From Great Powers to Asia – India is raising its diplomatic game

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: IE  Context: The Indian PM’s decision to stop in Cairo (Egypt) on his way back from Washington and Abu Dhabi (UAE) as he came home from Paris suggests India is looking for greater engagement in Africa, Asia and the waters (Indo-Pacific) that connect them.   Other similar …

India and BRICS

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: TOI  Context: 19 nations including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Algeria, Egypt, Bahrain, and Iran have expressed interest in joining the emerging-markets bloc of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa).   About BRICS:   Importance of BRICS for India:     Challenges for BRICS:   Way forward …

The BRICS are at a turbulent crossroads as renewed great power competition intersects with countervailing tendencies in the emerging multipolar arena. Analyse. What course corrections are required to ensure deeper collaboration among the BRICS nations?

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. The BRICS are at a turbulent crossroads as renewed great power competition intersects with countervailing tendencies in the emerging multipolar arena. Analyse. What course corrections are required to ensure deeper collaboration among the BRICS nations? (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough …

Insights into Editorial: Building peace and prosperity with strong BRICS

    Context: As an old Chinese saying goes, nothing can separate people with common goals and ideals; not even mountains and seas. Sixteen years after its creation, BRICS has become an important platform for win-win cooperation among China, India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa, and a significant force for the evolution of international order, …

BRICS faces challenges arising from bilateral differences and diverse political systems. Discuss as to how broad vision of global issues and ideas of shared prosperity can help them achieve collective goals.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4. BRICS faces challenges arising from bilateral differences and diverse political systems. Discuss as to how broad vision of global issues and ideas of shared prosperity can help them achieve collective goals. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Chinese President …

India’s engagement with BRICS demonstrates that it retains strategic autonomy and engages with all major powers irrespective of incongruences. However, BRICS countries need greater connectivity and more inter-grouping trade to claim their rightful space global economic order urgently. Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. India’s engagement with BRICS demonstrates that it retains strategic autonomy and engages with all major powers irrespective of incongruences. However, BRICS countries need greater connectivity and more inter-grouping trade to claim their rightful space global economic order urgently. Analyse. (250 …

BRICS Countries:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions.   Context: India has agreed to attend a virtual summit of leaders of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa grouping, likely to be held at the end of June. India hosted last year’s BRICS summit, which was also held virtually, and attended by the five leaders. This is the first …

BRICS:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions.   Context: Leading media groups from the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have put together a three-month long training programme for journalists. The programme was an initiative of the BRICS Media Forum.   About the BRICS Media Forum: The Forum was established …

Insights into Editorial: It’s time to build BRICS better

  Context: The 13th BRICS summit is set to be held on September 9 in digital format under India’s chairmanship. This plurilateral grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is chaired by turn. India held the chair in 2012 and 2016 too. BRICS is emerging as a new and promising political-diplomatic entity with …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TAKEAWAYS FROM BRICS SUMMIT

    Introduction: Asserting that terrorism is the “biggest problem” facing the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there was a need to ensure that countries supporting and assisting terrorists are held guilty, in an oblique reference to Pakistan. Addressing the summit of the five-nation grouping BRICS via video-conferencing, the prime minister also said there …