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'Surya Namaskar' as part of the 'Yoga with Modi' animated series | Photo: YouTube screengrab

Govt prescribes ‘Yoga with Modi’ for foreign envoys battling stress of Covid-19 lockdown

The MEA has shared a YouTube channel link with all diplomatic and UN missions, saying it will promote good health and help reduce stress.
PM Modi holds a video conference with Indian envoys | PIB | Twitter

Modi tells Indian envoys to ‘mobilise’ funds for PM-CARES fund to tackle Covid-19

PM held a video conference with heads of Indian missions in China, US, Italy among others and complimented them on efforts to evacuate Indians stranded due to Covid-19. 
A Kathak dancer performs (Representational image) | Wikimedia Commons

ICCR to promote India’s heritage online in ‘soft diplomacy’ amid global Covid-19 lockdown

The ICCR is moving its classes online through which people can learn classical dance, music, painting, yoga, and even participate in a global competition.
A composite image showing PM Narendra Modi and leaders from the SAARC nations during a video conference on Covid-19 on 15 March | Photo: ANI

India ramps up Covid-19 assistance to SAARC nations, team set to leave for Nepal

India has already assisted the Maldives in the battle against the coronavirus, and says it’s ready to help others too, as and when they ask for it.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

At G20 video summit, India calls for new take on globalisation in post-coronavirus world

During his address at G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders’ Summit, Modi stressed the need for a humanitarian, not just economic, approach to globalisation.
River Indus | Commons

Covid-19 casts shadow on 60-year-old India-Pakistan tradition that survived Uri, Pulwama

The 1960 Indus Waters Treaty mandates that the Indian & Pakistani commissioners meet once every year, a tradition that hasn’t been broken in 60 years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Best practices template and relief fund: India seeks joint approach at G20 meet on Covid-19

The G20 countries are set to meet today via videoconference to deal with the ongoing deadly pandemic.
A deserted road in Delhi on the first day of total lockdown Monday | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

US, UK, Germany, France scramble to fly out their citizens as India enters lockdown mode

Germany has already obtained permission from Modi govt to send back its citizens stuck in the country, while others are still working to get the necessary approvals.
A firefighter wearing protective clothing, mask and goggles, sprays disinfectant on Tabia't bridge pedestrian overpass in Tehran, Iran

Modi govt to bring back 400 Indians from Iran in 2 batches, first one will arrive today

In the first batch, 278 Indian nationals will be brought and the remaining in the second batch. Most of these Indians are from Kashmir and Ladakh.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi thanks Bangladesh, Afghanistan for contributing to coronavirus emergency fund

Addressing SAARC leaders and representatives on 15 March, PM Modi proposed an emergency fund with an initial offer of USD 10 million from India.

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People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.


The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.