Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: U.K.

South Asians are at higher risk of dying due to Covid in UK hospitals, study finds

After hospitalisation, South Asian patients in UK were 20% more likely to die than other ethnic groups – a finding partly explained by higher rates of diabetes.

UK firms apologise for slavery links, Bank of England to remove images of former directors

The Black Lives Matter movement has particular resonance in UK, with its record of colonising swaths of Africa and the Caribbean, and its central role in slave trade.

Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak is new UK finance minister

The 39-year-old replaces Sajid Javed for the coveted position, and is set to move into No. 11 Downing Street, next to the Prime Minister's Office.

A blackout plunges Venezeula into darkness as May’s Brexit woes continue

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

The 6 complicated steps India needs to take to extradite Vijay Mallya

But even if these procedures are followed, India may not get Vijay Mallya back.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.