Abdul Kalam Island Current Affairs, GK & News

Model of Anti-Satellite Missile system inaugurated at DRDO

On November 9, 2020, the Defence Minister Shri Raj Nath Singh inaugurated the anti-Satellite Missile System at Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) headquarters, New Delhi. Background The DRDO successfully conducted anti-satellite missile test at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. Anti-Satellite Weapon It is designed to destroy satellites for military purposes. However, no ASAT ..

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October 15: World Students Day

Every year Dr APJ Abdul Kalam birth anniversary is celebrated as World Students Day. This year, the day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Learning for people, prosperity and peace. Highlights Mr Kalam is popularly known as the “Missile Man of India”. He was not only an aerospace scientist but also a teacher and thus ..

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India completes Agni II test fire successfully

India on November 11, 2019, conducted its first night trial of AGNI II missile successfully. It is the first night trial being tested by the country. The nuclear capable missile was tested at the Abdul Kalam Island of Odisha Coast. Highlights The missile was developed by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) The surface-to-surface medium ..

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World Students Day on Sir Kalam’s birthday

The world remembers Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India as a loved teacher. The United Nations declared his birthday, October 15, 2019, as World Students Day. Significance Bharat Ratna Dr Kalam was known with various nick names like People’s President, as he focused on people centric issues during his presidency, Missile man, ..

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DRDO test fires Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted maiden test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from launch pad number-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha Coast. About HSTDV It is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft. It is designed to cruise at Mach 6 speed with scramjet ..

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