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50 Greatest Achievements of India From 1900s Till Date

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50 Greatest Achievements of India From 1900s Till Date

1. Rabindranath Tagore wins the Nobel Prize for Literature, 10th December, 1913.

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2. Dadasaheb Phalke’s first movie Raja Harishchandra releases, 3rd May, 1913.

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3. CV Raman wins Nobel Prize for Physics, 10th December, 1930.

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4. Mahatma Gandhi’s statue inaugurated at Madame Tussaud’s, 1939.

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5. Hindustan Motors begins production. First car manufacturer of India, 1942.

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6. Jawaharlal Nehru declares India as a free country, 15th August, 1947.

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7. India’s first President, Dr Rajendra Prasad, is the last to sign the constitution and India is born as a republic two days later on 26th January, 1950.

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8. India holds first general elections and voters turn out in plenty, 1951.

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9. India hosts the first Asian Games, 4th March, 1951.

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10. Manohar Aich wins the Mr Universe title, August, 1952.

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11. Mihir Sen becomes the first Indian to swim across the English Channel, 1958.

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12. Arati Saha became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel, 29th September, 1959.

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13. Sunil Dutt’s ‘Yaadein’ wins Guinness Book of World Records for least characters in a film, 1964.

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14. Reita Faira becomes first Indian to win the Miss World crown, 1966.

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15. India liberates Bangladesh as Pakistani forces surrender, 16th Dec, 1971.

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16. The Chipko Movement comes into effect and saves trees, 26th Mar, 1974.

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17. 1st Nuclear test carried out at Pokhran by India, 18th May, 1974.

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18. Mother Teresa wins Nobel Peace Prize, 10th December, 1979.

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19. Launch of Aryabhatta satellite, 19th April, 1975.

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20. Bhanu Athaiya wins the first Oscar for India, 11th April, 1983.

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21. India wins the Cricket World Cup for the first time, 25th June, 1983.

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22. Rakesh Sharma becomes first Indian to travel in space, 2nd April, 1984.

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23. Bachendri Pal climbs Mount Everest, 23rd May, 1984.

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24. First TV series Hum Log is launched, 7th July, 1984.

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25. Viswanathan Anand becomes Chess Grandmaster, 1988.

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