• 11 October 2022
  • By GyanOk

Daily Current Affairs Notes for 11 October 2022

Novak Djokovic wins Astana Open, takes 90th Career Title


Novak Djokovic wins Astana Open: With a convincing straight-sets win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the ATP final in Astana Open, Novak Djokovic won his 90th career championship and fourth in 2022. In 75 minutes, the 35-year-old Novak Djokovic prevailed 6-3, 6-4 to add this trophy to those he has already won this year in Israel, Rome, and Wimbledon. The fourth seed, Novak Djokovic won his ninth straight match, and as a consequence of the victory, he secured a place at the 2022 ATP Finals.

Novak Djokovic wins Astana Open: Key Points
  • A week ago, the Serb Novak Djokovic triumphed in Tel Aviv, his first singles match since claiming his seventh Wimbledon victory and 21st Grand Slam championship in July.
  • Due to his unwillingness to be immunised, Novak Djokovic was barred from the US Open and the whole North American hard court season.
  • He later returned for Roger Federer’s farewell match in the Laver Cup team competition in London last month.
  • It was the third seeded Stefanos Tsitsipass’ ninth loss in as many ATP Tour 500-level finals that he has participated in.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas had been vying for his tenth career victory.
Astana Open Final: Navak Djokovic Vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Novak Djokovic got things going quickly, winning the opening game in little over a minute at love.
  • At 3-4 and serving, Stefanos Tsitsipas gave Djokovic his lone break point of the opening set.
  • In the sixth game of the second set, a Stefanos Tsitsipas drop shot went into the net, giving Novak Djokovic another break.
  • In their confrontations, Novak Djokovic held an 8-2 advantage over Stefanos Tsitsipas, and he has won the last seven games.

Former Indian cricket MS Dhoni launches Made-in-India ‘Droni’ camera drone

Former Indian cricket Mahendra Singh Dhoni has launched the made-in-India camera drone named ‘Droni’ with advanced features manufactured by Garuda Aerospace. Dhoni is the brand ambassador of Garuda Aerospace, a company which has attempted to offer drone solutions for agricultural pesticide spraying, solar panel cleaning, industrial pipeline inspections, mapping, surveying, public announcements, and delivery services. It has ventured into the consumer drone market with ‘Droni’.

  • The event in Chennai also witnessed the launch of a new ‘Kisan Drone’ that is aimed at the agriculture sector, particularly in spraying applications. This battery-powered drone is capable of carrying out agricultural pesticide spraying over a land area of 30 acres per day.
  • The Global Drone Expo witnessed 1,500+ participants from 14 international drone companies and representatives from over 28 states and union territories which attracted investors, youth and stakeholders and outlined a path forward for the drone industry. Industry experts, farmers, dealers, distributors, people from banking and insurance sectors, education-financial institutions, government representatives, pilots and various investors were provided with a platform to gain insights into the drone culture and the various possibilities associated with the use of drones.

Agni Tattva campaign first seminar under LiFE mission held in Leh

Agni Tattva campaign: Agni Tattva campaign to raise awareness under LiFE – Lifestyle for the Environment is now being carried out by Power Foundation of India in collaboration with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA). The goal of this campaign, which involves educational institutions, local communities, and pertinent organisations, is to raise awareness of the central idea of Agni Tattva, one of the five elements of Panchmahabhoot and a symbol of energy. It will be done by holding conferences, seminars, events, and exhibitions across the nation.

Agni Tattva campaign first seminar under LiFE mission held: 
  • In Leh, the Agni Tattva campaign ‘s inaugural conference, with the topic “Sustainability and Culture,” was held.
  • Agni Tattva campaign first seminar saw participation from influential figures from a variety of professions, including government, policymakers, academia, and start-ups, who work in the fields of energy, culture, and sustainability.
  • Ladakh has tremendous solar energy potential that needs to be utilised.
  • Ladakh should work on developing power-generating systems to reach inaccessible locations.
  • The goal of Agni Tattva campaign is to reduce reliance on the grid by providing decentralised renewable solar electricity across Ladakh.
  • The Prime Minister’s goal of creating a carbon-neutral Ladakh is consistent with this.
Agni Tattva campaignFoundation
  • On September 21, 2022, Shri R K Singh, Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, in New Delhi, launched the Agni Tattva campaign – Energy for LIFE, a project under the umbrella campaign of Sumangalam. The campaign will include a series of seminars that will take place all around the nation. The Ministry of Power, Government of India, established the Power Foundation of India as a society with the help of notable CPSEs. The Foundation of Agni Tattva campaign engages in advocacy and research activities that have a positive influence on the changing energy landscape.

“Education 4.0 Report” 2022, released by the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Titled Education 4.0 Report’, the report explains how technology can address learning gaps and make education accessible to all. The information was published under Education 4.0 India initiative, launched in May 2020 and has convened over 40 partners from the education technology, government, academic and start-up communities.

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 spectrometer maps abundance of sodium on moon for first time

Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter’s X-ray spectrometer ‘CLASS’ has mapped an abundance of sodium on the moon for the first time, as per the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). As Chandrayaan-1’s X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (C1XS) detected sodium from its characteristic line in X-rays, this opened up the possibility of mapping the amount of sodium on the Moon.

How Chandrayaan-2 mapped abundance of sodium?
  • The abundance of sodium was mapped in a recent work published in ‘The Astrophysical Journal Letters’ for the first time using CLASS (Chandrayaan-2 Large Area Soft X-ray Spectrometer), the national space agency. Built at the U R Rao Satellite Centre of ISRO in Bengaluru, CLASS provides clean signatures of the sodium line thanks to its high sensitivity and performance,”.
  • A part of the signal could be arising from a thin veneer of sodium atoms weakly bound to the lunar grains, the study finds. These sodium atoms can be nudged out of the surface by solar wind or ultraviolet radiation more easily than if they were part of the lunar minerals. Also shown is a diurnal variation of the surface sodium that would explain the continuous supply of atoms to the exosphere, sustaining it.
  • An interesting aspect that widens the interest in this alkali element is its presence in the wispy atmosphere of the moon, a region so thin that the atoms there rarely meet. This region, termed an ‘exosphere’, begins at the surface of the moon and extends several thousand kilometres merging into the interplanetary space.
  • The new findings from Chandrayaan-2, provide an avenue to study surface-exosphere interaction on the moon, which would aid development of similar models for mercury and other airless bodies in our solar system and beyond.