One cannot deny that 2016 was a year of shocks and surprises. Here are some of the most memorable moments from 2016 that redefined history
Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested by the Delhi Police following the contentious protests held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
In its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites in a single flight. This was a milestone achievement for the organisation
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Bollywood were in loggerheads over the Udta Punjab controversy. The board suggested over 89 cuts in the movie, impeding the movie's release for months.
PV Sindhu made the nation proud after bagging the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the badminton women’s single category. She became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.
Reliance ushers in telecom revolution with Reliance Jio Infocomm. Reliance Jio promises an all–new 4G LTE network on which all local voice calls will be free forever, data will be anywhere up to 40 percent cheaper than incumbent telcos and a host of other services can be used at the world’s cheapest tariffs.
In the aftermath of he Uri attacks, where insurgents attacked an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, India hit Pakistan terror launchpads in surgical strikes along the LOC.
In a move that shocked the business community, the Tata Sons board sacked Cyrus Mistry as Chairman. The feud, which is being played out in the media now, is termed as arguably one of the biggest in the corporate India in the recent times.
8 November 2016 marked a keystone event in Indian financial history. Narendra Modi kicked off his ‘Demonetisation’ drive with his televised national announcement, where he announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes would no longer be legal tender. This announcement was seen as the PM's fight against fake currency and black money in the system.
The year 2016 ended in grief for the people of Tamil Nadu who lost their popular leader J Jayalalithaa, who had only seven months ago led her party to a comprehensive successive second victory in the Assembly polls.
India amassed its highest-ever Test innings total against England at 759/7 declared. Their previous highest total was 726/9 declared, which they made against Sri Lanka at Mumbai in 2009. Overall, this was the seventh highest innings total ever in Tests.