Give Current Affairs Test Online of 1 May 2019. You will learn about In China, the second version of Belt and Road Forum (BRF - 2019) was authoritatively held in Beijing with topic "Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future". In it, 37 heads-of-state and 159 nations had taken an interest alongside United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and International Monetary Chief (IMF) Christine Lagarde. The BRF is a piece of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The point of BRI is to reevaluate the old Silk Road to associate Asia to Europe and Africa through enormous interests in sea, street and rail ventures. The activity offers to convey genuinely necessary present day framework to creating nations, yet faultfinders state it primarily supports Chinese organizations while saddling countries with obligation and causing ecological harm. The possibility of BRI was first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. The BRI (or yi dai yi lu) is comprised of a "belt" of overland courses and a sea "street" interfacing Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe and Africa.