importants dates of indian history
Missile Launches and Green Revolution
. India has some historic significance that took place after its independence which led the country to new way of Development in field of technology and nuclear energy. The successful invention of great missiles like Prithvi (1, 2, and 3) and the powerful Agni versions made a very high place for India in international arena. Also as Indias 69% of population is still based on agriculture, there was need to enhance it and this was done by M.S.Swamin
Babri Masjid or Mosque Case 1992
. It was a very important event that happened in Indian history which taught people that how can the base of religion dispute of Hindu and Muslim in India can destroy Kindness and humanity of people. The dispute arose, as previously a Mughal emperor Mir Banki destroyed a temple of Hindu god Lord Rama and built a mosque named after Emperor Babar as Babri Masjid in the place called Ayodhya which is lord Ramas birth place. This issue was taken up stro
Golden Temple Assault 1984
. The Golden Temple situated at Amritsar is a temple of Sikh community. The military assault that took place on the temple complex led to loss of many innocent lives and also aroused violent dispute between Indian government and the Sikh community worldwide. Thousands of Sikhs came on roads to fight back the military soldiers. This was the outcome of the Indian military operation ordered by Prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi which was known as
Framing of Constitution 1950
. Our constitution is a written one and framed by our leaders from which the main was Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. India is known to be worlds biggest democracy. This constitution was set into force from 26th January, 1950. This was really an auspicious day for all Indians which made us proud and by which we still survive as one country in this whole diverse cultures and religions. The Indian constitution keeps us together and thats what we respect abou
World War I begins 1914
. World War I (WWI) was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and ended with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Find out what happened in between these momentous events in this WWI timeline.
The End of World War I 1918
. The final Allied push towards the German border began on October 17, 1918. As the British, French and American armies advanced, the alliance between the Central Powers began to collapse. Turkey signed an armistice at the end of October, Austria Hungary followed on November 3.Germany began to crumble from within. Faced with the prospect of returning to sea, the Kiel mutinied on October 29. Within a few days, the entire city was in their control an
Robert Clives Failed Suicide Attempt
. Robert Clive arrived in India in 1744 at Madras. There he worked as an accountant for East India Company at Fort St. George. As the exotic nature of the city started to wear off, he went into depression and tried to commit suicide, but the pistol failed to go off. He survived. From a small time clerk, he went on to become the main strategist for the British rule in India starting from the battle against Siraj ud Daula. It is believed that India m
Emergency of 1975
. Indira Gandhi justified the emergency of 1975 on the ground that she was trying to protect the state. The real reasons behind the emergency was that Allahabad High Court in 1975 declared Indira Gandhis election to the Lok Sabha in 1971 from the constituency of Rae Bareli as being void on the grounds of electoral malpractice. Mrs. Gandhi approached the Supreme Court of India to obtain a stay order (suspension) as regards the judgment of the Allaha
Launch of First Indian Satellite
. ISROs first satellite, Aryabhata, was launched on 19 April 1975 from Kapustin Yar using a Kosmos 3M launch vehicle by Russia. Developed countries around the world argued that India should first take care of its poverty and take space endeavors seriously later. It was actually a satellite that was built for the purpose of gaining experience in building and operating a satellite in space. It was built to conduct experiments in x ray astronomy, aero
How Gurdaspur got India Kashmir
. Sir Cyril Radcliffe was called to India in June of 1947 to draw the lines separating India and Pakistan. He was called on because he had never been to India before and was therefore unbiased on the lines separating the countries. He started his line from the south of Kashmir with an intention of terminating it in Rajasthan. The line arrived at a little district in Punjab called Gurdaspur. Now, Gurdaspur according to the statistics in his hands ha
Shift from Silver Standard to Gold Standard
. Many historians state that India lost its glory and richness due to invasions, foreign culture diluting the traditions, British rule, territorial disputes among the princely states, etc. While all these were ingredients for Indians decline, the catalyst for Indias poverty and was the shift from Silver standard to Gold standard. In India, the currency was Rupee. Silver coins were noted to be used in different forms since Magadha kingdom and it was
Nomination of Sardar Vallabhai Patel for Prime Minister
. It has been said by historians that Sardar Patel was the original choice of the selection committee as the First PM of India. The selection committee contained representatives of Congress Party from 16 states. In the 1946 election for the Congress presidency, Patel stepped down in favour of Nehru at the request of Gandhi. The elections importance stemmed from the fact that the elected President would lead free Indias first Government. Gandhi aske
Rediscovery of River Saraswati
. The last three Vedas (Yajur, Sama & Atharva) gave much importance to Ganga; however, the oldest Veda (Rigveda) revered Indus and Saraswati as the holiest of Indian rivers. In 1995, scientists of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) found that water was available in the Rajasthan desert at depths of merely 50 to 60 meters. The Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur, mapped the defunct course of a river through satellite and aeri
Liberalization of 1991
. Liberalization of 1991 was one of the important events in Indian history. Right from 1985 Indian economy was in crisis. In 1991, government was close to default, RBI had refused any new credit, and government had only 1 billion US dollars in foreign exchange (only enough to sustain three weeks worth of import). India had to pledge 20 tons of gold from reserves to Union Bank of Switzerland. Further 47 tons were transferred to Bank of England as co
Addition of Sikkim
. With the option of acceding to India, Pakistan or total freedom in 1947, a couple of princely states and foreign colonies within India decided to accede to neither of them. The Nizam of Hyderabad (who was among the richest people in the world) declared his intention to remain independent. But Sardar Patel had different thoughts and decided to annex the state of Hyderabad in 1948. About 35000 Indian soldiers fought 22,000 soldiers of the Hyderabad
Indian States Reorganization
. While British left India after partition in 1947, British dissolved their treaty relations with more than 500 princely states. They were encouraged to accede to either India or Pakistan, while under no compulsion to do so. Most of these princely states acceded to India, a few of them acceded to Pakistan and Bhutan and Hyderabad (that India later conquered with military intervention) opted for independence. Most of these states were merged into ex
October 27 1947
. Maharaja Hari Singh of Kashmir and Governor General Lord Louis Mountbatten signed the papers for the accession of Kashmir. Since then, Kashmir has been a disputed state and had led to as many as 4 wars between India and Pakistan.
November 26 1949
. BR Ambedkar, Chairman of the Drafting committee of 308 members that was preparing the constitution of India, presented a fully drafted Constitution and it was passed on November 26, 1949. That constitution has since ranked as the best constitution in the world.
01 01 1952
. Indias first General Election was held at this time. The election was left open for more than 175 million Indians across the country, with a large percentage of them being uneducated.
State Reorganization Act 1956
. This act entailed the reorganization of states based on language. Potti Sriramulus fast facilitated a new plan for uniting India based on Linguistic lines, rather than ethnicity or religion. In 1964, Indias map was redrawn by coalescing people with same language into separate sovereign states.
First Nuclear Test 1974
. Indias first nuclear explosion Pokhran 1 was launched. It paved way to Pokhran in 1998.
01 06 1991
. This year is marked by Indias Economic Liberalization. Owing to Rajiv Gandhis efforts, the License Raj ended in India accompanied by lowering of Central taxes.
Telecom revolution 1995
. This is the year when owning a personal phone became possible for the aam admi. The privatization of the telecom sector took place in the November 1994 and the act of revenue sharing between the government and the telecom operators was passed in 1999.
1998 Formation of the Task Force
. This was the first step in Indias IT revolution. The Government of India formed the National IT Task Force in 1998.
US signs nuclear deal with India
. After the administration of United States of America determined that India is a responsible nuclear weapons power, it signed a nuclear deal in July to indicate that the earlier bans no longer withstood.
26th November 2008
. This day saw possibly the worst terrorist attack ever on Indian soil. Mumbai hotels were under siege for three days by terrorists from Pakistan who killed hundreds of people. The India Pakistan ties severed badly after this event.Indias rich history comprises of some breathtaking chapters. With the recent turn of events, it can be said that youth is also trying to connect with the country.