Covid-19 Economic Response Task Force

Published on March 20, 2020
Current context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the formation of a COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force on 19th March 2020.
Covid-19 Economic Response Task Force
  • The COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force will be led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • The task force will deal with the situation arising out of novel coronavirus outbreak, and:
    1. To ensure that all steps are taken to reduce the economic difficulties.
    2. To execute and monitor the steps taken by the government effectively.
    3. To make decisions including all stakeholders and taking their feedback.
  • Prime Minister Modi has also announced 'Janta curfew' on 22nd March 2020 in the view of coronavirus outbreak.
  • Janta curfew means for the public, curfew imposed by the public on its own and will be followed from 7 AM to 9 PM on 22nd March.
  • The total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in India stands at 167, including 25 foreigners.

Question: 

Q.1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the formation of a COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force that will be led by ____________?
a. Home Minister
b. Chairperson of NITI Aayog
c. Finance Minister
d. Minister of Agriculture

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