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7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers

Published on October 25, 2021
Current Context: The 7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers was held through video conferencing.
7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers
  • India was represented by Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan.
  • The meeting was held under India’s current chair of BRICS.
  • At the meeting, Mr. Devusinh Chauhan highlighted that India is committed to bridge the digital divide in India.
  • To attain the objective the country is taking various Telecomm reforms in order to unleash the true potential of the telecom industry.
  • It aims to give major support to telecom service providers in India.
  • He mentioned that PM Narendra Modi has launched a flagship scheme to extend optical fibers to six lakh villages in India which will bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas.
  • The dignitaries at the meeting assured to work coordinately to develop multi-pronged approaches and reference models to have affordable access to communications services and digital technologies in BRICS nations. This will help them to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • They also decided to host the Digital BRICS Forum annually in order to share, adopt the expertise solutions to uplift the communication domain.


Q.1 Who among the following represented India in the 7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers?
a. Devusinh Chauhan
b. Ashwini Vaishnav
c. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
d. Kiren Rijiju
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