BRICS: 2021 vs 2013: About Taper Tantrum and Economy of BRICS nations

Synopsis: The BRICS is better equipped to handle financial turbulence. Now, the focus must be on growth. Introduction: For two years, the focus of the BRICS has largely been on the economic impact of Covid. The BRICS nations are also concerned about when the US Fed will begin to taper its asset purchases again. Read… Continue reading BRICS: 2021 vs 2013: About Taper Tantrum and Economy of BRICS nations

Prime Minister chairs 13th BRICS Summit

What is the news? Indian PM chaired the 13th BRICS Summit, which was held virtually. The Summit stressed the need to prevent Afghanistan from being used as a staging ground for terrorist attacks against other countries, as well as a sanctuary for terrorists. The BRICS nations also collectively adopted the “New Delhi Declaration“. The theme… Continue reading Prime Minister chairs 13th BRICS Summit

Its time to build BRICS better

Source: This post is based on the article “Its time to build BRICS better” published in The Hindu on 1st September 2021. Relevance: To study the importance of BRICS. Synopsis: Although BRICS grouping succeeded up to a point, it now confronts multiple challenges. Context: The 13th BRICS summit is set to be held under India’s… Continue reading Its time to build BRICS better

BRICS Environment Ministers adopt the New Delhi Statement on Environment

Source: PIB  What is the News? BRICS countries have adopted the “New Delhi Statement” at the 7th meeting of the BRICS Environment Ministerial 2021. About New Delhi Statement on Environment: New Delhi Statement on Environment is aimed at furthering the spirit of Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus in Environment among the BRICS Nations. The… Continue reading BRICS Environment Ministers adopt the New Delhi Statement on Environment

BRICS-Agricultural Research Platform operationalized to strengthen cooperation in agricultural research & innovations

Source: PIB (Article 1 and Article 2) What is the News? The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has announced the operationalization of the BRICS Agricultural Research Platform. Note: The platform was established at the 11th meeting of BRICS Agriculture Ministers under the theme BRICS Partnership for Strengthening Agrobiodiversity for Food Security and Nutrition.… Continue reading BRICS-Agricultural Research Platform operationalized to strengthen cooperation in agricultural research & innovations

Land degradation in India hurts farmers and forest dwellers the most

Source: Down to Earth1, Down to Earth2 What is the news? The findings of ISRO’s “Land Degradation and Desertification Atlas” has highlighted that, the impact of desertification in India is not uniform throughout the country. It varies across irrigation system, region etc. Must read: Despite PM Modi’s assurance, land degradation, desertification increasing Impact Based on… Continue reading Land degradation in India hurts farmers and forest dwellers the most

Scientists from four BRICS countries to carry out genomic sequencing and mathematical modelling of the COVID-19 pandemic

Source: PIB What is the News? Indian scientists in partnership with other BRICS countries namely China, Russia and Brazil will carry out the genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2. They will also study epidemiology and mathematical modelling of the Covid-19. What is Genome Sequencing? Genome sequencing is a process of determining the complete DNA sequence of an… Continue reading Scientists from four BRICS countries to carry out genomic sequencing and mathematical modelling of the COVID-19 pandemic

PM to visit Brazil next week for BRICS Summit

News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Brazil from Nov 13-14 to attend an annual summit of BRICS. Facts: About BRICS BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies that have similar economic development. The five countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Brazil is the current… Continue reading PM to visit Brazil next week for BRICS Summit

BRICS countries to work to fix environmental issues faced by their cities

Union minister of environment has attended the 5th BRICS Minister of Environment Meeting held in Sao Paulo,Brazil. The meeting acknowledged the importance of urban environmental management for improving the quality of life in cities.They agreed to work together to resolve the multifaceted environmental issues faced by cities in the five-nation association. The key themes of… Continue reading BRICS countries to work to fix environmental issues faced by their cities

Conflicting views pervade BRICS Ministers’ meeting

The two-day BRICS foreign ministers was held in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. This meeting was held in preparation for the 11th BRICS summit in November,2019. During the meeting,the foreign ministers called on all States to prevent the financing of terrorist networks and terrorist actions from their territories. BRICS nations also said that a comprehensive approach is… Continue reading Conflicting views pervade BRICS Ministers’ meeting