• 16 September 2022
  • By GyanOk

Daily Current Affairs Notes for 16 September 2022

Roger Federer announces retirement from Professional Tennis

Roger Federer Retirement: One of the greatest sporting careers will come to a close when Roger Federer, 41, announces his retirement following the Laver Cup in London. Federer, a 20-time grand slam champion, declared on social media that his final week playing professionally will be the one in LAver Cup. The Laver Cup, a competition modelled after the Ryder Cup, was founded by Federer’s management company, Team8.

Roger Federer Retirement announcement: Injuries and Surgeries reason for retirement
  • Roger Federer hasn’t played since the Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Hubert Hurkacz, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-0, where it was revealed he had reinjured the knee that had kept him off the tour for more than a year. Since January 2020, Federer has competed in five events and undergone three knee surgeries. He gave as his reason for retiring his late-career injury issues.

Indore to become the country’s first ‘Smart City’ with ‘Smart Addresses’

Indore will create history by implementing a fully digital addressing system, making it the first city in India to do so. The smart city advanced significantly when a memorandum of understanding was signed with the firm Pataa Navigations. The Memorandum of Understanding is signed by Rajat Jain, co-founder of Pataa Navigations, and Rishav Gupta (IAS), CEO of Indore Smart City.

  • Pataa has developed patented technology and is working with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to develop a digital addressing system for the nation. Pataa is a brief and distinctive code, comparable to KUMAR100, SINGH221, or other commonly used codes, that will help the user find the specific geotagged location. Users of the Pataa App can upload images of their homes, landmarks, etc., along with their addresses in full text.
  • The user has the option to record voice instructions, which eliminates the need to repeat the address over the phone and makes it simpler for the guest to find the location. In the future, the user will be able to share a short code rather than sharing their lengthy and whole address with everybody, which is a huge benefit of anything like this.

Robin Uthappa announced retirement from all forms of Indian cricket

Robin Uthappa has announced his retirement from all forms of Indian cricket. In last season’s IPL, Uthappa played 12 matches for Chennai Super Kings and scored 230 runs with his highest score being 88. He was part of the country’s 2004 Under-19 World Cup team. He made his India debut two years later and featured in 46 ODIs and 13 T20Is for India. He scored 934 and 249 runs in ODIs and T20Is. He has 9446 first class and 6534 List A runs under his belt. His last ODI appearance was back against Zimbabwe in 2015, where he scored a 44-ball 31.

The career of Robin Uthappa:
  • During these two decades, Uthappa became a World Cup winner in 2007. In fact, it was on this very day in 2007 that Uthappa was involved in one of the most iconic moments of Indian cricket – the famous bowl-out win over Pakistan, where he produced the winning moment and bowed down in a sight for the ages.
  • Uthappa continued to feature in domestic competitions and in the Indian Premier League where he represented Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Chennai Super Kings, but it was his time with KKR that remains the most memorable. Uthappa has won two IPL trophies: one for KKR and one for CSK in 2014 and 2021 respectively.

India launches ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ at World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022

India has launched Joint Whitepaper on ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’, with Denmark at World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 in Copenhagen. The ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ was facilitated by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with Danish Environment Minister Lea Wermelin and Development Co-operation Minister Flemming Moller Mortensen.

Key Points related to ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’
  • India has committed an investment of more than 140 billion dollars by 2024 in the water sector.
  • The Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that in the ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ with the help of a community-centric approach, at least 10 percent of the funds are contributed by the community in every program ensuring community ownership and participation.
  • The Whitepaper aims to holistic capture of the current status of wastewater treatment in India.
  • It aims to create potential pathways for future treatment structures, co-creation, and collaborations.
  • The Whitepaper is a result of the Indo-Danish Bilateral Green Strategic Partnership, which focuses on green hydrogen, renewable energy, and wastewater management.

World’s largest museum of Harappan culture is coming up in Rakhigarhi, Haryana

Harappan Culture in Haryana:  The world’s largest museum of Harappan culture is coming up in Rakhigarhi in Haryana to showcase about 5,000-year-old Indus Valley artefacts. The village of Rakhigarhi was part of the Indus Valley Civilisation from 2600-1900 BC. Haryana is slated to host the world’s largest museum dedicated to the Harappan civilization. Rakhigarhi is a hamlet in Haryana’s Hisar district, some 150 kilometres from Delhi. The settlement is also a well-known archaeological site from the time of the Indus Valley civilization.

History of Rakhigarhi:
  • There are two villages, Rakhi Khas and Rakhi Shahpur, where you may find the archaeological relics of Rakhigarhi. The ASI started removing a village’s foundation for the first time in 1963. Up until 1998, the Rakhigarhi area was the site of 56 skeletal discoveries. Two of them were female remains that date to around 7000 years ago. Additionally, the hands of both skeletons were discovered to have many shell bracelets, a copper mirror, and semi-precious stone beads.
  • It is believed that Harappa, which was founded in the 1920s, is a 4700-year-old metropolis on the subcontinent. Towns like Lothal, Dholavira, Mohenjo-Daro, and Kalibangan were soon followed by the discovery of more cities, which led to the emergence of the Harappan Civilization and the subsequent designation of these sites as Harappan cities.