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Mahatma Gandhi on UK coinage only the start

2020-08-04T12:14:41+00:00August 4th, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

It was in October 2019 that the UK’s Royal Mint was tasked with exploring how Mahatma Gandhi can be honoured with a commemorative coin to mark his 150th birth anniversary year. And, that mission has once again hit the headlines as a new campaign to promote more ethnic minority figures on British coinage received the backing of UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.

Global Indians in the running for new Service to the Nation set of UK coins

2020-07-30T08:57:55+00:00July 29th, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

Noor Inayat Khan, the first Indian-origin World War II spy for Britain, and Khudadad Khan, the first soldier of the British Indian Army to become the recipient of the prestigious Victoria Cross – the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to British and Commonwealth forces, are among those in the running for a new series of commemorative coins.

Weighing up the racial bias behind Covid-19 impact

2020-07-30T09:02:12+00:00July 28th, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

Just as the UK government unleashes a war on obesity with its new “Better Health” campaign, a group of Global Indian doctors warn that an inherent racial bias in medical research and practice could be exacerbating the disproportionately severe impact of Covid-19 among ethnic minorities and call for an urgent rethink on what constitutes “healthy weight”.