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Bandaru Dattatreya leds Indian delegation at 2017 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet

Indian delegation led by Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, participated in the BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet, held on July 26-27, 2017 at Chonqging, China. China is the chair for the BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet for the year 2017. The meeting concluded with the adoption ..

China hosts 2017 BRICS Youth Forum (BYF)

The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum (BYF) has started in Beijing, China on July 25, 2017 to discuss the development of the youth in the countries of the grouping. The theme of 3-day forum is ‘Enhance BRICS Partnership, Promote Youth Development’. The forum gathered 50 youth representatives working as civil servants, scholars, entrepreneurs, artists and journalists ..

India drops to 64th position on Global Innovation Index

India dropped in the Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking of 2012 to 64th position from 62nd in 2011. Lowest among the BRICS nations in the 2012 GII. Nonetheless, the nation ameliorated its position in innovation efficiency from 9th position (just behind China). Country GII Rank Rank in Innovation Efficiency Brazil 58 38 Russia 51 43 ..

India might be 1st BRIC to lose investment rating: S&P

As per the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s India may become the 1st BRIC country to be degraded in investment grade rating. What is the reason that might lead India loose its investment rating? Slow GDP growth and degree of susceptibility to economic shock are reasons behind the possible fall in ratings Rating prospects shows ..

Business & Industry Updates

1. May 1, 2009India’s foreign exchange reserves rose by $631 million for the week ended April 24 to $253.091 billion from $252.460 billion in the previous week.The reserves had dropped by $517 million for the week ended April 17 to $252.460 billion from $252.977 billion in the previous week. 2. May 1, 2009According to an ..