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Here we have listed Important Years/Dates in Indian History 1851 to 2013 which are regularly been asked in SSC and banking exams under General Awareness section. We have included some interesting facts based on questions asked in SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, SSC MTS, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC AAO, etc. This list will be helpful for your ongoing SSC MTS Exam and upcoming IB, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk Exams. You can download the complete Important Years/Dates in Indian History 1851 to 2013 as free PDF from the link given below.

 

Important Years/Dates in Indian History 1851 to 2013

 

YEAR

EVENT

1851

First telegraph line in India is operational between Calcutta and Diamond Harbor.

1853

First train in India runs from Bombay to Thane.

1857

First war of Indian independence also called the Sepoy Mutiny.

1858

End of East India Companies rule. India’s administration passes to the British crown.

1861

Indian Councils Act.

1881

The first census of population conducted on a uniform basis throughout India.

1885

Formation of Indian National Congress by A.O. Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha, W.C. Bonnerjee and others.

1905

Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon.Swadeshi Movement launched.

1906

All India Muslim League founded.

1907

Surat Split (division in Congress)

1909

Indian Council Act popularly known as Minto Morley reforms passed.

1911

Visit of King George V to India.India’s capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.Jana Gana Mana first sung at Calcutta session of INC.Launch of first air mail in India & World from Bumraulli to Allahabad.

1916

Lucknow Session (reunion of the moderate and radical wings of the Congress)

1919

Government of India Act.1919 Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.Introduction of Diarchy,  Rowlatt Act,.

1920

Khilafat movement by the Ali brothers- Mohammed Ali and Shaukat Ali.  Launch of Non-cooperation movement.

1922

Chauri Chaura outrage in UP resulting in the Suspension of Non-cooperation movement.Formation of Swaraj Party initiated by Moti Lal Nehru.

1928

Visit of Simon Commission to IndiaDeath of Lala Lajpat Rai

1929

Resolution of complete independence (Poorna Swaraj) at Lahore session of Indian National Congress.

1930

Dandi March by Gandhiji.Launch of the Civil Disobedience Movement. First Round Table Conference

1931

Gandhi Irwin pact.Execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.Second Round Table Conference( Gandhiji Participated in the Conference at London)

1932

Poona Pact agreement between Hindu leaders in India granting new rights to untouchables.(Gandhiji and B.R. Ambedkar )

1935

Government of India Act.

1942

Quit India movement.Formation of Azad Hind Fauz.

1943

Visit of Cripps Commission to India.Indian National Army formed at Singapore by Subhash Chandra Bose.

1946

British Cabinet mission visited India.Formation of interim government at the centre.Direct Action by Muslim League

1947

Independence and partition of India.

1948

Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, 1st Pak aggression

1950

India became republic

1951

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

1952

1st General elections

1954

Panchasheel signed by India and China

1956

Reorganisation of Indian states on linguistic basis

1957

Introduction of decimal system in currency

1959

First television service started in India in New Delhi.

1961

Liberation of Goa from the Portuguese

1962

Chinese aggression

1964

Death of Jawaharlal Nehru

1965

Indo-Pak war

1966

Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri

1969

Split in Indian National Congress and nationalisation of 14 banks. India’s first Atomic Power Station Tarapur commences commercial operation.

1971

Indo-Pak war

1972

Simla agreement signed between India and Pakistan

1974

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

1975

First Indian satellite Aryabhatta launched, Imposition of Emergency in the country.

1977

Congress loses power for the first time at the centre

1980

Return of Congress to power, nationalisation of six more banks.

1982

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

1984

Death of Indira Gandhi.

1991

Death of Rajiv Gandhi. Commencement of economic liberalisation in India.

1992

Demolition of Babri Masjid.

1995

Internet comes to India.

1998

India’s second nuclear test codenamed Operation Shakti.

1999

Kargil invasion by Pakistani troops.

2000

India’s population reaches 1 billion mark.

2001

Earthquake in Gujarat (January), Attack on Indian Parliament (December).

2002

Godhra incident.

2004

Tsunami in Indian Ocean.

2008

Launch of India’s first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1.

2013

Launch of Mars Orbiter Mission.

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