Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers
Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.
In a bid to provide more employment opportunities to people, Delhi Government organised a two-day mega job fair at Thyagaraj Stadium in Delhi. Delhi government is hoping to provide more than 12,000 jobs across 76 companies in the private sector.
The traditional Halwa ceremony before printing the government's Budget was held in the North Block where the Finance Ministry is situated. It is traditionally served by the Finance minister but this year Arun Jaitley was missing.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi recused himself from hearing the petition challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the interim chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), saying he is a part of the committee to choose the agency's new chief.
Dera Sacha Sauda's Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case. The godman and three of his followers were sentenced on Thursday. He & three followers were convicted of killing journalist Ram Chander in 2002.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category across all higher education institutions and universities from July 2019.