United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system located in western Europe. It is the 11th largest country in Europe and comprises of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as constituent parts. London, a financial and global hub is the capital of UK.

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AstraZeneca halts coronavirus vaccine trial after volunteer falls ill

09 Sep 2020

AstraZeneca halts coronavirus vaccine trial after volunteer falls ill

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday that it was halting late-stage trials of the coronavirus vaccine, developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, after a volunteer fell ill.

Multiple people stabbed in UK's Birmingham; police declares 'major incident'

06 Sep 2020

Multiple people stabbed in UK's Birmingham; police declares 'major incident'

Multiple stabbings have been reported at the Birmingham city center in the United Kingdom, the police said on Sunday.

Coronavirus: Could this drug be the treatment we're looking for?

23 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Could this drug be the treatment we're looking for?

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the world, the search for a treatment or cure remains on.

Coronavirus: India surpasses UK as COVID-19 cases near 3 lakh

12 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses UK as COVID-19 cases near 3 lakh

India on Thursday recorded over 11,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now reached 2.98 lakh, while the death toll has crossed 8,500.

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

21 May 2020

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

Coronavirus: How European countries are easing the lockdown?

11 May 2020

Coronavirus: How European countries are easing the lockdown?

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Europe has been among the hardest-hit regions in the world.

Coronavirus: UK's PM Boris Johnson hospitalized; Queen Elizabeth addresses nation

06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: UK's PM Boris Johnson hospitalized; Queen Elizabeth addresses nation

Ten days after testing positive for coronavirus, United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital in London, in what was called a "precautionary measure" by a Downing Street spokesperson.

Coronavirus: In locked down UK, normalcy seems 6 months away

30 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: In locked down UK, normalcy seems 6 months away

Last Monday, United Kingdom Prime Minister had imposed strict restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, putting the nation under lockdown.

UK's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, is self-isolating

25 Mar 2020

UK's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, is self-isolating

Prince Charles, the eldest son of United Kingdom's monarch Elizabeth II and the heir apparent to the British throne, has tested positive for the coronavirus, reports said on Wednesday.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

06 Mar 2020

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

A United Kingdom court has accepted as proved the allegations of abduction, torture, and threats against the billionaire ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (70).

Canada will stop paying for Harry and Meghan's security soon

28 Feb 2020

Canada will stop paying for Harry and Meghan's security soon

Canada will no longer pay for Prince Harry and Meghan's security, its government said in a statement on Thursday.

Restoring virginity: How UK doctors profit from young women's fears

13 Jan 2020

Restoring virginity: How UK doctors profit from young women's fears

Doctors in the United Kingdom are profiting off the vulnerabilities of young women by conducting secret "hymen repair" surgeries, an investigation has found.

Prince Harry, Meghan to be punished after Royal Family exit?

10 Jan 2020

Prince Harry, Meghan to be punished after Royal Family exit?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, rocked the British monarchy on Wednesday when they announced stepping back from royal duties.

Amazon Alexa tells user to kill herself for 'greater good'

24 Dec 2019

Amazon Alexa tells user to kill herself for 'greater good'

Recently, a paramedic student in the United Kingdom was left horrified after seeking the help of Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa to study.

British lesbian couple delivers first baby grown in two wombs

05 Dec 2019

British lesbian couple delivers first baby grown in two wombs

A lesbian couple in England has become parents to the first child grown in two wombs.

Britain-EU reach Brexit deal, declares PM Boris Johnson

17 Oct 2019

Britain-EU reach Brexit deal, declares PM Boris Johnson

On Thursday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that a Brexit deal has been negotiated between the UK and the European Union.

Why should you do CIMA after Chartered Accountancy?

02 Oct 2019

Why should you do CIMA after Chartered Accountancy?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

WWE: These superstars are the youngest champions of all-time

08 Sep 2019

WWE: These superstars are the youngest champions of all-time

WWE has created a name for itself in the world of pro-wrestling.

Love learning about world history? Visit these five places

20 Aug 2019

Love learning about world history? Visit these five places

The world has witnessed countless dynasties come and go, innumerable wars, and many rulers.

#CareerBytes: Should you pursue ACCA certification course after completing CA?

12 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Should you pursue ACCA certification course after completing CA?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in India.

Indian-origin doctor, who won Miss England, once faced racial bullying

02 Aug 2019

Indian-origin doctor, who won Miss England, once faced racial bullying

While models often get stereotyped as stupid, Bhasha Mukherjee, the 23-year-old who was crowned Miss England on Thursday, is living proof that they aren't.

Johnson took pay-cut of Rs. 5cr after becoming UK PM

01 Aug 2019

Johnson took pay-cut of Rs. 5cr after becoming UK PM

On July 23, Boris Johnson was appointed the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Interestingly though, for Johnson, the step up from Tory MP to PM was also a £678,853 step down.

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir may settle down in UK

28 Jul 2019

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir may settle down in UK

Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir, who recently announced his retirement from Test cricket, is contemplating to settle down in the United Kingdom.

Wasim Akram humiliated and harassed at Manchester Airport: Details here

24 Jul 2019

Wasim Akram humiliated and harassed at Manchester Airport: Details here

Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram shared a horrific experience which he endured in England.

#CareerBytes: Why should you do CIMA after Chartered Accountancy?

22 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: Why should you do CIMA after Chartered Accountancy?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

Money in #SwissBanks: UK tops, India down to 74th spot

30 Jun 2019

Money in #SwissBanks: UK tops, India down to 74th spot

Indian money parked in Swiss banks decreased in 2018 and the country's ranking slipped to 74 on the list while the UK retained its top position, showed data released by Swiss National Bank (SNB).

Here's when Andy Murray is returning to competitive tennis

05 Jun 2019

Here's when Andy Murray is returning to competitive tennis

British tennis sensation Andy Murray has confirmed that he would be returning to professional and competitive tennis this month.

British tycoon Philip Green charged with touching fitness instructor inappropriately

01 Jun 2019

British tycoon Philip Green charged with touching fitness instructor inappropriately

British retail mogul Sir Philip Green of Arcadia Group has been charged in the US with four counts of misdemeanor after a fitness instructor accused him of touching her inappropriately.

#RoyalBaby: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle blessed with baby boy

06 May 2019

#RoyalBaby: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle blessed with baby boy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their first child into the world on Monday.

Three blasts reported at Tata Steel-plant in UK, two injured

26 Apr 2019

Three blasts reported at Tata Steel-plant in UK, two injured

At least three blasts were reported at the UK's largest Tata Steelworks plant in Port Talbot, injuring two persons, according to a media report.

#NiravModiExtradition: London court rejects fugitive Nirav Modi's second bail plea

29 Mar 2019

#NiravModiExtradition: London court rejects fugitive Nirav Modi's second bail plea

The Westminster Magistrates' Court in London has once again denied bail to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi wanted in the Rs. 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank scam.

UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill

28 Mar 2019

UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill

Theresa May yesterday bowed to mounting pressure from within her own Conservative Party and offered to resign as UK Prime Minister if her MPs agreed to back her twice-defeated Brexit divorce bill to get it over the line in a third parliamentary vote.

World's first 'Vagina Museum' coming soon: Details here

28 Mar 2019

World's first 'Vagina Museum' coming soon: Details here

After a penis museum in Iceland, the world is ready to explore the mysteries of female genitalia.

UK announces new visa plan, expected to attract international students

16 Mar 2019

UK announces new visa plan, expected to attract international students

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government has decided on some new visa plans to attract more international students.

Boy born 'without brain' proves doctors wrong; grows it back

22 Feb 2019

Boy born 'without brain' proves doctors wrong; grows it back

In a miraculous news, a boy who was born with only 2% of his brain is now six years old and has grown back most of his brain, defying what his doctors believed at the time of his birth.

New 'period emoji' is for a greater cause. Here's why

15 Feb 2019

New 'period emoji' is for a greater cause. Here's why

In the era of text messages and smartphones, an emoji is worth a thousand words.

Tudder, the Tinder for cattle where cows 'find' their perfect-match

15 Feb 2019

Tudder, the Tinder for cattle where cows 'find' their perfect-match

Previously, we reported how there is a Tinder-like app for dogs, where people can date a dog before adopting them.

Doctors successfully operate on unborn-baby, put her back in womb

14 Feb 2019

Doctors successfully operate on unborn-baby, put her back in womb

In what can be called a miracle, doctors in the UK operated on an unborn baby in a woman's womb and emerged successful.

14-year-old boy builds online toy empire, earns Rs. 14L/year

05 Feb 2019

14-year-old boy builds online toy empire, earns Rs. 14L/year

E-commerce websites have given rise to many success stories of entrepreneurs, irrespective of their age and gender.

#VijayMallyaExtradition: UK Home Secretary approves Mallya's extradition to India

04 Feb 2019

#VijayMallyaExtradition: UK Home Secretary approves Mallya's extradition to India

The extradition of embattled businessman and fugitive, Vijay Mallya, to India has been formally cleared by the United Kingdom Home Secretary.