Pakistan had skipped a senior trade officials of the SAARC, saying it chose not to participate since the SAARC secretariat wasn’t involved in organising it.
PM Narendra Modi virtually ruled out lifting of the nationwide lockdown next week in his video conference with floor leaders of opposition parties.
An empowered panel chaired by PM Modi’s principal secretary PK Mishra on Monday decided to lift the export restrictions on 14 drugs.
This comes a day after the Union Cabinet decided to cut the salaries of the Prime Minister, other ministers, and parliamentarians and use the money to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The PM underlined how India understood seriousness of this disease and waged a timely war against it.
Lamps were lit, torches were switched on and mobile lights were flashed from the balconies by countrymen who answered the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Modi has tweeted a small reminder for people to switch off their lights on Sunday night to show the spirit of togetherness to fight against coronavirus.
PM Modi on Sunday reached out to two former presidents and two former prime ministers of India to discuss country’s response to the unprecedented crisis.
The power ministry clarified that the apprehensions concerning instability in the power grid due to the switching off lights are “misplaced”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with US president Donald Trump on the Covid-19 pandemic threatening countries all over the world.