Articles about BRICS

BRICS is the association of five major countries. These major economies are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. South Africa joined the association in 2010. The BRICS nations hold annual summits. These summits are to encourage commercial, political and cultural cooperation. The first summit was hosted by Russia in 2009 and the latest 10th summit was hosted by South Africa in 2018.

India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

10 Sep 2021

India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the "fragility" of the Afghanistan situation is of great concern to India.

China backs India to host BRICS Summit 2021: Details

22 Feb 2021

China backs India to host BRICS Summit 2021: Details

China on Monday expressed its support for India in hosting this year's BRICS summit and said it will work with New Delhi to strengthen the cooperation among the five-member grouping of emerging economies.

Republic Day 2020: Things to know about 71st Republic Day

25 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: Things to know about 71st Republic Day

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

20 Jan 2020

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 to honor the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.

Brazilian President to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020

14 Nov 2019

Brazilian President to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief guest for Republic Day celebrations next year, and the latter has graciously accepted the same.

Union Budget 2019: What India expects from Nirmala Sitharaman

04 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: What India expects from Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to present her first budget on Friday, July 5.

Money in #SwissBanks: UK tops, India down to 74th spot

30 Jun 2019

Money in #SwissBanks: UK tops, India down to 74th spot

Indian money parked in Swiss banks decreased in 2018 and the country's ranking slipped to 74 on the list while the UK retained its top position, showed data released by Swiss National Bank (SNB).

Bonhomie, laughs, and meetings: Here's what happened at G20 Summit

29 Jun 2019

Bonhomie, laughs, and meetings: Here's what happened at G20 Summit

At the G20 Summit which concluded in Japan's Osaka on Saturday, world leaders displayed warmth for one another.

'Kithana acha he Modi', tweets Australian PM; picture goes viral

29 Jun 2019

'Kithana acha he Modi', tweets Australian PM; picture goes viral

At the two-day G20 Summit in Japan, global leaders displayed their friendship towards each other.

India-US have never been closer, says Trump after meeting Modi

28 Jun 2019

India-US have never been closer, says Trump after meeting Modi

The ties between the United States and India have never been better, President Donald Trump said on Friday after meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of G20 summit, being held in Japan's Osaka.

Modi arrives in Japan for G20 summit, to meet Trump

27 Jun 2019

Modi arrives in Japan for G20 summit, to meet Trump

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan for the G20 summit, which is being held in Osaka between June 28 and June 29.

BRICS to focus on counter-terror cooperation as priority area

16 Mar 2019

BRICS to focus on counter-terror cooperation as priority area

BRICS, a bloc of five leading nations including India and China, will discuss counter-terror cooperation as one of its priority areas during its annual summit later this year.

In 2022, India will host its first G20 summit

02 Dec 2018

In 2022, India will host its first G20 summit

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would host the G20 summit in 2022, a year that will mark India's 75th year of Independence.

Ease of Doing Business: India jumps 23-places, now ranks 77

31 Oct 2018

Ease of Doing Business: India jumps 23-places, now ranks 77

In what can be seen as a big achievement of the Modi government, India climbed 23 ranks in the World Bank's latest ease of doing business rankings.

Putin in India: Modi hugs Russian-President, eyes on S-400 missiles-deal

05 Oct 2018

Putin in India: Modi hugs Russian-President, eyes on S-400 missiles-deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is on a two-day visit to India, was welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a hug at his residence on Thursday night.

Sushma Swaraj reaches Moscow to co-chair key bilateral meeting

14 Sep 2018

Sushma Swaraj reaches Moscow to co-chair key bilateral meeting

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached Moscow yesterday on a two-day visit to co-chair key bilateral meeting and talks with Russian leadership to boost "special privileged strategic partnership".

Russia launches math contest to promote education initiatives: Envoy

06 Sep 2018

Russia launches math contest to promote education initiatives: Envoy

In a bid to bring youngsters from India and Russia together, the Russian envoy to India said Thursday that a mathematics contest has been launched to promote Russian education initiatives.

Modi's gift to Rwandan President? 200 local cows!

21 Jul 2018

Modi's gift to Rwandan President? 200 local cows!

PM Narendra Modi has been acknowledged for his thoughtful gifts- Israeli PM Benjamin Netyanahu got sacred plates, former US President Barack Obama got recordings of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech, and former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif received a shawl for his mother.

#MoneyInSwissBanks: India witnesses 50% rise in funds; jumps to 73rd-place

01 Jul 2018

#MoneyInSwissBanks: India witnesses 50% rise in funds; jumps to 73rd-place

India moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens/companies with Swiss banks in 2017, while the UK remains on the top.

PM Modi arrives in Russia for informal summit with Putin

21 May 2018

PM Modi arrives in Russia for informal summit with Putin

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Russian coastal city of Sochi for an informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin where the two leaders are expected to discuss developmental issues and bilateral concerns.

China: Doklam belongs to us; construction activity is legitimate

19 Jan 2018

China: Doklam belongs to us; construction activity is legitimate

In a claim that can have shocking implications, China has claimed that the Doklam area has "always been" under its "effective jurisdiction." Thus, its construction activity is "legitimate." They asked India not to comment on it.

India ranked 30th on WEF global manufacturing index; Japan tops

14 Jan 2018

India ranked 30th on WEF global manufacturing index; Japan tops

The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked India 30th in its global manufacturing index, 25 places behind China, but ahead of BRICS nations Brazil, Russia, and South Africa.

IIT-Bombay, IISc-Bangalore among the top-10 institutions in BRICS University Rankings

23 Nov 2017

IIT-Bombay, IISc-Bangalore among the top-10 institutions in BRICS University Rankings

In a first, the prestigious IIT-Bombay has bagged the 9th position in the list of top 10 universities in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa).

China again blocks UN proposal to sanction JeM chief Azhar

03 Nov 2017

China again blocks UN proposal to sanction JeM chief Azhar

China has once again vetoed a US-backed resolution at the UN Security Council (UNSC) to sanction Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.

China to shield JeM-chief Masood Azhar at UN again?

30 Oct 2017

China to shield JeM-chief Masood Azhar at UN again?

China often stands up for its all-weather friend, Pakistan at the UN and other multilateral forums.

China backs Pakistan's terror record after Tillerson's sharp rebuke

27 Oct 2017

China backs Pakistan's terror record after Tillerson's sharp rebuke

China has praised its all-weather friend Pakistan's "positive efforts" at tackling terrorism.

Putin sends envoy on Afghanistan to India in special outreach

24 Oct 2017

Putin sends envoy on Afghanistan to India in special outreach

Russian President Vladimir Putin's point-man on Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, recently visited New Delhi in a major regional security outreach, the Times of India reported.

Bhutan discusses PLA activity near Doklam with Beijing

15 Oct 2017

Bhutan discusses PLA activity near Doklam with Beijing

Despite ending the Doklam standoff, China has reportedly increased its troop presence close to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

Doklam effect: Army rushes to upgrade infrastructure along the LAC

11 Oct 2017

Doklam effect: Army rushes to upgrade infrastructure along the LAC

Following the Doklam standoff, the Indian Army has rushed to upgrade infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border to prepare for similar encounters.

Chinese envoy: New Delhi, Beijing should build on BRICS consensus

01 Oct 2017

Chinese envoy: New Delhi, Beijing should build on BRICS consensus

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping charted a new course for peaceful bilateral relations while meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in China last month.

Pakistan lobbying UN to declare India a "sponsor of terror"

25 Sep 2017

Pakistan lobbying UN to declare India a "sponsor of terror"

Pakistan is now lobbying the United Nations to designate India as a "state sponsor of terrorism," claimed the country's Express Tribune.

Russia seeks India's cooperation over Afghanistan amid Moscow's Pak outreach

20 Sep 2017

Russia seeks India's cooperation over Afghanistan amid Moscow's Pak outreach

Russia's special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov might visit India soon to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan.

Pakistan will waste time in UNGA by bringing up Kashmir

17 Sep 2017

Pakistan will waste time in UNGA by bringing up Kashmir

With Pakistan plans to raise the issue of Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly, Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the UN, said that Pakistan 'will waste time' with this.

Afghan foreign minister seeks closer bilateral ties during India visit

11 Sep 2017

Afghan foreign minister seeks closer bilateral ties during India visit

Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani arrived in India on Sunday for a three-day visit aimed at advancing the bilateral strategic relationship.

After Doklam, India speeds up border road construction along LAC

11 Sep 2017

After Doklam, India speeds up border road construction along LAC

India is breathing a sigh of relief after concluding the Doklam standoff. However, questions remain on India's preparedness to deal with similar situations in the future.

Days after BRICS declaration, China does about-turn on Pak terror

09 Sep 2017

Days after BRICS declaration, China does about-turn on Pak terror

It's barely been five days since China joined other BRICS countries to condemn Pakistan-based terror groups in a declaration.

Should India be worried about North Korea's H-bomb?

08 Sep 2017

Should India be worried about North Korea's H-bomb?

North Korea recently tested an H-bomb in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, triggering significant international security concerns.

Pakistan finally admits LeT, JeM are based in its territory

07 Sep 2017

Pakistan finally admits LeT, JeM are based in its territory

After years of denial, Pakistan has for the first time admitted that anti-India terrorist outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) operate from its territory.

India should prepare for a two-front war: General Bipin Rawat

07 Sep 2017

India should prepare for a two-front war: General Bipin Rawat

Providing his take on India's persistent threat from China and Pakistan, Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat stated that India should be prepared for a two-front war.

BRICS declaration: Has China shifted its stance on Masood Azhar?

06 Sep 2017

BRICS declaration: Has China shifted its stance on Masood Azhar?

China endorsed a declaration which named Jaish-e-Mohammad along with other Pakistan-based terror groups at the recently concluded BRICS Summit.