PM Narendra Modi to address the nation at 4 pm today


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 4 pm on Tuesday. 


The Twitter handle of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) released this information on Monday night.

National broadcaster Doordarshan will telecast the Prime Minister's address live.

This would be Modi's sixth address to the nation since the outbreak of the pandemic. Modi had last addressed the nation on May 12.

During his last address to the nation, he had announced Rs 20-lakh-crore financial package to boost the economy recovering from coronavirus-induced lockdown.

It should be noted that the PMO’s tweet came shortly after the government announced Unlock 2 guidelines that seeks to open up more activities outside containment zones from July 1.

On Monday night, the Centre had released guidelines for Unlock2 in which it has extended the lockdown in containment zones till July 31. 

It has allowed some relaxations in other areas but schools and colleges, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, bars and assembly halls or metro services will remain closed.

It should be also noted that his address will come amid an ongoing stand-off between India and China at Ladakh's Galwan valley and a surge in coronavirus cases that has shown little sign of slowing down.

The PMO’s tweet came shortly after the government announced that it was banning 59 mobile phone apps linked to China.

On Monday evening, the government banned 59 Chinese apps under national security considerations, a move seen as India's response to China's recent misadventures that resulted in casualties on both sides.

In a statement, the government said the apps were blocked "in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".

In his Mann Ki Baat radio address on Sunday, Modi said India is much better placed than many other nations with respect to the fight against the pandemic and that the country’s recovery rate is rising.

Modi also praised Indian soldiers who died in a clash with Chinese troops in Galwan valley on the night of June 15 that sparked outrage in the country.


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