Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 12th BRICS Summit on Tuesday, where he will once again share a platform with Chinese President Xi Jinping. PM Modi and Jinping had earlier on November 10 shared a virtual platform at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit. BRICS is a grouping of five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Besides Modi and Jinping, the three heads who will attend the summit include Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Good News! Centre approves bonus for more than 30 lakh central govt employees, to be transferred via DBT
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the immediate disbursal of Rs 3,737 crore of bonus and non-productivity linked bonus to 30 lakh central government employees within a week, which the government said will boost demand in the festive season. The announcement brings cheer among government employees as uncertainty loomed large over bonus announcement this year, owing to Covid-19 pandemic.
William Todd, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next US ambassador to Pakistan, told the lawmakers that peace in Afghanistan is in both the countries’ best interests, and effective US-Pakistani cooperation is essential to achieve that objective.
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