Draupadi Murmu, the President of India, arrived in London, to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, on September 18. During the visit, Murmu will attend the lying-in-state-of Queen's coffin at the Palace of Westminster, and sign a condolence book on behalf of the Indian Government. Furthermore, Draupadi Murmu will be attending a reception host by the newly named king of England, King Charles III.
King Charles III addressed the nation after the demise of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 9. In his address, Charles III, the King of Britain said, "To my darling mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late papa, I want simply to say this- Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations".
India will be the third largest economy nation by 2030, analysed economists. Recently, India overtook the United Kingdom as the fifth largest economy in the world, and if continues will be in the third position. Arvind Virmani, the Chief Economic Advisor said, "India is moving up the power scale". Furthermore, with this progress in economy, this is the second time India has beaten the UK, the first being in 2019.
According to a media report on August 26, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is set to undertake the traditional ceremony to select a newly elected leader as the country's prime minister at her Balmoral Castle estate in Scotland. According to "The Sun," she has secret arrangements to meet with the two contestants in Scotland. It would be the first time that a parliamentary election took place outside of London or Windsor.
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Jill Scott, England's great midfielder, has announced her retirement from the game after serving the country. Scott leaves on a high note, having won the Women's Euro 2022 championship as the second-most capped English women's footballer, trailing only Fara Williams, her former colleague. She played in 161 matches for her country,… read-more
Manchester United defeated Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on August 22. After a humiliating 4-0 loss to Brentford last weekend, United rebounded in style by defeating Liverpool to capture their first win of the season. United is currently 14th in the table with three points and will play Southampton next on… read-more
UPI users will soon be able to perform transactions in the United Kingdom. National Payments Corporation of India, organization behind UPI, has teamed with PayXpert, UK-based payment solutions provider, to boost the acceptability of UPI's payment solutions in the UK. Through this collaboration, UK will be capable of accepting payments made in person using Indian payment systems, beginning with QR code payments and subsequently adding support… read-more
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In London’s Southwark, a fire broke out under the railway arches on Union street, on August 17, informed London Fire Brigade. The footage of the incident was shared on social media, in which a thick column of smoke can be seen rising above the capital city. Reportedly, around 70 firefighters and over 10 fire engines were deployed to douse the fire.
United Kingdom heatwave is likely to stop on August 15, according to Met Office forecasts. Except for the north of Scotland, the Met Office has issued yellow alerts for thunderstorms until August 16. The Met Office predicts that rain will fall on the ground and flow off, perhaps causing flash floods. The unexpected shift in weather is caused by a change in air pressure, Dan Stroud, Met Office meteorologist stated.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is leading the race to replace Boris Johnson as UK's next Prime Minister. Of the two contenders, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, Truss is heading the race by 90%, confirmed a local survey by Smarkets. Notably, released on August 1, the chances of Liz Truss has 90.0% winning chances. The leadership race was triggered after Johnson was forced to step down on July 7.
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