Abdul Kalam Island: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

India tests its first-ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile capability under Mission Shakti

On 27th March, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted its first-ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile test ‘Mission Shakti’ from the Dr AP J Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. A DRDO-developed Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor Missile has successfully shot down a live satellite on a Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which is 300km ..

Army’s SFC successfully executes Agni-II launch mission

Agni-II launch was successfully executed by Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC). The Missile after its launch from the Wheeler Island travelled more than 2,000 km in 700 seconds and hit the target are in Bay of Bengal accurately. It is nuclear-capable missile which can carry warheads of one tonne. The success of the launch marks ..

India successfully test fires Agni-1 nuke missile user trial

India successfully test-fired its home-built nuclear potent Agni-I ballistic missile off Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, Odisha coast. Highlighting features of Agni-1: Strike range: 700 km Surface-to-surface Single-stage missile Powered by solid propellants Weighs 12 tonnes, 15-metre-long Carrying capacity: Up to 1000 kg (1 Tonne) With specialized navigation system Objective behind the launch of ..

India test-fires ICBM Agni-5 successfully

India performed a successful test-fire of its indigenously developed nuclear capable "Agni-V" ballistic missile from a test range off Odisha coast. The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Wheeler Island near Odisha coast. What is the significance of this launch of Agni-V? Agni ..