For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights PV Sindhu is ranked No.5 in the latest badminton rankings.Saina Nehwal is ranked No.8.Rankireddy and Shetty won a BWF 500 doubles title for the first time. New Delhi: Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Tuesday jumped seven places to enter the top 10 of the latest badminton world rankings, courtesy their historic win at last week’s Thailand Open. Rankireddy and Shetty, who created history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win a BWF Super 500 tournament, are placed ninth in the men’s doubles rankings issued on Tuesday. Rankireddy and Shetty stunned reigning world champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China 21-19 18-21 21-18 in the Thailand Open final to achieve the feat. The other Indian men’s doubles duo of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy remained on 25th spot. In the men’s singles, there were no significant changes for Indian shuttlers as Kidambi Srikanth (10th), Sameer Verma (13), B Sai Praneeth (19), H S Prannoy (31) and Sourav Verma (44) are all static at the respective positions. Parupalli Kashyap moved up three places to 32nd spot, while Subhankar Dey climbed two places to 39th. Meanwhile, Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal managed to hold on to their fifth and eighth spots respectively in the women’s singles rankings. In the women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy moved up a place to 23rd. But Indians witnessed a downward move in the mixed doubles rankings. While the pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy dropped a place to 23rd, the duo of Ponnappa and Rankireddy slipped four spots to be placed 27th.
TagsCommercial Real EstateCoronavirusoffice marketWeWork Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed across the country, but won’t be an instant panacea for office landlords. (iStock)It’s been a rough year for the office market — and it’s unlikely that the first half of next year will be much better.Even though Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed across the country, public health and real estate experts believe that a return to the office likely will not happen until late spring or early summer, the Wall Street Journal reports.Experts say that it will take months for the vaccine rollout to become effective and for employees to reach herd immunity, meaning remote work will continue in the next year and office rents will continue to drop.The real estate firm CBRE projects that office rents could fall by as much as 8 percent in 2021.ADVERTISEMENTIn the meantime, landlords are dealing with mostly empty offices. An average of about 23 percent of workers in 10 cities had returned to the office the week of Dec. 16, according to Kastle Systems, which tracks access-card swipes. The highest rate since the pandemic was 27.4 percent in mid-October, Kastle said.Some companies are planning their return to the office in light of the promising vaccine news. In New York, 25 new tenants per week were searching for office space in the first two weeks of December, up from 20 per week in November, according to the data firm VTS.Many of these companies are considering leasing space from co-working operators such as WeWork and Industrious, according to the Journal.[WSJ] — Keith Larsen