WASHINGTON D.C. (Diya TV)  – US Senate leaders invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress on June 22. The Indian prime minister will have an opportunity to share his vision for India’s future, global challenges both countries face, and also discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and India to combat China’s rising power.

Surprise surprise. Another Indian American wins the Scripps National Spelling bee. This time it’s  14-year-old Dev Shah. The eighth-grader from the Tampa Bay area took home bragging rights and a cool $50,000 cash prize. Diya TV spoke to Paul Loeffler, the host of the spelling bee for an in-depth conversation about the popularity of the contest and the dominance of Indian Americans.  

The Denver Nuggets took Game 1 of the NBA Finals 104 to 93 over the Miami Heat. Nikola Jokić had a triple-double in his Finals debut with 27 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. Jamal Murray had 26 points and 10 assists of his own.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.