2700 B.C-1000 A.D

1000 A.D-1800 A.D.

1800 A.D-1947 A.D





















Oct 1959 

19 April 1960 


21 Jan 1961 

19 Dec 1961 

Feb 16-June 6 1962 

Oct 1962 

Jan 1963 

10 Aug 1963 

27 May 1964 

09 June 1964 

July 1964 

April 1965 

30 June 1965 

1 Sep 1965 

4-10 Jan 1966 

11 Jan 1966 

24 Jan 1966 

June 1966 

15-28 Feb 1967 

June 1969 

16 July 1969 

19 July 1969 

12 Nov 1969 

Feb 1970 

April 1970 

11 May 1970 

1-13 March 1971 

April 1971 

May 1971 

Dec 1971 



18 May 1974 

May 1974 

July 1974 

April 1975 

16 May 1975 

26 June 1975 

July 1975 

Jan 1976 

Feb 1976 

Nov 1976 

18 Jan 1977 

16-20 March 1977 

Jan 1978 

June 1979 

19 June 1979 

Oct 1979 

Jan 1980 

23 June 1980 

Feb 1981 

Feb 1982 

Dec 1982 

25 June 1983 

6 Oct 1983 

Oct 1983 

5 June 1984 

31 Oct 1984 

2 Dec 1984 

24-28 Dec1984 


July 1985 

Oct 1986 

May 1987 

Nov 1987 

April 1988 

July 1988 

22 Aug 1988 

22-26 Nov 1989 


May 1991 

21 May 1991 

20 May-15 June'91 

Sep 1991 

Jan 1992 

April 1992 

July 1992 

6 Dec 1992 

Jan 1993 

Feb 1993 

March 1993 

April 1993 

30 Sep 1993 

Jan 1994 

May 1994 

21 Sep 1994 

March 1995 

July 1995 

Jan 1996 

27 Jan 1996 

29 Feb 1996 

27 April-21 May'96 

June 1996 

Jan 1997 

30 March 1997 

21 April 1997 

15 Aug 1997 

5 Sep 1997 

14 Oct 1997 

7 Nov 1997 

27 Nov 1997 

28 Nov 1997 

29 Dec 1997 

14 Jan 1998 

15 Feb 1998 

9 Mar 1998 

19 Mar 1998 

28 Mar 1998 

11 May 1998 

1 June 1998 

9 June 1998 

29 June 1998 

22 July 1998 


6 Aug 1998 

15 Aug 1947 India gets Independence from the British.Jawaharlal Nehru becomes
                       the first Prime Minister of India.

Oct 1947  Maharaja of Kashmir accedes to Indian Sovereignty.

Nov 1947  John Mathai presents the First Railway Budget.

Jan 1948  Reserve Bank of India Nationalised.

30 Jan 1948 Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.

Sep 1948  Troops of Government of India enter Hyderabad state.

Nov 1948 B.R.Ambedkar presents first Draft Constitution to Constituent Assembly.

1 Jan 1949  United Nations monitored cease fire takes effect in Kashmir.

Sep 1949  Rupee devalued by approximately 31 percent.

26 Nov 1949 New Constitution of India adopted and signed.

26 Jan 1950  Constitution of India comes into force.

March 1950  Planning Commission set up

July 1951 First Five year plan set in motion

25 Oct'1951-21 Feb'1952  First General Election

1952  Atomic Energy establishment set up in Bombay; Chandernagar incorporated
           with India.
1953  Private Airlines are Nationalised; Chandigarh inaugurated as Capital of Punjab.

29 Dec 1953 The States Reorganisation Commission.

April 1954 India concludes treaty with China.

July 1954  Nehru inaugurates Bhakhra Dam.

December1954 Imperial Bank renamed as State Bank of India.

December1955Chinese troops enter India's Garhwal district in Uttar Pradesh.

18 May 1955  Hindu marriage Act is amended

1 June 1955 Untouchability Act comes into force

1 June 1955  Second Five year Plan

1956  Nationalisation of Insurance Companies

Jan 1956  Hindu Succession Act

17 June 1956 Second General Election held

Feb 24-June 9 1957  Wealth Tax Bill passed

Sep 1957 Finance Minister T.T.Krishnamachari resigns following Mundhra LIC share

Feb 1958  Oil and Natural Gas Corporation set up; Television transmission
                   introduced in New Delhi; Indo-Portuguese dispute

Feb1959  Dalai Lama flees from Tibet to India

March 1959  Military confrontation with China in Aksai Chin

Meeting of Afro-Asian Conference at New Delhi

Bombay Presidency bifurcated into Maharashtra and Gujarat states

Arrival of Queen Elizabeth at New Delhi

Liberation of Goa

Third General election

Indo-China war

Gold Control Order comes into force

The Kamraj Plan

Jawaharlal Nehru dies

Lal Bahadur Shastri becomes Prime Minister

UTI and IDBI set up

Pakistan tanks penetrate India

Ceasefire agreed under UN auspices

Indo-Pak war

Tashkent Conference between Pakistan and Indian leaders

Lal Bahadur Shastri dies

Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister

Rupee devalued by 36 percent

Fourth General Election

Forward trading in shares banned

Morarji Desai resigns from cabinet

Fourteen Banks nationalised

Indira Gandhi expelled from Congress party for indiscipline

Supreme court holds nationalisation of banks illegal

Privy Purses and special privileges of former Indian rulers abolished

A bill for setting up of "North Eastern Council" passed

Fifth General Election

General Insurance nationalised

Wealth Tax doubled to 8 percent of Net Income

India-Pakistan War; Formation of Bangladesh

Pakistan and India sign Simla Accord ; Monsoon failure causes drought

Coal mines nationalised; Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) passed

Underground nuclear explosion at Pokhran

Jaiprakash Narayan starts Citizens for Democracy Movement

Indira Gandhi imposes 12 percent ceiling on dividends, Stockmarket crashes

Indian satellite Aryabhatta launched from a Soviet cosmodrome

Sikkim joins India

Emergency declared

Indira Gandhi announces 20-point economic programme

Private Oil companies nationalised

Urban Land Ceiling Regulation Act passed

Lok Sabha passes 42nd Constitution Amendment Bill

Opposition politicians released from jail

Sixth General Election; First Non-Congress Govt, led by Morarji Desai

Currency notes in denominations of Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000 and RS 10,000 demonetised

Bhaskara, India's second satellite, launched from a Soviet cosmodrome

Morarji Desai resigns after split in Janata Party

Operation Flood II launched

Seventh General Election; Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister again.

Sanjay Gandhi, younger son of Indira Gandhi, dies in plane crash.

Maruti Udyog set up.

Datta Samant leads Bombay's 300,000 textile workers on strike.

The Ninth Asian games held in Delhi .

India wins the Cricket World Cup.

Indira Gandhi imposes President's rule on Punjab

Government nationalises 13 textile mills in Bombay

Operation Blue Star: Indian army storms Golden Temple in Amritsar, killing hundreds of people.
Indira Gandhi assassinated in Delhi; Rajiv Gandhi sworn in as Prime Minister

India's biggest Industrial disaster: Bhopal gas tragedy

Eighth General Election: Congress wins

Narmada Bachao Andolan

Rajiv Gandhi signs Punjab Accord

V.P.Singh elected as President of Janata Dal, a new opposition party

The Bofors Deal

IPKF deployment and Operation Pawan

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) comes into existence

Insat-IC launched

The Darjeeling Accord

Ninth General Election: Congress loses; V.P. Singh becomes Prime Minister

Mandal Commission Report

V P Singh clears Rs 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar project

Rajiv Gandhi assassinated by LTTE

Tenth General Election: Congress wins; Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister; Liberalisation initiated by Finance Minister Dr Manmohan Singh

Konkan Railway launched

Prices of steel and iron decontrolled

Stock market scandal causes losses to banks

Government allows private producers time slots on TV and Radio

Demolition of Babri Masjid

Hindu-Muslim Riots in Bombay

Rupee made convertible on trade account

Over 300 people killed in bomb blasts

Motor cars and consumer goods delicensed

The Latur earthquake

Air India and Indian Airlines converted into companies

Telecom services sector opened to private companies

Outbreak of Pneumonic Plague in Surat

Lok Sabha passes the Patents Bill

Rajan Pillai dies in Delhi jail

Revised carry forward system introduced

Prithvi test-fired

Jain Hawala case

Eleventh General Election; BJP's Atal Behari Vajpayee becomes Prime Minister

BJP loses confidence vote; Deve Gowda takes over as Prime Minister of United Front coalition government
Veteran labour leader Datta Samant shot dead

Congress withdraws support to UF government

I.K.Gujral appointed Prime Minister

Nation celebrates 50 years of Independence

Mother teressa Dies.    

Arunadati Roy wins Booker Prize

Bimal Jalan appointed as the governor of RBI

Femina Miss India Diana Hayden wins Miss World 1997

Gujral government falls as Congress withdraws support

Sonia Gandhi stepped into active politics

MS Subbualakshmi awarded Bharat Ratna

Tennis duo Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati were ranked No. 2 when they won Dubai Open

Chess legend Vishwanathan Anand wins teh Super Grand Master Title

BJP-led alliance government is sworn in. Atal Behari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister of India

The BJP-led alliance survived its first test of trust, with the support of Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party. Jayalalitha continues to call the shots.

India conducted three underground Nuclear tests at teh Pokhran Range in Rajasthan

Finance Minister announced the Swadeshi budget

Gujarat was hit by cyclone killing more than 1000 people in six days

Three new states were announced -- Delhi, Uttaranchal and Vananchal.

24-year old PT Usha won bronze medal in the 400m and 200m anchored the 4x100m relay team to gold and 4x400m for silver at the Asian Track and Field Championships in Fukuoka, Japan

SriKrishna Commission report was tabled by teh Maharashtra government. It was rejected by the ruling alliance whom it heavily indicted.