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From revamping defence ties to geopolitical issues: What Putin's visit means for India-Russia ties
World

From revamping defence ties to geopolitical issues: What Putin's visit means for India-Russia ties

There have been six telephonic conversations between the two leaders since November 2019, to date apart from virtual meetings for multilateral summits.

How Vladimir Putin’s visit will bring India and Russia closer despite New Delhi’s deepening ties with US
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How Vladimir Putin’s visit will bring India and Russia closer despite New Delhi’s deepening ties with US

Minor differences, which cropped up due to India’s strategic shift and closer alliance with the US, would be put to rest during Vladimir Putin’s Delhi visit

We should stop politicising India’s farm sector as its crisis is far more fundamental and deep-rooted
India

We should stop politicising India’s farm sector as its crisis is far more fundamental and deep-rooted

More than 4 lakh farmers in India have committed suicide between 1995 and 2018 — one of the major cases of agrarian distress in the world

Narendra Modi to chair BRICS summit today: Why regime change in Afghanistan makes meet significant
India

Narendra Modi to chair BRICS summit today: Why regime change in Afghanistan makes meet significant

The virtual meet comes at a time when China and Russia have already established contact with the Taliban dispensation

COVID-19 has exposed need for stronger global supply chains, says South Africa President Ramaphosa
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COVID-19 has exposed need for stronger global supply chains, says South Africa President Ramaphosa

The pandemic has taken an even greater toll on emerging economies already faced with poverty, inequality and underdevelopment, he added.

BRICS Summit: Nations supporting terrorism must be held to account, says Narendra Modi
India

BRICS Summit: Nations supporting terrorism must be held to account, says Narendra Modi

In his address, the prime minister also underlined the need for UN Security Council reform as well as multilateral bodies such as the WTO and the IMF

Escalation in India-China tensions will trigger regional instability in Eurasia, says Russia
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Escalation in India-China tensions will trigger regional instability in Eurasia, says Russia

Russian deputy chief of mission Roman Babushkin said that the tensions between the two Asian powers can be misused by other players in their geo-political purposes

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to attend virtual BRICS summit in November; first meet since Ladakh stand-off
World

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to attend virtual BRICS summit in November; first meet since Ladakh stand-off

Both Modi and Xi have attended all summit meetings of the BRICS in the last few years. The two leaders had held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the summit in Brazil last year.

Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 at cost of Rs 517 crore: Centre tells Parliament
India

Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 at cost of Rs 517 crore: Centre tells Parliament

The prime minister's last trip abroad was to Brazil, in November last year, to attend the BRICS Summit

NSA Ajit Doval attends meet of top security officials from BRICS nations via video-conferencing
India

NSA Ajit Doval attends meet of top security officials from BRICS nations via video-conferencing

At the meeting, the member nations agreed to further expand the dialogue on security issues, and to provide closer coordination among their respective law enforcement agencies

Galwan Valley clash: As India and China seek to iron out differences, Russia could play key role in defusing tensions
World

Galwan Valley clash: As India and China seek to iron out differences, Russia could play key role in defusing tensions

While efforts are still on to further defuse tensions between India and China, Russia appears to be playing a key role in brokering peace.

Coronavirus Outbreak: BRICS' New Development Bank provides $1bn loan to India to fight pandemic
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: BRICS' New Development Bank provides $1bn loan to India to fight pandemic

The New Development Bank of the BRICS countries has fully disbursed USD one billion emergency assistance loan to India to help it contain the spread of COVID-19 and reduce human, social and economic losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic

What happened to Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander, and four other things we learnt from the Lok Sabha Q&A with ISRO
India

What happened to Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander, and four other things we learnt from the Lok Sabha Q&A with ISRO

Singh didn't divulge much specific information on the investigation into the lander's broken communication link or hard-landing.

BRICS is an idea whose time has come and gone; for India, the only benefit is an alternative platform for China outreach
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BRICS is an idea whose time has come and gone; for India, the only benefit is an alternative platform for China outreach

The BRICS Summit returned to Brazil after five years — as per the rotational nature of venues among the five member States — this week (13 and 14 November)

Digital economy: Love of cash hinders govt's objectives; currency in circulation rises 17% to Rs 21 lakh cr post-demonetisation
Business

Digital economy: Love of cash hinders govt's objectives; currency in circulation rises 17% to Rs 21 lakh cr post-demonetisation

The demonetisation got rid of old 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes and Modi said that would boost the country’s digital economy, unearth unaccounted wealth and reduce the use of cash.

Narendra Modi woos business leaders at BRICS; urges them to invest in world's most open, investment friendly economy
Business

Narendra Modi woos business leaders at BRICS; urges them to invest in world's most open, investment friendly economy

Narendra Modi is in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit which will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India's ties with the world's five major economies

Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Sena's plea against Guv's refusal to extend deadline; Modi leaves for BRICS Summit; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: SC to hear Sena's plea against Guv's refusal to extend deadline; Modi leaves for BRICS Summit; day's top stories

Amid the political stalemate in Maharashtra with Uddhav Thackeray entering into talks with Maha-agadhi allies – Nationalist Congress Party and Congress – to back Shiv Sena in forming government, the pre-poll alliance between the BJP and Shiv Sena looks precarious despite both parties formally refusing to call it quits.

Narendra Modi leaves for BRICS summit in Brazil, says focus will be on strengthening counter-terror cooperation, digital economy
World

Narendra Modi leaves for BRICS summit in Brazil, says focus will be on strengthening counter-terror cooperation, digital economy

The BRICS summit will focus on strengthening ties among the world's five major economies in key areas such as digital economy, science and technology, and also build mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday as he left for Brazil to attend the event

QS India University Rankings 2020: IIT Bombay tops for second consecutive year; IISc Bangalore second in list
India

QS India University Rankings 2020: IIT Bombay tops for second consecutive year; IISc Bangalore second in list

The annual university rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds were released on Wednesday and the QS India University Rankings saw several IITs dominating the list.

Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai ahead of 'informal' summit with Xi Jinping; Tamil Nadu governor, CM receive him at airport
India

Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai ahead of 'informal' summit with Xi Jinping; Tamil Nadu governor, CM receive him at airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Chennai to hold the second informal summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping, who is expected to arrive in the city later in the afternoon today.