News for 23-May (Monday)
1. The Indian men's badminton team created history by winning the Thomas Cup for the first time ever. India won the final 3-0 against defending champions Indonesia. Lakshya Sen & Kidambi Srikanth won their singles' matches in the final, while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty won their men's double clash.
2. Finland and Sweden have submitted their application to join North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Although Finland and Sweden have a non-alignment policy, they were always close to NATO. The 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted them to join NATO and seek its safety net.
3. PM Narendra Modi will meet US President Joe Biden and prime ministers of Australia and Japan at the Quad summit in Tokyo on May 24.
4. PM Modi recently visited Nepal, where both countries agreed to build a 695-megawatt hydroelectric power plant in the Himalayan country. This will allow Nepal to tap into its abundant supply of clean energy to ease power shortages.
5. PM Modi also launched construction of India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and heritage during his visit to lumbini (Nepal). Lumbini is the place where Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born.
6. PM Modi will take part in the next G7 summit from 26th to 28th Jun, in Germany.
7. The World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA) has ranked the Indian Air Force (IAF) third in the Global Air Powers Rankings for 2022.
8. The Supreme Council of the Union elected Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, as President of the UAE.
9. India's labour force has increased by 8.8 million to 437.2 million in April, one of the largest monthly increases since the beginning of the pandemic.
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