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“COVID-19 Biggest Challenge Since World War 2”: PM Modi At G20 Summit

“COVID-19 Biggest Challenge Since World War 2”: PM Modi At G20 Summit

New Delhi/Riyadh:

Terming the COVID-19 pandemic an vital turning level in historical past of humanity and the largest problem the world is going through since World War II, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the G20 summit on Saturday known as for a brand new international index based mostly on expertise, expertise, transparency and trusteeship in direction of the planet within the post-corona world.

PM Modi additionally stated that “Work from Anywhere” is a brand new regular within the post-COVID world and steered creation of a digital G20 secretariat as a comply with up and documentation repository.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened the Group of 20 Summit because the coronavirus pandemic overshadowed this yr’ s gathering of heads of state that’s being held within the digital format. India is scheduled to host the G20 summit in 2022.

“Had a very fruitful discussion with G20 leaders. Coordinated efforts by the largest economies of the world will surely lead to faster recovery from this pandemic. Thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the Virtual Summit,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

At the G20 Summit, PM Modi stated that he put ahead a must develop a brand new international index based mostly on expertise, expertise, transparency and trusteeship in direction of the planet.

Multi-skilling and re-skilling to construct a expertise pool will improve dignity and resilience of employees, he stated, including that the worth of latest applied sciences must be measured by their profit to humanity.

“Transparency in our processes helps in inspiring our societies to fight crisis collectively and with confidence. Spirit of trusteeship towards planet Earth will inspire us for a healthy and holistic lifestyle,” he stated in a collection of tweets.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in an announcement on Modi”s participation within the G20, stated the prime minister termed the COVID-19 pandemic as an vital turning level in historical past of humanity and the largest problem the world is going through since World War II.

He known as for a decisive motion by the G20, not restricted to financial restoration, jobs and commerce, however focussing on preserving planet Earth, noting that “all of us are trustees of humanity’s future”.

The prime minister known as for a brand new Global Index for the post-corona world that includes 4 key components – creation of an enormous expertise pool, making certain that expertise reaches all segments of the society, transparency in programs of governance, and coping with Mother Earth with a spirit of trusteeship, in keeping with the MEA.

Based on this, the G20 can lay the muse of a brand new world, he stated.

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At the G20 summit, the prime minister known as for higher transparency in governance programs which he stated “will inspire our citizens to deal with shared challenges and enhance their confidence”.

PM Modi additionally provided India’s IT prowess to additional develop digital services for environment friendly functioning of the G20.

The prime minister underscored that previously few many years, whereas there was an emphasis on capital and finance, the time has come to concentrate on multi-skilling and re-skilling to create an enormous human expertise pool.

This wouldn’t solely improve dignity of residents however would make residents extra resilient to face crises, PM Modi stated.

He additionally stated that any evaluation of latest expertise must be based mostly on its influence on ease of residing and high quality of life.

The summit noticed participation of respective heads of state or authorities of 19 member international locations, European Union, different invited international locations and worldwide organisations.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated Saudi Arabia and its management for its profitable presidency of the G20 this yr and for organising the second G20 Summit in 2020 by way of a digital format regardless of the challenges and obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The summit below the Saudi presidency centred on the theme ”Realizing Opportunities of twenty first Century for All”.

The agenda of the summit is unfold out over two days with two periods centered on overcoming the pandemic, financial restoration and restoring jobs, and constructing an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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