UK Financial Crisis: PM Truss Calls On Emergency Meeting Days After Financial Market Chaos
Days after the financial market chaos in UK, PM Liz Truss is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting with finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng and Chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) Richard Hughes. According to the UK’s Treasury, the trio will discuss the budget forecast process and economic and fiscal developments since March. Meanwhile, Kwarteng has asked the OBR to submit first draft of economic forecasts on October 7.
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Prince Charles To Become King Of England Following Queen Elizabeth’s Death
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, Charles has become the King of England. The nation is presently mourning its longest reigned monarch, who died at the age of 96. Prince Charles, who is 73-years-old, will be crowned the king in a traditional ceremony dating back to hundreds of years. Charles has his own set of challenges coming up, as Scotland is pressing for independence.
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Level 4 'Red Alert' Issued To Parts Of England Due To 'Extreme Heat'
Britain's Meteorological Department office issued a level 4 'Red Alert' to various parts of England, due to extreme heat. According to the weather forecast, Britain is expected to witness record-breaking high temperatures across the country. In the urban areas, the nights are also expected to be exceptionally warm. As of now, Britain's highest temperature of 38.7°C was recorded on July 25, 2019 in Cambridge University Botanical garden.
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Queen Elizabeth II To Skip National Thanksgiving Of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Queen Elizabeth will be skipping the National Service Thanksgiving, reported Buckingham Palace official, on June 3. As per reports, the reason to skip the platinum jubilee festivities is the discomfort, faced by Queen Elizabeth on the second-day celebration. Notably, Britain is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and 70 years of services to its citizens. Various international leaders and the United States leaders poured… read-more
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Britain Gets Its First Smart Prisons, Details Explained
Britain gets its first smart prison with no bars on windows which was opened on March 4. UK's Department of Justice (DoJ) added this to be the first jail in the country to drive down crime and lead the offenders into training for jobs. The jail has a capacity to hold 1700 prisoners which will include a gym, table tennis, snooker table and a computer tablet.
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Courtesy: The Print
Sex Work Training To Students Will 'Educate' Them: UK University
Durham University in England defended its student union's decision saying the union's idea for the training course to students working in the adult sex work industry will "educate" them about sex work. It also said that the training will help students to learn how to respond if someone discloses about the work. However, the university also clarified that the training doesn't encourage the students to join the industry.
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Courtesy: WION News
Britain Records 42,408 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Death Rate Drops By 4.4%
Britain reported 42,408 fresh Covid-19 cases, and 195 deaths due to the virus, taking its total death tally to 142,533 on November 11. Furthermore, the death rate decreased by 4.4%, while the infection rate fell by 12% in the past one week. However, over 8,000 patients were reported to be admitted to the hospital, at present. Besides, 79% of people aged 12 and more have been fully vaccinated.
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Governments To Aid Countries Affected By Global Warming: COP26
Authorities pressed for an agreement on how to assist vulnerable countries in coping with global warming and recompense for harm already done. They also discussed whether nations can overcome the impasse on climate change payments, on November 8. Britain aimed at setting the pace with new funds of 290 million pounds. "We are aiming for significant change that will… read-more
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Royals Of United Kingdom Attend The Global Premiere Of "No Time to Die"
The members of the British royal family including Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton joined Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, and the cast of “No Time to Die” on the red carpet for the world premiere of the latest Bond film on September 28. After repeated delays due to the pandemic, a spectacular event commemorated the film's premiere. On September 30, the film will be released in UK theatres.
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Courtesy: The Hindu
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.
Tags: Cancer technology, Britain, national health service, galleri test