Most Events of 2016

Posted on:31 Dec 2016 18:16:52
Most Events of 2016
31 December 2016 Current Affairs: Most Significant India Events in 2016

  • The 2016 Pathankot attack was a terrorist attack committed on 2 January 2016 .

  • The 2016 Assembly polls in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry ended on May 19 with the vote counting. 

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched 20 satellites through a single rocket, breaking its 2008 record of launching 10 satellites in a single mission. 

  • An Indian Air Force AN-32 transport plane carrying 29 people, mostly military personnel disappeared while flying over the Bay of Bengal.

  • While female wrestler Sakshi Malik delivered India its first medal of the 2016 Rio Games on August 18, PV Sindhu became India’s first woman to win an Olympics silver medal .Mariyappan Thangavelu won gold medal at 2016 Summer Paralympic games

  • India decided to boycott Pakistan and cancelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Islamabad for Saarc Summit.

  • The Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in a fitting response to Pakistan for the Uri attacks conducted by the country. 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes to check corruption. 

  • Fourteen coaches of the Indore-Patna Express had derailed at Pukhrayan in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 150 people and injured over 200. 

  • Chief minister of Tamil Nadu, leader to many Tamils and 'Amma' to millions, J Jayalalithaa died after undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for 75 days. She was 68. 

  • Tropical cyclone Vardah made landfall in Chennai that killed at least 7 people. Vardah moved ashore just north of Chennai as the equivalent of a Category 1 tropical cyclone. 


  • Creating history, the first batch of three female pilots — Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh were inducted in Indian Air Force fighter squadron.

2016 Top 5 financial events in India :

  • The year 2016 is finally coming to its end with leaving a long list of financial happenings that brought tremors in the nation from time to time.

  • Whether it was willful defaulter business tycoon Vijay Mallya’s escape to the UK, ousting of Cyrus Mistry from Tata Sons, politics over Goods and Services Tax, appointment of new RBI Governor, impact of Brexit or demonetisation of two high-value currencies announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the second last month of the year

  • Demonetisation : The November 8 evening brought goose bumps to all the Indians when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes after that midnight.

  • Reliance Jio’s ‘4G-only’ network launch : Mukesh Ambani brought big smiles on the faces of netizens by launching its 4G network-Reliance Jio

  • Income declaration scheme : The scheme was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget 2016 with an aim to fish out black money from the Indian economy.

Most Significant World Events in 2016 : 

  1. Colombia, FARC rebels strike new peace deal

  2. South Korean lawmakers vote to impeach President Park Geun

  3. As Aleppo Falls, Iran Rises 

  4. Turkey coup attempt

  5. Rodrigo Duterte Becomes President of the Philippines

  6. Pat Toomey's shifting stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  7. North Korea Conducts Missile and Nuclear Tests

  8. Britain Votes to Leave the European Union

  9. Russia Interferes in the U.S. Presidential Election

  10. Donald Trump Wins the U.S. Presidency

Other Information : 

  • In January, Iran severed diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia after the Saudis executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

  •  In February, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill met in Cuba, the first time the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches sat down together in nearly 1,000 years. South Africa, Gambia, and Burundi, announced that they intend to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Terrorists launched major attacks in Nice, Belgium, Pakistan, and Orlando. South Sudan’s civil war intensified. The release of the Panama Papers in 

  • April exposed how some wealthy people hide their money offshore. The Zika virus emerged as a major global health threat. 

  • In October, Iraqi forces, aided by Kurdish troops and guided by U.S. Special Forces, launched an offensive to reclaim Mosul. 

  • Matteo Renzi, who burst onto the political scene back in 2014 as Italy’s youngest prime minister, resigned in December after voters decisively rejected his plan to revamp Italy’s political

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