BRICS: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

New Development Bank to lend 15 Billion USD to boost Economies

The BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting was held virtually recently. Allocation of 15 billion USD for boosting economies and setting up of a vaccine R&D centre were discussed. BRICS BRICS is an economic and political cooperative organisation consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It was established as BRIC (excluding South Africa) in 2009 ..

New Development Bank

The Union Finance Minister attended the 5th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the NDB via video conferencing. About NDB The New Development Bank is a multilateral development bank established by a treaty signed in 2014 (came into force in 2015). It was previously known as BRICS Development Bank. It is headquartered in ..

India improves to 72nd in Global Talent Competitiveness Index

In the recently released 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, India has scaled up to eight places from the previous edition ranking to the 72nd rank. The list was topped by Switzerland, which emerged as the most talent-competitive nation of the world. The second rank was held by the United States followed by Singapore, Sweden, and ..

Russian Foreign Minister advocated for Permanent UNSC seat for India

Participating as a speaker in the ongoing Raisina Dialogue on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov advocated for adequate representation in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) by including India and Brazil as its permanent members. The Minister also said that developing countries like India and Brazil will provide an ..

BRICS Summit very fruitful, says PM

PM Modi said that BRICS was very productive and all BRICS leaders had fruitful dialogues on cementing ties in areas such as trade, innovation, technology, and culture. BRICS Summit was recently held in Brasilia. BRICS comprises five countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Addressing the BRICS Business Council, PM urged BRICS nations ..

BRICS Business Council’s roadmap

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the Heads of States of other BRICS countries participated in the Leaders dialogue with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank. Prime Minister Modi, while addressing the dialogue, also requested BRICS countries and the NDB to join the global Coalition for Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure. The BRICS Business Council created a ..

India and Russia step up cyber security cooperation

India and Russia have stepped up their cyber security cooperation in the backdrop of cyber-attack on Kudankulam nuclear power plant built by global nuclear major Rosatom.  Indian authorities have appraised Russia that necessary steps have been taken to prevent similar incidents in future on the Indo-Russian joint venture. On the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brasilia, ..

11th BRICS summit at Brazil

The 11th BRICS Summit has been scheduled to be held in Brasilia, Brazil, from 13 November 2019. The theme of the BRICS summit this year is “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future.” This will be the sixth time that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating at the BRICS summit. The first BRIC Summit was ..