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India has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of people in the world trapped in modern slavery with 18.35 million victims of forced labour, ranging from prostitution and begging, according to a new report, which estimated that nearly 46 million people are enslaved globally.



In a tragic accident at the Army’s Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) at Pulgaon in Maharashtra, an accidental fire has killed 17 jawans including two officers while another 19 were injured.Army sources said that two officers and 15 Defence Security Corps (DSC) jawans have been killed while another two officers and 17 DSC jawans have been injured, some critically.

North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday morning but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials said.The launch attempt took place at around 5:20 a.m. Seoul time (2020 GMT), said the officials, who asked not to be identified, without elaborating.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’sgovernment has won a vote of confidence in parliament as well as approval for his legislative program. Yildirim is a close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan and a co-founder of the ruling AK Party. He was declared prime minister after he was elected as the new leader of the AK Party 

Tax holiday period for Start Ups in India could go up to seven years from the existing three.
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Finance Ministry has been urged to take the step, while briefing the media on the achievements of her ministry, during the 2 years of the Modi govt's

Former Chad President Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule.

The Centre has notified a panel, headed by a former Delhi High Court judge, for revision of fares for Delhi Metro which will submit its report within three months.

“The Ministry of Urban Development has notified the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) for recommending passenger fares for Delhi Metro network,” an official release said on Monday.

On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, Assam government on Monday banned smoking in all public transport vehicles.
An order to this effect was issued by the Commissioner of Transport, which said it would be implemented with immediate effect to ensure clean environment and better air quality for public health.

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday took charge as the Chief of Naval Staff in New Delhi as the current CNS Admiral R.K.Dhowan retired after four decades of service. 
On May 6, 2016, the government appointed Lanba, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command as the Chief of Naval Staff. 
The 42nd G7 Summit was held at Ise-Shima in Japan for 2-days from 26 May to 27 May 2016. During the summit, the member countries discussed a wide range of major global economic and political challenges and approved the G7 Ise-Shima Leaders’ Declaration.

NEW DELHI: Toshiba Corp's Westinghouse Electric will relocate a planned project to build six nuclear reactors in India, said officials, bringing the first deal stemming from a US-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago closer to reality. 
The six AP-1000 reactors would be built in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, after the original site proposed for the

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday announced rules for equalisation levy — or 'Google tax' for taxation of payments for international digital services by India . businesses — that was introduced in the Budget. 
The specified services covered by the levy include online advertising, provision for digital advertising space and any other service to be notified by government. The rules come into effect from June 1. 

World No Tobacco Day is observed across the globe on May 31 every year. It is aimed at encouraging people to abstain from consuming tobacco for 24 hours and raising awareness about the hazardous effects of tobacco consumption on a person's health and well-being.
World No Tobacco Day 2016 theme : "Get ready for plain packaging" 

Over the last few years, Asia Pacific has become a hotspot for mobile advertising with developed mobile networks and a strong proliferation of smartphones, creating opportunities for mobile publishers and advertisers.
According to a recent report by Smaato, the global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app

Music maestro A R Rahman has been announced as the recipient of Grand Fukuoka Prize 2016 for his outstanding contribution to Asian culture through his music.
A R Rahman has been chosen for the honour alongside Philippines historian Ameth R Ocampo (Academic Prize) and Yasmeen Lari from Pakistan (Arts and Culture Prize) by the secretariat of

All gram panchayats will have wi-fi connectivity by October 2018 under the Bharat Net programme, a senior government official said in  New Delhi on Monday."By October 2018, the plan is to finish coverage of all gram panchayats with wi-fi as the last mile solution," Telecom Secretary J.S. Deepak said at a round table

Credit Suisse report stated that Indian economy is expected a growth of 7.8 per cent in the current fiscal year due to improvement in agriculture and private consumption.
Swiss Financial Major: First Six months of 2016-17, growth will be increasing at

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Bigelow Aerospace on 28 May 2016 successfully deployed the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on the International Space Station. It is the first experimental inflatable room attached to the space station.

Lewis Hamilton on 29 May 2016 won the 2016 Monaco F1 Grand Prix. He emerged victorious in a close battle with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.The Formula One motor race was held at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the Principality of Monaco. It was the sixth round of the 2016 season.

England cricket captain Alastair Cook on 30 May 2016 became youngest Cricketer to score 10000 test runs.Cook, who is 31 years, 5 months, 5 days old, achieved the fete on the fourth day of the second test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street by flicking Nuwan Pradeep to the deep mid wicket fence for a boundary. It was his 128th Test.

Surajit Kar Purkayastha on 30 May 2016 was appointed the Director General of West Bengal Police.
Purkayastha will replace G.M.P Reddy, who retires on 31 May 2016.
Director General of Police, Intelligence Branch, Raj Kanojia, three years senior to Purkayastha in the service, has been shifted to the post of Commandant General and DG Home Guards.

Star India batsman Virat Kohli was on Monday named CEAT T20 Player of the Year while former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at a glittering function attended by several past and present players in Mumbai.
England batsman Joe Root was named as the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year as well

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