BRICS Current Affairs

3rd BRICS Film Festival held in Durban, South Africa

The third edition of BRICS Film Festival was held in Durban, South Africa, along with the International Durban Film Festival (DIFF). The last day of festival was celebrated as India Country Day followed by Awards and Closing Ceremony. The film gala was aimed at celebrating world-class film productions from BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) with the objective of inspiring more collaboration from these nations.

Key Facts

Newton directed by Amit Masurkar won Best Film and Village Rockstars by Rima Das received Best Actress (Bhanita Das) and Special Jury Award.  The format of BRICS film festival consisted of screening two feature films from each country in competition category and three feature films in non-competition category. Total of 24 films were screened during duration of the festival.

Note: Newton featuring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav in lead roles earlier had won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. It was also India’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at Oscars (90th Academy Awards). Village Rockstars was premiered at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and it had won Best Feature Film Swarna Kamal award at 65th National Film Awards.

Month: Categories: Awards Current Affairs 2018

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Regional Aviation Partnership: Cabinet approves signing of MoU amongst BRICS Nations

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) amongst BRICS Nations (viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation. The objective of MoU is to benefit BRICS countries from establishing of institutional framework to cooperate in field of civil aviation.

Key Facts

The MoU signifies important landmark in civil aviation relations between India and other BRICS member states. It has potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges amongst BRICS Nations. The areas of cooperation under MoU are public policies and best practices in regional services; airport infrastructure management and air navigation services; regional airports; technical cooperation between regulatory agencies; innovation; environment sustainability; deliberation of global initiatives; Qualification and Training and other fields as mutually determined.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018

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