3 mn read The UK is experiencing its longest heatwave for seven years, with temperatures in the capital rising to an astonishing 31.5 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and a whooping 32 C in Suffolk. The heatwave has prompted health officials to issue warnings and advice on how to stay safe while the weather remains hot and dry.
3 mn read India is emerging as a Start up Hub. In 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Index by Startup Blink ranked India 20th among 100 other countries on the list. Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru featured in top 20 cities globally for the same. The country’s position has improved from 81 to 48 in the Global Innovation Index 2020, which points to India’s developing potential. India’s performance in tech sector has been boosted up because of ‘Digital India’ campaign launched by Indian administration in 2015. Startups are adapting digital mode and providing online to Indians. Online shopping platforms to food platforms, entertainment to medical facilities, has changed the lifestyle of Indians.
3 mn read Rishi Sunak is expected to announce his spring statement soon. The statement concerns the second anniversary of the previous Covid-19 lockdown. The statement by the Exchequer Chancellor comes at a time when the British economy is healing from the adverse effects of Covid-19 and the new war in Ukraine.
2 mn read In the recent years, Russia has been seen as a growing threat to the United States. President Trump has been trying to improve America’s position on the world stage. But Joe Biden was in charge of this position when Russia invaded Ukraine and Crimea; he did not take any action against it.
4 mn read The UK’s Bar Council, a body of barristers, warned the UK government on Tuesday that it risks “criminalising annoying speech” in the Policing Bill which is currently being pushed through Parliament. The Bar Council continued, saying that its proposals for “harassment in a public place” would make annoying speech a criminal offence.
4 mn read The Holyrood election is fast approaching, with less than a week to go until Scots take to the ballot box. The sixth Scottish Parliament elections have been long-awaited, fought with lockdown and distancing between candidates and voters. But this election is more decisive than just seeing whether Nicola Sturgeon can hold onto the reins of power, however; this election may be decisive for the Scottish independence movement too. Eat News spoke to Sir John Curtice, British political scientist, Senior research fellow, and pollster, to learn more about the election and the future for Scotland in the UK.
3 mn read Last week, a global summit on climate change, organised by the UK, saw 35 countries come together to discuss, in the run-up to the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in November. But while an invitation was extended to China, its absence was clear. The UK’s ignored invite has been the latest stab in the political joust over human rights in recent weeks. Tim Summers, former British consulate-general in Hong Kong, said: “The tit-for-tat sanctions…have clearly damaged the UK-China relationship.”
4 mn read 1.5 million young women have lost income since the pandemic began in the UK, with working mothers paying a “particularly high price”, charity Young Women’s Trust told Eat News. More than a third of women who are single parents said they had skipped meals to just make ends meet, research by the UK-based women’s charity found.