Modi Address to Nation: 'Free ration scheme extended till November,' says PM | As it happened
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation today, just a day after the Centre issued guidelines for the second phase of the phase-wise upliftment of the coronavirus-induced lockdown or “Unlock 2.0”.
The Prime Minister is speaking about the coronavirus crisis in the country. In his address so far, the Prime Minister has appealed people to practice social distancing norms and follow other guidelines, saying "negligence in the country has increased since Unlock 1.0".
"Ever since Unlock 1.0 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behaviour has been increasing. Earlier, we were more cautious about the use of masks, 'do gaj doori' and washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds," said PM Modi.
Here are the highlights from PM Modi’s address to the nation:
16:18 pm: Free ration scheme extended till November: PM Modi
16:09 pm: In comparison to other countries across the globe, India is still in a very stable situation, in the battle against COVID-19. Timely decisions and measures have played a great role: PM Modi
16:09 pm: Ever since Unlock 1.0 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behaviour has been increasing. Earlier, we were more cautious about the use of masks, 'do gaj doori' and washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds: PM Modi
16:04 pm: Coronavirus situation in India under control, but negligence growing since Unlock 1: PM modi
16:03 pm: We are entering "Unlock 2.0" and the season of cough, fever and cold is also about to start. In such a situation, I urge countrymen to take care of themselves: PM Modi
16:02 pm: Lockdown saved the lives of thousands in India: PM Modi
16:02 pm: India is now entering "Unlock 2.0": PM Modi
16:00 pm: PM Modi addresses the nation
15:57 pm: PM Modi will address the nation shortly
15:54 pm: PM Modi, meanwhile, in last 'Mann Ki Baat' address said that "India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh"
15:52 pm: PM Modi had last addressed the nation on May 12 when he had announced about the Rs 20 lakh-crore economic stimulus package
15:47 pm: PM Modi highlighted India's responsibility and commitment to the global community to play an enabling role in global vaccination efforts against COVID-19
15:46 pm: According to news agency ANI, the current status of Indian and global vaccine development efforts was also reviewed at the meeting
15:40 pm: He also directed the officials that detailed planning for such large scale vaccination should be undertaken immediately
15:40 pm: In his meeting, PM Modi directed the officials to evaluate various technology tools to ensure efficient and timely vaccination in due course of time
15:39 pm: Ahead of his address to the nation, the Prime Minister chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparations being undertaken for vaccination against coronavirus
15:35 pm: PM Modi's address to the nation comes just a day after the central government released the guidelines for "Unlock 2.0"
15:35 pm: PM Modi has addressed the nation six times since the beginning of coronavirus pandemic in India
15:34 pm: "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 4 PM tomorrow," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted on Monday night
15:34 pm: PM Modi will address the nation at 4 pm today
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma