Brief Indian History-Timeline 1993 to 2011
1993 - Feb.12. Kapil Dev crosses 400 wichkets and 5000 runs in test cricket: 26. Allan Border beats Gavaskar’s record of the highest test runs of 10.122: Sep.30 Quake kills thousands in Latur around Osmanbad.
1994 - May.21. Sushmita Sen is Miss Universe Nov.19. Aishwarya Rai selected Miss World.
1995 - Apr.10. Morarji Desai dies.
1996 - May.16.A.B.Vajpayee is PM, un-til May.28: June.1 H.D.Deve Gowda’s 21 member Central cabinet sworn in.
1997 - Jan.31. INS Vikrant decommissioned from Indian Navy, April.21.IK.Gujral sworn in PM: July.25. K.R.Narayanan sworn in President of India: Sept.5. Mother Teresa.87.dies. Nov.28. IK Gujral resigns as PM.Manjula Padmanabhan receives Onassis Award for The Bitter Harvest.
1998 - March.14. Sonia Gandhi takes over as Cong. (1) president: 19.A.B.Vajpayee takes over as PM:May.11 India conducts Operation Shakti code-name for Pokhran-llnuclear tests by detonating fission devices: Oct.14. Amartya Sen wins the Nobel Council Economics: Nov.19. National Security Council to give policy direction and safeguard India’s security. Arundhati Roy wins the 1997 Booker Prize for The God of Small Things.
1999 - Feb.20. PM. Vajpayee arrives in Pakistan by Delhi-Lahore bus: Lahore Declaration signed to provide a peaceful and bilateral solution to theKashmir issue: May.26. Oceansat-1 (IRS-P4) launched by PSLV-C2: June-July: intense fighting in kargil due to infiltration of Pak-soldiers (called Operation Badr) inside Line of control (the de facto border between the two nations): July.26. India declares kargil as completely free of Pak. Intruders: Sep.5. Lok Sabha election begins: Oct.10 13th Lok Sabha constituted:13. Vajpayee Govt sworn-in: 19. Devastaing cyclone hits Orissa and A.P.
2000 - Mar.19. US President Clinton visits India: Jul.31. Matinee idol Rajkumar abducted by Veerppan: Sep.14. Bill Gates in Delhi: 19.Karnam Malleswari wins a bronze at Sydney Olympics: Oct.30. Azharuddin and 4 others named by CBI in cricket match fixing: Nov.1 Chhattisgarh, the 26th state is born: 15th, Jharkhand the 28th State is born: Matinee idol Rajkumar released by bandit Veerapan: Dec.24 Viswanathan Anand becomes world chess champion.
2001 - Jan.21. India and Bangladesh starts train service after 21 years: Feb.9. 14th Census of India begins: Mar.1. India clocked 102.7 crore people to become the world’s second most populous nation after China: Apr.4. Bismillah khan awarded Bharat Ratna: 18th GSAT-1 launched by GSLV-D1 from Sriharikota: May 27 Koodiyattam receives UNESCO approval: Jul.15-16 The Agra Summit between Pak. President Parvez Musharraf and Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee: Oct.22.PSLV-C3 success-fully launched Dec.13 Suicide squad attacks parliament in New Delhi, killing several police. The 5 gunmen die in the assault.
2002 - Jan.15. Cabinet allows every Indian citizen to hoist the flag anytime: Feb.7 INSAT-3C put in geosynchronous orbit: Mar.26.POTO Bill passed: Apr.20. Sachin Tendulkar equals Sir Donald Bradman’s record of 29 centuries: Jul.25. APJ Abdul kalam becomes 12th President: Aug.19. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat sworn in as 12th Vice-President: Sept.12. METSAT (KALPANA-1) put in orbit.
2003 – Feb.12. ‘Brahmos’ supersonic antiship cruise missile test-fired off the Orissa coast: May 4. Indian Light Combat Aircraft rechristened ‘Tejas’Aug.1. LCA makes maiden flight.
2004 - May .20 Manmohan Singh appointed Prime Minister by the President of India: Aug.17 Major RS Rathore wins Olympic silver medal for Double Trap firing: Sept.20 EDUSAT launched: Dec.23. Former PM Narasimha Rao dies.
2005 - Feb.12. Sania Mirza becomes the first ever India woman to win a WTA event: Aug.2. National Knowledge Commission Launched: 8. Nanavati Commission report tabled in the Parliament: Oct.12. The Right to lnforamtion Actcomes into effect except in J&K: Nov.9. Former President KR Narayanan dies.
2006 - Jul.31 Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill passed: Aug.10 Viand karandikar, Marathi writer conferred 39th Jnanpith Award: Sept.9 Kanshi Ram, BSP founder dies: Shabana Azmi receives Gandhi international Peace Prize: Nov.20 President of China Ho-Jintaovisits India: Dec.15. Prevention of Child Marriage Bill-2004 passed in Rajya Sabha.
2007 - Apr.12.14th SAARC Summit at New Delhi: Agni-lll, successfully test fired: 18 ‘Saras prototype of India’s first commercial civilian aircraft made its maiden flight: Jet Airways acquires Air Sahara:
2008 - Jan.1.India Pak exchange list of unclear installations: Feb 9 Baba Amte,94 dies at Anandvan Warora Maharashtra: Apr.10 Supreme Court upholds 27% OBC quota in Central higher education institutions: Jun.27 Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, 94, dies in Ootty: Jul.22. UPA Govt. of Manmohan Singh wins the trust vote in Lok Sabha by 19 votes: 25. Bangalore city rocked by 9-serial blasts in 24 hours killing 2 people:26 Ahmedabad stunned by 12 explosions in 45 minutes, killing about 50 people: Aug.11 Abhinav Bindra wins a gold medal at Beijing Olympics in 10m air rifle category:20. Sushil Kumar win a bronze medal for 66 kg wrestling in Beljing Olympics: 22 Vijender wins India’s first Olympic medal (bronze) in boxing in Beijing: 25 Swami Lakshmananda shot dead by Maoist extremists in Orissa sparks widespread communal violence against Christian institutions and communities: Sep.6. India enters the nuclear club as NSG lifts a 34-year old trade embargo: Oct.7. Tata decides to relocate Nano car plant in Singur-West Bengal to Sanand in Gujarat: 22. Chandrayaan-1 India’s first moon mission launched successfully form Sriharikota; Nov.12. Chandrayaan -1 reaches the final lunar orbit of 100km above the moon:14 Chandrayaan-1’s Moon impact Probe lands on the Moon:26 Pak terrorists strikes Mumbai from sea:29 Operation Cyclone, the war on terror ends after 60 hours of battle killing 183 people: Dec.18 Paliament approves setting up National Investigating Agency: 31. New anti-terror law comes into effect.
2009 - Jan 1- National Investigation Agency (NIA) Bill and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Bill, the new antiterror regime came into force: Five persons were killed and about 50 injured in serial bomb blasts in Guwahati: injured in serial bomb blasts in Guwahati, Assam: Feb 23-India approves a f1 7-billion plan to launch its first astronauts into outer space by 2015 Apr 20-ISRO (India’s Space Research Organization) launches its RISAT-II reconnaissance satellite May 19-Manmohan Singh of the National Congress is reelected as Prime Minister of India May.25-Cyclone Aila ravages the east coast killing at least 149 and hundreds left homeless as torrential rains led to flooding. June 3- Indian Member of Parliament Meira Kumar becomes the first female Speaker of the House of the People. June 20-Indian troops enter Lalgarh, a Maoist stronghold in West Bengal, they claiming a partial victory. July 2-A 148-year old law banning homosexuality intercourse in India is overturned by the High Court in New Delhi. July 20- Ajmall Kasab, the only alive gunman in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, pleads guilty in an India court ending months of denials July 20-India and the United States sign a defense pact. Aug 6- An Indian court convicted to death three people for carrying out bomnings that killed more than 50 people in Mumbai in 2003. Sep 14- Chandrayaan-1 India’s first unmanned lunar probe discovers large amounts of water on the Moon. Nov 24- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had the 1st official state visit to the White House during the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. Discussions included matters on trade and nuclear power.
2010 - Jan. 12- The office of CII brought under RTI by the Delhi High Court. 17-Jyoti Basu, veteran Marxist leader and former West Bengal CM passes away at 95. Feb.7 Agni III launched successfully.10. Dr. KN.Raj is no more. 12 Bomb explosion in German Bakery popular with tourists in Pune, Maharashtra, kills 16 people sparking security fears Mar.2 Chandrayaan’s sensors find traces of water on the other side of the moon. 9-Rajya Sabha passes Women’s Reservation Bill. 23-Maruthi’s 1 Millionth vehicle rolls out. April 1 Census 2011 begins. 6.74 CPRF men killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district. 29 India commissions its first stealth warship INS Shivalik. May 03 The lone surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Ajmal Amir Qasab is sentenced of murder waging battle on India and holding explosives substances. 05 Supreme Court declare Narco Analysis unconstitutional. 18-Laila cyclone strikes south India. June 07 A court in Bhopal sentences eight Indians to two years each in jail for ‘’death by negligence’’ over the 1984 Union Carbide gas plant leak. July 15 The symbol for Indian Rupee unveiled. Aug.08 Tejaswini Sawant becomes the first Indian women shooter to win a gold medal at the world Championship 30-Parliament adopts nuclear liability bill. Sep.30-Allahabad High Court rules that disputed holy site of Ayodhya should be divided between Hindus and Muslims: the destruction of a mosque on the site by Hindu extremists in 1992 led to rioting in which about 2,000 people died.12 The Indian cabinet has approved India’s first caste-based census since 1931, to be held between June-Sep. 2011 after the full census has been held. Oct.03 XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi inaugurated- Participants: 71 countries and 6000 athletes (619-Indian contingent.) 12 Oct. India wins two year seat on UN Security Council India has won a two-year term on the UN Security Council: 14-Commonwealth Games concludes with Australia leading the medal tally with Australia leading the medal tally with 177 (74 Gold,55 Silver, 48 Bronze), followed by India with 101 medals (38G, 36B) and England came third with 37G.59S and 46.B. 24.Nov. Nithis Kumar, Bihar State’s chief minister, winner of landslide election in the northern Bihar state. 16 Dec. India and China sign a bilateral deal to increase trade between the two countries to f66 billion by 2015, 21 Dec. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ended a two day state visit to India by signing business, defense and nuclear trade agreements worth billions of dollars. 26 Dec.Dr.Binayak Sen, acclaimed human rights activist and a pioneer of medical work amongst tribal peoples has been convicted of helping Maoist guerrillas fighting in the Chhattisgarh region.
2011 - Jan. India joined the UN Security council as non-permanent member. 1st edition of S.Asian winter games began in Dehradun. Music icon Pandit Bhimsen Joshi passed away. Nation celebrated 62nd Republic Day.Mar 11 got death penalty 20 life term for Godhra carnage Interceptor missile test fired successfully N-capable missiles Dhanush and Prithvi-II successfully tested Foundation for Judicial Academy laid in Jodhpur. Union cabinet approved GST Bill. India’s tallest (80 feet) statue of Lord Buddha unveiled in Sarnath. Orissa (the alteration of named Bill and Constitution (113th ) Amendment Bill passed. Results of Census 2011 released: Puts India’s population at 1.21 billion. April Team India won the Cricket World Cup after 28 years SFI founder C Bhaskaran died Spiritual leader Sir Sathya Sai Baba died; May, Jharkand’s Premlatha Agarwal 45, became the oldest Indian to scale Mount Everest on May 20,2011. India on May 21,2011 twice successfully test-fired the indigenously developed air-to-air Astra interceptor missile from Chandipur in Orissa Mamta Benerjee took over as the first woman Chief minister of West Bengal in May 2011 after her party Trinamool Congress in alliance with Indian National Congress secured absolute majority and ended the 34 year rule of mighty Left Front. Human Right Activist Binayak Sen has been made member of the Planning Commission’s Steering Committee Health which will advise the panel on The Twelfth five year Plan (2012-2017) He will represent the Bilaspur based healthcare organization Jan Swasthya Shayog June 1.The new ‘mother-child health cars scheme launched on June 1,2011 is a –The Janani Shishu Suraksha Karykram. India is setting up a special facility known as Gamma Ray Telescope in Hanle (Leh) which will help in unraveling the mysteries of normal and dark matter in the universe. The Central Government on June 7.2011 approved 16 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposals worth Rs.923.55 crore. July. Pradeep Kumar elected as the new CVC.25 more Telangana legislators resigned SC approved national-level medical exam Serial blasts in Mumbai left 21 dead VS Hegde appointed Antrix Corporation Chief PSLV-C17 put GSAT-12 into orbit Prahar missile flight-tested successfully Neelima Mishra and Harish Hande won Ramon Megsaysay Award 2011. The insurgent organization, ULFA declared unilateral indefinite ceasefire. Cho- Lhamu lake in Sikkim declared highest lake in the country August. DV Sadananda Gowda sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka. Stealth frigate Statpura commissioned into nary Historian and Ideologist Ram Sharan Sharma died Baichung Bhutia brought down the curtain on his international career. Sucheta 33 year old women from Pune became first Indian woman to cross Gobi desert. Ronjan Sodhi has been rated world No.1 in double trap shooting as per the ISSF world ranking Gahan Narang Ace Indian shooter is set to get khel Ratna. Rahul Dravid became 2nd highest run scorer in Test cricket surpassing Ricky Ponting’s record Shammi Kapoor bollywood actor passed away recently Sept.6.8 magnitude quake rocks north-east 1000 crore central aid for quake-Sikkim Oct. World cheapest tablet ‘Akash’ at Rs.2276 launched. The draft National Telecom Policy 2011 disclosed: Eminent Ghazal singer Jagjiit Singh passed away India ranked 67th in Global Hunger Index among 81 countries with worst figures J and K Interlocutors submitted their final report: PALV launched four satellites Union Cabinet cleared digitization of cable TV services: Days after 100-year-old Fauja Singh of Indian-origin became the oldest person to complete a marathon game, a 102-year-old Dalit woman in Tamil Nadu has put on another display of centenarian vigor, winning a local body election. Nov 06-Former president APJ Abdul Kalam today visited the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu and said the plant was totally safe and a ‘’boon to the people’’ – Nov 06,09 A special trial court today acquitted 42 of 73 accused in Sardarpura massacre case in which 33 people were burnt to death on March 1,2002 post Godhara communal riots in Gujarat. 17, Team Anna today demanded that Citizen’s Charter specifying a time limit on Govt departments for providing service, should be included in the Lokpal Bill as it will help the common people to get their work done.19 Former telecom minister Sukhram was today awarded five years imprisonment by a Delhi court after being convicted of taking Rs three lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996.29 The government decides to allow foreign equity in retail was not taken in haste but after a careful thought Dec.03 The central government has decided to keep on hold its decision to allow has decided to keep on hold its decision to allow foreign equity in retail till a consensus emerged on the issue.21 Union home ministry Dec.21,2011 sanctioned National investigation Agency to file chargesheet against American terrorist David Coleman Headley.