1. The ten-day festival of the historic Esala Maha Perehera began in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
2. Paytm has partnered Alibaba to launch artificial intelligence-based cloud computing platform ‘Paytm AI Cloud for India’ for developers.
3. Government of Telangana launched for the first time Disaster Response Force (DRF) vehicles in the Hyderabad.
4. The Chhattisgarh Cabinet has approved the proposal to rename Naya Raipur as ‘Atal Nagar’, in a tribute to the late former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
5. Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi was honoured with this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award for promoting communal harmony and peace.
6. The government has recently proposed to set up a committee who will suggest changes to the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced. The committee headed by the IIT-Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthy.
7. Vinesh Poghat Defeat Japan’s Yukie Irie by 6-2 in the freestyle 50 kg category to win the gold for India at the Asian Games 2018 held in Jakarta. She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
8. Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in straight sets, in Sunday’s high-profile championship match at the 2018 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
9. Saurabh Chaudhary has became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in the Asian Games, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals in Indonesia.
10. Israeli journalist, politician and peace activist, Uri Avnery has passed away.