15th G20 SUMMIT

Nov. 22, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has termed the COVID-19 pandemic as an important turning point in history of humanity and the biggest challenge the world is facing since the World War II.


  • He was speaking at the 15th G20 Summit convened by Saudi Arabia in a virtual format.

  • Modi called for a new Global Index for the Post-Corona World that comprises four key elements. These are –
    • creation of a vast Talent Pool,

    • ensuring that Technology reaches all segments of the society,

    • Transparency in systems of governance, and

    • dealing with Mother Earth with a spirit of Trusteeship.

  • Noting that ‘Work from Anywhere’ is a new normal in the post-COVID world, the Prime Minister also suggested creation of a G20 Virtual Secretariat as a follow up and documentation repository.

  • The G20 Leaders’ Summit would culminate in the adoption of the Leaders’ Declaration and with Saudi Arabia passing on the Presidency to Italy.

Source : LiveMint