Deccan Queen express,India’s first super fast train, from Mumbai to Pune has completed 88 years on June 1, 2018. It is known as ‘Queen of Deccan’ the train started on June 1, 1930.
2. Cuba, US to restore direct postal service
Cuba and the US have agreed to permanently restore the direct postal service between the two countries.This service allows the postal delivery of mail, parcels, and express courier deliveries on direct flights between Cuba and the United States, and through post offices in both countries.
3. Indian Navy sends ship to Socotra island
Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Nistar’ to evacuate 38 stranded Indians around Socotra island located close to the horn of Africa between the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.
4. Pedro sworn in as Spain’s Prime Minister
Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as Spain’s Prime Minister by King Felipe VI.
The Odisha government launched a health insurance scheme, called “Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana”. for working journalists.
6. Padma Shri award given to Tommy Koh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the Padma Shri award, one of India’s highest civilian awards, to former Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh in Singapore. Koh was among 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) receipts of the prestigious award.
7. Lamar Gets His Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN’
Kendrick Lamar received the Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album “DAMN”. Lamar became the first nonclassical or jazz musician to win a Pulitzer for music.
8. China Successful launch of observation satellite
China successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring.
9. New Humsafar Express Flagged Off between Jodhpur and Bandra
Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal flagged off a new Humsafar Jodhpur Bandra Express. Humsafar Express are a completely 3-tier AC sleeper trains which started their operation from December 2016.