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  • U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on June 27, 2018.
  • Crew Escape System (CES) lifting off from the launch pad, during a test conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on July 05, 2018.
  • India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmad bin Khalifa jointly inaugurate the new Embassy of India complex in Manama on July 15, 2018.
  • Prime Minister meets Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan in Hyderabad House, New Delhi (October 01, 2018)
  • Prime Minister at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in New Delhi
  • Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

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Quote Unquote

$266 billion economic package to help poor, labourers and farmers : Modi


One virus has destroyed the world. We had never seen or heard about such a crisis ever before. This is definitely unimaginable for mankind. This was unprecedented. But humanity will not accept defeat from this virus. We have to not only protect ourselves but also move forward.

It’s time to strengthen poor, labourers and farmers, Corona will be part of lives for a long time. But we cannot allow that our lives will just revolve around the corona crisis.

 I also announce a special economic package today. This will play an important role in making India making self-reliant. The announcements made by the govt over Covid-19, decisions of RBI and today’s package totals to Rs 20 lakh crore. This is 10 per cent of India’s GDP.
This special economic package is for our labourers, farmers, honest taxpayers, MSMEs and cottage industry. The details of the package will be announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the coming days.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on India’s strategy to counter the coronavirus pandemic on May 12, 2020.