WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Now that Indian Prime Minister Modi has begun a second term, the Trump Administration said India is a “great ally” of America and will continue to work closely with India, especially U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The Trump administration removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners, citing developments being taken by New Delhi that address some of its major concerns.

U.C. Irvine established the Bibi Dhan Kaur Sahota Chair. Indian American Professor Anneeth Hundle is the Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair in Sikh Studies.

For the first time in history, Scripps National Spelling Bee named eight co-champions, 7 of 8 of whom were Indian American.

And the Toronto Raptors won their first ever NBA Finals game, defeating the defending champion Golden State Warriors 118-109 in Game 1.

Diya TV’s Ravi Kapur and Jonathan Choe will have courtside analysis from Toronto.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.