NEW DELHI 11 JULY 2021 SUNDAY `12 PAGES 24 facebook/TheMorningStandard twitter.com/TheMornStandard https://epaper.morningstandard.in PLUS: 12 PAGES The Flying Beast MAGAZINE EXCLUSIVE VOICES Token of Art Appreciation Philosophers of Self & the Other Self Fall in jabs casts doubts on vax target by year end SUMI SUKANYA DUTTA @ New Delhi DESPITE promises by the government to gradually raise the Covid19 vaccination supplies, the daily vaccination on several days in July so far has plummeted to worrying levels. For instance on July 9, only about 30 lakh Covid vaccine doses were administered and on Saturday (till 6 pm) this figure was just about 22 lakh. Experts have, on the other hand, estimated that India needs to vaccinate 90 lakh people every day if it has to reach the target of inoculating all 94 crore adults by the year-end. An analysis of the vaccination data shows that the average daily vaccination for July has remained about 40 lakh largely because of about 65 lakh jabs being administered on July 3. On other days the daily figure has remained abysmally poor. On July 4, only 15,65 lakh people received shots against Covid19. The Covid19 vaccinations in India had reached a peak 65.94 of over 91 lakh on June 21, when the Centre took over the responsibility of providing the responsibility of 75 % of the available vaccines to states free of cost. But vaccination never reached that magical figure again in the last 20 days. The Centre has promised a total of 12 crore doses of vaccines to states this month, of which 10 crore doses will be that of Covishield while 2 crore will be Covaxin. As per the details shared by the union government, more than 38.54 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states so far through all sources. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 36.80 crore doses till Saturday morning. The government also said more than 1.73 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses were still available with the states and private hospitals to be administered. But state governments have said vaccine doses provided by the Centre are not adequate. Prabhu Chawla T J S George N Sathiya Moorthy Ravi Shankar To be Continued Pushpesh Pant Anuja Chandramouli Brishti Guha and Indrani Guha Sathya Saran Disincentives: Bar on contesting local body elections E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Lucknow JUST a day before World Population Day a draft bill of the Ut, tar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill, 2021, has proposed that those having more than two children will not be eligible for state government jobs, cannot contest local body elections and will not be able to avail of government subsidies. The draft bill also says that such persons will be ineligible for promotion in government services, can get only up to four ration cards and will be debarred from the benefit of government welfare schemes. The bill has been drafted by the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission, which has invited suggestions from the public through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post latest by July 19. The bill’s primary draft also proposes series of incentives for government servants as well as the general public, including two additional increments during the entire service, subsidy towards purchase of plots or house sites or built houses from the housing board or the development authority . The other incentives include a soft loan for construction or purchasing a house on nominal rates of interest, rebate on charges for utilities such as water, electricity, house tax, maternity or as the case may be, paternity leave of 12 months with full salary and allowances. It also proposes a three per cent increase in the employer‘s contribution fund under the national pension scheme, free health care facility and insurance coverage to the spouse of those strictly following the twochild norm. It also has additional benefits for public servants who have only one-child and undergo voluntary sterilization operation upon themselves or the spouse. The incentives include “two additional increments during the entire service, free health care facility and insurance coverage to the single child till the age of 20 years, preference to a single child in admission in all education institutions, including but not limited to the Indian Institute of Management, All-India Institute of Medical Science etc, free education up to graduation, scholarship for higher studies in case of a girl child and preference to single child in government jobs.” The proposed law’s first draft provides for special benefits to 37.21 41.70 30.47 22.96* 15.65 JULY 1 JULY 2 JULY 3 JULY 4 JULY 5 JULY 6 JULY 7 JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 EXPRESS READ Pandemic is not over yet: Home secy to states New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Saturday sounded a note of caution against reported blatant disregard of Covid-appropriate behaviour at hill stations and other tourist locations, stressing that the second wave of the pandemic is not yet over. Bhalla emphasised that the Covid second wave was not yet over and states should ensure strict adherence to the protocols prescribed for the people. P7 BEACON RESCUING TRIBAL KIDS In Raigad, a policewoman has adopted 50 tribal students and helps the poor in pandemic | P5 LONDON THE Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ruled that not standing up for the national anthem and not singing it may amount to disrespect and failure to adhere to the fundamental duties but it is not an offence. The court gave the ruling on a writ petition filed by Tawseef Ahmad Bhat, who had challenged the registration of an FIR against him under Section 3 of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act. “Interestingly and indisputably mere disrespect to Indian , national anthem is not an offence per se. It is only if the conduct of a person amounts to preventing the singing of Indian national anthem or causing disturbance to any as- sembly engaged in such singing, it entails penal consequences in terms of Section 3 of the Act,” J&K high court judge Justice Sanjeev Kumar ruled in the judgment passed on Friday . The court ruled that “not standing up while the Indian national anthem is being sung or standing up but not singing the national anthem along with members of the assembly engaged in such singing may amount to disrespect to the national anthem and a failure to adhere to a fundamental duties enumerated in Part IVA of the Constitution of India but is not an offence as defined under Section 3 of the Act.” The police registered the case against Bhat in September 2018 for allegedly dishonouring the national anthem at a function held to celebrate In- Incentives: Subsidy in purchase of plots, job promotion below poverty line couples having only one child and undergoing voluntary sterilization. Such a couple would be eligible for payment from the government for a one-time lump-sum of `80,000 if the single child is a boy and `1 Lakh if the single child is a girl. While ruling out that the proposed population control law was aimed against any community, UP minister for minority welfare Mohsin Raza said “right now the first draft of the proposed law has been prepared for public suggestions on it by July 19. This draft after it becomes a law will go a long way in ensuring that all schemes, facilities and limited resources of the government reach one and all. It is a step forward for furtherance of people’s welfare as well as promoting state and national interest.” But, even before the first draft of the proposed population control law was released, minority politicians, including Samajwadi Party MLA Iqbal Mehmood, had termed the proposed law as a conspiracy towards Muslims. “If implemented, it will be an attack on the Muslim community under the guise of populaP7 tion control,” he said. EYE London will be at the centre of attention of the sporting world on Sunday, with two heavyweight finals. Here’s a look at the Euro summit clash between England and Italy, and the Wimbledon battle royale between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini 1966 KANE BURSTING AT THE SEAMS 19.98 cr In Uttar Pradesh, there are the limited ecological and economic resources at hand. It is necessary and urgent that the provision of basic necessities of human life, including affordable food, safe drinking water, decent housing, access to quality education… is accessible to all citizens —Draft bill 2011 Census It is a step forward for furtherance of people’s welfare as well as promoting state and national interest 10.44 cr Mohsin Raza, UP minority affairs minister Male 9.53 cr If implemented it will be an attack on the Muslim community under the guise of population control Female 16.62 cr Iqbal Mehmood, Samajwadi Party MLA 2001 Census DECADAL GROWTH IN UP 8.75 cr 20.23% Male 7.86 cr 25.80% 2001-2011 1991-2001 UP’S SHARE IN POPULATION Female 16.50% 16.16% Last time England played a major final dian surgical strike when he was working as a lecturer in the Government Degree College, Bani, on a contractual basis. While challenging the FIR, Bhat contended that the allegations did not constitute an offence under Section 3 of the Act as there was no proof that he prevented the singing of the national anthem or caused any disturbance to any assembly engaged in such singing. “Failure of the petitioner to participate in the assembly engaged in singing of national anthem, intentionally or otherwise, and roaming about in the school premises where the assembly was engaged in singing national anthem, in my opinion, would not amount to either preventing the singing of national anthem or causing any disturbance to the assembly engaged in such singing,” Justice Kumar ruled. MODERN ITALIAN MASTERPIECE After the ignominy of not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, there was a hard reset. Roberto Mancini was hired and Italy haven’t looked back since. They place onus on attacking play, weave geometry on the field and attack through the wing-backs. They also like to keep the ball. Win will be a just reward for what they have done. LORENZO INSIGNE Not standing for national anthem is disrespect but not an offence: J&K HC F AYA Z W A N I @ Srinagar Let’s Create Heaven Within England are in first major football final after 1966, whe they won the World Cup. For a football-mad nation, that’s a long wait. And now, nothing but the Cup will do. In Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, they have a duo in form. If they do manage to turn over Italy at Wembley, expect ‘it’s come home’ chants long through HARRY the night. 46.33 34.14 AMMA SPEAKS ENGLAND’S LONG WAIT All figures in lakh | *Till 6 pm 44.10 A Political Thriller in Ashokan Times No govt job in UP’s proposed two-child law JULY VACCINATIONS 46.86 Telling the India Story Thrill Bill Live: 12.30am (Monday) on Sony 2 Italy is out to win a second Euro title 4 DIPLOMAT US nominates Garcetti as its envoy to India E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi US President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti as the country’s ambassador to India. If confirmed by the Senate, Garcetti will succeed Kenneth Juster, who had served as the US envoy to India and was recently appointed as a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Garcetti has been the mayor of the city of Los Angeles since 2013, following 12 years as a member of the city council, including six as council president,” the White House said. Garcetti also currently chairs the LA Metro and has co-founded Climate Mayors. “He has led the organization’s engagement and expansion in India as well as C40’s global response to the Covid-19 pandemic,” it added. Kane is one strike away from becoming the joint top goalscorer (Schick and Ronaldo on 5) Ashleigh Barty after winning the Wimbledon title in London on Saturday | AP NO 20 AT SW 19? You have to go back a few decades for the last time three men (Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer are on 20) were level on the Majors won count. The Serb will be aiming to do just that against the Italian at Wimbledon. However, it won't be easy as Berrettini, in his first final, has handy weapons. But the World No 1 has lost only set — in his first match — en route the final. Live: 6.30pm on Star Sports and Hotstar Mother Dairy milk dearer by S2 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi MOTHER Dairy milk prices will increase by `2 per litre in Delhi-NCR and other cities from Sunday the leading milk , supplier announced on Saturday. On July 1, Amul hiked milk prices by `2 per litre across all cities. Mother Dairy last revised the milk prices in December 2019. It said while the procurement cost of milk from dairy farmers had gone up by 8-10 per cent in the past one year, other operational costs had also risen. It said “prices are also being revised across key markets, including east and central Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Nagpur and Kolkata from July 11 onwards to the tune of Rs 2/litre on the current prevailing MRP in respective markets,” Mother Dairy milk is available in over 100 cities across the country It sells around 30 . lakh litres of milk a day in Delhi-NCR while the total sale is 35 lakh litre per day . “The company has been experiencing inflationary pressure on the overall input costs which has increased multifold in last one year, accompanied by the distress in milk production due to the ongoing pandemic,” the statement said. “It is pertinent to note that the farm prices of milk alone have firmed up by about 4 per cent in the last 3-4 weeks. Despite paying higher prices towards milk procurement in the last one year, the consumer prices were kept intact. With this revision, the milk prices are undergoing a revision of 4 per cent,” Mother Dairy said. The company said it has always attempted to strike the right balance between the consumers and the milk producers. “The surge in farm prices is only being partially passed on to the consumers, thereby securing the interests of both the stakeholders.” PINCHING THE POCKET Token milk Full cream Toned milk Double toned Cow milk New price `44 `57 `47 `41 `49 Old price `42 `55 `45 `39 `47 The company has been experiencing inflationary pressure on the overall input costs which has increased multifold in last one year, accompanied by the distress in milk production due to the ongoing pandemic —Mother Dairy
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