Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicUK govt

Topic: UK govt

Booster shots not required for everyone, says creator of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert said immunity against Covid, among fully vaccinated people is lasting well and doses should be prioritised for countries with low vaccination rates.

Dominic Raab meets Qatar’s Amir, deputy PM in Doha for Afghan safe passage talks

Raab will seek Qatari views on feasibility of a functioning airport in Kabul, which would provide a vital route for remaining UK nationals and Afghans most at risk to leave.

UK moves India from ‘red’ to ‘amber’ list, lifts institutional quarantine for travellers

The decision to exempt vaccinated travellers from mandatory hotel quarantine has come as a relief for the Indian diaspora in the UK, who had been demanding the easing of travel norms.

UK govt’s top-secret defence documents on warship & military found at bus stop: Report

A member of the public found the 50-odd pages of texts, which include emails & PowerPoint presentations, and contacted the BBC when he realised the sensitive nature of the contents.

UK wants 5G alliance of 10 countries, including India, to avoid reliance on Chinese Huawei

The alliance would seek to create an alternative pool of 5G equipment. It would have India, Australia, South Korea, France, Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, US, UK.

Roadmap to exiting the lockdown, and Boris Johnson learns the importance of face masks

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

On Camera


Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.