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Nirmala Sitharaman leads Indian delegation at G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Washington

In Washington DC, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman led the Indian delegation at G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors as well as the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings on the side-lines of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings. The focus of discussions in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting ..

Prahlad Singh Patel leads Indian delegation at 2019 BRICS Culture Ministers’ meeting in Brazil

Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel participated in 2019 BRICS Culture Ministers’ meetingheld in Curitiba, Brazil. He reaffirmed India’s commitment to contribute towards strengthening bonds between member countries and also proposed to add literature as another field of cooperation between the countries to enhance cooperation in the field of literary ..

India Brazil relations

India and Brazil share multifaceted and close relation. The relationship is bilateral and also plurilateral in several platforms like G – 4, BRICS, G – 20, International Solar Alliance, IBSA and Biofuture platform. The countries also participate jointly in other platforms like WIPO, UNESCO, UN and WTO. Joint Commission Meeting is conducted between the countries. ..

BRICS at G-20

A Joint Statement was released on the BRICS Leaders Informal Meeting which occurred on the sidelines of the G20 Summit ongoing in Osaka, Japan. What the statement contains? The BRICS governments take note of the priorities chosen by Japan for its standard of living, democratic institutions and for the environment. The world economic growth is ..

Suresh Prabhu India’s Sherpa at 14th G20 Summit in Osaka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on 28th and 29th of June 2019. Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will be India’s sherpa at the summit. More than 20 countries will be participating in the G20 Summit. Informal meeting of the BRICS leaders and bilateral meetings with other leaders ..

Benchmarking India s Payment Systems

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report “Benchmarking India s Payment Systems” provides a comparison of the payment ecosystem in India with the payment systems and usage trends in other major countries. Findings of the Report Even though there was robust growth in the volume of retail electronic transactions amid a strong regulatory framework, India ..

Reviving IBSA

IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) had become redundant after South Africa joined BRIC as its fifth member. Now the efforts are made to revive the IBSA. Efforts at Regaining IBSA The eleventh BRICS summit scheduled to be held in Brazil is expected to hold the IBSA summit a day earlier. IBSA Foreign Ministers was ..

T S Tirumurti led Indian delegation at first BRICS Sherpa meeting under Presidency of Brazil

On March 15, the first-ever BRICS Sherpa meeting under the Presidency of Brazil concluded at Curitiba in Brazil. T S Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the MEA, led the Indian delegation at the 2-day meeting. During the meeting, India conveyed its support for the priority areas set out by Brazil, particularly to take forward BRICS ..