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Portugal President visits India

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of Portugal recently arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit. He has been the President of the European country since 2016. He made his first visit to India along with some important delegates of the country. During his visit, India and Portugal signed as many as 14 agreements ..

Port Authority of India signed MoU to explore ties with Thailand

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) and the ports of Visakhapatnam, Kolkata and Chennai signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)s to increase export and import trade through cargo handling. The MoU was signed at the recently concluded Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sector Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) . This will help in strengthening bilateral ties ..

Government extends Visa-on- Arrival facility to UAE

The Indian government has extended Visa-on Arrival facility to nationals of United Arab Emirates with effect from November 16, 2019. This facility will help in strengthening people-to-people and trade links, as well as the strategic ties between the two countries. This facility will be available for a period of up to 60 days with double ..

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, ..

Brasilia will hold 11th BRICS Summit

On November 13-14, 2019, Brasilia will host the 11th BRICS Summit. BRICS brings together five major world economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, which comprise 42 per cent of the world population, contribute to 23 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product and around 17 per cent of the share in world ..

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 ..