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  1. Former president of India wins the Hoover Medal

    Abdul Kalam, third from the left, with the award committee on 28, April 2009 Engineer Abdul Kalam, accepted the Hoover Medal last Tuesday in a ceremony at Columbia University. The medal is the good-guy award for engineers, honoring individuals who tirelessly apply their technical knowledge to humanitarian projects. Kalam was the president of India from 2002 to 2007, but is still referred to as the "people's president." He earned the moniker in large part by devoting himself to programs that extend medical technologies to rural and low-income areas of India. His work reaches out to …

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