Indian History (Part 8)

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  • 2019-04-11 First day of voting in Indian general elections, the world's largest democracy with 900 million eligible voters in the world's largest-ever election (till 23rd May)
  • 2019-05-03 Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State, India and Bangladesh, killing 33 people after one of the biggest human evacuations ever - 1.2 million in India in 24 hours
  • 2019-05-19 Sprinter Dutee Chand comes out as India's first openly gay professional athlete

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2019-05-23 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins re-election in a landslide over the opposition Congress Party, world's largest-ever democratic election with over 600 million voters

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 2019-05-30 Narendra Modi sworn in for a second term as Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi with 8,000 guests at largest-ever gathering at the Presidential Palace
  • 2019-06-10 Three men sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and murder of eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua, India in high-profile case that sparked political resignations and nationwide protests
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak
  • 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 the coronavirus 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

Historic DiscoveryCOVID-19

2020-03-22 India puts 1 billion people under a daytime curfew to curb coronavirus COVID-19
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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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 coronavirus COVID-19
  • 2020-04-14 PM Narendra Modi extends India's coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown until May 3
  • 2020-05-04 India begins lifting some restrictions in regions with fewer coronavirus 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

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