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.

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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.

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.

#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 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.

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.

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.

Modi meets Myanmar's president, discuss steps to deepen "historical relationship"

06 Sep 2017

Modi meets Myanmar's president, discuss steps to deepen "historical relationship"

PM Narendra Modi discussed steps to deepen the "historical relationship" between India and Myanmar when he called on President Htin Kyaw during his maiden bilateral visit to the country.

Putin: World approaching "global catastrophe" over North Korea

05 Sep 2017

Putin: World approaching "global catastrophe" over North Korea

Speaking at the closure of the BRICS summit in Beijing, which hosted the leaders of Brazil, India, China, and South Africa, Russian leader Vladimir Putin condemned North Korea's nuclear tests and warned the world of an approaching "global catastrophe".

India claims crucial diplomatic wins during eventful BRICS Summit

05 Sep 2017

India claims crucial diplomatic wins during eventful BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has departed from China to Myanmar after an eventful BRICS summit.

Modi-Xi meet: India-China reaffirm that 'differences will not become disputes'

05 Sep 2017

Modi-Xi meet: India-China reaffirm that 'differences will not become disputes'

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for pushing Sino-Indian relations on the "right track" during his meeting with Indian PM Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China.

China dodges question on JeM chief Azhar despite BRICS declaration

05 Sep 2017

China dodges question on JeM chief Azhar despite BRICS declaration

On Monday, a BRICS joint declaration condemned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) among other Pakistan-based terrorist groups.

BRICS leaders condemn Pak-based terror groups, pass declaration against terrorism

04 Sep 2017

BRICS leaders condemn Pak-based terror groups, pass declaration against terrorism

The leaders attending the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, have passed a joint declaration condemning "terrorism in all its forms."

BRICS Summit 2017: What's on PM Modi's agenda?

03 Sep 2017

BRICS Summit 2017: What's on PM Modi's agenda?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving for Xiamen, China today to attend the 9th BRICS summit. He is expected to raise terrorism as a major issue.

China tells India not to raise Pakistan terror at BRICS

01 Sep 2017

China tells India not to raise Pakistan terror at BRICS

China has indicated that it would object any discussion during the upcoming BRICS summit about the safe havens provided by Pakistan to terrorist groups.

Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis

29 Aug 2017

Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis

The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Doklam came to an end yesterday, with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.

Can Ajit Doval work his magic to resolve Sikkim standoff?

28 Jul 2017

Can Ajit Doval work his magic to resolve Sikkim standoff?

As tensions are boiling between India and China over the military standoff in Doklam, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi, on the sidelines of a BRICS security summit in Beijing.

#SikkimStandoff: NSA Doval visits Beijing as China demands Indian withdrawal

27 Jul 2017

#SikkimStandoff: NSA Doval visits Beijing as China demands Indian withdrawal

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has arrived in Beijing, where he will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterparts from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries for a multilateral security meet.