BRICS News Digest for the previous week



BRICS News Digest for the previous week

We tell you about what happened in economics, politics, culture, science and education in the countries of the association

BRICS Heads of Space Agencies meet to discuss multilateral projects

UAE, South Africa and China called for co-operation in the field of space

A meeting of the heads of space agencies of the BRICS countries chaired by Russia has started in Moscow.

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi dies in helicopter crash

None of the officials on board survived the helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the country’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian were killed in a helicopter crash.

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Brazil’s literacy rate reaches 93%

Of the 163 million people aged 15 years and older, 151.5 million can read and write

According to the IBGE, there has been an upward trend in literacy rates among people aged 15 and older throughout the censuses.

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China launches graduate job placement campaign

The government platform will host events where students can receive targeted job recommendations

China’s Ministry of Education has announced the launch of a 100-day campaign to promote the employment of university graduates.

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Egypt proposes initiatives to develop the nursing sector

Egyptian Minister of Health and Population stressed the essential role of nurses

Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, emphasised the state’s dedication to creating a plan for the growth of the nursing profession.

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UAE airports serve record number of passengers

Their number grew by 15 per cent in January-March this year


UAE airports welcomed a record 36.5 million passengers in Q1 2024, up 15 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

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Russian Ambassador to Ethiopia characterises African country’s accession to BRICS

The diplomat recalled that this state is among the founders of key international structures

Ethiopia’s accession to BRICS is vivid evidence of the growing role of the African state in the international arena, Russian Ambassador Evgeny Terekhin said.

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Vladimir Putin invites King of Bahrain to BRICS summit in Kazan

The leader of the Middle Eastern state has arrived in Moscow for talks with the Russian leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to attend the BRICS summit in Kazan.

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Saudi Arabia to host space tourism trials soon

This was announced at the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia will soon have the opportunity to make a tourist flight into space. 

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