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UK Cabinet reshuffle: 3 Indian-origin MPs make it to Britain Parliament

UK Cabinet reshuffle: 3 Indian-origin MPs make it to Britain Parliament

London, Feb 14 (UNI) Two months after his historic win, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has carried out a reshuffle of ministers in cabinet positions with three Indian-origin MPs as part of Britain's inner political circle.

Rishi Sunak (39), the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Ramarao Narayana Murthy, on Thursday replaced Pakistani-origin Chancellor Sajid Javid as the Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) of the United Kingdom, while Alok Sharma was appointed Business Secretary in the British Cabinet with Priti Patel as the new Home Secretary.

Johnson had appointed Patel as the new Home Secretary last July.

Sajid Javid, who made headlines for being the first British Asian to hold one of the Great Offices of State in the UK, is beleived to have lost to a brutal power struggle with prime minister Boris Johnson and his chief adviser Dominic Cummings over who should control the country’s economy.

The Prime Minister had promised in front of media and public not so long ago that that Sajid Javid would be his chancellor. "I'm going to give you an absolutely categorical assurance I will keep Sajid Javid as my chancellor. I think he's a great guy, and I think he is doing a fantastic job."

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Water makes up 0 25 pc of Jupiter's atmosphere: NASA's Juno mission

19 Feb 2020 | 6:43 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (UNI) According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Juno mission in its first result on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere has found out that water makes up about 0.25 percent of the molecules in Jupiter's atmosphere -- almost three times that of the Sun.

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China revokes press cards of 3 WSJ journalists

19 Feb 2020 | 6:23 PM

Beijing, Feb 19 (UNI) The press cards of three Wall Street Journal journalists who are based in Beijing will be revoked from Wednesday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

"The Chinese people do not welcome media that use racially discriminatory languages and maliciously slander and attack China," Xinhua quoted Geng during an online press briefing.

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Fruit carrying citrus disease found in Australia

Fruit carrying citrus disease found in Australia

19 Feb 2020 | 5:48 PM

Canberra, Feb 19 (UNI) A killer disease capable of devastating Australia's citrus industry was found in the country, biosecurity officials have confirmed, Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment on Wednesday confirmed that officers recently seized fruit items entering Australia with citrus canker.

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No trade deal during Trump India visit

No trade deal during Trump India visit

19 Feb 2020 | 4:42 PM

Washington, Feb 19 (UNI) India and the United States won't sign a trade deal during President Donald Trump's February 24-25 visit to New Delhi.

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Coronavirus: 2,004 died in China's Hubei province

Coronavirus: 2,004 died in China's Hubei province

19 Feb 2020 | 8:56 AM

Tokyo, Feb 19 (UNI) As many as 2,004 people have died from the novel coronavirus disease in the Chinese province of Hubei, the provincial health commission said on Wednesday.

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