Published On: Aug 14, 2018

India has witnessed several changes since 1947 both in political and social life. TOI brings 15 political events that shaped present India. 1947 - India gets freedom on August 15th from British rule 1948 - Mahatma Gandhi shot dead by Nathuram Godse 1950 - India became a Republic on 26th January 1961 - Liberation of Goa 1971 - Creation of Bangladesh after Indo-Pak war 1975 - Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi 1977 - First time Congress lost govt at Centre 1991 - Economic reforms in India 1992 - Babri Masjid demolished 2002 - Gujarat Riots 2005 - Right to Information Act implemented 2011 - Mamata Banerjee ends 34-year Communist rule in West Bengal 2016 - Demonetisation (of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes) 2017 - Goods and Service Tax introduced on July 1st 2018 - Four Supreme Court judges revolt against CJI Misra  

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