Quick look 33: PM Modi's G20 message; India's Covid-19 situation

Siddharth Mathew Cherian | Updated on November 22, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested a new global index for the post-Covid-19 world to the G20 group of countries comprising four key elements including the creation of a talent pool, ensuring technology for all, providing transparency in governance, and dealing with `Mother Earth’ with a spirit of trusteeship.

Noting that the Covid-19 pandemic was the biggest challenge the world had faced since World War II, Modi called for decisive action by the G20, not limited to economic recovery, jobs, and trade, but focussing on preserving the planet Earth as people are trustees of humanity’s future.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a cyclone formation alert over the South-West Arabian Sea with Saturday’s depression had intensified into a deep depression, only a chance away from being a cyclone.

The IMD informed about the formation of a low-pressure area in the bay of Bengal indicating that it would go on to intensify as a depression by Monday evening over the South-West Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.

In the past 24 hours, India reported over 45,000 new Covid-19 cases with people having recovered at 43,493 and 501 people died.The total number of active cases in the country is slight above 4.4 lakh cases, with many north and the central Indian States reporting more cases along with Delhi, Kerala, and Maharashtra.

Published on November 22, 2020

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