TNPSC Current Affairs 2016
1.Much Waited 8th BRICS 2016 Summit has begin today in Goa, India. Brazil, Russia, India , China, South Africa are the members of BRICS.
BRICS is the association of five major emerging national economies in World: Brazil , Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Initially the association has named as BRIC which doesn’t have South Africa. In 2010 South Africa has been added in Group hence it is called BRICS. Russia hosted the first meet. In 2016, India is hosting the Meet in Gao.
Hosting Country and the year
Date of hosting
26-27 March 2013
14-16 July 2014
8-9 July 2015
15-16 October 2016
2. Vice-President Hamid Ansari has starts his four-day visit to Hungary and Algeria.
In Hungary there is substantial and growing Indian Investment.
Algeria has rich Oil, Gas and Phosphatic resources, India sees this visit as opportunity in cooperative ventures. Also there will be Space Collaboration.