On this day: Key events held on June 8, from Air India’s 1st international flight in 1948 to World Brain Tumour day

On this day: Key events held on June 8: The day marks the first international flight of Air India's in 1948. June 8 is also celebrated as World Brain Tumour day and World Ocean day

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First Published8 Jun 2024, 07:29 AM IST
On this day: Look at the key events that happened on June 8 in history.
On this day: Look at the key events that happened on June 8 in history.

On this day, June 8 is a landmark day in India's aviation industry. On this day in 1948, a year after India's independence, the formidable domestic airline Air India launched its maiden international flight from Mumbai to London via Cairo and Geneva. The day is also celebrated as World Brain Tumour Day to spread awareness about health conditions. Take a look at the key events that happened on this day in history.

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World Brain Tumour Day

To emphasize the need to increase research and development in studying brain tumors and spread awareness about abnormal cell growth in the brain, we celebrate World Brain Tumour Day every year on June 8. 

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World Oceans Day 

The day is also celebrated as World Oceans day. According to the United Nations, World Oceans Day is a reminder of the important role of the oceans in humans' existence. Just like forests, oceans are also the lungs of the planet Earth and a major source of food and medicine. This year's theme of World Ocean day is "Awaken New Depths".

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Air India's first international flight in 1948

The domestic airline began its international flight services on this day in 1984. On June 8, exactly 75 years ago, the inaugural flight took place form Mumbai to London. The flight took off with Captain KR Guzdar in command and 35 passengers on board, according to a Moneycontrol report. The weekly flight was operated with Lockheed Constellation 749A aircraft, a 40 seater plane, named Malabar Princess, and landed in London on June 10, 1948. 

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Geeta Rahasya by Lokmanya Tilak in 1915

The Bhagvad Gita Rahasya, popularly known as Gita Rahasya, was written by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1915. The book, written in Marathi, is an analysis of Karma yoga, which is mentioned in the Bhagvad Gita. Tilak wrote it while he was in prison in Mandalay, Burma. The book is written in two parts, the first is the philosophical exposition and the second part is about Gita, its translation and its commentary.

Indian State Broadcasting Service was renamed to AIR

Another important incident that took place on this day in 1936 was the renaming of the Indian State Broadcasting Service to All India Radio. Next year, the Central News Organisation (CNO) was formed. In the same year, the AIR was taken in the Department of Communications.

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First Published:8 Jun 2024, 07:29 AM IST
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