Current Affairs

Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Current context: The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting took place on 26th July 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs
  • India was represented by Gen (retd) VK Singh who at the meeting who is the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways.
  • A common understanding was made to further deepen BRICS three-pillar-driven cooperation in the areas of security, peace, economy and people-to-people exchanges.
  • Reaffirmation to the commitment to upholding the international law was made along with advance sustainable development and protection of human rights and freedom.
  • They decided to make a dedicated effort to prevent the financing of terrorist networks and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
  • BRICS is an informal grouping of five major emerging national economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa formed in 2006.
  • Originally the first four countries were grouped as "BRIC" (or "the BRICs"), and after the induction of South Africa in 2010 it became BRICS.
  • BRICS countries represent 41% of the global population and contribute about 23% of the gross world product.

Question: 

Q.1 Which is the last country to become a member of BRICS in 2010?
a. Srilanka
b. South Africa
c. Seychelles
d. Saudi Arabia
Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs Reviewed by Neha Verma on July 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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