- Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
- PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022
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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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.
- 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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