Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicUK govt

Topic: UK govt

‘No one is indispensable:’ Boris Johnson quits as Tory leader, paving way for new UK PM

Johnson’s tenure – less than three years – became untenable when scores of ministers jumped ship this week, saying he was no longer fit to be in charge.

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

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RBI ban on 3rd-party loan recovery agents not a fix. It’s like AP’s microfinance ban mistake

RBI has barred Mahindra from deploying third-party loan recovery agents. But a complete ban is justified only if the problem is systemic.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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