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After the end of the bipolar structure of world politics in the early 1990s, it became clear that alternative centres of political and economic power could limit America’s dominance. Thus, European Union and ASEAN emerged as forces to reckon with. BRICS has also emerged as a new centre of power on the world stage. The term BRICS refers to Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa. The key objectives of BRICS are primarily to cooperate and distribute mutual economic benefits among its members besides non- interference in the internal policies of each nation and mutual equality. The 11th Conference of BRICS concluded in Brazil in 2019.

(1) Name the political leader who chaired the 11th Conference of BRICS.

a) Leonid Brezhnev

b) Jair Bolsonaro

c) Deodoro da Fonseca

d) Jacob Zuma

(2) Which among the following statements about BRICS is correct?

a) BRICS was founded to promote the welfare of the people of South Asia and to improve their quality of life.

b) BRICS countries respect mutual equality.

c) BRICS was established to create a free Trade Agreement (FTA) for investment, labour and services.

d) The headquarters of the BRICS are at Kathmandu (Nepal).

(3) BRIC turned into BRICS after the inclusion of South Africa in its first meeting in the year _____.

a) 2019

b) 2009

c) 2010

d) 2011

(4) BRICS was founded in 2006 in _____.

a) Brazil

b) India

c) Russia

d) China

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Passage based question —

(1) ----- d —--- Jacob Zuma

(2) ------ b —--- BRICS countries respect mutual equality.

(3) ------ b —-- 2009

(4) ------ c ------ Russia