BRICS Current Affairs

3rd BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet begins in Vishakhapatnam

The third edition of BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet has started in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The three days conference was be inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Union Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Key Facts

  • In this edition of conference the delegates from the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are participating.
  • During the three-day deliberations, they will discuss investments, urbanisation, formation of new cities and others.
  • The conference will also discuss how to increase the productivity, how to make a separate urban finance system and creation of employment opportunities.
  • Based on the discussions and deliberations ‘Vizag Declaration’ will be prepared, which will play a vital role in ministers’ conference of BRICS to be held on October 15 and 16, 2016 in Goa.

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2016 BRICS Wellness Workshop begin in Bengaluru

The first BRICS Wellness Workshop has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka from September 10, 2016. Besides, National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) was also inaugurated.

The four day event has been organized by Union Ministry of AYUSH, in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS).

Key Facts

  • The Workshop is designed to have sessions related to Traditional Systems of Medicine, Trade and Economy. It includes a session on WHO strategy for Traditional Medicine.
  • It also has Wellness and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Wellness indicators for BRICS and Wellness and Tourism among others.
  • The AROGYA Fair is a comprehensive Health and Wellness Fair that aims to showcase strengths of traditional systems and wellness sector in India and BRICS partner countries.
  • The Arogya fair will provide a good exposure for manufacturers and importers of Traditional Medicines and Raw Materials of the BRICS Countries.

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