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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
World

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.

BRICS' New Development Bank to provide Rs 6,000-crore loan to Andhra Pradesh for social infrastructure projects
India

BRICS' New Development Bank to provide Rs 6,000-crore loan to Andhra Pradesh for social infrastructure projects

New Development Bank (NDB) will provide a loan of Rs 6,000 crore to Andhra Pradesh for various social infrastructure projects in the state

Narendra Modi to visit Russia: Reviving New Delhi-Moscow ties key to containing China's hegemony in South Asia
World

Narendra Modi to visit Russia: Reviving New Delhi-Moscow ties key to containing China's hegemony in South Asia

India prominently figures in Russia’s geopolitical schemes as part of Russia-India-China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Xi Jinping at G20 Summit in Osaka: Chinese president to meet Narendra Modi, Donald Trump amid heightened trade tensions
World

Xi Jinping at G20 Summit in Osaka: Chinese president to meet Narendra Modi, Donald Trump amid heightened trade tensions

Xi is due to meet Modi during an informal summit of the leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and RIC (Russia, India, China) on the sidelines of the 28-29 June event.

G20 Summit: Narendra Modi to hold 10 bilateral meetings on sidelines; talks expected with France, Japan, BRICS leaders
India

G20 Summit: Narendra Modi to hold 10 bilateral meetings on sidelines; talks expected with France, Japan, BRICS leaders

Modi will attend the G20 summit being held at Osaka from 28 to 29 June and is likely to raise the issues of energy security, countering terrorism and return of economic fugitives.

Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0: Ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar becomes first career diplomat to be appointed as External Affairs minister
Politics

Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0: Ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar becomes first career diplomat to be appointed as External Affairs minister

Former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was given charge of the new External Affairs ministry in the new Modi Government on Friday, the first career diplomat to handle the key portfolio

World Health Day 2019: Access, quality of care ranks India among lowest globally
India

World Health Day 2019: Access, quality of care ranks India among lowest globally

India improved its ranking on a global healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index from 153 in 1990 to 145 in 2016, yet ranks lower than Bangladesh & Sudan.