SC VERDICT PAVED THE WAR FOR CBI PROBE INTO SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT’S CASE:
The Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict on a plea filed by model-turned-actress Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of the probe from Bihar to Mumbai. In a massive victory for Rajput’s family, the apex court has given a nod to the CBI investigation according to Times Now. The judge Hrishikesh Roy has dismissed Rhea’s plea. The Supreme Court has directed the Mumbai Police to handover all the evidence it collected to the CBI. Soon after the Supreme Court paved the way for a court-monitored CBI probe into the mysterious death of Sushant Singh Rajput, his father on Wednesday clarified that only he is the “legal heir” of the deceased actor.
NATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY WILL CONDUCT A COMMON ELIGIBILITY TEST(CET) FOR CENTRAL GOVT. JOBS:
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the creation of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for conducting a common eligibility test for Central government jobs, initiating a “landmark reform” in the recruitment process. The NRA will have representatives from the Ministry of Railways, the Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). It is envisioned that the NRA would be a specialist body bringing the state-of-the-art technology and best practices in the field of Central government recruitment, an official statement said. The government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 1,517.57 crore for setting up the National Recruitment Agency (NRA), which will be headquartered in Delhi. It will have a chairman of the rank of a Secretary to the government. The expenditure will be undertaken over a period of three years. Apart from setting up the NRA, the costs will be incurred on setting up examination infrastructure in the 117 aspirational districts, the statement said.
MAURITIUS ARRESTS INDIAN CAPTAIN OF JAPANESE SHIP FOR OIL SPILL:
Mauritius Authorities have arrested the captain of the Japanese ship MV Wakashio that spilled 1,000 tons of oil in the coral reef in Mauritius coast line. Captain of the Japanese ship, Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, a 58-year-old Indian man, was taken into custody and charged with endangering safe navigation. On July 25, The Wakasio ran aground a coral reef after being pounded by heavy waves. The vessel cracked after ten days and fuel started to leak. The damaged ship spilled more than 1,000 tons of its cargo of 4,000 tons of fuel into a wetland of international importance. The Mauritius government is under pressure to explain why immediate action wasn’t taken to empty the ship of its fuel before it began to leak. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth earlier blamed bad weather for the slow response. Earlier on Tuesday, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) said its indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv and Chetak helicopters are being deployed for rescue and oil-spill clean-up operations at Mauritius Reef.