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Key Highlights from PM Narendra Modi Speech On New Year Eve

Key Highlights from PM Narendra Modi Speech On New Year Eve

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Narendra Modi Speech Highlights: Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi addressed citizens of the nation on New Year’s Eve, 31st December 2016. PM Modi had addressed public after the end of his 50st-day trial period of demonetisation came to an end on December 30. After demonetisation, Modi had said: “Help me for 50 days and I will give you the India you desired.” Here are the top initiatives PM had announced: For rural poor Home loans in villages up to Rs 2 lakh to get 3% interest exemption, available for building a new house or expanding an old one. In this fight against corruption and black money, it is clear that you wish to walk shoulder to shoulder with us 33% more homes to be built in rural areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). 30 million Kis
Maids, brick makers, children: the faces of slavery in 2016 driving change

Maids, brick makers, children: the faces of slavery in 2016 driving change

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CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Housemaids, brick makers, labourers, textile workers, fleeing migrants and children risking their lives in mica mines. These were the faces of modern day slavery in 2016 when the world saw a renewed resolve to combat all forms of human bondage. An estimated 45.8 million people globally live in some form of slavery, either trafficked into forced labour, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index by rights group Walk Free Foundation. Most of them are workers looking for a livelihood, better jobs, more income. And most of them are cheated, in debt bondage and trafficked to places far from home, campaigners said. But slowly the scourge of modern slavery is driving action; fr...