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Daily News Digest:17 April 2021

INCLUSIVE INTERNET INDEX 2021 RELEASED

The Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU), in collaboration with Facebook, has released the Inclusive Internet Index 2021.

India and Thailand share 49th place this year on the scores of internet availability (77th position globally), affordability (20th spot), relevance (49th position) and readiness (29th) categories. The top 5 Countries are: Sweden, United States, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong.

RBI SETS UP RRA TO STREAMLINE REGULATIONS

From May 1, 2021, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will set up a new Regulations Review Authority (RRA 2.0). Deputy Governor of RBI, M Rajeshwar Rao, will be the head of the Regulations Review Authority.

The RBI had set up a Regulations Review Authority (RRA) initially for a period of one year from April 1, 1999, for reviewing regulations, circulars, reporting systems, based on the feedback from public, banks and financial institutions.

WORLD POPULATION REPORT 2021: UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) flagship ‘State of World Population Report 2021’ titled ‘My Body is My Own’ was launched. The report is about ladies' ability to settle on choices on their bodies. 

8TH INDO-KYRGYZ SPECIAL FORCES EXERCISE ‘KHANJAR’

The eighth Indo-Kyrgyz joint Special Forces exercise 'Khanjar' flagged off. The eight Indo-Kyrgyz Joint Special Forces Exercise “Khanjar” was inaugurated at the Special Forces Brigade of National Guards of Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek, the capital of the host nation.

WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY: 17 APRIL

April 17 is observed as World Hemophilia Day. It is an international awareness day for hemophilia (also spelled as haemophilia) and other bleeding disorders and also marks the birth anniversary of Frank Schnabel, the founder of the World Federation of Hemophilia.

The theme of World Haemophilia Day 2021 is  “Adapting to change: sustaining care in a new world".

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