We are at the edge of completing the remarkable year 2016. Let us see the major India events 2016. Top 10 India events 2016 are listed below.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the surprise announcement on 8th November 2016 that the 500 and 1000 Rupees are just “worthless piece of paper”. The 500 and 1000 Rupees notes have been banned to fight back money and money-laundering. The new 2000 and 500 Rupees notes were released on 8th November 2016. The aftermath of demonetization, banks and ATM across the country faced severe cash shortages.
2. Legislative Assembly election, 2016
A legislative Assembly election was held on 16 May 2016.This election was the 16th legislative assembly election organised and conducted by the Election Commission of India (ECI). It was held in single base. In TamilNadu AIADMK won a majority, In Assam, BJP won a majority. In West Bengal Mamata Benarjee-led TMC won a majority. In Puducherry Congress won a majority.
3. Goods and Services Tax Bill Passed
Goods and Services Tax bill were passed on 8 August 2016. GST is a proposed system of indirect taxation in India merging most of, the existing taxes into a single system of taxation. It would be a comprehensive indirect tax on the manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services throughout India, to replace taxes levied by the state and central governments.
4. J Jayalalithaa Death
Jayalalithaa Jayaram was a Politician and Indian actress who served five terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. She was the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). On September 22,2016, she was admitted in Apollo Hospital in Chennai, as she suffered from acute dehydration and infection. On December 4 2016, Jayalalitha suffered from sudden cardiac arrest and On December 5 2016, Apollo hospital officially announced Jayalalitha’s death.
5. Indian Air Force An-32 disappearance
Antonov An-32 twin engine Turboprop Aircraft of the Indian Air Force disappeared while flying over the Bay of Bengal. The aircraft was en route from Tambaram Air force station in the city of Chennai to Port Blair in the Andaman Nicobar Islands. There were 29 people on board in the aircraft, 6 crew members, 11 Indian air force personnel, 2 Indian army soldiers, 1 Indian navy, and 1 Indian coast guard, 8 defence civilians working with naval armament depot. 8 civilian passengers. On September 15 2016, the search and rescue mission was called off; all 29 persons on board were assumed to be dead and their families were notified.
6. Mariyappan Thangavelu Won Gold Medal
Mariyappan Thangavelu is an Indian Paralympics high jumper. He represented India in 2016 summer Paralympic games held in Rio De Janeiro. In the men’s high jump T-42 category, he won the gold medal in the finals. He is India’s first Paralympian gold medallist.
7. Surgical Strike Against Pakistan
The Indian said that it had conducted “Surgical Strikes against suspected militants in Pakistani-administered Kashmir on 29 September 2016. Lt Gen Ranbir Singh (DGMO) said that it had received “very credible and specific information” about “terrorist teams” who were preparing to “carry out infiltration and conduct terrorist strikes inside Jammu and Kashmir and in various metros in other states”. The Indian action was meant to pre-empt their infiltration.
8. Puttingal temple fire
On April 10 2016, Puttingal Temple in Paravur, Kollam, India, experienced an explosion and fire after firework celebrations went wrong. As a result, more than 350 were injured, including some with severe burns and 111 people were killed. The aftermath of this event, the high court of Kerala banned the display after sunset of sound-emitting firecrackers in all places of worship in the state.
9. Uttrakhand Rain
This year Uttrakhand got heavy monsoon rain, which caused 30 people to die. The state receives an average of 1229 mm of rainfall in the four-month-long rainy season. In July, Uttrakhand state received about 151 mm of rainfall, while normally it should have received just 146 mm. Such heavy spells of rain caused by bringing cloudbursts, landslides and mudslides.
10. Cyclone Vardah
Cyclone Vardah made landfall in Chennai on 12 December 2016.It was the stronger landfall to hit Chennai in over 50 years. The last struck on Nov. 28, 1966. Due to this cyclone, 10 people died and 258 trees were uprooted across several places in Chennai.