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SAMPRITI’ exercise to be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya

‘SAMPRITI’ is a joint military training exercise between India and Bangladesh. The ninth edition of the exercise – SAMPRITI-IX is set to be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya from February 3 to 16, 2020. The exercise, which is a part of the Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, is annually hosted by both countries alternately. Last year, the exercise ..

UN-SCO cooperation to fight terrorism

At an event on the UN-SCO cooperation on peace, security and stability, Guterres organized on 19 Nov,  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded the counter-terrorism partnership between the world body and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The event was jointly organized by the Russian UN mission and the SCO. The SCO is an intergovernmental international organization, ..

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 ..

‘ICEDASH’ IT initiative launchs as an Ease of Doing Business (EODB) monitoring dashboard of Indian Customs

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has recently launched two new IT Initiatives – ICEDASH and ATITHI – for improved monitoring and pace of customs clearance of imported goods and facilitating arriving international passengers. ICEDASH is an Ease of Doing Business (EODB) monitoring dashboard of the Indian Customs that allows public see and compare import clearance ..