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Former UK PM out for Sewa Day on Covid-19 frontline

2020-05-28T11:46:05+00:00May 28th, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

Former UK Prime Minister Theresa May joined Sewa Day’s west London team help deliver care packages to care homes in the local area on behalf of the charity’s younger volunteers. Due to government guidelines on volunteering during the coronavirus lockdown, children have not been able to participate in Sewa Day’s efforts to support keyworkers and the vulnerable at this time. But that only seemed to motivate the youngsters to think of innovative and creative ways to do their bit. Over [...]

Bharat Biotech partners with US university for COVID-19 vaccine

2020-05-25T03:51:38+00:00May 24th, 2020|India Inc Views - India Global Business, News in Brief|

This is the third vaccine the Bharat Biotech is working on using two different platforms. Vaccine innovator Bharat Biotech partnered with Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia to develop its experimental vaccine Coravax against COVID-19 under the accelerated development programme. The new viral-vector vaccine, developed by the university researchers, has recently completed preliminary trials in animal models that shows a strong antibody response in vaccinated mice. This is the third vaccine the Bharat Biotech is working on using two different platforms. [...]

UK’s Big Curry drive to raise funds for India

2020-05-22T11:37:12+00:00May 22nd, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

The concept is an extremely simple one: deploy the UK’s favourite dish for a fundraising drive and get the nation cooking and ordering curries. The British Asian Trust’s “Big Curry Night In” is intended as a fun way to bring a locked down public together to support those most in need in India and across South Asia, and at the same time also help rejuvenate the UK’s local takeaway businesses, struggling through the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. Cook off Richard Hawkes, [...]

Vande Bharat! India embraces the future

2020-05-22T05:52:45+00:00May 21st, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

The migration maths behind the world’s biggest evacuation exercise currently underway can transform several Indian sectors and immensely benefit from the global skillsets that the returning diaspora brings with them. By leveraging those skills, the notional loss of remittances can be more than compensated by the robust post-Covid growth in strategic sectors, making the Indian economy more self-reliant than ever before. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay,” says the Dalai [...]

Priti Patel offers renewed hope to NHS families

2020-05-21T14:15:06+00:00May 21st, 2020|iGLOBAL, News & Views|

The UK Home Office has extended its offer of indefinite leave to remain (ILR), free of charge, to the families and dependants of National Health Service (NHS) support staff and social care workers who die on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.  It marks an important step towards offering some residence certainty to hundreds and is likely to impact many Indian families who have sadly lost loved ones during the crisis. According to a recent Institute of [...]