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PIB Summaries 17 October 2022


  1. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
  2. PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Focus: GS I- Personalities in News

Why in News?

PM paid tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his Jayanti

About Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

  • Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born to Jainulabdeen, a boat owner and Imam, and Ashiamma, a housewife.
  • Kalam had four brothers and a sister, all elder to him.
  • Kalam studied at a school in Ramanathapuram and acquired a degree in Physics from Saint Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli. In 1955, he went to the Madras Institute of Technology to pursue aerospace engineering.
  • After that, he got a job as a scientist at the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He also worked under eminent scientist Vikram Sarabhai.

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PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022

Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Why in News?

Prime Minister will inaugurate the two-day event “PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022” at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Key Points

  • The event brings together more than 13,500 farmers from across the country and around 1500 Agri Startups. More than 1 crore farmers, from various  institutions are expected to attend the event virtually.
  • The Sammelan will also witness participation of researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders.

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