Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a 2-day visit to Brazil from the 13th of this month to attend the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia, Brazil. The theme of the Summit this year is “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”. This will be the sixth time that Mr Modi participates in the BRICS Summit.
BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.Originally the first four were grouped as “BRIC”, before the induction of South Africa in 2010.
Indian Railways has launched three applications for all-India roll out to strengthen its IT-enabled services. The applications, namely CRS Sanction Management System, Rail-road crossing GAD approval system and TMS for construction aim at beefing up IT-enabled services.
This year, at the Golden Jubilee of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will have the screening of Accessible India Films to promote the creation of inclusive spaces for the differently-abled to access the joy of cinema through Audio Deion.
This unique film section will witness the screening of three films, two in Hindi – Lage Raho Munna Bhai and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and one in Konkani- Questao De Confusao.
India will host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup from 13th to 29th of January. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) India will play host to the men’s tournament.
Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, was conferred the ABLF Global Asian Award, for “powerful individual whose business footprint and commitment to excellence have engaged international interest and attention”. The Asia Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) is backed by the UAE government and currently runs in three forms- talks, awards, and publications.
Public sector Indian Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with Muthoot Microfinance to serve Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) tested its efficiency and preparedness during the Regional Level Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise 2019 (ReSAREX- 19) conducted off the Goa coast.
Arvind Singh, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, took charge as the chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI, which comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country.
Google India has appointed Sanjay Gupta as its new country manager and vice-president of sales and operations for India.
He replaces Rajan Anandan, who left Google to join Sequoia Capital India.
Sahitya Akademi awardee writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen passed away. She is the founder and president of the West Bengal Women Writers’ Association.