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For us, good governance, development and national building is conviction, to do the right things and break the status quo: PM Modi
India has become an important part of the global economy: PM Modi
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Economic Times Global Business Summit today. Broad theme of the Global Business Summit 2020 is  ‘Collaborate to Create: Sustainable Growth in a Fractured World’.

Addressing the delegates from around the world, the Prime Minister said that the vision of Collaborate to create for Sustainable Growth, is a need of the day and also the basis for the future. “The idea of ​​Collaborate To Create is as old as it is relevant,” he added.  He stressed that new challenges emerge in every era which further strengthens our spirit of Collaborate To Create. He said today, a huge challenge in the form of "Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus" is in front of the world. “We have to face this challenge together and emerge victorious with the resolve power of Collaborate To Create,” he added.

The Prime Minister said there was a time when things used to run according to the predictions of a particular class and their opinion was considered to be the final. But with the development of technology and the 'Democratization' of Discourse, now Opinion Matter is done by people of every section of society, he added.

The Prime Minister said the path in front of us was to walk on the same path as has been going on before, or to make our own path. We created a new route, moved ahead with a new approach and gave the highest priority to people's aspirations, he added.

Shri Modi emphasized that there is no harm in saying the right thing. But a class is hated, irritated by those who follow Doing the Right Things. So when there is a change in the Status Quo, such people start to see some kind of disruptions, he added.

PM contrasted that those who enlighten the world about refugee rights oppose the CAA for refugees. Those who cry for the constitution day and night, oppose the implementation of the constitution in Jammu and Kashmir, for removing the temporary system like Article 370.

Referring to the quote in RamcharitManas “It's easier to preach than really act”, the Prime Minister said nation building, development of the country, governance are conviction and not convenience. “Conviction To Do The Right Thing, Conviction To Break The Status Quo,” he added.

 

The Prime Minister listed the actions taken by the government to free all the systems of the country from the imprisonment of old ideas and the Convenience of Inaction, like DBT, RERA legislation, IBC, Mudra scheme, creation of the post of Chief of Defense Staff, giving 10 percent reservation to the poor of the general class.

The Prime Minister said since 2014, the country has moved ahead with Cooperation in Spirit, Collaboration in Action and Combination of Ideas. “Today, India is creating a model of Sustainable Growth, which is beneficial for the whole world. 21st century India is learning a lot and is equally ready to benefit the development of the people of the country,” he added.

The Prime Minister listed out the achievements which were clearly visible in different sectors in the last six years, like the pace of Highways Construction, the pace of Railway electrification, capacity addition in airports, increased cargo handling at our Major Ports and reduced turnaround time at Major Ports. The Prime Minister stressed that this was achieved by removing silos in government departments and emphasizing collaboration.

The Prime Minister said that economic or social, today the country is going through a big phase of change. In the last few years, India has become an even stronger part of the Global Economy System in spite of the weak Global Economy, he added. “Recently, India has become the 5th largest economy in the world. Just 6-7 years ago we were at number 11. In such a short time we have come to 5th,” he said.

The Prime Minister announced the government is working at four different levels to achieve the goal of an economy of $ 5 trillion. 

First - Connect with private sector

Second-Fair Competition

Third- Wealth Creation

And fourth - Deletion of Archaic Laws

He further said that the Government has prepared a roadmap for investment of more than Rs 100 lakh crore in the field of infrastructure and chosen a path of Powerful Progressive Push (PPP) for the development of the country through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) !!! “Government is opening more and more sectors of the economy to the private sector,” he added. He said that to enhance Fair Competition, both Corruption and Cronyism are strictly dealt with.  He stressed that the Government has focused on Simplification, Rationalization, Transparency. The Prime Minister said that today, India is among the major countries in the world where Corporate Tax is the lowest and has improved 77 ranks in Ease of Doing Business's rankings in just 5 years. “In 2019, the Foreign Direct Investment of about 48 Billion Dollar came in the country. This growth was more than 16 percent. Similarly, Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment of 19 Billion Dollars came to India last year. It also grew more than 53%,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that the government is in constant contact with all stakeholders, taking feedback continuously, taking major decisions at every level. By liberating the country from the status quo, we are moving towards creation by cooperation not only at the national level but also internationally, he added. The Prime Minister also listed out the role of India in building international level institutions like International Solar Alliance, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

The Prime Minister said that the 21st century itself is full of many possibilities. “Amidst these possibilities, there is a lack of a Common Global Voice today. Today, the question before the whole world is to somehow adjust to the changing circumstances or to develop a new path in a new way,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that in the midst of changing global conditions, India has also made very wide changes. There was a period when India was neutral by creating equal distance between countries. Even today India is neutral, but by equal friendship, he added. “Keeping distance in that period, an attempt was made to escape. Today, we are trying to keep friendship and walk together. This is the very essence of India's foreign policy, today's economic policy of India,” he added.

The Prime Minister concluded with the quote of Mahatma Gandhi ji "I want the rise of India so that the whole world can benefit from it" and said that this quote has the Indian thinking of Globalisation and the mantra of collaboration for the future.

 

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PM chairs a comprehensive high level meeting to review the situation relating to Covid-19 & vaccination
November 27, 2021
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PM briefed about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics, impact in various countries & implications for India
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Today morning PM Narendra Modi chaired a comprehensive meeting which lasted for almost 2 hours to review the public health preparedness & vaccination related situation for Covid-19.

PM was briefed about the global trends on Covid-19 infections and cases. Officials highlighted that countries across the world have experienced multiple COVID-19 surges since the onset of the pandemic. PM also reviewed the national situation relating to Covid-19 cases and test positivity rates.

PM was apprised of the progress in vaccination and the efforts being made under the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign. PM directed that there is a need to increase the second dose coverage and that states need to be sensitised on the need to ensure that all those who have got the first dose are given the second dose timely. PM was also given details about the sero-positivity in the country from time to time and its implications in public health response.

Officials briefed PM about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics and the impact seen in various countries. Its implications for India were also discussed. PM spoke about the need to be proactive in light of the new variant. PM said that in light of the new threat, people need to more cautious and the need to take proper precautions like masking & social distancing. PM highlighted the need for monitoring all international arrivals, their testing as per guidelines, with a specific focus on countries identified ‘at risk’. PM also asked officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emerging new evidence.

PM was given an overview of the sequencing efforts in the country and the variants circulating in the country. PM directed that genome sequencing samples be collected from international travellers and community as per norms, tested through the network of labs already established under INSACOG and early warning signal identified for Covid-19 management. PM spoke about the need to increase the sequencing efforts and make it more broad-based.

He also directed officials to work closely with state governments to ensure that there is proper awareness at the state and district level. He directed that intensive containment and active surveillance should continue in clusters reporting higher cases and required technical support be provided to states which are reporting higher cases presently. PM also asked that awareness needs to be created about ventilation and air-borne behaviour of the virus.

Officials briefed PM that they are following a facilitative approach to newer pharmaceutical products. PM instructed officials to coordinate with states to ensure that there is adequate buffer stocks of various medicines. He asked officials to work with the states to review the functioning of medical infrastructure including pediatric facilities.

PM asked officials to co-ordinate with states to endure proper functioning of PSA oxygen plants & ventilators.

The meeting was attended by Shri. Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. V.K.Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Shri. A.K.Bhalla, Home Secretary, Shri. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary (MoHFW), Secretary (Pharmaceuticals); Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary (Biotechnology); Dr. Balram Bhargava, DG ICMR; Shri. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary (AYUSH); Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary (Urban Development); Sh. R.S. Sharma CEO NHA; Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan (Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India) along with other senior officials.