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BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in China 2017

BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet

Question: Where did the BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet take place recently?
(a) Shanghai
(b) Nanjing
(c) Beijing
(d) Chonqging
Answer- (d)
Related facts:

  • BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet took place at Chonqging, China on July 26-27, 2017.
  • China is the chair for the BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet for the year 2017.
  • The delegation of BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa participated in this two-day meeting.
  • Indian delegation was led by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment.
  • The meeting concluded with the adoption of the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration by the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers.
  • The Declaration covered a variety of areas that are of critical importance to all BRICS countries and called upon strengthening collaboration and cooperation on these through appropriate institutionalisation.
  • These areas consisted of : “Governance in the Future of Work”, “Skills for development in BRICS”, “Universal and sustainable social security systems”, “BRICS Network of Labour Research Institutions”, “BRICS Social Security Cooperation Framework” and “BRICS entrepreneurship research”.

Reference:
https://twitter.com/LabourMinistry/status/890425578226163713
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169120
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-07/27/c_136477755.htm
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=66266
http://www.ilo.org/beijing/information-resources/public-information/WCMS_565867/lang–en/index.htm?utm_content=buffer54c02&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm

BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in China 2017

7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers

Question:The 7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held on August 1-2, 2017, in …
(a) Nanjing
(b) Shanghai
(c) Beijing
(d) Guangzhou
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • The 7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held in Shanghai, China on August 1-2, 2017.
  • The meeting was presided over by Mr. Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce from China.
  • A six-member Indian delegation was led by Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • The other delegations were represented by Mr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry (South Africa), Mr. Marcelo Maia Tavares de Araujo, Secretary of Commerce and Services of Ministry of Industry (Brazil) and Mr. Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development (Russia).
  • The Ministers adopted the following documents at the conclusion of the meeting:
  • 7th BRICS Trade Ministers’ Joint Statement.
  • BRICS Trade in Services Cooperation Roadmap.
  • BRICS E-Commerce Cooperation Initiative.
  • BRICS IPR Cooperation Guidelines.
  • Framework on strengthening the Economic and Technical Cooperation of BRICS Countries.
  • Terms of Reference (ToR) of BRICS Model E-Port Network.
  • Outlines for BRICS Investment Facilitation.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169426
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/01/c_136491453.htm
https://www.facebook.com/cgishanghai/posts/1941792586082948

US House passes Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions bill

Sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea

Question- Against which of the following countries has the United States imposed sanctions?
(a) China, Pakistan, Russia
(b) Russia, Iran, North Korea
(c) Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
(d) Palestine, Qatar, Iraq
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • On August 02, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law new sanctions against Iran, North Korea, and Russia.
  • The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill to this effect by 419-3 and the senate passed this bill by 98-2.
  • This step has been taken in response to Russia’s alleged intervention in the US Presidential election 2016, and Iran and North Korea’s nuclear programs.
  • According to this bill, the House will have the power to cancel any decision taken by the President.

Related Links:-
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/25/politics/iran-sanctions-bill/index.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN1AI1Y4?il=0

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