A deadly fire at a migrant detention center in northern Mexico has claimed the lives of at least 39 people and left 29 others seriously injured. The facility was holding 68 men from Central and South America, with many hoping to cross into the United States once pandemic-related public health rules are lifted in May. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has suggested the fire was caused by migrants setting mattresses on fire in protest at being deported. Local media reports have indicated tensions between the detained migrants and staff at the facility prior to the fire.
The Agneepath scheme launched by the Indian government aims to encourage young people to join the army and serve their nation. Young soldiers between the ages of 18-21 will be recruited for a period of four years, during which they will receive training in various aspects of military service. After completing their service, they will receive a sum of Rs 11 lakh 71 thousand and a qualification certificate from the government. The scheme is expected to reduce the burden of pension on the government and provide additional budget for the army to invest in their needs.