NOVAK DJOKOVIC BENGALURU MONDAY JUNE 14, 2021 `7.00 PAGES 32 LATE CITY EDITION DJOKOVIC BEATS TSITSIPAS IN FIVE SETS TO WIN 19TH MAJOR Novak Djokovic is now just one behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s tally of Grand Slam titles after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday NOVAK JOINS EMERSON, LAVER IN ELITE CLUB SERBIAN SCRIPTS HISTORIC COMEBACK Novak Djokovic has become just the third man in the game’s history after Roy Emerson and Rod Laver to win all four of the Grand Slams at least twice. He is the first in the Open era to achieve the feat. The Serbian has now won the French Open twice, the Australian Open a phenomenal nine times, the Wimbledon on five occasions and the US Open thrice ■ ■ Novak Djokovic bounced back after losing the first two sets in a Grand Slam final for the first time in his career. This was the sixth instance of Djokovic losing the first two sets in a final Runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered his first defeat after taking a two-set lead in his Grand Slam career TWO NUMBER OF FRENCH OPEN TITLES WON BY NOVAK DJOKOVIC CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI G7’s big pitch as China’s counter for Global South Modi push for vax patent waiver gets support EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE mal coal power generation by the end of 2021”. Addressing an outreach sesLEADERS of the Group of Sev- sion, Prime Minister Narendra en (G7) nations on Sunday Modi, while urging the G7 to wrapped up their in-person demonstrate leadership, sought summit, sending out the mes- their strong support for India sage that international cooper- and South Africa’s proposal for ation is back on the front burn- patent waiver for Covid vacer and that they are a better cines at the WTO. friend of poorer naSouth Africa’s Presitions than authoritardent Ramaphosa echian China. oed Modi’s call. AusT heir pledg e of tralian premier Scott more than 1 billion Morrison referred to coronavirus vaccine his conversation with doses to poorer naModi earlier and extions and promises of pressed his strong supsupport for global port for the patent Natural ally, health, green energy, waiver. Director Gensays PM infrastructure and ederal of the WTO, Dr ucation, were tailored Modi said India is Okonjo Iweala, and UN to underscore their su- a natural ally for Secretary General Anthe G7 and its periority over China’s tonio Guterres were partners in outreach. on the same page, indefending On climate change, formed P Harish, addithey launched a ‘Build democracy, free- tional secretary in the Back Better (B3B) Part- dom of thought foreign office. nership’ plan that and liberty from Modi addressed threats stempromises funds for inthree sessions. The ming from frastructure to accelerdiscussions were on ate the global shift to authoritarianism, three broad tracks: renewable energy It’s terror, extremism health, vaccines and . and economic a direct counter to Chirecovery from Covid; coercion na’s Belt and Road iniclimate change; and tiative that has inopen societies and creased its clout and landed open economies. On climate many nations in a debt trap. change, Modi called for collecThe final communique, while tive action, saying that this reiterating their position on challenge cannot be addressed eliminating inefficient fossil in silos. He recalled India’s fuel subsidies by 2025, commit- achievements on climate action ted them to an “end to new di- and said it is the only G20 counrect government support for try on track to meet its Paris unabated international ther- commitments, Harish said. P9 @ New Delhi EXPRESS READ Netanyahu reign ends, Bennett new Israel PM Jerusalem: Naftali Bennett was on Sunday sworn in as Israel’s new Prime Minister, ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power after an uninterrupted 12 years at the helm of affairs. His government P9 has 27 ministers. Eriksen had cardiac arrest, was gone: Doc A S S O C I AT E D P R E S S @ Copenhagen DENMARK’S team doctor said Sunday that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and that “he was gone” before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on Saturday and was given medical treatment before regaining consciousness. “He was gone. And we did cardiac resuscitation. And it was cardiac arrest,” said team doctor Morten Boesen. Eriksen was in stable condition at a Copenhagen hospital and had spoken to teammates via video link on Sunday team , P11 officials said. WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, 32 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF INCLUDING edex (TABLOID) AND 16 OF edex 4 OF CITY EXPRESS (TABLOID) Curious case of vax allocation skew in some cities S A N A S H A K I L @ New Delhi AMID reports of people who fail to get vaccination slots in major cities, traveling to nearby districts and satellite towns for jabs, an interesting correlation of several smaller districts near big urban centres/state capitals being allocated an unusually high percentage of vaccination doses has emerged. Extensive CoWin app data analysis by this newspaper threw up this interesting phenomenon, but there are no clear answers as to why there is an allocation skew, though several officials confirmed the pattern of people from bigger urban centres going to satellite cities to get vaccinated. For instance, Meerut in UP, Hooghly and Howrah in West Bengal, Pune in Maharashtra, Alwar in Rajasthan and Panipat in Haryana received more doses than districts with higher population in their respective states. In Meerut, a tier-2 city located 100 kms from Delhi and considered a part of the Private college chief now RGUHS acting VC; controversy erupts R A N J A N I M A D H A V A N @ Bengaluru THE appointment of the principal of a private dental college as acting vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) seems to have upset Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar, who is the pro-chancellor of the university Some officials attached . to the university said the post has never gone to a person from a private institution in its 26-year history . Dr Jayakara SM, principal, AECS Maruthi College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, has been appointed to the post. Quite surprisingly. Sudhakar has dragged the Governor into the controversy saying he had sought an appointment , with Vajubhai Vala three weeks ago, but was denied because of Covid-related restrictions. Sudhakar said he will discuss the issue with the Gover nor and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. Sources said that the CBI had raided Dr Jayakara in 2013 when he was an executive member of the Dental Council of India. Dr Jayakara said, “The case was against two people from the Dental Council of India from Chennai. There was no FIR or chargesheet against my name.” National Capital Region (NCR), 7.35 lakh doses were administered in a population of 34.43 lakh. However, there are at least 20 districts in UP with higher population that received lesser allocation. Take Sultanpur and Hardoi for example. The two districts have significantly larger population, but received only a third of the doses allocated to Meerut. Authorities say the situation is similar in Bulandshahar, another UP district adjoining Delhi. According to Bulandshahar district immunisation officer Dr Rohitash Yadav, the trend is most visible in vaccination centres at Khurja, Sikandara- NATIONWIDE JUNE 12 JUNE 13 Fresh cases 84,332 Recoveries Deaths 1,21,311 1,32,062 4,002 3,303 80,834 June 12 31,67,961 doses June 13 34,84,239 doses TOTAL DOSES: 25,31,95,048 JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT bad and Anupshahr. “Almost 15-20% of the beneficiaries in these three towns are actually residents of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Owing to shortage of slots in areas they live, they are booking slots here,” Yadav said. The status is similar in Alwar, falling within the NCR. It reported over 11 lakh vaccinations, which is the second highest in Rajasthan after Jaipur. And Alwar is not the most populous of Rajasthan’s 33 CONTINUED ON: P7 districts. New cases at 7K mark, but mortality high Positivity rate still a concern Some districts continue to see a high positivity rate. Analysis of the week’s state war room data shows Chikkamagaluru’s positivity rate at 17.32%, followed by Dakshina Kannada with 15.67%, and Mysuru at 14.62%. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru THERE has been a drop in fresh Covid-19 cases in Karnataka bringing relief, but at the rising mortality rate remains a worry The state’s mortality . rate went up to 1.19 per cent with 125 fatalities, taking the toll to 32,913. Health officials said the mortality rate is increasing as the growth rate in the Covid tally is reducing, even as the state continues to report 100plus deaths every day . This is also linked to a reduction in the number of tests conducted in a day. The number of tests has dropped to 1,29,617. On Saturday, 9,785 cases were reported with 1,48,027 tests. From June 9-11, the number of tests conducted were over 1.60 lakh. On June 9, up to 1,63,962 tests were conducted; the following day saw 1,67,731 tests; and June 11,1,69,695 tests. But the number dropped to 1,48,027 on Saturday, and saw a further drop to 1,29,617 on Sunday . Mortality rate is calculated as the percentage of deaths to KARNATAKA JUNE 12 JUNE 13 Fresh cases 9,785 7,810 Recoveries Deaths 21,614 144 18,648 125 the total number of cases. The State Government’s goal is to bring down the mortality rate below 1 per cent. On the brighter side, Karnataka on Sunday reported the lowest addition of Covid cases in a day in over two months, with 7,810 added to the tally. This is the lowest addition since April 7, when 6,976 cases were added. Active cases, too, continued to decline, standing at 1,80,835, down from 1,91,796 on Saturday The Covid-19 tally . in Karnataka is 27,65,134, up from 27,57,324 the previous day The state’s positivity rate . has been falling consistently from June 9 from 8.79 per cent to 8.73 per cent on Sunday .
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