BRICS Current Affairs - 2020

BRICS NSA Summit: Key Facts

On September 17, 2020, the BRICS high representatives on national security met virtually.  The meet was chaired by Russia.  Highlights The national security advisors of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa discussed issues related to security and cooperation among BRICS countries.  During the meet, the countries exchanged their views on biosafety, cyber security, International Security, Counter Terrorism. Significance The National Security Read More…

India attends BRICS Culture Ministers Meet

On September 4, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel attended the 5th BRICS Culture Ministers Meet. It was held under the chairmanship of the Russian Federation. Highlights During the meet, India proposed the following To explore options of hosting Digital Online Exhibition. To extend full cooperation of Read More…

India attends BIMSTEC meet

On September 2, 2020, India attended BIMSTEC meet and discussed ways to expand cooperation among its member countries. It further discussed ways to expand cooperation to deal with the current COVID-19 challenges. Background The grouping accounts to 22% of global population. It has a combined Gross Domestic Product of 2.8 trillion USD. India has been Read More…

BRICS Industry Ministers Video Meeting in 5G and AI

The Industrial Ministers of BRICS countries attended video meeting on 5G, industrial internet and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights During the meet, China urged the BRICS countries to strengthen cooperation on digital transformation. China also highlighted that BRICS countries should cooperate to promote economic survey, resume work and production, guarantee medical supplies and promote economic development. According Read More…

BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group held

The fourth session of Anti-Drug Working Group was held virtually. All the member countries of the group such as India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa participated in the session. Highlights The group reaffirmed their commitments towards the Anti-Drug Conventions. The meeting focused on misuse of technologies for drug trafficking. During the meet India stressed Read More…