India’s lone hope in men’s tennis singles Sumit Nagal powered to a 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round of the Tokyo Olympics at the Ariake Tennis Court on Saturday.
Nagal’s win was the first for an Indian men’s singles tennis player at the Olympics since Leander Paes’ bronze medal-winning run at Atlanta 1996.
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Nagal won the first set 6-4 in 42 minutes but lost the second set in tie-breaker in 71 minutes. He, however, came back to win the final set in 41 minutes with a 6-4 margin.
The 34-year-old Istomin, ranked 197th in the world was no match to his 23-year-old Indian opponent who is ranked 37 places above him.
Nagal was more agile and covered the court better.
Istomin fired 17 aces against eight by Nagal. The Indian also committed more double faults with nine against three.
However, it was in break-points and forced errors that Nagal was better than his Uzbek opponent.
Istomin committed 32 forced errors to Nagal’s 17. The Indian also won 10 out of 10 net points while his opponent won just five out of nine.
Nagal managed to convert four out of the five break-points he got – 80% conversion — while Istomin could convert only two out of the 14 he had got – 14% conversion.
UP Based 18-year-old Dies of Electrocution in Jammu
An 18-year-old youth died of electrocution after he came in contact with a live wire in Jammu. The child Mohit Sharma was a resident of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and was working as a daily wager in HSP for the past 20-25 days. HSP is replacing Municipality Street Lights in Jammu.
The family members alleged that the contractor lied to us that the main power switch was down and we should start the work. The concerned supervisor was absconding from the site. They also complained that the police were not ready to register the case and proceed with the investigation.
An onsite engineer said the company is ready to compensate for the youth’s death and will meet the demands of the family.
India’s Top Car Manufacturing Company is Calling Job Applications for ITI Passouts, Apply Early
Maruti Suzuki India, under the Mission Youth initiative, is inviting applications for ITI Passouts. The candidates applying for the job must be an ITI pass out with a valid diploma, and their age must be between 18-26 years.
The last date for applying is 30 September 2021 at 12:00 AM. Any entry beyond this date and time will not be considered under any circumstances.
Candidates applying for the job has to undergo an online test(Technical, Aptitude & Behavioural) followed by a personal interview. After clearing the test and the interview, the candidates will be eligible to work with the company.
Applying Link – https://visionjobs.in/jobseeker/VITW.aspx
How to register –
● Click on Proceed Button & Provide Primary Mobile Number.
● Validate Mobile Number with the OTP sent to you on Mobile No.
● Fill in your relevant details and preferences.
Old aged drivers to write ‘E’ on their vehicles
A big news for the old aged drivers as the Government has appealed them to write ‘E’ letter on their vehicles.
Keeping the traffic conditions and increase in accidents in consideration, the old aged people driving a vehicle will now write ‘E’ letter denoting elder on their vehicle.
This sign will alert the youth while driving on the road and make them careful when around the ‘E’ signed vehicles.
Talab Tillo District Traffic Inspector (DTI) Rakesh Kumar said that the ‘E’ sign on vehicles with drivers above age 60 will avoid unnecessary honking near them.
He further said that the new rule would be beneficial to the elders as they would easily get side on the road and the Traffic Police is encouraging them to follow the new rule.
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
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