The 8th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial meeting was held on 13 November 2020 through a virtual platform for Science and Technology cooperation among the member countries, which are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Russian Federation. (Russia is the Chair for 12th BRICS Summit)
The Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan represented the Indian delegation at the meeting
The meeting concluded with the adoption of BRICS STI Declaration 2020.
Bangladeshi teen Sadat Rahman wins International Children’s Peace Prize 2020
Sadat Rahman from Bangladesh has been awarded the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2020.
The award was presented to 17-year-old Sadat by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on 13 November 2020, during a ceremony in the Netherlands. He was selected out of 142 applicants from 42 countries.
He was awarded the prize for his involvement in setting up his social organization and mobile app ‘Cyber Teens’ to stop cyber bullying.
The International Children’s Peace Prize is given annually since 2005 by the International children’s rights organization KidsRights based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The prestigious Prize is annually awarded to a child who has made a special effort to promote children’s rights and better the situation of vulnerable children.
Noted journalist and writer Ravi Belagere passes away
Noted journalist and writer Ravi Belagere passed away at the age of 62 years due to heart attack.
He was from Karnataka. He was famous for writings on the crime world and his column ‘Paapigala Lokadalli’ was very popular.
Chief Minister of Karnataka B S Yediyurappa consoled his death.