1) James Anderson & Joe Root create new record: James Anderson and Joe Root shared the highest last-wicket stand in Test history against India in the first test played at Trent Bridge. They put on 198 in the first Test at Trent Bridge, beating the 163 between Australia's Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar at the same ground last year. Anderson made 81 - the highest score by an England number 11 - with Root unbeaten on 154 as England made 496.
2) Margaret Alva sworn in as Goa Governor: Governor of Rajasthan and Gujarat Margaret Alva was on Saturday evening sworn in as Governor of Goa at Raj Bhavan. Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Mohit Shantilal Shah administered the oath of office to Ms. Alva at a simple ceremony held at the Darbar hall. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, his Cabinet Ministers, MLAs and other dignitaries were present. B. V. Wanchoo recently resigned as Governor of Goa hours after he was quizzed by CBI as witness in the AgustaWestland chopper case.
3) Disciplinary action cannot continue after retirement- SC: Disciplinary proceedings against an employee cannot be continued after his retirement in the absence of a specific clause in the employment rules providing for such enquiry, the Supreme Court has held. In a recent order, a Bench of Justices T.S. Thakur and C. Nagappan said once an employee retires from service there was no authority vested in the employer to continue the disciplinary proceedings even for the purpose of imposing any deduction in the benefits payable after retirement to the delinquent employee.
4) Narendra Modi is BJP Parliamentary Party leader: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party reconstituted its Parliamentary Party Executive Committee, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as the deputy leader of the party in the Lok Sabha and Union Finance and Defence Minister Minister Arun Jaitley as the party’s deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the new leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament. The BJP has nominated Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu as the government’s Chief Whip in Parliament. The party has also named 13 Whips in Lok Sabha and three in Rajya Sabha.
5) GRSE hands over first indigenous warship, INS Kamorta to Indian Navy: When INS Kamorta, the country's first indigenously built warship, an anti submarine warfare corvette was handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders on Saturday, a small team of officials at Bhilai shook hands among themselves. The super sophisticated warship, the first in its class of four corvettes being built by GRSE for the Navy was built with indigenously developed steel produced by SAIL's Bhilai Steel Plant.
6) Indian Navy gets its largest destroyer: The Indian Navy has got its largest-ever destroyer after the addition of the 163 metre-long vessel Kolkata (D63) to its arsenal. Kolkata (D63) is India’s first domestically built guided missile destroyer to feature a Western-style air search radar and stealth technology, Shipbuilder MazaDock Limited which delivered the vessel on Thursday said in a statement on Saturday. The warship, which is more versatile than the destroyers that preceded it, and with a displacement of around 7,500 tonnes, is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of August.