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Prelims Prominence - August 15, 2017

70 Years of Independence

70 Years In 70 Beats

1947 – INDEPENDENCE
1948 – ASSASSINATION OF MAHATAMA GANDHI
1949 – RBI NATIONALISED
1950- CONSTITUTION OF INDIA IMPLEMENTED
1951- DELHI HOSTS FIRST ASIAN GAMES
1952- FIRST GENERAL ELECTION
1953- AIR INDIA NATIONALISED
1954- INDIA CHINA SIGNED PANCHSHEEL TREATY
1955- HINDU MARRIAGE ACT PASSED
1956- AMBEDKAR CONVERTS TO BUDDHISM
1957- MOTHER INDIA NOMINATED FOR OSCAR
1958-AFSPA COMES INTO EFFECT
1959- DOORDARSHAN LAUNCHED
1960- FORMATION OF GUJRAT & MAHARASTRA
1961- GOA BECOMES PART OF INDIA
1962- WAR AGAINST CHINA
1963- INDIA LAUNCHES ITS FIRST ROCKET
1964- NEHRU – NO MORE
1965- WAR AGAINST PAKISTAN
1966- INDIRA BECOMES PM FOR THE FIRST TIME
1967- NAXALBARI UPRISINGS
1968- GREEN REVOLUTION – BOOM PRODUCTION OF MIRACLE RICE
1969- 14 TOP BANKS NATIONALISED
1970- INDIRA MOVES TO ABOLISH PRIVY PURSES
1971- WAR WITH PAKISTAN ( BIRTH OF BANGALADESH )
1972- INTRODUCTION OF PIN CODE
1973- CHIPKO MOVEMENT LAUNCHED
1974- J.P MOVEMENT BEGINS
1974- POKHRAN NUCLEAR TEST
1975- EMERGENCY IMPOSED
1976- MASS STERILISATION PROGRAM AT ITS PEAK
1977- EMERGENCY LIFTED AND INDIRA DEFEATED
1978- DEMONETISATION (NOTES OF 1000 AND ABOVE )
1979- NOBLE PRIZE FOR MOTHER TERESA
1980- BHAGALPUR BLINDINGS
1981-TROMARIL, 1ST DRUG SYNTHESISED BY INDIAN SCIENTISTS
1982- ASIAD HERALDS, ENTRY OF THE COLOUR TV
1983- INDIA WINS CRICKET WORLD CUP
1984- ANTI SIKH RIOTS AFTER INDIRA DEATH
1984- BHIOPAL GAS TRAGEDY
1985- PUNJAB ACCORD SIGNED
1986- BABRI MASJID UNLOCKED
1986- LAW AGAINST SHSH BANO JUDGEMENT
1987- INDIAN PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN LANKA CONFLICT
1988- VOTING AGE REDUCED FROM 21 TO 18
1989- CONGRESS OVERTHROWN AGAIN, VP SINGH BECOMES PM
1990- MANDAL AGITATION (OBC RESERVATION)
1990- KASHMIRI PANDIT EXODUS
1991- LIBERALISATION OF INDIAN ECONOMY
1992- BABRI MASJID DEMOLISHED
1993- BOMBAY BLAST AND RIOTS
1994- MISS UNIVERSE SUSHMITA SEN
1994- MISS WORLD AISHWARYA RAI
1995-INTERNET ACCESS MADE PUBLIC
1996- ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE AS FIRST BJP PM
1997- ARUNDHATI ROY WINS MAN BOOKER PRIZE
1998- SACHIN’S DESERT STORM AT SHARJAH
1999-KARGIL WAR
2000- INDIA’S BILLONTH CITIZEN BORN
2001- ATTACK ON PARLIAMENT
2002- COMMUNAL RIOTS IN GUJRAT
2003- INDIA –PAK AGREE TO RESUME DIRECT AIR LINKS
2004- TSUNAMI
2005- FLOOD IN MUMBAI
2006- BLAST IN MUMBAI LOCAL TRAINS
2007- NANDIGRAM VIOLENCE
2008- INDIA- US NUCLEAR DEAL
2008- 26/11 MUMBAI ATTACK
2009- RAHMAN, GUKZAR AND POOKUTTY WINS OSCARS
2010- CORRUPTION AND THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES
2011- INDIA WINS CRICKET WORLD CUP AT HOME
2012- NIRBHAYA GANGRAPE
2013- MANGALAYAAN LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT
2014- MODI COMES TO POWER
2015- SANIA AND SAINA BECOMES
WORLD NO.1
2016- DEMONETISATION
2017- GST COMES INTO EFFECT

HAPPY 70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY!!