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.London, UK
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive to visit the workshop of Scott Woyka, ahead of the G7 summit. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • In private messages, PM Johnson appeared to slam the health minister's 'hopeless' handling of the pandemic
  • The messages were exchanged with former chief aide Dominic Cummings, who posted them online
  • Johnson has total confidence in Hancock, his spokesperson said

.Bangor, UK
Owen Hurcum became the mayor of Bangor in May 2021. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@OwenJHurcum)

  • Hurcum said that they were hugely humbled to represent their community
  • They were born in London but moved to Bangor 
  • They were appointed deputy mayor of Bangor in 2019

.London, UK
Previous analysis indicated that one dose of vaccine is 17 percent less effective in preventing a person developing symptoms from the Delta variant than the Alpha one. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases
  • With a double dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca shot, the rate was 92 percent, Public Health England said
  • The public health body looked at 14,019 cases of the new variant in England between April 12 and June 4

.Cornwall, UK
The UK has hosted G7 six times since its formation in the 1970s, starting with the third meeting in 1977, hosted by Prime Minister James Callaghan. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@10DowningStreet)

  • The UK has hosted G7 six times since its formation in the 1970s
  • The first G7 meeting took in France's Rambouillet
  • The G7 was originally established for the leading democracies in the world to discuss the global economy

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
British PM Boris Johnson (right) greets Canadian PM Justin Trudeau during the G7 meeting in UK. (Photo Credits: AP/PTI)

  • The G7 is an informal group of seven countries
  • Unlike NATO, tit has no legal status, no permanent secretariat, and no recognised members
  • The G7 traces its origins to a 1975 conference of the existing G7 nations, except Canada

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, received her coronavirus recently (AP/PTI)

  • The British government said the new Delta coronavirus variant is 60% more transmissible in households
  • The Delta variant, which first emerged in India, has caused a rise in COVID cases in the UK
  • The government said this suggested the vaccination programme is mitigating the impact of the Delta variant

.Cornwall, UK
(Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • World leaders of countries like UK, US will be attending the summit
  • The hotel is located adjascent to the venue of the G7 summit
  • Germany's security staff was residing in the hotel

.Cornwall, UK
The G7 summit is a three day event being hosted in Cornwall, UK. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@G7)

  • The doses will be provided based on a sharing and financing scheme
  • UK will donate atleast 100 million vaccine doses
  • Around 80% of the doses will be diverted towards the Covax scheme

.London, UK
Nick Rockwell of US-based tech firm Fastly said in a blog post that the outage was "broad and severe". (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The websites of UK government and several international media houses were down on Tuesday
  • The outage was caused by a "customer configuration change" which triggered a "bug" in a key delivery network
  • It took some 49 minutes to restore most of the impacted sites

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
(Representational/ Unsplash)

Several popular websites, including BBC, New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, Stack Overflow, GitHub, gov.uk, faced a major outage on Tuesday