to the United Kingdom government. Recently the UK accepted the proposal and announced that the memorial in in north London will remain open to visitors. Earlier, the memorial faced closure due to a breach of planning norms for residential area. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar lived in ..

Journalist Ramniklal Solanki passes away

Veteran journalist in Gujarati-language and pioneer of the Asian media in the United Kingdom, Ramniklal Solanki recently passed away. He served as the London correspondent of the Mumbai-based Janmabhoomi Group of newspapers. He was also the founder-editor of the Garavi Gujarat newsweekly and the Asian Media Group. He was awarded the royal honours of the ..

Heather Watson wins her first WTA title in three years

Heather Watson of the United Kingdom won the singles title of the Mexican Open tournament thereby winning her first WTA title in three years. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal bagged his 85th ATP Tour title and first title of 2020 by defeating Taylor Fritz in straight sets in the final of the ATP Mexico Open. ..

Indian-origin minister Suella Braverman sworn in as UK’s Attorney General

Indian-origin minister Suella Braverman recently sworn in as the Attorney General of the United Kingdom. She was appointed by the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after he reshuffled his cabinet. Suella is only the second female to be appointed in the crucial role and she is also the first female Attorney General to be ..

‘Dennis’ storm hits UK and France

The United Kingdom recently witnessed a devastating storm named ‘Dennis’, after which the weather agency of the country issued a Danger to life warning. There were widespread flooding and heavy winds across the country. In the last 48 hours, as many as 594 warnings and alerts had been issued. The places which were affected include ..

Rishi Sunak becomes first Indian-origin Finance Minister of UK

Rishi Sunak, the 39-year-old MP from Richmond in Yorkshire has been recently appointed as the Finance Minister of the United Kingdom. It is the second most important position after the Prime Minister. He replaces the former finance minister of Britain Sajid Javid, who resigned from his role recently. Before joining politics, Rishi Sunak was working ..