Daily Current Affairs 17-04-2021

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NATIONAL NEWS

India Rhino Vision 2020

  • Two One-Horned rhinos from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary were released in the central part of Bansbari range of Manas National Park (MNP).
  • This is 8th round of rhino translocation under the Indian Rhino Vision 2020, a joint program of WWF-India, International Rhino Foundation, Assam Forest Department and Bodoland Territorial Council.
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the flood plains of River Brahmaputra in the Morigaon district of Assam.
  • It is also called as the ‘Mini Kaziranga’ due to similar landscape and vegetation.

 

Three Initiatives through NIXI

  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has inaugurated three new initiatives/services of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).
  • The three initiatives for National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) were - IP Guru, NIXI Academy and NIXI-IP-INDEX.
  • These initiatives will facilitate adoption of IPv6 and create an environment to ensure smooth transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
    • IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru) contains members from government and private organizations. It’s a joint effort of Department of Telecom (DOT), MeitY & community.
    • NIXI Academy is created to educate technical/non-technical people in India to learn and relearn technologies like IPv6 which are normally not taught in Educational Institutes.
    • NIXI-IP-INDEX is an IPv6 index portal for the Internet community. It will showcase the IPv6 adoption rate in India and across the world.

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

State of World Population Report 2021

  • State of World Population Report 2021 titled ‘My Body is My Own’ is a flagship report launched by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
  • According to this report,
    • Nearly half the women from 57 developing countries do not have the right to make decisions regarding their bodies, including using contraception, seeking healthcare or even on their sexuality.
    • Only 55% of women have fully empowered to make choices over healthcare, contraception and the ability to say yes or no to sex.
    • Only 75% countries legally ensure full and equal access to contraception.
  • The UNFPA was set up with the goal to end the global unmet need for contraception, preventable maternal deaths, gender-based violence and harmful practices by 2030.

 

BANKING NEWS

RBI to set up Regulatory Review Authority 2.0

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the setting up of a Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0).
  • Deputy Governor M Rajeshwar Rao has been appointed as the head of the RRA which would be set up for one year from May 1, 2021.
  • RRA 2.0 would undertake a review of the RBI’s regulations and compliance procedures similarly to the RRA 1.0 set up on April 1, 1999.

 

MISCELLENEOUS NEWS

Durokea Technology

  • Recently, the World’s 1st affordable and long-lasting hygiene product DuroKea Series was launched.
  • DuroKea antimicrobial technology kills 99.99% of germs instantly and leaves behind the long-lasting protective nanoscale coating up to 35 days till next wash.
  • This technology was developed by the students of IIT-Hyderabad.

 

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