6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum

Published on October 29, 2020
Current Context: The 6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum was conducted virtually under the chairmanship of Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of Russian Parliament.
6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum
  • The forum was held under the theme: ‘BRICS partnership in the interest of global stability, general safety and innovation growth: Parliamentary dimension’.
  • From India, the forum was represented and addressed by Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla.
  • Also from India, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilisers, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi participated in the forum. 
  • The BRICS Parliamentary Forum is an effective platform which allows having inter-parliamentary dialogue and parliamentary diplomacy among BRICS nations. This helps to strengthen the roles of Parliament in addressing global issues.
  • Om Birla addressed the forum to intensify the collaborative fight against terrorism and highlighted to immediately stop funding for terrorist activities.
  • He also focused his opinion on the ongoing pandemic state in every nation and motivated that the pandemic will not lead to a halt in progress in achieving Agenda of 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals.
  • He also highlighted initiatives taken by GOI to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The points discussed in 6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum were: (a)Improvement in standards and quality of life of people of BRICS Nations (b) Adopting legislative initiatives to improve health care systems and mechanism (c) Issues of social protection and economic recovery in the pandemic state (d) Strengthening parliamentary cooperation with BRICS nations.
  • Also, the Draft BRICS Counter-Terrorism Strategy was agreed in the forum.
  • Static Part: 
    • BRICS Chairmanship for 2020: Russia

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following represented India in 6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum which was held virtually?
a. Om Birla
b. Kanimozhi Karunanidhi
c. Venkaiah Naidu
d. Both (a) and (b)
e. Both (a) and (c)

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