These are the some memorable dates of Indian history.In which some great Events were held & some eminent personalities were born.
These are some of the important dates of Indian history & culture , useful for general knowledge purposes.
Indus Valley Civilization
Birth of Gautam Buddha; Nirvana (483 B.C.)
Birth of Mahavir; Nirvana (527 B.C.)
Alexander’s invasion of India. It opened the land route
between India and Europe
Battle of Kalinga, Ashoka renounced war and violence
Beginning of Vikram Era (Calender)
Beginning of Saka Era; Accession of Kanishka
Beginning of Gupta dynasty
Visit of Fahien (Chinese Traveller) to India
Harsh Vardhan’s Reign
Hieun Tsang’s travel in India.
Arab Invasion of Sind (by Mohd-bin-Qasim)
Sultan Mahmud Ghazni’s attacks on India
Som Nath Temple sacked by Mahmud Ghazni
First Battle of Tarain, Mohammed Gori was defeated by
Prithvi Raj, the Chauhan king of Delhi
Second Battle of Tarain, Mohammed Gori defeated
Prithvi Raj Chauhan
Vijayanagar Empire founded in South India
Bahmani Kingdom founded in South India
Invasion of India by Taimur Lang; Delhi sacked
Birth of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism
Vasco-de-Gama discovered the sea-route to India via the
Cape of Good Hope, arrived at Calicut
Babur’s invasion; First Battle of Panipat; foundation of
Mughal Rule in North India
Second Battle of Panipat; Death of Humayun, Accession
of Akbar to the throne
Battle of Talikota; abolition of Jazia
1576 Battle of Haldighati
1600 East India Company established in India
1605 Death of Akbar and accession of Jahangir
1627 Birth of Shivaji
1680 Death of Shivaji
1707 Death of Aurangzeb; Death of Guru Govind Singh; fall of the
Mughal Empire begins
1739 Nadir Shah invaded India; The Peacock Throne taken away
by him to Iran
1757 Battle of Plassey
1760 Battle of Wandiawash; End of French power in India
1761 Third Battle of Panipat
1764 Battle of Buxar
1793 Permanent Settlement in Bengal
1799 Fourth Mysore War; Death of Tipu Sultan; Partition of Mysore;
Ranjit Singh occupied Lahore and made it capital.
1818 The fourth and the last Anglo Marthatta War.
1833 Death of Raja Ram Mohan Roy 1835 Introduction of English as medium of instruction.
1853 The First Indian Railway line opened from Bombay to Thane; The first telegraph communication
1856 (23rd July), Birth of Bal Gangadhar Tilak
1857 (10th May), First War of Indian Independence
1858 End of East India Company’s Rule; Queen Victoria’s Proclamation
1861 Birth of Rabindranath Tagore 1869 (2nd Oct.) Birth of Mahatma Gandhi
1885 (28th Dec.) Indian National Congress founded by A. O. Hume : First session of Congress in Bombay in 1885 presided by W.C. Bannerji
1889 (14th Nov.) Birth of Jawahar Lai Nehru
1905 First Partition of Bengal
1906 Formation of the All India Muslim League.
1909 Indian Councils Act or Morley Minto Reforms Bill passed
1911 Partition of Bengal revoked; Delhi made capital of British India
1914 (28th July) World War I started
1918 (11th Nov.) End of World War I
1919 Montague Chelmsford Reforms; Tragedy of Jaliyan Wala Bagh at Amritsar (13th April)
1928 Visit of Simon Commission; its boycott by the Congress; Death of Lala Lajpat Rai
1929 Congress resolution passed for complete independence at Lahore Session under the presidentship of Jawahar Lai Nehru
1935 Government of India Act 1935 passed
1937 Inauguration of Provincial Autonomy
1941 Subash Chandra Bose escapes from India, Death of Rabindra Nath Tagore
1942 Quit India Resolution by Indian National Congress (8th Aug.)
1945 Simla Conference and the failure of the Wavell Plan : I.N.A.
Trials at Red Fort, Delhi
1947 (15th Aug.) India achieves independence; Partition of India; Asian Relations Conference (23rd March)
1948 Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi (30th Jan.)
1950 India becomes a Sovereign Democratic Republic (26th Jan.),
Death of Sardar Patel (15th Dec.)
1953 Mt. Everest conquered by Sherpa Tenzing and E.P. Hillary on May 29.
1961 Liberation of Goa
1962 Chinese attack on India (Oct. 20)
1965 Indo-Pak War
1966 Tashkent Pact between India and Pakistan
1969 Death of President Zakir Hussain on May 3;
V. V. Giri elected President of India; Split in the Indian National Congress.
1971 Indo-Soviet Treaty signed on 9th Aug;
2nd Indo-Pak War (Dec. 3-17); defeat of Pakistan, liberation of Bangla Desh.
1972 Reorganisation of the North-Eastern region—Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura became full-fledged States and new Union Territories Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram came into being (Jan. 20, 21);
Indo Bangla Desh Treaty; Indo-Pak Simla Agreement on 3rd July.
1974 India’s nuclear blast; the historic Constitution (Amendment) Bill passed making Sikkim as an associate State of India (Sept. 4); India and Portugal restore diplomatic relations.
1975 Sikkim votes for full-fledged statehood with Indian Union (April 15); Dr. S. Radhakrishnan passes away (April 17); India’s entry into Space age by launching ‘Aryabhatta’ (April 19th); President gives assent to the Constitution (36th Amendment) Bill making Sikkim the 22nd State of the Union; Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s election set aside (June 12); Proclamaton of Emergency to ‘forestall internal disturbances (June 25).
1976 The four Indian News Agencies merged into a single News Agency known as ‘Samachar'; INS Udaygiri, India’s Third leander-class frigate commissioned (Feb. 18); India-Sri Lanka boundary pact (signed on March 23) comes into force (May 10); India and Pakistan agree to restore diplomatic ties and reach accord on overflights, road and air-links (May 14); Krishna Waters Dispute Settled; Agreement reached in Delhi on establishment of a Non-Aligned News Pool (July); President’s assent to the 42nd Constitution (Amendment) Bill (Dec. 18).
1977 Defeat of Mrs. Indira Gandhi in the election. Morarji Desai takes oath of office as Prime Minister of India (March 24); Internal and External emergencies withdrawn; freedom of the Press restored; Neelam Sanjiva Reddy sworn in as the sixth President of India (July 25).
1978 Congress (I) recognised as the main opposition party in the Lok Sabha (April 12); Shah Commission holds Mrs. Indira Gandhi responsible for abuse of authority and misuse of power during the internal emergency (May 15); India launches world’s biggest adult literacy Plan (October 2nd).
1979 Constitution Amendment 44th Bill gets President’s assent (April 30th); Hidayatullah sworn in as Vice-President (Aug. 31); Charan Singh quits Janata Party (July 16); President dissolves Sixth Lok Sabha and orders fresh elections (Aug. 22); Lok Dal formed (Sept. 26); Jai Prakash Narain dies in Patna (Oct. 8)
1980 Mrs. Gandhi re-emerges as a dominant force, 22 member cabinet at Centre sworn in (Jan. 14); Bharat Ratna etc. Awards restored, 10 year extension of seat reservation for SCs and STs (Jan. 25); Grand view of solar eclipse (Feb. 16); 42nd Amendment struck down (May 9); Death of Sanjay Gandhi, Death of Ex-President V.V. Giri, India launches first Satellite using its own Satellite Launching Vehicle (July 18).
1981 The 8th International Film Festival concluded in New Delhi (Jan. 17th); National Development Council approved the revised 6th Plan draft (Feb. 14); Launching of Rohini Satellite in Space (May 31st); Rohini burns up (June 9th); Congress (I) declared Indian National Congress (July 23rd).
1982 Rajasahi Air Port Amritsar becomes International Airport (Jan. 3rd); The 21 member Indian scientific expedition headed by Dr. S.Z. Quasim lands on Antarctica (Jan. 9th); Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announces a redefined 20 point programme (Jan. 20); Accord on the purchase of 150 Mirage- 2000 Jets by India from France signed in New Delhi (Feb. 6th); Insat-IA launched (April 10th); Election of President and Gyani Zail Singh elected as seventh President of India (July 12 and 15th); INSAT-IA shut off due to mechanical disorder (Sept. 6th); Former Chief Minister of Jammu- Kashmir Shaikh Abdullah died (Sept. 8th); India and France N-Fuel pact signed (Nov. 26); Ninth Asian Games held in New Delhi.
1983 Rohini 560 rocket with a technological payload successfully launched from the Shri Harikota Range (Jan. 13); The 7th Non-Aligned Summit opens in New Delhi (March 7); India and France sign N. Fuel pact (March 23); Madras Atomic Power Project at Kalpakkam becomes critical (ready for use) (July 2); INS AT-IB launched into space (Aug. 30); India and West Germany conclude an agreement for the Supply of Spare parts for the Tarapur Atomic Power Plant (Nov. 2).
1984 Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi dedicates INSAT-1 System to the nation (Feb. 11); Rakesh Sharma in space (April 2-11); Military action in Punjab (June 2); Assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi (Oct. 31); Rajiv Gandhi, new Prime Minister of India (Oct. 31); Bhopal Gas tragedy (Dec. 2); Fourth Expedition Party reaches Antarctica (Dec. 24-27); Rajiv Gandhi elected leader of the Congress Party and becomes Prime Minister (Dec. 31).
1985 Anti Defection Bill passed by the Parliament unanimously, (Jan. 3); Punjab Accord (July 24); Assam Accord (Aug. 15); Akali Chief Sant H.S. Longowal, assassinated (Sep. 8).
1986 Assassins of Smt. Indira Gandhi sentenced to death (Jan. 22); Lok Sabha passed Muslim Women Bill (May 6); Laldenga and Congress (I) sign pact on Mizoram (June 25); Bill making Mizoram State passed by the Parliament (Aug. 6); 2nd SAARC summit at Bangalore (Nov. 16); Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Bill approved by Parliament (Dec. 3); Death of Smita Patil (Dec. 13).
1987 Former P. M. Charan Singh dead (May 29); Venkataraman assumes Presidency (July 25); Dr. S. D. Sharma assumes as Vice President (Sept. 3); Diwrala Sati episode (Sept. 4); Soviet Festival starts in New Delhi (Nov. 21); 3rd South Asian Federation Games in Calcutta (Nov. 21-26).
1988 With the induction of the first Nuclear Sub-marine (INS- Chakra) India joins the N-mariline Club (Feb. 3); India’s first remote sensing satellite (IRS-l-A) launched from Russia (March 17); ‘Varun’ successfully completes its mission (April 15); INSAT-1 C launched into space from French Guiana (July 22); Supreme Court confirms death penalty of Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh in Indira Gandhi murder case (Aug. 3); Lok Pal Ayukt Bill taken back (Dec. 6).
1989 Kumbh started at Allahabad after an interval of 12 yrs. France Festival in India inaugurated (Feb. 3); Supreme Court decides the compensation amount for Bhopal gas victims (Feb. 14); Narora nuclear power station starts production (March 12); Thakkar Commission’s Report published (March 14); Death of Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna (March 17); Indo-Nepal Trade
Treaty expired (March 23); Successful test of ‘Agni’ (May 22); Nhava Sheva port dedicated to the nation (May 26); Kudal Commission report published (Aug. 7); Prasar Bharti and Lok Pal Bills introduced in Parliament (Dec. 28).
A members of 9th expedition party to Antarctica died during mission (Jan. 9); Successful launch of INSAT-1D (June 12); V.P. Singh announced 27% reservation to Backward classes on the basis of Mandal Commission Report (Aug. 6); Successful test of ‘Akash’ (Aug. 14); Indian warship ‘Andman’ sank in Bay of Bengal (Aug. 21); Chandra Shekhar takes over as P.M. (Nov. 10).
1991 P.V. Narsimha Rao became Prime Minister (June 21); Shiv Raj Patil of Cong. (I) elected Speaker of 10th Lok Sabha (July
10) ; IRS-IB launched from Baikanoor (Aug. 29); Earthquake in Garhwal of U.P. takes a heavy toll of life (Oct. 20); Karnataka ordinance on Cauvery Water held invalid by the Supreme Court (Nov. 22); Li Feng of China visits India (10- 15 Dec.); Satyajit Ray got special Oscar Award (Dec. 16).
1992 Rajoli Naval Air Station was commissioned in Madras (Mar.
11) ; Eighth Five Year Plan became operative (Apr. 1); R.K. Dorendra Singh was sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur (Apr. 8), Indo-Turkmenistan trade pact signed (Apr. 20); Satyajit Ray died (Apr. 23); Kannad writer V.K. Gokak died (Apr. 28); ‘Prithvi’ launched (May 5), U.S.A. imposed sanctions on ISRO for 2 years (May 11); ASLV-D-3 launched (May 20); Successful test ‘Agni’ (May 29); INSAT-2A launched (July 9); Dr. S. D. Sharma took oath (July 25); K. R. Narayanan elected Vice President (Aug. 19); Test flights of ‘Lakshya’, the pilotless aircraft of India (Sept. 16, 17 and 21).
1993 24th International Film Festival concluded (Jan. 10-20); Panchayati Raj Act effective (April 24); INSAT-2B was launched by Arian Rocket from French Guiana (July 23); Digvijay Singh became Chief Minister of M.P. (Dec. 6).
1994 25th International Film Festival in Calcutta (Jan. 10-20); G- 15 Summit meet concluded in New Delhi (March 28-30); Kasturirangan became new ISRO chief (March 30); First heart plantation in the country (Aug. 3).
successfully launched (Oct. 15); Jharkhand Council Act passed (Dec. 20).
1995 NAM and other developing countries Vth Labour conference (Jan. 19-23); J.B. Patnaik became Chief Minister in Orissa (March 15); Punjab C.M. Beant Singh assasinated (Aug. 31); Supreme Court included medical profession within consumer’s forum (Nov. 14); INSAT-2C successfully launched from Koru (French Guiana) (Dec. 7); IPS-IC launched (Dec. 28).
1996 27th International Film Festival (Jan. 10-21); Indo-Bhutan Agreements signed (March 4); P.S.L.V.-D3 successfully launched from Shri Harikota (March 21); A. B. Vajpayee was sworn in 10th Prime Minister of India (May 16); Mr. H.D. Deve Gowda was sworn in New Prime Minister of India, Former President of India Mr. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy passed away (June 1); Nag missile test successful (Aug. 9); in Gujarat Mehta Ministry dismissed, President’s rule imposed (Sept. 19); Rajindar Kaur Bhattal took over as first woman C.M. of Punjab (Nov. 21); India, Bangladesh sign Ganga Water Pact (Dec. 12), P.V. Narsimha Rao resigned from CPP leadership (Dec. 19).
1997 Tejinder Khanna appointed the new Lieutenant Governor for Delhi (Jan. 1); 28th International film festival of India concluded in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday (Jan. 19); Ms. Mayawati was sworn in as the Chief Minister of U.P. (March 21); Veteran leader and Ex Chief Minister of Orissa Biju Patnaik passed away (April 17); I.K. Gujral was sworn in as Prime Minister (April 21). INSAT-2D placed in orbit (June 4); Sukhoi 30K fighter inducted in Indian Air Force; 4th National Games concluded in Bangalore (June 11); K. R. Narayanan elected the new President of India (July 17); Laloo Prasad Yadav resigns and his wife Rabri Devi became New Chief Minister of Bihar (July 25); Krishan Kant elected Vice President (Aug. 26); Mother Teresa passed away in Calcutta (Sept. 5); Kalyan Singh took oath as U.P. Chief Minister (Sept. 21); Mr. Dilip Parikh was sworn in Chief Minister of Gujarat (Oct. 28); Mr. Bimal Jalan has been appointed the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (Nov. 23).
Rangarajan took oath the Governor of Andhra Pradesh (Nov. 24); Lok Sabha dissolved (Dec. 4); The 17th Indian Antarctic expedition left Marmugao Harbour (Dec. 9); Nipamacha Singh sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Manipur (Dec. 16); Gujarat assembly dissolved (Dec. 25);
1998 29th International Film Festival concluded in New Delhi (10- 20 Jan.); Konkan Railway commissioned (Jan. 26); Death sentence for all 26 person for Rajiv Gandhi assassination (Jan.
28) ; Assam Governor rejects C.B.I, plea to prosecute Chief Minister of P.K. Mahanta (Feb. 5); U.P. Chief Minister Kalyan Singh wins the composite flour test (Feb. 26); Manik Sarkar sworn in Tripura Chief Minister (March 11); Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee sworn in as the Prime Minister (March 19); BJP wins trust vote in Himachal Pradesh (March 31); Kushabhau Thakre elected BJP Chief (April 14); India conducted three underground Nuclear tests (May 11); India conducted two more Nuclear tests (May 13), Rajasthan Governor Darbara Singh died (May 24); About 1000 people killed by cyclone in Gujarat (June 9); Mulayam and Laloo build New Front (June 24); Dr. Najma Haptullah is unanimously re-elected as deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha (July 9); P.M. introduced Lok Pal Bill in Lok Sabha (August 3); Prasar Bharati ordinance promulgated (August
29) ; President returned the recommendation of Union Cabinet to imposed the President rule in Bihar (Sept. 25); Adarsh Sen Anand took oath as the Chief Justice of India (Oct. 10); About 200 people killed in Punjab train accident; Luizhino Faleiro sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa (Nov. 26).
1999 30th International Film Festival of India concluded in Hyderabad (Jan. 10-20), India successfully launched its first commercial telecom satellite INSAT-2E from Kouru (April 3), Agni-II test fired successfully (April 11), Operation Vijai makes headway in Kargil (June 28), Sachin Tendulkar appointed captain of Indian Cricket Team (July 28), National Democratic Alliance secures clear majority (Oct. 8), Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee appointed PM (Oct. 11), India & UAE sign extradition treaty (Oct. 25), 11th Children’s Film Festival starts in Hyderabad (Nov. 14), Mumbai girl Yukta Mookhey is Miss World (Dec. 5).
2000 The Kargil Committee submits its report (Jan. 7), 31st Indian International Film Festival (Jan. 10-20), New Population Policy announced (Feb. 15), U.S. President Bill Clinton’s visit to India (Mar. 19-20), India’s INSAT-3B launched from Kouru (Mar. 22), New EXIM-Policy 2000 announced (Mar. 31), India’s beauty Miss Lara Dutta declared ‘Miss Universe’ (May 13), President K.R. Narayan gives his assent to Bills relating to the creation of Uttaranchal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand States (Aug. 28), Chhattisgarh becomes the 26th State of the Indian Union (Nov. 1), Uttaranchal becomes the 27th State (Nov. 9), Jharkhand becomes the 28th State of the Indian Union (Nov. 15).
2001 Indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) successfully test flown (Jan. 4), India’s Agni-II missile successfully test fired (Jan. 17), General budget presented in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister (Feb. 28), Manipur is placed under President’s rule (June 2), India and Russia jointly successfully test fire cruise missile-PJ-10 (June 12), Indo-Pak Summit at Agra (July 15-16), E-Postal Service of the Postal Department inaugurated (Aug. 2), Supreme Court declares the appointment of Jayalalitaa as Chief Minister as unconstitutional, Jayalalitaa resigns (Sept. 21), The three day warships joint exercise of India and France (Varun-01) concludes near Bombay Coast (Nov. 8-10), Terrorist attack on Indian Parliament (Dec. 13), POTO reissued in amended form (Dec. 30).
2002 89th Session of Indian Science Congress in Lucknow (Jan. 3- 7), Indo-US. MOU on environment (Jan. 16), INSAT-3C satellite launched on an Ariane rocket from Korou in French Guyana (Jan. 24), India’s ISRO successfully tests the newly indigenously developed cryogenic engine (Feb. 5), POTO passed in the joint sitting of Parliament (March 26), Manohar Joshi elected new Speaker of the Lok Sabha (May 10), Telugu Desham party’s annual session ‘Mahanadu’ (May 27- 29), LCA test flown successfully (June 6), Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam declared elected as President of India (July 18),
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat sworn in as Vice-President of India (Aug. 19), President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gives his assent to the Electoral Reforms Ordinance (Aug. 24), India launches into space her meteorological satellite (METSAT) by using PSLV-C4 (Sept. 12), Supreme Court upholds national curriculum prepared by NCERT (Sept. 12), Draft Tenth Five Year Plan approved by the Planning Commission (Oct. 5), Militant attack on Raghunath temple in Jammu & Kashmir (Nov. 24), Vajpayee and Putin sign Delhi declaration (Dec. 4), Assembly elections in Gujarat (Dec. 12), Narendra Modi sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat (Dec. 22), 32nd National Games held at Hyderabad (Dec. 13-22), Delhi Metro Rail opened (Dec. 24), Prime Minister, Mr. Vajpayee inaugurates the Rashtriya Rail Vikas Yojana for Golden Quadilateral Network (Dec. 26).
2003 Indian Science Congress meet inaugurated at Bangalore by the Prime Minister (Jan. 2), Central Government announces new Exim Policy for 2003-04 (Mar. 31), The Indian Parliament deplores USA’s unilateral attack on Iraq (April 8), Prime Minister Mr. Vajpayee’s China visit (Jui^e 22-27), National Conference breaks off with NDA (July 12); L.C.A. (Light Combat Aircraft) goes supersonic (Aug. 1), Government of India decides to purchase Advanced Jet Trainer Aircrafts Hawks from Britain (Sept. 3), India successfully launches into space its communication satellite INSAT-3E (Sept. 28), India’s 34th International Film Festival (IFFI-2003) held in New Delhi (Oct. 9-19), India organises first Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad (Oct. 24-Nov. 1), India’s 23rd International Trade Fair in New Delhi (Nov. 14- 27), Ceasefire on India-Pak border (Nov. 25), India and Brazil sign pact on defence ties (Dec. 1), Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2003 paving the way for double citizenship to the NRIs passed by Parliament (Dec. 22).
2004 ‘Bhisma’ the first indigenously assembled T-90 main battle tank handed over to the army (Jan. 7), India and Brazil sign space cooperation agreement (Jan. 25), India and Brazil agree.
Minister, Mr. Natwar Singh gives privilege notice against P.M. for leaking Pathak Committee report before it being presented in Parliament (Aug. 6), The Doordarshan starts Urdu channel (Aug. 15), India celebrates 100 years of adoption of ‘Vandemataram’ as National Song (Sept. 7), Nirupama Rao is named for next envoy of China (Sept. 27), India’s 37th International Film Festival comes to a close (Dec. 3), Uttaranchal to be renamed Uttarakhand, the Bill passed by Parliament (Dec. 7), Railway Minister Lalu Yadav and his wife and former Chief Minister, Mrs. Rabri Devi acquitted by Patna Court in disproportionate wealth case (Dec. 18).
2007 India launches Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C7) majestically took off at 9-23 a.m. on 10th January, 2007 from its beachside launch pad at Shriharikota and injects four satellites (Jan. 10), Foundation laid in Raebareilly for the manufacture of passenger rail coaches (Feb. 13), Rail Budget presented in the Lok Sabha by Railway Minister Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav (Feb. 26), General Budget presented in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram (Feb. 28), Environment Minister A. Raja is made the new communication and Information Technology Minister in place of Dayanidhi Maran (May 15), S. Gopalakrishnan takes over as CEO of Infosys Technologies Ltd. (June 22), President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam launches E-courts project for computerisation of courts for improvement of justice delivery system (July 9), Pratibha Patil is sworn-in as the President of India (July 25), Mohammad Hamid Ansari is sworn-in as Vice- President of India (Aug. 11), Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni inaugurates the Travel and Tourism Fair at Kolkata (Aug. 18), India launches its biggest rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-F04 carrying communication satellite INSAT-4CR (Sept. 2), Indian Cricket Team wins ICC Twenty-20 World Cup (Sept. 24), Former U.P. Chief Secretary Akhand Pratap Singh arrested in a disproportionate assets case four years .
retirement in 2003 (Sept. 25), The Information Act will not apply to judicial proceedings, says the Central Information Commission (Sept. 26), B. S. Yeddyurappa is sworn as new Chief Minister of Karnataka (Nov. 12), Karnataka put under President’s Rule again (Nov. 20), The Second Administrative Reforms Commission Chairman, M. Veerappa Moily presents its 6th report to the Prime Minister (Nov. 27), Narendra Modi is sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat for the third time (Dec. 25).
2008 India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear facilities (Jan. 1), ISRO launched Israeli satellite Polaris by a core-alone configuration of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) (Jan. 21), Union Finance Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram presents Central Budget 2008-2009 in Lok Sabha (Feb. 29), India beats Australia in a thriller to claim cricket tri-series (March 4), NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland wins majority in Nagaland Assembly polls, Congress emerges as the single largest party in Meghalaya (March 8), Muslim Women Board unveils new Nikahnama (March 16), The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has been extended to all 604 districts of the country (April 1), The Taiwan cabinet resigned ahead of President elect Maying-Jeais (May 14), A thirty member BJP ministry in Karnataka headed by Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa was sworn by Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur (May 30), The Govt, of India drafts a guidelines asking manufacturers and services provides to avoid ads showing children and pregnant women using cell phones (June 16), To ensure that girls belonging to Scheduled Casts (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) continue their education after class VHIth, the centre has launched on incentive scheme from his academic year (2008-09) (July 16), M. S. Dhoni to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2007 (Aug. 4), Actress Asha Parekh received the "Solitaire for Life Award" (Aug. 9), South Africa Land Reform Bill shelved (Aug. 27).