BRICS: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-New Development Bank sign 500 million USD agreement

Published: November 19, 2020

On November 19, 2020, India and the New Development Bank signed an agreement of 500 million USD. Under the agreement, the New Development Bank is to lend the funds to implement Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System project. The funds will be used to provide reliable, fast, safe and comfortable public transport system in the ..

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BRICS countries adopt Counter Terrorism Strategy

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, during the 12th BRICS Summit, the members adopted counter terrorism strategy. The main objective of the strategy is to deal with terrorism. Key Highlights The Counter Terrorism Strategy is based on the following principles Respect sovereignty of participating countries Commit to international laws Recognize coordinating role of the United Nations Consider ..

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PM Modi to attend 12th BRICS Summit

Published: November 16, 2020

On November 17, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to attend the 12th BRICS summit that is to be hosted by Russia. The summit is to be held under the theme “Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth”. The BRICS members to participate in the meeting are China, India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa. Key ..

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India attended BRICS Health Ministers Conference

Published: November 12, 2020

India attended the 10th BRICS Health Ministers Conference virtually. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan attended the meeting from the Indian side. While addressing the meeting, the minister highlighted the response strategy of India for COVID-19. He also highlighted the technological innovations by India to fight the pandemic like Aarogya Setu App, ITIHAS ..

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India attends first BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meet

Published: November 10, 2020

On November 10, 2020, India attended first BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meet. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman represented India at the meet. Key Highlights During the meet, the finance ministers observed that BRICS members have delivered significant initiatives in 2020 at G20 Action Plan in response to COVID-19. Also, the leaders highlighted ..

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