Rohit could be white-ball skipper after T20 WC

Virat Kohli, who currently leads the team across all formats and is India’s most successful captain ever, is learned to have taken the call to share leadership responsibilities with Rohit Sharma, BCCI sources told TOI. Kohli has had prolonged discussions with Sharma and the team management over the last few months, particularly after Team India’s triumph in Australia, one that coincided with Kohli becoming a father.

Rohit Sharma could be white-ball skipper after T20 World Cup

Virat Kohli, who currently leads the team across all formats and is India’s most successful captain ever, is learned to have taken the call to share leadership responsibilities with Rohit Sharma, BCCI sources told TOI. Kohli has had prolonged discussions with Sharma and the team management over the last few months, particularly after Team India’s triumph in Australia, one that coincided with Kohli becoming a father.

With 2 lakh ICU beds, govt readies for post-festive Covid-19 surge

Over two lakh ICU beds, with 50% of them assisted with ventilators, are being earmarked for Covid-19 patients as the government gears up for a likely spike in infections in the wake of festival season, officials said. Around 40,000 additional beds with ventilators in ICUs are being added as part of the large-scale augmentation of Covid-health infrastructure across the country.

Daniil Medvedev ends Novak Djokovic’s bid for year Slam at US Open

Novak Djokovic’s bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969 ended one victory short with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 loss to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final on Sunday. Medvedev’s surprisingly lopsided triumph gave him his first major championship and prevented Djokovic from winning what would have been the record 21st of his career.

In a first, space dept signs pact with Hyderabad startup to provide access to Isro facilities

With the objective to woo private players in space activities, the department of space (DoS) has signed its first-ever agreement with a Hyderabad-based space startup, Skyroot Aerospace, for providing it “access to Isro’s facilities and expertise towards the development and testing of subsystems and systems of space launch vehicles”.