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G20 summit: PM Narendra Modi terms COVID-19 biggest challenge since World War II; calls for new global index post-corona

G20 summit: PM Narendra Modi terms COVID-19 biggest challenge since World War II; calls for new global index post-corona

Terming the COVID-19 pandemic an essential turning level within the historical past of humanity and the largest problem the world is dealing with 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, know-how, transparency and trusteeship in the direction of the planet within the post-corona world.

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PM Modi additionally mentioned that “Work from Anywhere” is a brand new regular within the post-COVID world and recommended creation of a digital G20 secretariat as a follow-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 mentioned that he put ahead a have to develop a brand new international index based mostly on expertise, know-how, transparency and trusteeship in the direction of the planet. Multi-skilling and re-skilling to construct a expertise pool will improve the dignity and resilience of staff, he mentioned, including that the worth of latest applied sciences ought to 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 mentioned in a sequence of tweets.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in a press release on PM Modi’s participation within the G20, mentioned the prime minister termed the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential turning level within the historical past of humanity and the largest problem the world is dealing with since World War II. He known as for 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 contains 4 key parts ? creation of an unlimited expertise pool, making certain that know-how reaches all segments of the society, transparency in methods of governance, and coping with Mother Earth with a spirit of trusteeship, in response to the MEA.

Based on this, the G20 can lay the muse of a brand new world, he mentioned. At the G20 summit, the prime minister known as for larger transparency in governance methods which he mentioned, “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 amenities for the environment friendly functioning of the G20.

The prime minister underscored that previously few a long time, whereas there was an emphasis on capital and finance, the time has come to give attention to multi-skilling and re-skilling to create an unlimited human expertise pool. This wouldn’t solely improve the dignity of residents however would make residents extra resilient to face crises, PM Modi mentioned. He additionally mentioned that any evaluation of latest know-how ought to be based mostly on its affect on the convenience of residing and high quality of life.

The summit noticed the participation of respective heads of state or authorities of 19 member nations, the European Union, different invited nations 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 means of a digital format regardless of the challenges and obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The summit underneath the Saudi presidency centred on the theme ‘Realizing Opportunities of 21st Century for All’. The agenda of the summit is unfold out over two days with two classes targeted on overcoming the pandemic, financial restoration and restoring jobs, and constructing an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.

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