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Daily News Digest:10 March 2022

FREEDOM OF THE WORLD 2022 REPORT

India was evaluated as a 'partly free' country for the second year in a row in democracy and free society. Freedom House, a US-based NGO that analyses political rights and civil liberties, released a report titled "Freedom in the World 2022 – The Global Expansion of Authoritarian Rule." In 2022, India received 66 out of 100 ratings; however, in 2021, the country received 67. With a score of 71, India remained a free country until 2020.

40 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN INDIA 2022

There are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Dholavira and Ramappa Temple are the most recent entries to the 'Cultural' category. Ramappa Temple in Telangana and Dholavira in Gujarat will be included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2021.

RUSSIA: WORLD'S MOST SANCTIONED COUNTRY

According to the New York-based sanctions watch list site Castellum.AI, Russia has become the most sanctioned country globally due to its invasion of Ukraine.

FLO INDUSTRIAL PARK IN HYDERABAD - FIRST 100 PER CENT WOMEN-OWNED

FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), in cooperation with the Telangana government, launched India's first 100 per cent women-owned FLO industrial park in Hyderabad on 09-03-2022, with 25 women-owned and operated firms representing 16 different Green Category Industries starting operations.

IRAN'S SECOND MILITARY SATELLITE – ‘NOOR 2’

According to the semi-official news agency Tasnim, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has successfully launched a second military satellite, the Noor 2, into orbit. The declaration came as discussions in Vienna to resurrect a deal limiting Iran's nuclear programme approached a critical juncture.

C-DAC INSTALLED “PARAM GANGA” SUPERCOMPUTER AT IIT ROORKEE

Under Phase II of the National Supercomputing Mission, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) designed and installed a supercomputer called "PARAM Ganga" at IIT Roorkee (NSM). PARAM Ganga has a 1.66 petaflop supercomputing capacity. Petascale supercomputing equipment has been installed at IIT Roorkee to speed up research and development in diverse science and engineering disciplines.

RBI LAUNCHES UPI123PAY FOR FEATURE PHONES AND DIGISAATHI 2022

Reserve Bank of India has launched two initiatives related to digital payments. One is UPI123pay, which provides a UPI payment facility on feature phones. The second is "DigiSaathi" a 24×7 Helpline for Digital Payments.

MISSION INDRADHANUSH: ODISHA TOPS LIST

The enhanced Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0 has been rolled out in the state from March 7 to boost 100% immunisation coverage of the targeted women and children towards preventative health care for mothers and children. Apart from the effective COVID-19 vaccination, Odisha has the highest total immunisation coverage, at 90.5 per cent.

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