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1. Inauguration of Indian Air Force Heritage Centre Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to inaugurate the Indian Air Force Heritage Centre in Chandigarh. The center is expected to showcase the history of the Indian Air Force and its contributions to the country.

2. National Apprenticeship Mela A National Apprenticeship Mela, known as the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela, will be organized in over 200 districts. The event aims to promote apprenticeships and skill development in the country.

3. India Tops Sri Lanka’s Tourism Sector India was the leading source market for Sri Lanka’s tourism sector in April 2023. This reflects India’s strong ties with its neighboring country and its popularity among Indian tourists.

4. MiG-21 Crash in Rajasthan A MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan, killing two civilians. The cause of the crash is not yet known.

5. ISRO Launches Online Training Programme The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched an online training programme called space science and technology awareness training (START). The programme aims to provide education and awareness about space science and technology to students and the public.

6. Facial Recognition Tech to be Piloted in Elections The Election Commission of India (ECI) will pilot facial recognition technology in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. The technology will be used to verify the identity of voters and prevent electoral fraud.

7. Lithium Reserves Found in Rajasthan Lithium reserves have been discovered in Rajasthan’s Degana, after Jammu and Kashmir. This could have significant implications for India’s energy security and its efforts to shift towards electric vehicles.

8. Fintech Sector to Reach $1.5 Trillion by 2030 A report has projected that the fintech sector in India will grow to become a $1.5 trillion industry by 2030. This growth is expected to be driven by the increasing adoption of digital payments and financial services in the country.

9. Progress in India-Canada Free Trade Talks India and Canada trade ministers are set to review the progress of their talks on a free trade agreement. The agreement aims to boost trade and investment between the two countries.

10. World Athletics Day Celebrated World Athletics Day was celebrated on May 7th with the theme of ‘Athletics for All – A New Beginning’. The day aims to promote athletics and physical fitness around the world.

11. Japan and South Korea Agree to Improve Ties Japan and South Korea have agreed to take steps to improve their strained relationship. The agreement is a landmark regional shift that could have significant implications for the Asia-Pacific region.

12. Arab League Readmits Syrian Government The Arab League has readmitted the Syrian government after an 11-year absence. This move is expected to strengthen Syria’s ties with other Arab countries.

13. Silver Medal for Indian Weightlifter Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga won a silver medal at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Jinju, Korea. This is a significant achievement for Lalrinnunga and Indian weightlifting.

14. Loss for Bopanna and Ebden in Madrid Open Final Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden lost to Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev in the final of the Madrid Open. Despite the loss, the Indian-Australian duo had a strong showing in the tournament.

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