Britain Current Affairs - 2019

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CO2 emissions rose by 2% in 2018: Study

As per a closely-watched review by United Kingdom (UK) based energy giant BP, titled “The BP Statistical Review of World Energy”, the global carbon emissions grew by 2.0% in 2018, the highest rate since 2010-2011. BP is a London based, British multinational oil and gas company. Key Findings of Study The study called that the Read More…

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International Nurse’s Day observed on May 12

International Nurses Day was observed globally on 12 May 2019. It is celebrated every year on birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. About International Nurses Day Background: The first proposal for Nurses Day was made in 1953, by an officer with US Department of Health, Education and Welfare Dorothy Sutherland Read More…

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G D Robert Govender conferred V K Krishna Menon award 2019

G D Robert Govender, an Indian–origin journalist in South Africa was honoured with V K Krishna Menon Award 2019 in United Kingdom for his contribution as pioneer of decolonised journalism. He became first person to be honoured with this award posthumously. The award was given by ‘V K Krishna Menon Institute’ on 123rd birth anniversary Read More…

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced in UK prison

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was sentenced on 1 May 2019 to 50 weeks (about 1 year 1 month) in a British prison for breaching his bail by entering the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Key Facts The 47-year-old Australian national was arrested when Ecuador terminated his asylum on 11th April 2019. He spent about seven years Read More…

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Brexit has cost Britain nearly 2.5% of GDP: Goldman Sachs

A study by the global investment banking, securities and investment management firm, Goldman Sachs has stated that Brexit has cost Britain nearly 2.5% of GDP. Findings of the Study Britain’s economy has lost nearly 2.5 per cent of GDP relative to its growth path prior to the mid-2016 referendum on exiting the European Union (EU) Read More…

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Asian Rich List 2019

Asian Rich List 2019 was released by India’s High Commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam. The list is the compilation of the 101 wealthiest Asians in Britain and highlights exceptional entrepreneurial achievement over the last 12 months. The list was released at the Asian Business Awards. Asian Rich List 2019 London-based NRI industrial tycoons, the Read More…

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OECD Growth Forecasts 2019

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has reduced the world economic growth forecasts for the year 2019. Economic Forecasts of OECD The report notes that trade tensions and political uncertainty, including Brexit and erosion of business and consumer confidence are weighing on the world’s economy thereby contributing to the slowdown. OECD has cut Read More…

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