United Kingdom (UK) Current Affairs - 2019

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UNGA resolution demands UK withdrawal from Chagos Archipelago

The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) passed a non-binding resolution asking United Kingdom (UK) to return Chagos Archipelago in Indian Ocean to Mauritius. Key Highlights Background: On February 2019 International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of separation of Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 when latter was a Read More…

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Iran announces Partial Withdrawal from JCPOA

Iran announced it will pull out of some commitments under 2015 international nuclear agreement signed with world powers, called Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA). About Iran’s Partial Withdrawal In a move of partial withdrawal from JCPOA Iran will pull out of some commitments such as: It will stop suppressing its stocks of enriched uranium Read More…

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UK Elects its First Female Sikh and First Turban Wearing Sikh as MPs

In a first Preet Kaur Gill has become the first Sikh to be elected to the British Parliament’s House of Commons. Similarly, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has become the first turban-wearing Sikh to be elected to the House of Commons. In a first, the House of Commons will have a record 12 Indian-origin MPs, which will be two more than Read More…

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Explained: UK Elections

The following are the characteristic features of the elections conducted in the UK: Britain is a parliamentary democracy. The government should have the support of a majority of lawmakers in the elected lower chamber of parliament, the House of Commons. Thus, the national election is the election for the House of Commons. Voters will elect a member Read More…

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Times Rich List 2017: Three out of Four Wealthiest in Britain are Indians

As per the Times Rich List 2017, three India-born citizens are among top 5 richest people in Britain. The 29th edition of the Sunday Times Rich List’ released the names of UK’s 1000 wealthiest people including 40 Indian-born citizens. Hinduja Brothers Srichand and Gopichand have topped the list to become the top of 134 billionaires Read More…

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MP’s in UK vote to legalise three-person babies using Mitochondrial Donation Technique

Members of Parliament (MPs) in United Kingdom (UK) have voted to legalise law for creation of three-parent IVF designer babies using Mitochondrial Donation Technique. In this regard, MPs in House of Commons during free vote, voted in favour of amendment bill to amend Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, 1990 by 382 to 128 votes. With Read More…

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First successful organ donation from newborn takes place in UK

Doctors from United Kingdom (UK) have carried out the first successful organ donation from a newborn baby. It is considered as a milestone in neonatal care after donor’s kidneys and liver were used to save the lives of two patients. Successful organ donation involved Kidneys, which were transplanted into a patient with renal failure. Liver Read More…

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