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Biometric data of over 1 million people exposed in major breach of banks, UK police
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
In a major breach of biometric systems used by the UK Metropolitan Police, defence contractors, and banks, fingerprint and facial recognition information of more than 1 million people had been left exposed in a publicly accessible database.According to The Guardian, researchers found that the biometric data on Suprema's web-based Biostar 2 platform that controls access to secure facilities, was unprotected and mostly unencrypted.
Boris Johnson, next UK PM, has a Khushwant Singh connection! Find out
Wed, Jul 24, 2019
Significantly, for the relations between India and the UK, Boris Johnson has stressed on how both countries are modern democracies and should work together to promote trade and prosperity.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal comes up with new concept- 'Designed in UK, Made in India'
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
India's service sector will provide the British industries with the technical expertise required.
UK PM May seeks $34 billion boost for education
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering pushing through a 27 billion pound ($34 billion) increase to the education budget in her final weeks in power prompting a clash with the finance ministry, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
UK should be 'cautious' about further minimum wage rises - think tank
Thu, May 30, 2019
Britain should slow the rate at which it increases its minimum wage to avoid the risk of low-paid workers being priced out of a job during the next recession, an anti-poverty think tank said on Thursday.
No 'May' in June! UK Prime Minister Theresa to quit after three years of failure to deliver Brexit
Fri, May 24, 2019
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to resign as a conservative leader but she will continue to serve as the PM until new leadership is chosen.
Bank of England calls for ''super shield'' against cyber attacks
Tue, May 14, 2019
Britain may need to copy the United States in building a "super shield" against catastrophic cyber attacks or major IT glitches that could cripple the finance industry, a senior Bank of England official said on Tuesday.
Ravi Mehta, Indian-origin hedge fund boss, breaks rental record in UK
Wed, May 01, 2019
Ravi Mehta who founded Steadview Capital Management — an India focussed hedge fund company is reportedly paying 250 pounds per square foot as rental for his company's head office at Berkeley Square, London.
UK economy grows as pre-Brexit stockpiling lifts factories
Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Britain`s Brexit-bound economy unexpectedly grew in February, helped by manufacturers rushing to meet orders from clients who are stockpiling goods ahead of the country`s break from the European Union, official data showed.
Brexit extension: Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron ahead of European summit
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
May's request for Brexit extension till June 30 was earlier rejected and EU leaders said they would rather grant a longer extension of about a year, potentially with a break clause if the UK ratifies a deal during that time.
UK no longer preferred spot for Indian investment
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
According to the survey, by legal and consulting firm Baker & McKenzie, Indian business leaders are bullish on investments, but the UK is no longer a target country for them. Indian companies are finding South East Asia as a "new land of opportunity," it said.
Drones shut UK's Gatwick Airport for 2nd day, thousands of passengers stranded
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
The runway of Gatwick Airport, Britain's second-busiest after Heathrow Airport, remains closed since Wednesday night, when two devices were seen flying over the perimeter fence.
UK visa: As Indian students numbers plunge, UK panel makes this clarion call
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
A UK parliamentary group on Tuesday launched a new report into the country's position as an attractive higher education destination and revived calls for a post-study work visa as part of its many recommendations to stem the drop in Indian students choosing British universities over the past eight years.
British regulator fines Facebook over data protection breaches
Thu, Oct 25, 2018
The UK`s Information Commissioner`s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook for failing to protect personal information of at least one million users in the country between 2007 and 2014.
Girl gamers more likely to pursue science, math degrees
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming peers, a study has found.
UK campaign for British Indian WWII spy to be face of new 50-pound note
Thu, Oct 18, 2018
A campaign for British Indian World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan to be featured on a redesigned 50-pound currency note is gaining momentum in the UK.
Going to UK? Get set to be slapped with this massive visa payment
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
The UK government is all set to double the immigration health surcharge (IHS) from December, which will increase the overall visa fees for the citizens, students, professionals and family members from the non-European Union countries, including India.
Optimists make poor business decisions? This is what the study reveals
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
Optimistic thinking is leading people to set up businesses that have no realistic prospect of financial success, according to a study which has found that pessimists are less likely to proceed with unpromising entrepreneurial ventures.
Flying to UK? Just don't land at this airport, it just got voted the 'worst'
Tue, Aug 28, 2018
Are you planning a trip to the United Kingdom? If yes, then this news is just for you. When flying from one place to other, what matters most is the hospitality and facility you receive at the airport. Many times fliers have to wait for long hours at the airport due to flight delays.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit 'mess'
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
Blair himself said it was a "mush", an "incomplete half-in half-out" plan that pleased no one -- and was unlikely to be accepted by Brussels. He noted the inherent dilemma in Brexit -- stay close to the EU to protect trade but forfeit the opportunities of going it alone, or cut ties altogether and risk damage to the economy.