India's 1st Air Force Heritage Centre inaugurated in Chandigarh.

  • Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh has inaugurated India's 1st Indian Air Force Heritage Centre in Chandigarh.
  • It will highlight the IAF’s role in various wars.
  • It also houses the first IAF-made patent aircraft Air Force Kanpur-1 Vintage Prototype Aircraft, a single-engine indigenous flying machine designed and built by the late Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh in 1958.
  • In June 2022, an MoU on the heritage centre was signed between the Chandigarh administration and IAF.

New Lithium deposits discovered in Rajasthan after J-K.

  • After Jammu and Kashmir, lithium reserves have been traced in the Degana district of Rajasthan.
  • According to officials, the lithium reserves are higher than the ones recently found in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Officials have also informed, that the quantity of lithium here can meet around 80% of India's demand.
  • For the first time, lithium reserves were found in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi in February 2023.
  • Lithium is a key component of batteries used in electric vehicles.

1st Pharma Park to be built in Uttar Pradesh.

  • The state government has given green signal to the project of setting up a state's 1st Pharma Park in Lalitpur district of Bundelkhand.
  • For this, the state government will transfer 1500 hectares of land in Lalitpur district to the Animal Husbandry Department.
  • The state government will spend Rs 1560 crore for development works and providing necessary facilities to the investors in Lalitpur Pharma Park.
  • A proposal has been prepared to transfer the vacant land of the Animal Husbandry Department in Lalitpurto the Industrial Development Department.

Rocket Lab launches NASA satellites to study tropical storms and hurricanes.

  • Rocket Lab has launched NASA's two satellites to study tropical storms and hurricanes.
  • The two CubeSats, the founding members of the agency's TROPICS network, launched atop a Rocket Lab Electron rocket, which was lifted off from New Zealand.
  • Aim: To improve forecasting and provide new insights into how tropical storms evolve and intensify
  • The TROPICS constellation will consist of four CubeSats in low Earth orbit.

Kiren Rijiju launches trailer of first movie in Tagin language of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • The trailer of Love in 90s, the first film made in Tagin language of Arunachal Pradesh, was launched by Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on 6th May in New Delhi.
  • The film "Love in 90s" will be tax free and that he will ask the state government to promote it through other means as well.
  • The film depicts the vibrant and colorful world of the 90s, based on the Tagin community in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh and the first film made entirely in Tagin language.
  • Directed by Tapen Natam, the film brings to the national platform the rich culture, tradition and local filmmaking initiatives of Arunachal Pradesh.

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