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Germany Tightens Travel Restrictions On UK Amid Omicron Scare

Dec 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

In view of the rapid spreading of Omicron variant in UK, Germany's national disease control center, Robert Koch Institute, included United Kingdom's name to the list of 'virus variant areas'.

Omicron Scare: France To Restrict Travel From Britain To Prevent Covid-19 Surge

Dec 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

According to French Prime Minister Jean Castex's statement, in view of the extremely rapid spread of the omicron variant in the UK, the revised measures will take effect from Sarurday.


ASA Bans 7 Crypto Ads In The UK; More Changes Likely On Crypto Bill In India

UK advertisements watchdog has banned seven cryptocurrency adverts by categorising them as "red-alert priority." While ASA may come up with new advert guidance in the UK, the government of India is likely to make more changes in the crypto bill.

UK Warns Russia Of 'Severe' Cost Of Ukraine Incursion At G7

Dec 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Despite facilitating heavy military build-up near the Ukrainian border, Moscow denies having any plans to attack Ukraine and accuses Kyiv of its own allegedly aggressive designs.


Omicron Scare: UK Brings Back Pre-Departure Travel Tests, Bans Arrivals From Nigeria

The shorter window between infection and infectiousness for the Omicron variant increases the efficacy of pre-departure testing, says the latest analysis conducted by the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA).

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26 November, 2021

New Covid-19 Variant: EU Nations Asked To Stop Air Travel From Southern Africa

Deutsche Welle

The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.


04 November, 2021

Mahatma Gandhi To be Commemorated On Special UK Collector's Coin To Mark Diwali

Associated Press (AP)

The round coin, which features India's national flower, the lotus, and a famous quote from Gandhi stating 'My life is my message,' is part of the Royal Mint's collection to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali.


03 November, 2021

COP26: China's Xi Stays Home, India Pledges Carbon Neutrality

Deutsche Welle

India's Narendra Modi pledged a carbon-neutral India by 2070. But President Xi Jinping of China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, skipped attendance. US President Biden called Xi's absence a 'mistake'.


02 November, 2021

Leaders Representing More Than 85% World's Forests Have Committed To End Deforestation: UK

Associated Press (AP)

United Kingdom said that it has garnered support from more than 100 world leaders representing over 85 per cent of the world's forest cover to put an end to deforestation.


02 November, 2021

French President Vs. Australian PM: Emmanuel Macron Attacks Australia's Credibility In Heated Row

Associated Press (AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron said that the Nuclear Submarine Deal Between Australia and UK-US which undercut France was 'bad news for the credibility of Australia.' Australian PM Scott Morrison termed it 'Sledging'


01 November, 2021

I Don't Think But Know: French President Emmanuel Macron On Australian PM's 'Lie' About Submarine Deal

Associated Press (AP)

Answering questions from the reporters at the G-20 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of lying to him while he was secretly negotiating a submarine deal with UK and US.


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29 October, 2021

UK Eases Travel Rules, Takes All Seven Countries Off Virus 'Red List'

Associated Press (AP)

Once the change takes effect on Monday, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer have to stay in a quarantine hotel for 11 nights at a cost of more than 2,000 pounds.


28 October, 2021

Stronger The Drink, Higher The Price: UK Overhauls Liquor Taxes Under Rishi Sunak

Associated Press (AP)

The changes to the tax regime will now take into account a drink's strength as opposed to what type of drink it is and are part of the biggest overhaul in more than 140 years.


27 October, 2021

US Asks UK Court To Permit Extradition Of Julian Assange Of WikiLeaks

Associated Press (AP)

In January, a lower court judge refused an American request to extradite Assange on spying charges over WikiLeaks' publication of secret military documents a decade ago.


24 October, 2021

Diwali 2021: London's Trafalgar Square Decks Up As Indians Celebrate Festival Of Lights

Outlook Web Desk

The Diwali festivities included Indian food, music and decorations. The event included video addresses from political personalities like London Mayor Sadiq Khan among others.


15 October, 2021

EU-UK Talks, Fishing Threat Kick Brexit Back Into High Gear

Associated Press (AP)

The top Brexit negotiators from both sides entered talks again, with troublesome trade issues in Northern Ireland taking centre stage.


11 October, 2021

PM Modi And UK PM Boris Johnson Discuss Travel, Trade, Defense And Climate Change

Outlook Web Desk

In a recent phone call between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of UK, Boris Johnson, the major issue of recognition of 'Indian Vaccine Certification' was raised.


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03 October, 2021

UK Updates Travel Rules For British Travellers To India: All You Need To Know

Outlook Web Desk

The updated travel advisory noted an additional COVID-19 test on day eight and a 10-day mandatory quarantine for all travellers going to India from Britain from Monday.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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