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March 20, 2020

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PM Modi launches Covid-19 Economic Response Task Force
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Friday, launched a COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force that'll be headed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. He said the task force would ensure that all necessary steps were taken to reduce the economic difficulties arising out of the crisis that the country was facing due to coronavirus. He also urged the FM-led task force to implement them effectively.
 
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