News For 3rd-May (Friday)

1. The IAF has successfully test-fired an air-launched ballistic missile called *ROCKS* or *Crystal Maze 2* from a Su-30 MKI fighter jet in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The missile can hit targets over 250 kms away.
2. China has launched the *Shenzhou-18* spacecraft with a three-member crew to its Tiangong space station. This mission is part of China's goal to land astronauts on the moon by 2030.
3. The Indian Railways is planning for *200 more Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals* for faster train movement.
4. India-Indonesia Defence Industry Exhibition-cum-Seminar in Jakarta marked a milestone in bilateral defence cooperation between both countries. The event showcased Indian defence prowess, fostering strategic partnerships and aiming for regional stability in the Indo-Pacific.
5. Russia’s largest trade body, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of the Russian Federation, has opened its second office in India in Mumbai to grow bilateral trade and investment in new sectors.
6. Japanese company *Sharp* is reportedly planning to invest *$3-5 billion* to set up a display fab semiconductor factory in India.
7. The Indian Coast Guard, along with NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) and Gujarat ATS have seized 14 Pakistani nationals with 90 kg of drugs near Gujarat's maritime boundary.
8. The DRDO has developed the *lightest bulletproof* jacket for protection against the highest threat level 6.
9. ' *Deepanshu Sharma* ' has won the ' *Gold Medal* ' by throwing 70.29 meters javelin in the Asian U 20 Athletics Championship.
10. Olympic legend ' *Usain Bolt* ' has been named the brand ambassador of the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.
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