UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

  • question_answer
    With reference to a grouping of countries known as BRICS, consider the following statements :
    1. The first Summit of BRICS was held in Rio de Janeiro in 2009.
    2. South Africa was the last to join the BRICS grouping.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] BRICS is an acronym for the association of five emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The first summit of the group was held in 2009 in Yekaterinburg, Russia when South Africa was not a member. South Africa was the last member to join the group in 2010 when it became BRICS from BRIG.

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