APJ Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian scientist, President of India and an author. He was born on October 15, 1931, in Tamil Nadu. Kalam was the 11th president of India who served from 2002 to 2007. He was a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite

04 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite

S Riyasdeen, a second-year Mechatronics engineering student from SASTRA University hailing from Karanthai in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur, won the global competition "Cubes in Space" for creating the world's lightest femto-satellite.

Newly discovered spider species named after Sachin Tendulkar

12 Nov 2019

Newly discovered spider species named after Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar may have retired six years earlier, however, he is constantly in the spotlight for various reasons.

Amid Chandrayaan heartbreak, remembering what Dr. Kalam said about failures

07 Sep 2019

Amid Chandrayaan heartbreak, remembering what Dr. Kalam said about failures

From enthusiasm to somber, India, and more importantly, the scientists at ISRO, went through a lot last night.

Teachers' Day 2019: Five greatest Indian teachers of all time

03 Sep 2019

Teachers' Day 2019: Five greatest Indian teachers of all time

The very thought of teachers takes us down a path of bittersweet nostalgia.

What made anti-nuclear test crusader George Fernandes participate in Pokhran?

29 Jan 2019

What made anti-nuclear test crusader George Fernandes participate in Pokhran?

George Fernandes' demise on Tuesday, January 29, has left a void in Indian politics and leaders across the spectrum have united to remember the fearless man.

#ForeverOurHero: How Vajpayeeji made India a nuclear state

16 Aug 2018

#ForeverOurHero: How Vajpayeeji made India a nuclear state

In an article, Shakti Sinha, who served as private secretary to late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1996 to 1999 wrote, 'For Vajpayee, nuclear weapons security for India is an article of faith and not a slogan.'

#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

16 Aug 2018

#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

As Atal Bihari Vajpayee is battling illness and age, his niece Kanti Mishra said she wanted to hear him speak one more time. This is precisely the emotion of the nation which rallied behind Vajpayee and adored him for decades.

No end to dispute over renaming Haj Bhavan in Bengaluru

25 Jun 2018

No end to dispute over renaming Haj Bhavan in Bengaluru

The row over plans to rename 'Haj Bhavan' in Bengaluru after Tipu Sultan, the 18th-century ruler of the Mysore kingdom, shows no signs of ending with BJP leader KG Bopaiah saying his party wanted it renamed after late President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee

03 Jun 2018

Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee

Days after his decision to attend an RSS event triggered a political storm, former president Pranab Mukherjee has responded, asserting he'll say whatever he has to at the event.

Do you know why we celebrate National Technology Day today?

11 May 2018

Do you know why we celebrate National Technology Day today?

In 1998, India's success of Operation Shakti by testing nuclear missiles, set alarm bells ringing in the United States, while rest of the world witnessed the might of Indian technology.

Adnan Sami's staff allegedly called "Indian dogs" at Kuwait Airport

07 May 2018

Adnan Sami's staff allegedly called "Indian dogs" at Kuwait Airport

Whether it is Shah Rukh Khan, APJ Abdul Kalam, Sudha Murthy or Adnan Sami, racism against Indians apparently exists globally.

Haasan: Don't see much difference between films and politics

21 Feb 2018

Haasan: Don't see much difference between films and politics

Superstar Kamal Haasan began his political journey with a visit to former president APJ Abdul Kalam's residence in Rameswaram. He, however, faced his first hurdle when he was denied permission to visit the elementary school where the former president studied.

5 times when PM Modi has broken official protocols

26 Jan 2018

5 times when PM Modi has broken official protocols

After the R-Day parade, PM Narendra Modi once again broke protocol and strolled till India Gate, waving at the crowd, amidst frenzied sloganeering of "Modi, Modi."

Meet #GES2017 Speaker Tessy Thomas, the Missile Woman of India!

29 Nov 2017

Meet #GES2017 Speaker Tessy Thomas, the Missile Woman of India!

Dr. Tessy Thomas, the "Missile Woman of India", is going to address Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 in Hyderabad.

Tamil Nadu: Copy of Gita near Kalam's statue causes controversy

31 Jul 2017

Tamil Nadu: Copy of Gita near Kalam's statue causes controversy

A couple of days after a memorial of Late Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam was inaugurated in his native village of Peikarambu, a controversy has erupted over an engraved copy of the Bhagavad Gita near his statue.

What are President Mukherjee's post retirement plans?

18 Jul 2017

What are President Mukherjee's post retirement plans?

With President Pranab Mukherjee's term coming to an end, the refurbishing of his next residence, 10 Rajaji Marg was seen going on at a feverish pace.

President Mukherjee rejects two more mercy petitions, totalling 30

18 Jun 2017

President Mukherjee rejects two more mercy petitions, totalling 30

As President Pranab Mukherjee prepares to retire from office in a month, he is considering the final mercy petitions before him.

Omar Abdullah detained at New York airport

17 Oct 2016

Omar Abdullah detained at New York airport

Former Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah was detained at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York for additional screening by immigration authorities; he spent two-hours in a holding area.

Friendship day quotes by inspirational personalities

07 Aug 2016

Friendship day quotes by inspirational personalities

India's reverred APJ Abdul Kalam said "Sometimes, it's better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do."

Memorial for APJ Kalam to come-up at Dilli Haat

5 Apr 2016

Memorial for APJ Kalam to come-up at Dilli Haat

Delhi government announced that a memorial for former President APJ Abdul Kalam will soon come up at INA Dilli Haat.

Kalam's grand-nephew quits BJP over bungalow row

23 Nov 2015

Kalam's grand-nephew quits BJP over bungalow row

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam's grand nephew allegedly quit the Bharatiya Janata Party over differences with the party over Kalam's bungalow.

AAP criticizes Kalam's bungalow allotment to Mahesh Sharma

29 Oct 2015

AAP criticizes Kalam's bungalow allotment to Mahesh Sharma

The Aam Aadmi Party has criticized the Centre for allotting Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's bungalow to Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

India pays tribute to Kalam on his birthday

15 Oct 2015

India pays tribute to Kalam on his birthday

People all across the country are paying tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam on his 84th birth anniversary.

The sad demise of Abdul Kalam

27 Jul 2015

The sad demise of Abdul Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away today at the age of 83.