Indian History (Part 8)

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Events 701 - 748 of 748

  • 2019-06-16 India imposes retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods
  • 2019-06-18 Chennai, India's 6th largest city with 4 million people, runs out of water as its reservoirs dry up
  • 2019-06-24 Mysterious sickness affects 718 children with 152 deaths around Indian city of Muzaffarpur, previously thought due to lychee fruit but now unknown
  • 2019-06-26 More than 5,000 smuggled turtles discovered in luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia, bound for India
  • 2019-07-03 Heavy monsoon rains strike Mumbai and surrounding Maharashtra state in India killing at least 43, worst flooding in a decade
  • 2019-07-09 Indian restaurateur "dosa king" P. Rajagopal finally begins his life sentence for organizing a murder, 15 years after he was convicted
  • 2019-07-22 India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 successfully takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota aiming to be fourth nation to soft-land on the moon
  • 2019-07-23 Investigation launched after no girls born in three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi district, India, with sex-selective abortions suspected as the reason
  • 2019-08-02 Seven-year-old boy operated on after 526 teeth found inside his mouth in Chennai, India
  • 2019-08-05 Indian government announces it is changing the status of Indian-controlled Kashmir from a state to a union territory, revoking Article 370 in response to security concerns
  • 2019-08-10 Monsoon flooding in southern and western India kills at least 150 with 40 dead in Kerala state and 100,000 in emergency relief camps

Sports History

2019-08-14 Pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly criticizes India for revoking Kashmir's special status and putting it under lockdown in address in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

  • 2019-08-31 India removes citizenship status from 1.9 million people in state of Assam, leaving them off its new National Register of Citizens
  • 2019-09-05 Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India
  • 2019-09-07 Indian Space Agency loses contact with its Chandrayaan-2 moon lander just 2 km from landing on the Moon's surface
  • 2019-09-18 Indian government proposes a ban on e-cigarettes

Historic Event

2019-09-22 "Howdy, Modi!" US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas

  • 2019-10-01 Indian government bans the export of onions, an important food staple to control prices, causing shortages in Bangladesh and Nepal
  • 2019-10-30 Kashmir officially loses their autonomous status, their flag and their constitution, as India brings it under federal control
  • 2019-11-09 India‚Äôs Supreme Court rules in favor of Hindus over Muslims in dispute over who has right to holy site in city of Ayodhya
  • 2019-11-09 Kartarpur corridor opens allowing Sikh worshippers from India to access holy site of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan without a visa

Historic Event

2019-11-12 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak - the founder of Sikhism celebrated in India and Pakistan

  • 2019-12-08 Fire in an illegal bag factory in Delhi, India, kills 43
  • 2019-12-11 India passes controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill clearing way for citizenship for immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan but not if they are Muslim
  • 2019-12-15 Protests against India's new citizenship bill that excludes Muslims, erupt across major cities, killing at least five
  • 2020-02-17 India's Supreme Court grants equal rights to women in the armed forces
  • 2020-02-23 Violent protests against new citizenship laws in Delhi, India erupt leaving at least 38 people dead over the next few days
  • 2020-02-24 US President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi
  • 2020-03-08 BNP Paribas Open international tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, dubbed 'the 5th Grand Slam' is cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the safety of participants and attendees
  • 2020-03-20 India hangs four men for 2012 gang rape and murder of woman on a bus in New Delhi, country's first hanging since 2013

COVID-19

2020-03-22 India puts 1 billion people under a daytime curfew to curb COVID-19

  • 2020-03-24 Indian PM Narendra Modi orders a 21 day lockdown for world's second most populous country of 1.3 billion people to deal with COVID-19
  • 2020-04-14 PM Narendra Modi extends India's COVID-19 lockdown until May 3
  • 2020-05-04 India begins lifting some restrictions in regions with fewer COVID-19 cases
  • 2020-05-07 Toxic leak at Indian chemical factory near Visakhapatnam kills at least 13 and injures many when it tried to reopen after lockdown
  • 2020-05-12 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces a $260 million economic rescue package, worth 10% of GDP
  • 2020-05-20 Cyclone Amphan comes ashore in West Bengal, East India and Bangladesh, with winds of 185 km per hour (115 mph) killing at least 84 people
  • 2020-05-27 Locust swarms in western and central India worst since 1993 after spreading from Pakistan and Iran and due to extreme weather
  • 2020-06-14 India reports surge of nearly 12,000 a day confirmed COVID-19 cases (320,922 overall), the world's fourth-affected country, as death toll hits 9,195
  • 2020-06-16 At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in 1st deadly clash on the Chinese Indian border in 45 years in the Galwan Valley, Himalayas
  • 2020-06-27 Locust invasion labelled 'Swarmageddon' by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi
  • 2020-07-07 India surpasses Russia to become the world's third-worst affected country, daily COVID-19 cases exceeding 20,000 and total cases over 700,000
  • 2020-07-15 Heavy monsoon flooding in Indian north-eastern state of Assam affects more than 2 million people, kills more than 50
  • 2020-07-17 India becomes the third country to record 1 million cases of COVID-19, 56% concentrated in Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-07-18 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Mumbai

  • 2020-08-05 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the cornerstone for a new Hindu temple at Ayodhya Ram to replace a previous Muslim mosque
  • 2020-08-30 India reports world's highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases at 78,761
  • 2020-09-07 India overtakes Brazil to record the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 4.2 million

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 701 of 701

  • 2005-08-10 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Indian chess prodigy, born in Chennai, India

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