Delhi has recorded more than 1,000 mm of rainfall so far this season. The highest amount of rainfall — 1,050 mm — for the monsoon season was recorded in 2003 at Safdarjung observatory, according to the IMD officials.
This year, a total of 34.8 mm of rainfall was recorded in June; 507.1 mm in July; 214.5 mm in August; and 248.9 mm in September so far. June and August recorded deficit rainfall, compared to the long period average, while July has seen an excess. So far, September with around eight days of rainfall has also recorded excess rain.
The rainfall received in the first 10 days of September this year has also surpassed the total amount for the entire month of September in the past few years. Since at least 2011, September has recorded less than 240 mm of rainfall. While September 2011 saw 225.8 mm, September 2018 logged 237.8 mm.
As the race for admissions at Delhi University (DU) begins, Hansraj College Principal Rama tells The Indian Express that the cut-offs this year are likely to be higher, and that new students should prepare themselves for a “dynamic and evolving” academic environment due to the Covid pandemic.
What can students expect in terms of cut-off marks for admissions this year?
I expect the cut-offs to be higher this year based on what we know regarding the class 12 results.
What has the experience of teaching-learning during COVID been like? How has the college adapted to this change?
Last year saw a paradigm shift in teaching learning that was necessitated by the pandemic. Our college adapted to the online mode of working very swiftly. We provided our faculty and students an official online platform to carry on all teaching learning activities. We ensured that teachers were provided with all possible help to adapt to the new pedagogy. While it was very challenging on multiple counts, the entire teaching and non-teaching staff came together to mitigate these challenges. All student societies also continued to function with the same if not greater efficiency.
Two weeks after a 21-year-old civil defence volunteer was found murdered in Faridabad’s Surajkund, police Friday said their probe had found that the woman and the accused were married, and he killed her because he suspected her of infidelity.
The man, Nizammudin, had confessed a day after the murder on August 27 and told police the two were married, but the woman’s family had maintained they did not know of this.
On Friday, Faridabad Police spokesperson Sube Singh said, “The family of the accused had sent marriage-related documents to Surajkund police station through speed post following his arrest last month. The documents and nikahnama were verified in Saket court; it has been found through documents that the accused and deceased had married in Saket court in June, 2021.”