Russia, the chair of the five-nation BRICS, announced on Monday that the annual summit of the bloc will be held on November 17 via video conference.
A statement said that the purpose of the Russian BRICS Chairmanship in 2020 is to contribute to raising living standards and quality of life of our people.
The professor had developed the device along with PhD scholar Joyeeta Chakraborty and some other students.
The 10th meeting of the NSAs of the grouping was attended by China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi and senior security officials from Russia, Brazil and South Africa, officials said.
The reference comes at a time when India and China, the two key members of the bloc, are engaged in a bitter border row for four months in mountainous eastern Ladakh region.
Rijiju said that keeping in mind the SDG for UN Agenda 2030, the central government has taken several initiatives and launched schemes and programmes.
The anti-narcotics agencies of this multi-nation grouping also discussed steps to curb increased instances of drug trafficking through the maritime route, it said.
With the onset of Covid-19, and the focus on health on one hand and the increased use of home furnishing with more time spent at home, on the other, has positioned us on another pivotal juncture.
The five countries promote practical cooperation and held events and meetings through flexible ways to keep up the momentum for BRICS cooperation, he said.
The collaboration will also look into artificial intelligence, information and communication technology oriented research for Covid-19 drugs design, vaccine development, treatment.
The purpose of the bank is to mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS countries and other emerging economies and developing nations.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said that the efforts taken byy BRICS countries are being undermined by sanctions imposed on countries and that the sanctions should be lifted.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi felt that the origin of the coronavirus is a matter of science and should be studied by scientists and professionals.
Wang will discuss with his counterparts the impact of the COVID-19 on international relations, concerted efforts to address global challenges.
The death toll in China's novel coronavirus outbreak has gone up to 1,113 with 97 new fatalities reported mostly in the worst-affected Hubei province.