Britain Current Affairs - 2020

India surpasses Britain to become world’s sixth-largest economy: Forbes magazine

According to report published in Forbes magazine, India has surpassed its colonial masters United Kingdom to become world’s sixth-largest economy in GDP terms for first time after nearly 150 years. Following the change in the rankings, India’s economy now stands behind the United States, China, Japan, Germany and France. Key Facts India has managed to Read More…

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 British Grand Prix of F1

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton from Great Britain has won the 2016 British Grand Prix title of Formula One. It his overall fourth British Grand Prix title after winning it in 2008, 2014 and 2015. It was also his fourth title of the 2016 season after Monaco Grand Prix (May 2016), Canadian Grand Prix (June 2016) Read More…

Margaret Atwood wins 2016 Pen Pinter Prize

Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood was chosen for the prestigious 2016 Pen Pinter Prize. She will formerly receive the award at a public event scheduled to be held on 13 October 2016 at the British Library. About Margaret Atwood She is best known for her work as a novelist Read More…

Renowned Iraqi-British Architect Zaha Hadid passes away

Renowned Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid passed away due to heart attack. She was 65. She was world’s most famous female architect and was known for her neofuturistic design which was her signature architectural style. She was the first female winner of the top Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004), also known as the Nobel for architecture. Read More…

Three British scientists win 2016 Brain Prize

Three British scientists have won a prestigious 2016 Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize (also known as Brain Prize) for giving vital insight how the human brain remembers, learns and navigates. These scientists are Timothy Bliss: He is a visiting worker at the Crick Institute in London. Graham Collingridge: He is professor of neuroscience in Read More…