1. VVIP chopper scam: ED files fresh charge sheet; names middleman Christian MichelED has filed a fresh charge sheet, delving specifically into the role of British national and alleged middleman Christian Michel James and his few Indian associates, in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. Read more here.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>2. All you need to know about new civil aviation policyThe Union Cabinet approved the new civil aviation policy on Wednesday. The new civil aviation policy focuses on taking “flying to the masses” and to make it “affordable, convenient, cheap.” The long-awaited policy will make it simpler for new domestic airline companies to start flying international routes, will make short-span travel cheaper, and lots more. Read more here.3. US Senate fails to recognise India as ‘global strategic and defence partner’The Senate has failed to recognise India as a “global strategic and defence partner” of the US after a key amendment necessary to modify its export control regulations could not be passed. Read more here.4. Prove you are Indian: MHA tells RTI applicant before disclosing Ishrat Jahan probe detailsIn a rare instance, the Home Ministry has asked an RTI applicant to prove he is an Indian before disclosing details about the one-member panel looking into the missing files related to the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan. Read more here.5. Is coffee carcinogenic? Only if it’s very hot, say WHO scientistsThere is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency will say as it downgrades its warning, but it will also say all “very hot” drinks are probably carcinogenic. Read more here.