Important Years in the Indian History (1851 -2010)

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Here we have listed the Important years in the Indian History (1851 -2010) which are regularly been asked in SSC, UPSC and various banking exams under General Awareness section. 

 

Year

Event

1948

Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.1st Indo-Pak War

1949

Indian Constitution adopted.

1950

India became republic. Death of Sardar Patel.

1951

1st Five year plan.1st Asian Games in Delhi

1952

1st General elections for Lok Sabha.

1953

Conquest of Mt. Everest by Tenzing Norgey and Edmund Hillary.

1954

Panchasheel signed by India and China

1956

Passing of States Reorganization Act. Reorganization of Indian states on linguistic basis

1957

Introduction of decimal system in currency. Second General election to Lok Sabha

1959

First television service started in India in New Delhi.

1961

Liberation of Goa and Daman and Diu from the Portuguese

1962

China’s attack on India. Third General elections held.

1964

Death of Jawaharlal Nehru. Lal Bahadur Shastri takes over as the prime Minister.

1965

Indo-Pak war. Ceasefire.

1966

Tashkant Pact.Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri.  Mrs.Indira Gandhi takes over as the Prime Minister.

1969

Death of President Zakir Hussain. V.V Giri takes over as the President.

Nationalization of 14 banks.

India’s first Atomic Power Station Tarapur commences commercial operation.

1971

Indo-Pak war.  Birth of Bangladesh.Statehood to Himachal Pradesh.

1972

Shimla agreement signed between India and Pakistan. Reorganization of Assam. New States of Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur formed.

Death of C.Rajagopalachari.

1973

Nationalization of coal mines. Mysore state renamed as Karnataka.

1974

First nuclear test codenamed Smiling Buddha carried out at Pokhran (Rajasthan)(May 18).

 

 

India becomes 6th Nuclear power in World.

 

 

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed took over as the president.

1975

Sikkim becomes the 22nd state of India.First Indian satellite Aryabhatta launched

Imposition of Emergency in the country.

1977

Congress loses power for the first time at the centre.Coalition govt. formed by 4 political parties. Morarji Desai becomes the PM.

N. Sanjeeva Reddy elected the president.

1979

India’s 2nd satellite “Bhaskara” goes into Space.Lok Sabha dissolved.

Death of Lok Nayak Jayprakash Narayan.

1980

Return of Congress to power. Mrs. Indira Gandhi becomes the PM.Formation of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Nationalization of six more banks.

1981

India’s 1st geostationary satellite APPLE launched.Bhaskara II launched.

1982

Colour television comes to India.IX Asian Games held in Delhi.

1984

Rakesh Sharma becomes 1st Indian to go to space.Operation Blue Star in Punjab to flush out militants from Golden Temple.

Assassination of Indira Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi takes over as the PM.

Bhopal Gas tragedy kills more than 2000 people.

1987

Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh declared 23rd and 24th state of India.

1990

Union government decides to implement Mandal Commission Report.

1991

Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.Commencement of Economic Liberalization in India.

1992

Narshimha Rao wins vote of confidence in Lok Sabha.Demolition of Babri Masjid. Communal riots envelop the country.

1993

Russian President Boris Yeltsin visits India.

1994

India launches ASLV- D4.Plague in Surat.

1995

SAARC summit in New Delhi.Internet comes to India.

1997

India celebrates 50 years of independence.

1998

India’s second nuclear test codenamed Operation Shakti.

1999

Kargil invasion by Pakistani troops. Operation Vijay makes headway in Kargil.

2000

India US joint working group on counter terrorism.

2001

Summit in Agra with Pakistan.GSLV placed satellite in geosynchronous Transfer orbit. Launching of PSLV-C3.

Attack on Parliament House.

India’s population crosses one billion.

2002

APJ Abdul Kalam becomes the 12th President of India.India’s First fully fledged meteorological satellite METSET launched.

2003

India signs 5 agreements with Thailand.Boro, Santhali Maithili and Dogri included in the 8th schedule of Indian Constitution.

2004

Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee attended the 12th SAARC summit in Islamabad.Dr. Man Mohan Singh becomes the new PM of India.

Educational satellite EDUSAT launched.

2005

Union Cabinet approves the National Rural Health Mission.

2006

India Pakistan exchanges Nuclear facilities.Lahore Amritsar bus service begins.

Domestic Violence Act comes into effect.

India- US nuke deal Approved by US Congress.

2007

Mrs. Pratibha Patil becomes the 1st woman president of India.Mr. Vijay Kelkar appointed the chairman of 13th Finance commission.

2008

India-China signs for co-operation in railway sector.French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits India.

India- US signs aviation pact.

2009

Dr. Man Mohan Singh becomes PM for the 2nd term.Meera Kumar becomes the 1st woman speaker of Lok Sabha.

2010

Visa on arrival launched for 5 nations.India Bangladesh power pact signed.

India Pakistan foreign secretary meeting held.

Rajya Sabha nod for women reservation bill.

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