|| Petrol price is raised by Re.1 per litre.
|| All IAF Meteorological Sections were put on high alert from 06 Jun 98, and constant interaction with India Meteorological Department (IMD) at Mumbai and the (IMD) Centre at Ahmedabad resulted in 24 hours tracking and plotting of the cyclone, which was passed down as forecasts to Service and civil authorities in the Saurashtra and Kutch region.
|| India emerges World Bank's single largest borrower with cumulative loans of 44 billion dollars.
|| A Disaster Management Cell (DMC) under the direct command of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command, was set up at the Command Operations Room to liaise with the State Government and initiate necessary actions. All aircrafts were evacuated from IAF bases at Jamnagar, Bhuj and Naliya and flown to pre-determined destinations. In this meticulously planned and smoothly executed drill, more than 60 aircrafts (including helicopters) were flown out.
|| Chetak helicopter of IAF rescued a Border Security Force Jawan stuck waist deep in quicksand.
|| India and Russia sign a $2.5-billion deal to set up a nuclear power station at Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu.
|| Sikh high priests exonerate the Akali Dal leader and chief of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Gurcharan Singh Tohra, of charges of violating a ``Hukumnama'' (religious edict) issued by the Akal Takht, which prescribed a complete boycott of the members of the Nirankari missions for their ''blasphemous'' activities.