Important dates in History of India – Part 3

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Let’s move to the important years in Indian History after Independence. Here, we have divided our complete article into two parts. First, we are discussing the timeline from 1947 to 1983

1) Division of India; Indian and Pakistan separate independent dimensions- 1947
2) Mahatma Gandhi assassinated (January 30)- 1948
3) Integration of princely states- 1948
4) Hyderabad state accedes to India- 1948
5) Women eligible for any public service including IAS- 1948
6) Cease-fire in Kashmir- 1949
7) Indian Constitution signed and adopted(Nov.26)- 1949
8) India becomes a Sovereign Democratic Republic (Jan.26) -1950
9) Constitution of India comes into force- 1950
10) Dr. Rajendra Prasad elected as the first president of India- 1950
11) First Five-year Plan- 1951
12) First Asian Games held in Delhi-1951
13) First General Elections of the Lok Sabha- 1952
14) First five year plan – 1952
15) Conquest of Mt.Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary- 1953
16) Andhra, the first state established on purely linguistic basis- 1953
17) French settlements like Pondicherry merge with India-1954
18) Untouchability made offence (bill passed)- 1955
19) Second Five-Year Plan launched- 1956
20) India’s first atomic reactor- 1956
21) States reorganization bill comes into effect- 1956
22) Second General Elections- 1957
23) Decimal coinage introduced- 1957
24) Liberation of Goa- 1957
25) Decimal system of coinage introduced- 1957
26) Indian institute of technology inaugurated- 1958
27) Rourkela steel plant commissioned- 1959
28) Bombay bifurcated into Maharashtra and Gujarat- 1960
29) Portuguese settlement like Goa became part of India- 1961
30) Third General Elections in India- 1962
31) Chinese attack on India (Dec 20 )- 1962
32) Nagaland becomes the 16th Indian State- 1963
33) Death of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru- 1964
34) Weather rocket fired in Kerala- 1964
35) Pakistan attacks India- 1965
36) Hindi become the official language- 1965
37) Dept of family planning created to control planning- 1965
38) Daily television series begins- 1965
39) War breaks out between India and Pakistan following Crease fire- 1965
40) Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh formed- 1966
41) Tashkent Pact- 1966
42) Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri- 1966
43) Mrs. Indira Gandhi elected Prime Minister of India- 1966
44) Fourth General Elections- 1967
45) Dr Zakir Hussain elected the third president of India- 1967
46) 14 leading banks nationalized- 1969
47) V.V.Giri elected President of India- 1969
48) Meghalaya designated as autonomous state- 1970
49) Himachal Pradesh becomes a State- 1971
50) Indo-Pak War- 1971
51) Bangladesh born with India’s help- 1971
52) Shimla agreement- 1972
53) Death of C.Rajagopalachari- 1972
54) Mysore State renamed Karnataka- 1973
55) Longest rail service Mangalore-Delhi inaugurated- 1973
56) Fakhuruddin Ali Ahmed elected as fifth President Sikkim becomes on associate State of India- 1974
57) Oil struck in the first well (Sagar Sarat Off Bombay High)- 1974
58) Peaceful underground explosion carried out at Pokhran, Rajasthan. 1974
59) India launches ‘Aryabhata’- 1975
60) Sikkim becomes 22nd State of the Indian Union- 1975
61) State of Emergency is declared- 1975
62) SITE instructional program launched- 1975
63) India and China establish diplomatic relations- 1976
64) Bill on abolishing Bounded-labor approved- 1976
65) Sixth General Elections- 1977
66) Janata Party gets majority in Lok Sabha- 1977
67) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy elected sixth President of India. 1977
68) Karakoram highway (ladakh) opened- 1978
69) Morarji Desai resigns as Prime Minister, Charan Singh becomes Prime Minister; Charan Singh resigns ( Aug 20 ) Sixth Lok Sabha dissolved- 1979
70) Rohini 200 launched from Kerala- 1979
71) Mother Teresa gets noble peace prize- 1979
72) Seventh General Elections- 1980
73) Congress I comes to power; Mrs. Indira Gandhi sworn in as Prime Minister-1980
74) Sanjay Gandhi dies in an air crash- 1980
75) India Launches SLV-3 into space carrying Rohini Satellite- 1980
76) India’s first telecom satellite APPLE launched from French Guinea- 1981
77) Longest bridge in Asia opened ( March 2 )- 1982
78) Acharya J.B. Kripalani dies ( March 19)- 1982
79) INSAT. 1A launched- 1982
80) Giani Zail Singh elected President of India (July 15)- 1982
81) Over 500 persons killed in Gujarat Cyclone ( Nov.5)- 1982
82) Acharua Vinobha dies (Nov 15)- 1982
83) IX Asian Games inaugurated (Nov 19)- 1982
84) Indian team lands in Antarctica (DAKSHIN GANGOTRI)- 1982
85) CHOGM held in New Delhi- 1983
86) First batch of MARUTI cars rolls out, costing about @ Rs. 35000- 1983
87) India wins Cricket World Cup- 1983

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