New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a special address on the ‘current state of the world’ through video conferencing at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos conference at 08:30 pm Indian time on Monday. According to a government release, this virtual program will run from January 17 to 21.
The various heads of state that will address the event include Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio, President of the European Commission Ursua von der Leyen, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and others.
The event will also see participation from top industry leaders, international organizations and civil society who will deliberate on the critical challenges facing the world today and discuss ways to tackle them.
one year of corona vaccination drive
On the occasion of completion of one year of the Corona Vaccination Campaign in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that it has made the fight against the global pandemic very strong and due to this people’s lives could be saved and livelihood could be done in a safe manner. He said that when the global pandemic first hit, not much was known about the virus. However, our scientists have thrown themselves into developing the vaccines.
PM Modi tweeted, “India is proud that our country has contributed to the fight against the global pandemic through vaccines.” The Prime Minister said that I salute everyone involved in the vaccination campaign. The role of our doctors, nurses and health workers has been extraordinary.”
The Prime Minister emphasized that India’s stand in the fight against the global pandemic will always be science-based. The nationwide vaccination campaign against Corona completed one year on Sunday.
During this, more than 156.76 crore doses of vaccine were given. According to health ministry officials, over 92 per cent of the adult population has been given at least one dose, while over 68 per cent have been vaccinated.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet that India had achieved the milestone of giving 100 million doses of vaccine on April 1 last year. He said that 25 crore doses were given on June 25, 50 crore on August 6 and 75 crore on September 13.