National Engineer’s Day 2022
In India, Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the contribution of engineers to the development of the nation. This day commemorates the birth anniversary of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya, who is considered one of the greatest engineers of India. Joining India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania also celebrate Engineers Day on September 15, 2022, in honour of Sir Moksha Gundam Visvesvaraya.
International Day of Democracy 2022
This year, September 15 marks the 15th anniversary of the International Day of Democracy. A theme is the “importance of media freedom to democracy, peace, and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals”.The day is celebrated annually around the world to strengthen democracies and highlight its values and principles. This year, Democracy Day will focus on the importance of media freedom to democracy, peace, and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Inter-Parliamentary Union Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
- Inter-Parliamentary Union President: Saber Hossain Chowdhury;
- Inter-Parliamentary Union Founded: 1889, Paris, France;
- Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary General: Martin Chungong.
World Lymphoma Awareness Day
World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is held on September 15 every year and is a day dedicated to raising awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer. It is a global initiative hosted by the Lymphoma Coalition. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about lymphoma and the particular emotional and psychosocial challenges facing patients and caregivers suffering from different forms of lymphoma.
The 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.
India Becomes Power Surplus Nation
The country has become power surplus, we have connected the whole country into one grid, and strengthened the distribution system. These steps have increased power availability to 22 hours in rural areas and 23.5 hours in urban areas. The next step is to take it to a 24X7 guaranteed power supply at an affordable price.
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.
The country’s first ‘Smart City’ with ‘Smart Addresses’: Indore
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.
Axis Bank and Square Yards launched co-branded home buyer ecosystem
Axis Bank and Square Yards launched ‘Open Doors’, a co-branded Home Buyer Ecosystem. The ‘Open Doors’ platform will ensure that the complete journey from searching to buying one’s dream home becomes an efficient and delightful experience for the customers. Axis Bank and Square Yards have created a digital-first solution to simplify the customer journey. These digital platforms reflect the cultural alignment between the two organizations.
India’s first plastic project listed by EKI Energy Services Ltd
EKI Energy Services, a developer and seller of Carbon credits, announced that it is the first company to record an Indian plastic project under a global accreditation standard.
- The project by EKI Energy Services makes sure that plastic waste, primarily Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) waste, PET flakes, and chips, are properly sourced and recycled to create Recycled Polyester Staple Fibre (RPSF).
- Recycled Polyester Staple Fibre (RPSF) can then be used in the textile industry for clothing and other utility products made of fabric.
- It will motivate numerous additional projects around the nation to build up their recycling efforts in a planned manner for plastic credits financing that can enable and support greater climate action.
- All participants in the collecting and recycling process, from ragpickers to recycling facilities, will be empowered by such a value chain.
- The project has been accredited by Verra, a Washington-based organisation, under their Plastic Waste Reduction Standard.
Vinesh Phogat wins bronze in World Wrestling Championships
Vinesh Phogat won bronze at the World Wrestling Championship 2022 in the women’s 53kg category. Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championship. She also became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at both the Commonwealth and Asian Games. At Commonwealth Games 2022, she won the gold medal in the women’s 53 kg freestyle wrestling category.