Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an accord Saturday to set up a $100-billion reserve fund for the so-called BRICS -- the five leading emerging economies that include Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa.
Top judges of BRICS countries on Saturday held their first meeting and called for equitable governance and inclusive growth while asking emerging economies to expand cooperation for sharing experience on judicial reforms.
Around 2,000 experts from over 60 countries would take part in the 14th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) beginning here Wednesday that will showcase India's efforts, including the 'Clean India' drive, organisers said Monday.
In a significant move by BRICS, environment ministers of the five member countries are to meet in Moscow in April to discuss taking forward the proposal for creating a Green Global Fund in cooperation with the World Bank to support initiatives that are environment-friendly.
Moscow may propose at the July summit of the BRICS emerging economies in Russia’s Ufa city creation of a joint manned orbital station with India and China, a document drafted by the expert council at Russia’s military and industrial commission said Tuesday.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have called on the global community to cooperate in efforts to address the threat posed by foreign terrorists, including by preventing their recruitment, movement across borders and cutting their financial support.
Accusing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of "dividing" China and India, a state-run Chinese daily on Sunday said Indo-Japan ties face "huge uncertainty" in view of rise of BRICS and emerging Sino-Indian cooperation.
Expressing concern over "grave instability that is fast seeping across borders" in West Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that remaining mute spectators to countries being torn up can have grave consequences, and called upon countries of BRICS to explore ways to help end the crisis in Iraq.
In a strong endorsement of India, the five-nation BRICS summit has come out with a strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed that there can be no justification for any acts of terror.