NRI NEWS – UKMALAYALEE

British Council scholarships for Asian women in STEM: Apply to UK universities by March 2021

LONDON Feb 15: The British Council has launched a STEM scholarship programme with 19 UK universities, to assist women in pursuing their scientific careers. There are now fully-funded scholarships for Southeast Asian women from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
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Departing, arriving or connecting Heathrow airport: Here is step-by-step guides to help you

LONDON Feb 15: Whether you are departing, arriving or connecting, Heathrow airport has published step-by-step guides to help you through your essential travel at Heathrow.com/FlySafe.

Please note that passengers are not permitted to travel for holiday and leisure reasons, and must have a legally permitted reason to travel (such as for work). More information can be found on the Government website.

Air Corridors with certain countries mean you are no longer obliged to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK. To find out which countries are included check the Government website. Otherwise you will need to self-isolate for 14 days – to speed up the process you can pre-register your details with the Government.

Many UK returnees gave wrong or incomplete details, remain untraced in India

NEW DELHI Dec 30: In an ongoing district-level drive to contact and test UK returnees, many untraced cases have been found which furnished wrong or incomplete addresses and details like mobile phone numbers, officials said on Wednesday.
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India to track down everyone arriving from UK over past month: Read Standard Operating Procedure Here

MUMBAI Dec 23 : India plans to track down everyone arriving from Britain over the past month, officials said on Tuesday, hoping to stop a more infectious strain of the coronavirus detected there spreading in a country battling the world’s second highest COVID-19 tally.
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India government for wider consultations before allowing postal ballots for NRIs

NEW DELHI Dec 16: The government is yet to take a decision on allowing the use of postal ballots for eligible overseas Indians to cast their votes as the move will need wider consultations with all stakeholders before a final call is taken, sources said on Tuesday.
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Ethnic minorities less likely to take coronavirus vaccine despite being at much greater, says study

LONDON Dec 16: People from minority ethnic backgrounds or with lower incomes are significantly less likely to take the coronavirus vaccine despite being at much greater risk of the disease, research suggests.
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Keralite in US died after being crushed by airplane equipment at Chicago airport

NEW YORK Dec 16: A 36-year old Indian man working at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport died after being crushed by airplane equipment.
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Foreign doctors, nurses and health professionals in UK given one year visa extension

British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin File Picture. BAPIO fights for cause of foreign doctors in UK

LONDON Nov 23: The UK government has confirmed a further one-year visa extension for foreign doctors and nurses, including from India, whose visas are set to expire before March 31, 2021, as they battle the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.
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Meet Keralite in UK whose translation of S Hareesh’s book “Moustache” secured the prestigious JCB Prize for Literature

By Balagopal

LONDON Nov 24: Jayasree Kalathil has been in the UK for almost two decades working as a researcher, writer and translator. Keralite community would have read so much about Jayasree in the literary world but many wouldn’t have known her as a Keralite living in London. Jayasree was again in the spotlight when the JCB Prize for Literature 2020, India’s most valuable literature prize, was announced this month.
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UK research team comes up with beard covering for doctors and medics from ethnic communities

LONDON Nov 17: A UK research team’s innovative technique to cover a beard, dubbed as the “Singh Thattha”, which enables bearded medics to wear a well-fitting respirator mask while on frontline COVID-19 duties without the need for shaving, has proved effective in initial trials.
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