Representational Image of a Sample of Blood

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Britain To Conduct World's Largest Trail Of 'Galleri Blood Test'

Britain state-run National Health Service will be doing the 'Galleri Blood Test' on over 14,000 volunteers, making it the world's largest trial starting September 15. It is said the Galleri blood test made by GRAIL Bio UK Ltd, can detect over 50 different types of cancer through investigating the patient's DNA and find cancerous cells. Proper diagnosis of cancer on time can be very useful in reducing cancer death rates.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - 09:05 AM / by Athira Chandran

Tags: Cancer technology, Britain, national health service, galleri test

Courtesy: Reuters

Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral Plan Gets Leaked: Operation London Bridge

It was reported through leaked documents that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's death would carry out a major-operation under codename "Operation London Bridge" on September 3. Officials will refer to the day of the Queen's death as "D Day," as per a report by a US-based news organisation "Politico". In days running up to her funeral, large crowds and transport disruptions are expected, therefore a big security operation has been prepared. 

Sat, 04 Sep 2021 - 09:18 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Queen Elizabeth II, Funeral, Britain, British

Courtesy: Republic World

Women's hockey team

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India Loses To Great Britain In Women's Hockey At Tokyo Olympics

India's chances of qualifying for the quarterfinals were squashed as the Indian women's Hockey team loses to Britain 1-4 at the Tokyo Olympics on July 28. According to sources, the Indian women's team is guilty of wasting multiple chances, while Britain gained victory by utilizing most of the opportunities at their disposal. India will now have to win at the remaining games to qualify for the Knockout stage.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 04:13 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Women's Hockey Team, Tokyo Olympics, India, Britain

Courtesy: The Times of India

Google pledges to work with UK regulator to remove cookies from chrome

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Google To Work With UK Regulator To Remove 'Cookies', Gives Users More Privacy

According to a proposal presented on June 11, Google would be unable to remove user-tracking technology that is vital to advertisers from its Chrome browser without the approval of Britain's competition regulator. Companies in the advertisement industry expressed their concern, as they would suffer huge losses if the world's most used browser removed cookies. Furthermore, google said that users expect the web to be secure and the cookies… read-more

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 - 06:45 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Google, Google Chrome, cookies, Britain

Dua Lipa won big at the Brit Awards.

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Healthcare Workers Recognized As Real Stars At Brit Awards 2021

The 2021 Brit Awards ceremony was graced by 2,500 key health workers, who were invited in recognition of their work during the COVID-19. Dua Lipa, in her double-win acceptance speech, urged the government to give the health workers much-deserved pay raise. The event was the first since early 2020 in Britain, which is aiming to lift the lockdown completely by June 21. Britain has recorded 1,27,500 Coronavirus deaths so far.

Fri, 14 May 2021 - 09:10 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Music , Awards, United Kingdom, Britain

Pandora switches to synthetic diamonds.

Photo: The New York Times

World's Largest Jewellery-Maker 'Pandora' Switches To Lab-Made Diamonds

Jewellery maker Pandora has taken a sustainable approach by switching from mined diamonds to lab-made diamonds, the company announced on May 3. The synthetic diamonds would be used in all future designs, and Pandora would release a line of rings, bangles, and earrings. Initial release of the products would be in Britain, followed by other markets. The company would also be using recycled gold and silver from 2025.

Thu, 06 May 2021 - 10:01 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Britain, JEWELLERY, synthetic diamonds, gold, Silver

Courtesy: New York Times

Prince Charles.

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Prince Charles Steps Up To Help India Amid Sweeping COVID Crisis

British Royal Prince Charles' charity 'The British Asian Trust' has pledged to help India against COVID-19. Charles stated he has "great love for India" and was "deeply saddened" for the country. The charity is raising funds, under its emergency appeal "Oxygen for India", to buy concentrators to tackle the oxygen deficiency. Charles' official Twitter handle wrote, "As India has helped others, so now we must help India".

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 11:36 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Britain, Prince Charles, Oxygen Concentrators, The British Asian Trust, India, Covid-19

Courtesy: CTV News

Narendra Modi (left); Boris Johnson (right).

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PM Boris Johnson's India Visit To Be Shortened Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will shorten his delayed visit to India on April 26, and limit his travel to Delhi as the COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise. Johnson's visit will now be focused on government meetings and interaction with Indian business leaders. Besides, PM Narendra Modi's meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian has been canceled in order to deal with the COVID crisis.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 03:12 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Britain, Boris Johnson, Narendra Modi, France, foreign Minister, Jean Yves Le

Courtesy: The Hindu

Prince Philip

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Royals Prepare For Prince Philip's Green Funeral With Wool-Made Coffin, Electric Car

The Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Philip's final send-off will feature an electric Land Rover, which he himself helped to design, and a coffin made of wool. The Mirror reports that the funeral will take place on April 17 with only close family members in attendance, because of the pandemic protocols. Besides, only 30 members will be allowed in the televised funeral. Philip passed away at aged 99 on April 9.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 12:01 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Britain, Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, Green Funeral

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Boris Johnson to visit India in the end of April

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British PM Boris Johnson To Visit India In April To Boost Trade Relations

British PM Boris Johnson will be visiting India in April amid the UK's ongoing effort to boost trade relations between the countries. It will be his first major international trip after Britain’s exit from the European Union. Reportedly, Britain aims to zoom in on Indo-Pacific regions as part of its Integrated Review of government policy. Earlier, Johnson was invited to attend India's Republic Day Parade, though he could not come due to COVID… read-more

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Boris Johnson, UK, Britain, trade deals, India-Britain

Courtesy: Indian Express