On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed the G20 Summit; that the corona virus pandemic is a crucial turning level within the historical past of humanity; and the most important problem the world is going through since World Conflict II.

Modi additionally known as for a brand new international index for the post-pandemic world; that includes 4 key parts “creation of an unlimited expertise pool, guaranteeing that know-how reaches all segments of the society, transparency in methods of governance; and coping with mom Earth with a spirit of trusteeship.” The Prime Minister mentioned, “Primarily based on this, the G20 can lay the inspiration of a brand new world.”

G20 Summit: PM Modi calls COVID-19 the biggest challenge since World War 2
The Hindu

Saturday was the primary day of the 15th G20 summit, which is being hosted by Saudi Arabia this yr; and is centred across the theme “Realizing Alternatives of 21st Century for All.” Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the USA, and the European Union are the 20 international locations which might be a part of the grouping.

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With the corona virus pandemic overshadowing this yr’s occasion, the same old in-person assembly was changed by a digital gathering of speeches and declarations. Chinese language President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have been among the many world leaders who joined Modi through video conferencing to debate the worldwide impression of the pandemic.

In a press launch, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned that Modi urged; world leaders on the summit to shift their focus from capital and finance; to multi-skilling and reskilling to create a “huge human expertise pool”. The prime minister mentioned, “This might not solely improve the dignity of residents; however would make out residents extra resilient to face the disaster.” He additionally known as for better transparency in governance methods; which is able to “encourage our residents to cope with shared challenges and improve their confidence”.

The prime minister briefly spoke about local weather change as nicely, saying the world; must cope with the surroundings; and nature as “trustees quite than house owners”, and work in direction of a “holistic and wholesome way of life”. The benchmark for this precept could possibly be a “Per Capita Carbon Footprint” he instructed leaders.

Noting that “work from wherever” is a brand new regular within the post-COVID world; Modi additionally steered the creation of a “G20 Digital Secretariat” as a follow-up and documentation repository. In a collection of tweets, Modi thanked Saudi Arabia for internet hosting the g20 Summit efficiently and mentioned his discussions with the world leaders have been “very fruitful”. He mentioned, “Coordinated efforts by the most important economies of the world will certainly result in sooner restoration from this pandemic.”