1. PM Flags Off Palace Queen Hamsafar Express in Karnataka
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Palace Queen Humsafar Express between Mysuru and Udaipur in Mysuru Railway Station.
The train between Mysuru and Udaipur will act as a backbone of tourism, an employment generating industry. He also dedicated to the nation, the electrified Mysuru-Bengaluru Railway Line and announced two more infrastructure projects for the region.
The Union Minister of Railways of India is Piyush Goyal.
2. India to Host World Environment Day 2018
The government of India and the UN jointly announced that India will host the global WorldEnvironment Day celebrations on 5 June 2018.
World Environment Day is celebrated globally on June 5. The theme for World Environment 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”.
World Environment Day is a UN Environment-led global event, the single largest celebration of our environment each year and is celebrated by thousands of communities worldwide.
3. Singapore to Impose Carbon Tax From 2019
Singapore will impose a 'carbon tax' from 2019 to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect.
Finance minister Heng Swee Keat stated that the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a year.
Singapore ranks 26th out of 142 countries in terms of emissions per capita based on the latest International Energy Agency data.
4. Aga Khan’s 11-Day Visit to India Begins
Spiritual leader Aga Khan is on the 11-day visit to India. Sunder Nursery, a 90-acre park near Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi, will be inaugurated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of the Aga Khan.
During his previous visit in 2015, the Aga Khan was conferred Padma Vibhushan for his contributions to social development in India.
Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on 11 July 1957 at the age of 20.
He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
5. UK, India Launched Joint Research Projects on Clean Water & Energy
The UK- India Joint research projects on Water Quality Research and Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment were launched in New Delhi.
The Water Quality Research programme has eight projects and Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment programme has four projects, with a total joint investment of up to 15 million British Pound.