Rafael Nadal has won the US Open for the fourth time

Nadal edges Medvedev for 4th US Open title, 19th Slam trophy

Spanish ace Rafael Nadal has won the US Open for the fourth time, slogging through a marathon five-set thriller against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the men’s singles final. Nadal outlasted Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in four hours and 49 minutes in front of an electric Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday, surviving a stunning comeback by the Russian, ATP Tour reported.

With his 19th Grand Slam victory, Nadal closes the gap to just one on Swiss legend Roger Federer in the all-time title chase. He has also moved to three ahead of Novak Djokovic for solo second place on the list.

Delhi ranks high 3rd on global weed list

In 2018, Delhiites consumed 38.3 tons of weed, the third highest for any city in the world. Mumbaikars too were not far behind, as the city consumed 32.4 tons of cannabis and was ranked sixth among 120 cities for which the data was available. New York topped the chart with consumption of 77.4 tons while Karachi came second with 42 tons.

With New York, LA and Chicago featured in the top ten list, the US has three cities with high consumption, the only country with so many cities in the top ten.

1984 case against Kamal Nath among seven reopened

A case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots allegedly involving Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has been reopened with the home ministry calling upon all individuals, groups and associations to share any information about it.

The case based on FIR No.601/84 is among the seven 1984 cases which have been reopened. It relates to the claims of witnesses about Nath’s presence among a riotous mob that had laid siege to Rakabganj Gurdwara as part of largescale anti-Sikh violence which broke out in the aftermath of the killing of then PM Indira Gandhi. While some witnesses like Sanjay Suri, then a crime reporter, had claimed Nath was part of the mob, the Congress leader had denied this. The FIR also did not name Nath and trial in the case was closed.

In a 1st, Odisha tribal woman becomes pilot

A 27-year-old tribal woman from Odisha’s Maoist-hit Malkangiri district has become the first pilot from the region to fly a commercial plane. Anupriya Lakra, daughter of a police constable, always wanted to become a pilot, and gave up engineering midway to pursue her dream. She joined Indigo as a co-pilot earlier this month and will soon be flying commercial planes.

‘Not just gender, order of birth too determines survival of 3rd-borns’

Focused on the third child, a new study shows that boys were less likely than girls to die in infancy if born subsequent to two older sisters. This converts into a 64% greater risk for infant mortality for girls relative to boys in this third-order birth group. The study highlights that just concentrating on sex ratio at birth is not the answer. The third child – particularly daughters need support to survive the odds.

The research paper published in The Lancet’s “EClinicalMedicine” journal underlined the link between infant mortality and birth order of siblings and the role of son preference in influencing the survival of the girl child, particularly if she is the third daughter after two older sisters.

Kids born to anxious moms are hyperactive

Children born to women who are anxious during pregnancy and the early life of the kid, are likely to show the symptoms of hyperactivity as they enter adolescence or turn 16, precisely.

A long-term study of more than 3,000 children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children has shown that maternal anxiety is associated with hyperactivity in their children, although the link with other ADHD symptoms such inattention is more tenuous.

Malaria can be eradicated by 2050: Report

Malaria can be eradicated within a generation, global health experts have said. In a major report on Sunday, 41 specialists said a future free of malaria — one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases — can be achieved as early as 2050.

This contradicted the conclusions last month of a malaria review by the World Health Organization. To meet that target, however, governments, scientists and public health leaders need to inject more money and innovation into fighting the disease and the mosquitoes that carry it, the report said.

Left-handed people may be better at verbal tasks: Study

People who are left-handed are more likely to be better at verbal tasks than those who are right-handed, a new study has claimed. Scientists from the University of Oxford recently investigated the correlation between handedness, language areas of the brain and neuropsychiatric diseases.

Published in neurology journal Brain, the researchers used data from the UK Biobank to analyse the genomes of approximately 400,000 people, just under a tenth of which were left-handed.

Rs 10 cr salary for Ravi Shastri

Recently reappointed India head coach, Ravi Shastri will be earning close to Rs 10 crore a year. This is a 20% increase over his previous package and was agreed upon at the time of reappointment. Shastri was given an extension of 26 months and will remain at the helm till the 2021 World T20 to be held in India.

Salaries of other support staff members have also seen impressive hikes. Bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar are now “expected to get around Rs 3.5 cr” while new batting coach Vikram Rathour will get between Rs 2.5 cr to Rs 3 cr.

Barty reclaims number one spot

Australia’s Ash Barty has reclaimed the number one spot in the WTA rankings less than a month after losing it while US Open champion Bianca Andreescu moved up to a career-high fifth after her maiden Grand Slam win in New York. Andreescu broke into the top-10 for the first time in her career.

India pockets 12 medals, including four gold, on Day 1 of Track Asia Cup

India made a bumper start to its Track Asia Cup campaign winning 12 medals, including four gold, in a complete show of dominance on Monday. It was the the world-class junior team which stood up to the expectations and captured the gold in men’s junior team sprint event. The women’s junior and elite teams also shone and returned with two gold medals. Ronaldo Laitonjam stole the show for India as the junior world champion won two gold medals in one day.

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