LET’S TAKE A QUICK RECAP OF 2021.
It’s the New Year Eve. It’s time to welcome the new year as we bid farewell to 2021: a year that witnessed plenty of drama, tragic incidents, some accomplishments and I could go on.
Covid-19 brought along it’s variant Omicron towards the end of the year. Let’s take a moment to see how 2021 fared for India and the rest of the world.
January 1, 2021 marked a significant day for India as it started its tenure as a non-permanent member of UNSC ( United Nations Security Council)
Former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader, Buta Singh, passed away at the age of 86 on January 2, 2021.
India gave its approval for Covishield, a vaccine developed by University of Oxford in collaboration with a British- Swedish company, AstraZeneca on January 4, 2021.
India began its massive vaccination drive for protection against Covid-19 on January 16, 2021.
Team India created history by winning their First test series against Australia in the latter’s home turf on January 19, 2021.
Joe Biden became the President of the United States of America on January 20, 2021.
Kamala Harris was appointed as the Vice-president of the United States of America.
Violence rocked the national capital in a tractor rally marking the protest of farmers against Farm laws on January 26, 2021.
The world’s largest cricket stadium, Motera stadium in Ahmedabad was renamed as Narendra Modi stadium in the honor of the Prime Minister of India on February 24, 2021.
RSS elected Dattatreya Hosabale as General secretary.
A senior journalist with Aaj Tak news channel, Mr. Rohit Sardana, passed away on April 30, 2021.
India began its vaccination drive for 18+ age group on May 1, 2021.
Ms. Mamata Bannerjee became the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term.
Former Union Minister and RLD chief Ajit Singh passed away on May 6 due to Covid-19.
Gujarat experienced Cyclone Tauktae on May 17.
Ceasefire declared between Israel and Palestine after 11 days of carnage on May 23
Odisha and West Bengal experienced Cyclone Yaas on May 26.
India’s former ace sprinter, Milkha Singh, who won four gold medals at Asian Games and Commonwealth Games championship in 1958, passed away due to Covid-19 on June 18.
Pushkar Singh Dhami became the Chief Minister of Uttrakhand on July 4, 2021.
Legendary Actor and 98-year-old thespian, Mr. Dilip Kumar passed away on July 7, 2021
Weightlifter Mirabai Channu won a silver medal in 49-kg weightlifting championship in the Tokyo Olympics on July 24.
Basavaraj Bommai replaced BS Yedurappa as Karnataka CM on July 28.
India’s ace badminton player, PV Sindhu, won a bronze medal on August 1 in the Tokyo Olympics. She beat He Bing Jiao in achieving this feat
Lovlina Borgohain won boxing bronze at Tokyo Olympics.
Taliban took over the reigns of government in Afghanistan
India won a bronze medal in hockey after 41 years at Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra bagged a gold medal in Javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics. He was the first person to win a gold medal in the track and field event.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh passed away on August 21.
Bhupender Patel took over as Gujarat CM from Mr. Vijay Rupani on September 12.
Captain Amarinder Singh quit as Punjab CM on September 18.
Mr.Charanjeet Singh Channi took oath as the new Punjab Chief Minister on September 20
Bollywood Superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son was arrested by NCB on October 2.
Tata Group acquired 100% stake in Air India on October 8.
CSK won their 4th IPL title after defeating KKR i n the final on October 15
India achieved a great milestone after reaching over 100 crore landmark for vaccination doses on October 21.
Kannada Superstar Puneet Rajkumaar died on October 29 due to a massive heart attack.
PM Modi unveiled a 12-foot- high statue of Sri Adi Sankaracharya in Kedarnath on November 5.
Kamala Harris took over as the US President for 85 minutes on November 18.
PM Modi announced the repeal of Farm laws on November 19.
Veteran Journalist Vinod Dua who worked for Doordarshan and NDTV died on 4th December due to Covid.
A great tragedy struck on December 8, as CDS ( Chief of Defense Staff) General Bipin Rawat died in a chopper crash rear Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. 14 people including his wife lost their lives.
Farmers ended their protests on December 9 after the Government accepted their demands.
Harnaaz Sandhu became the new Miss Universe on December 12
I thank oneindia.com, Wikipedia, Times of India, and Business Standard for my compilation of these news and photos. I also thank all my dear friends and fellow bloggers for their constant motivation and encouragement and sharing their knowledge with me.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. Always keep smiling, blogging and rocking.