Decision to send Rohit back to NCA in focus as time runs out for Tests

After a month’s uncertainty over his fitness status, it has emerged Rohit Sharma may struggle to make it to Australia for the full Test series. Ishant Sharma too could miss out on the series. TOI had reported on Tuesday that the Indian team management is already looking to retain a player from the white-ball squad to cover for Rohit’s probable absence….

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Pay-per-mile auto insurer Metromile is heading to public markets via SPAC

Metromile, the pay-per-mile auto insurer that earlier this year laid off a third of its staff due to economic uncertainties caused by COVID-19, is taking the SPAC path to the public markets. The company, which was founded in 2011 and is led by CEO Dan Preston, said it has reached a merger agreement with special […] …

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Coronavirus: French lockdown to ease after ‘second peak passed’

Shops and cinemas will reopen and families will get to spend Christmas together, President Macron says. …

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Nifty50 climbs Mount 13,000 on Covid-19 vaccine hope; Sensex rises 446 pts

The Nifty ended at 13,055 following a gain of 128 points, or 1 per cent …

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India vs Australia: Steve Smith feels he is back to his best

His returns were moderate — 311 runs from 14 outings — for the Rajasthan Royals in the recently-concluded IPL-13, but Steve Smith is keen to make amends in the upcoming series against India which starts with the first ODI on November 27. …

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TikTok aims to help those with epilepsy with a new option to skip photosensitive videos – CNET

A notification will invite you to “skip all” photosensitive videos and avoid potentially hazardous content….

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Discord is close to closing a round that would value the company at up to $7B

Discord, the communications service that’s become the 21st century’s answer to MUD rooms, is close to closing a new round of financing that would value the company at up to $7 billion, according to sources with knowledge of the round. The new funding comes just months after a $100 million investment that gave the company […] …

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US committed to Indo-Pacific strategy despite change of presidency, says outgoing NSA

“We’re not going to be pushed out of the Indo-Pacific region. We’re going to fight for a free and open Indo-Pacific region with all of our friends and partners. And I think when we send that message – that peace-through-strength message – is the way to deter China. It is a way to ensure the peace, and it’s a way to make sure that there’s no war in the region,” Brien said on Monday during a briefing for select media persons from Manila….

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Farm groups to march to Delhi on 26 Nov as Centre invites leaders for talks

The farmers’ protest will continue indefinitely if the central government does not accede to their demands …

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India’s home series vs England to feature 4 Tests instead of 5

England’s tour of India next year will comprise four Tests instead of the regulation five to accommodate the limited-overs series that had to be postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed the schedule for the series planned in February-March while speaking at an online event….

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