Year 2011 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 2011

The year 2011 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 2011 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 2011 in World ⚡

DateIncident/Event
01 januaryDilma Rousseff swears in as the president of Brazil. She is the country's first female president.
01 januaryA bomb exploded at a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, killing 23 people.
02 januarySpain enacted strict anti-smoking laws for it's citizens and foreigners.
04 januaryVAT of the United Kingdom raised from 17.5% to 2%. It is the highest rate ever in the country.
04 januaryKathryn Gray of Canada becomes the youngest person to discover a supernova. She is only 10 years old.
05 januaryThe 112th US congress has been convened. John Boehner of Ohio who is the representative of Republican Party will assume his new position as speaker of the house.
05 januaryAccording to Clarence House, Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton, will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
06 januaryChina placed new controls on text messages on mobile phones containing references to democracy, human rights and corruption.
07 januaryThe International association football tournament the AFC Asian Cup, Officially opens in Qatar.
07 januaryIn Tunisia, the youth protested for several days over political grievances and social problems which include the job market and purchase power.
08 januaryThe Chinese prosecutors claimed that over 600 people are killed in Yunnan over a seven years period from official misconduct.
08 januaryIn Tucson, Arizona, US, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on an outdoor public meeting, killing six people and injuring twelve others.
09 januaryThe Algerian government cuts food prices and commits to punish those responsible for the riots recently happened in the country. This is an effort made by the country to suppress riots.
10 januaryPope Benedict XVI urges Pakistan to repeal its law. The law states that those who insulted Prophet Muhammad will receive death penalty.
10 januaryBurma's new Parliament is to begin on 31st January.
12 januaryWorld Health Organisation launched a plan to prevent the spread of artemisinin-resistant malaria and to create awareness about it.
13 january1.4 million domestic pigs in South Korea are buried alive to combat an outbreak of foot and mouth diseases.
14 januaryThe Taliban drop their ban on education for females in Afghanistan due to a cultural change.
15 januaryDue to enormous flood in Australia 13,000 properties in rural Victoria was destroyed.
16 januaryLibya's Muammar al-Gaddafi is less than 24 months away from being world's longest-serving leader. He has already remained in power for 41 years.
16 januaryThe New York Jets defeat the New England Patriots. It is one of the biggest upsets in NFL history.
17 january1400 members of ruling Communist party of Vietnam gathered to vote for a new leader.
17 januaryThousands of passengers of bullet train in northern and central Japan were affected due to a computer glitch and also temporarily halted.
18 januaryUS Federal Communications Commission approved a$28 billion merger between comcast and NBC Universal.
18 januaryJoe Lieberman an independent U.S. senator announces that he will not seek re-election in 2012 from Connecticut.
19 januaryThe political prisoners of Tunisia are freed.
19 januarySomalia pirates seized the Mongolian bulk carrier sailing off the coast of Oman.
20 januaryScientists have claimed that 2010 was the warmest ever recorded in 200 years.
21 januaryIn a referendum based on official figures, it has been found that about 99% of Sudanese voted for independence from the north.
21 januaryTunisians take part in a demonstration. They urge the interim government to step down.
21 januaryA protest in Tirana to protest the alleged corruption of the Albanian government, led to the killings of three demonstrators by the Republican Guard.
22 januaryThe H-II Transfer Vehicle HTV-2 Resupply Craft has been launched by the Japanese. It is in a mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.
23 januaryGoogle awards its outgoing CEO. Eric Schmidt, the outgoing CEO will get $100 million.
24 januaryBurma has been criticized for its Human Right Record by the United Nations Human Rights councils.
24 januaryA suicide bomber killed at least 37 people at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow.
25 januaryTens of thousands of people participated in a ‘day of revolt' to protest against the government in Egypt.
25 januaryAustralia and Japan will play the AFC Asian Cup Final.
25 januaryThe first wave of the Egyptian revolution began, eventually leading to the removal of Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years of rule.
26 januaryDavos, Switzerland hosts the 41st World Economic Forum.
27 januaryBurma has been criticized for its Human rights record by the United Nation Human Rights Council.
27 januaryArab Spring-The Yemeni Revolution began as over 16,000 protestors demonstrated in Sana'a to demand governmental changes.
28 januaryIn 2011 (January 28) President Mubarak asks his government to resign because of the some problem in management.
30 januaryOver half a million people participated in the world's largest wildlife survey after extreme cold drives exotic birds into Britain's back garden.
31 januaryA new record took place Burma opened its new parliament. The news spread all over the world.
31 januaryThe people of Egypt vow to continue demonstrating until President Mubarak regime falls.
01 februaryRussia started to search for a missing military satellite that was launched into the wrong orbit.
02 februaryIAN Thorpe .an Australian swimmer announces his retirement .he says that he will come out of the retirement to complete in London Olympics in 2012.
03 februaryThe UN Food and Agricultural Organisation reported that world food prices have reached a higher record.
04 februaryAyatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, commented that the 2011 Egyptian protests and Tunisian uprising are a result of Islamic awareness.
05 februaryThe Protesters continued their 12th day of nationwide protests in Cairo in Tahir square, calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
06 februaryEgyptians continued their protests for the 13th day in Tahir Square and dubbed the ‘Day of Martyrs’ is honour of those killed in their fight for freedom.
07 february2,000 potential archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia were identified by an archaeologist in Google maps.
08 februaryNorth and South Karen officials met for working level military talks and this was the first Korean dialogue in eight months.
09 februaryWiki Leaks cables that Saudi Arabia has exaggerated its crude oil reserves by 40 % which is published by the Guardian.
10 februaryAn undersea fibre optic cable has been arrived in Cuba, that link it to Venezuela offered its help to Cuba to speed up its internet commotion when US refused to do so.
11 februaryPresident Hosni Mubarak relinquishes power to the head of the Higher Military Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.
12 februaryNearly about 5,000 of Algerians protested for their regime called for the president. Abdelazia boutefloka to be removed inspired by the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
13 februaryOpposite leaders in Iran plans a nationwide anti-government rally in an attempt to replicate the success of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
13 februaryLady Antebellum won the Song of the Year and Record of the Year award for the song “Need You Now”, at the 53rd Grammy Awards.
14 februaryThe Palestine Authority of Cabinet Members resigned and the Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad selected new administrators at the request of President, Mahmud Abbas.
14 februaryAs a part of the Arab Spring, the still ongoing Bahrainiuprising, began with a Day of Rage.
14 februaryA 'Day of Rage' marked the beginning of the Bahraini uprising, part of the Arab Spring.
15 februaryIn Malaysia, more than 80 million were arrested for celebrating Valentines’ Day by the Islamic Morality police.
16 februaryLance Armstrong announces his official retirement from professional cycling.
17 februaryBahrain security forces launched a pre-dawn raid on protestersin Pearl Roundabout in Manama, killing four of them.
18 februaryVoters of Uganda participate in the Uganda general election. Voters Fesr that the election is rigged so that the 30-year rule of rebel Yourri Museveni.
19 februaryOn February 19,2011 the call for a ‘Jasmine Revolution’ in the People’s Republic of China spread online as the authorities hunt down for political activists there.
19 februaryItems from the Belitung shipwreck, the biggest single collection of Tang Dynasty artefacts found in one location, were first put on display in Singapore.
20 februaryNorth Korea raises concern regarding nuclear testing on February 20,2011 Reports show they have dug tunnels at a nuclear test site located in Punggye-ri, North Hamyong Province.
21 februaryAn experimental life-blogging camera was removed from the head of a professor from New York University after his immune system rejected the implant.
22 februaryLibyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi appears on television and claims to remain head of the revolution.
22 februaryNew Zealand suffered one of its worst peacetime disasters whena 6.5 ML earthquake struck Christchurch.
22 februaryBahraini uprising-Tens of thousands of people marched in protest in Manama against the deaths of seven people killed by police and army forces during previous protests.
24 februaryYemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh orders the country's security forces to protect protesters.
24 februaryIn Libya, Anti-Gaddafi forces claim to have gained control Zuara, a town located west of Tripoli.
25 februaryThe Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of asitting Irish government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.
26 februaryCanadian politician Christy Clark, becomes the second woman to be Premier of British Columbia after winning a Liberal party of British Columbia ballot.
27 februaryThe resolution 1970 is adopted by UN Security Council, imposes sanctions on the regime of Muammar al- Gaddafi.
28 februaryThe last surviving Veteran of the World war I, Franc Buckels died in Charles town, West Virginia at the age of 110.
02 marchPope Benedict XVI, in his book 'Jesus of Nazareth Part II', excuses the Jewish people for the responsibility of the death of Jesus.
03 marchA report is released by the United Nations stating world food prices are at the highest in 20 years.
06 marchSpeaking in Cardiff and Wales, Prime minister of U.K, David Cameron declared a war on “Enemies of Enterprise”.
07 marchThe most expensive painting ever auctioned in the world named, “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” made by Pablo Picasso, went to be displayed in London’s Tate gallery.
08 marchCalifornia authorities investigated about a large number of fish killing at the King Harbor Marino in the Redond Beach, USA.
09 marchA 7.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honshu in Japan prompts the release of Tsunami alerts for the Japan’s residents.
10 marchLawmakers successfully pass the vote to remove nearly all collective bargaining from Wisconsin state employees.
10 marchThe 14th Dalai Lama, head of the Tibetan exile movement, plans to retire within days.
11 marchAfter the earthquake, Japan’s Fukushima I Nuclear Plant had suffered a radiation leak in which thousands of nearby residents are evacuated.
11 marchA massive earthquake struck the northeastern coast of Japan and triggered a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.
12 marchFollowing the Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan deploys 50,000 self defence forces personnel in search and rescue efforts.
13 marchDue to the fear of nuclear contamination from the power plant, over 200,000 people were evacuated from Japan.
13 marchJapan estimates over 46,000 structures were damaged in the 9.0 earthquake.
14 marchThe Tokyo stock exchange falls more than five percent on the first day of trading following the 2011 Sendai earthquake.
15 marchFlorida Miami Oade Country Mayor, Carlos Alvarey outset for the election. He was accompanied by country commissioners Natacha Seijas. The election was successful as many people participated.
15 marchArab Spring: Protests erupted across Syria against the authoritarian government.
16 marchU.S Secretary of state Hillary Clinton gave a terrible statement. That she will retire if President Obama will be re-elected. She said that she won’t serve a 2nd term.
17 marchLibiya’s military continued fighting for many years and at cart declared that it will stop on Sunday. It was stopped and all over peace was declared.
17 marchLibyan Civil War-The United Nations Security Council adoptedSecurity Council Resolution 1973, authorizing a military intervention toprotect civilians in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
18 marchAfter no fly zone was impaired on Libiya, its government announced ceasefire, due to these 25 civilians were attached in Misrata.
21 marchThe compound of the terrorist leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli was targeted with more bombing raids during the third night of international intervention in Libya which shook the whole terrorist chain of Gaddafi.
21 marchThe surgeon at the Brigham and women’s hospital in Boston, Massachusetts successfully performed the first full face transplant.
22 marchThe Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant reports radiation levels 1600 times normal levels are present 20km from the plant.
23 marchThe Chinese currency, the Yuan has reached a record level against the dollar of US.
24 marchKenya opened the Africa carbon Exchange. it is the first carbon exchange in Africa .It has been opened to Exchange carbon credits.
25 marchThe Tibetan parliament will seek the Tibetan community’s opinion after the Tibetan government in-exile accepts the Dalai Lama’s resignation from politics.
26 marchTokyo reports that levels of radiation in its water supply have returned to normal.
26 marchHundreds of thousands march in Trafalgar Square to protest government budget cuts in London.
27 marchThe people of Tokyo demanded change in Japan’s nuclear industry for this demand they started anti-nuclear activities rally.
28 marchDue to the radiation leak at the Fukushima Nuclear plant, the international atomic energy agency called for summit to discuss concerns about its nuclear safety.
29 marchInternational leaders take part in a conference focused on military actors and the future of Libya in London, England.
29 marchThe president, James Bullard of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis calls for the Federal Reserve to limit its purchase of US Treasuries because they feed the fire of inflation.
30 marchPeruvians reclaimed 45000inca artefacts taken by Yale University from Machu Pichu over 100 years ago, finally successful in the campaign to return of the dignity and pride of Peru.
01 aprilCrete withstood with an earthquake of 6.2 magnitudes in Greece.
02 aprilPro and anti-carbon tax rallies were attended by thousands of people in Sydney, Australia.
03 aprilKazakhstan holds a presidential election; President Nursultan Nazarbayev wins 95% of the vote.
03 aprilPresident Nursultan Nazarbayev won 95%of the vote when Kazakhstan held a presidential election.
04 aprilCows were successfully modified to produce human milk, according to the report claimed in China.
05 aprilA bill banning the abortion of a fetus more than 20 weeks old passes in the Idaho House of representatives in the year 2011.
05 aprilThe U.S. Democratic national committee appointed FLORIDA Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Chairwoman in the year 2011.
06 aprilAmid criticism from rebel fighters NATO pledges to protect the besieged town of MISRATA in Libra.
06 aprilFormer Enron CEO Jeff Skilling loses his appeal against his conviction for fraud in the U.S. court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
07 aprilJoyce Banda was elected as the president of Maldives. He was elected as the president after Bingu WA Muthu Wiki.
09 aprilIn Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh sworn in as the President. He was re-elected getting 79% of the votes.
09 aprilIowa’s Momota Country was hit by a tornado. It is located in the mid-western United States. Several people lost their life.
10 aprilOver 230,000 acres of land, including the town Fort Davis were destroyed by wildfires in the state of Texas in the year 2011.
10 aprilFollowing a show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the band U2's tour, 360 degrees, becomes the highest grossing music tour of all time.
11 aprilIn France, a law banning wearing the burqa and hijab goes into effect.
11 aprilOne month after the Tohoku earthquake shook Japan a 6.6 magnitude aftershock hit Japan, lasting nearly an hour.
11 aprilA bomb exploded at the central Oktyabrskaya station of the Minsk Metro in Belarus, killing 15 people and injuring over 200 more.
12 aprilFollowing the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan raises the crisis level to 7, equal to the disaster in Chernobyl.
12 aprilAs part of a crackdown on dissent in China, 169 Chinese Christians attempting to hold an outdoor prayer session were detained, and then released.
13 aprilTohoku earthquake and tsunami caused Toyota to close several plants. This caused shortage.
14 aprilRejean Hinse, a Quebec man wrongly convicted of a crime in the 1960s and acquitted 30 years later, receives $13.5 million in compensation.
14 aprilNorth Korea attests it has detained Jun Young Su, a U.S. citizen. They planned to charge him with ‘committing a crime’ against their country.
18 aprilA land-slide occurred in East Java. About 100 people were killed in the incidence.
20 aprilNigeria’s presidential election, held April 16 2011, declares the winner is President Good Luck Jonathan.
20 aprilChina releases two prominent human right lawyers, Liu Xiaoyuan and Jiang Tiaanypoung.
21 aprilContinuing the protest against rising inflation by Chinese lorry drivers in Shanghai.
23 aprilThe guise list for the weeding of Prince William and rate Middleton is released in England.
23 aprilThe cash which occur in the disputed border region of Cambodian and Thailand lead to the evacuation of thousand.
24 aprilIn Sulawesi an earthquake was held. This earthquake was 6.2 magnitude which hits Indonesia.
26 aprilU.S. news host KATIA CORVIC announced that she will no longer host the “CBS Evening News”.
26 april25th anniversary of Chennoloy disaster was commented by the Ukarine.
27 april29 year highs against the U.S. dollar were reached by the Australian dollar. Rising interest rates were predicted.
02 mayFounder of Al-Queda Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011 by United States Special Force in Pakistan. He was the mastermind of 9/11 attack on the United States, in response of which US carried out the operation named ‘Operation Neptune Spear’ to capture him. His dead body was buried at sea within 24 hours in accordance with Islamic tradition.
02 mayOsama bin Laden was shot and killed by U.S. Navy SEALs in a private residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
02 mayThe Conservative Party of Canada won enough seats in the Canadian federal election to establish their first majority government.
03 juneCopenhagen Suborbitals fire the world's largest privately-built rocket, HEAT 1X Tycho Brahe into the Baltic Sea, 30 km east of Nexø. Copenhagen Suborbitals is a Danish non-profit aerospace organization that has constructed and launched several privately built rockets. The organization's main goal is to develop relatively inexpensive forms of suborbital manned spaceflight outside government programs and the influence of large, for-profit corporations.
04 juneIn horseracing, Pour Moi wins the Epsom Derby. It is the first French horse to win the Derby since 1976. Pour Moi (foaled 10 January 2008) is an Irish-bred and French-trained thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a racing career which lasted from September 2010 to June 2011 he ran five times and won three races. He is most noted for winning the 2011 Epsom Derby. His career was ended by injury before he could run again and he was retired to stud.
08 juneIndian social activist Anna Hazare began second hunger strike against corruption. The anti corruption movement 2011 is considered as one of the largest public movements of independent India. The aim of this movement was to establish a strong constitutional body against corruption.
08 julySpace shuttle Atlantis was launched. It was the last mission of space shuttle Atlantis. The mission was named as STS 135. STS 135 was a small duration mission. The mission was to deliver cargo to the international space station.
09 julySouth Sudan declared independence and split away from Sudan. It is a landlocked country situated in northeastern Africa. Juba is the largest city in the country and also its capital. Nowadays the country is going through civil war and political change.
10 julyThe British tabloid newspaper News of the World published its last edition before closing due to allegations that it hacked the voice mails of murdered school girl Milly Dowler, victims of the 7/7attacks and relatives of deceased British soldiers.
11 julyAn explosion at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base killed 12people, including the head of the Cyprus Navy, making it the worstpeacetime military accident in Cypriot history.
13 julyTwo studies of the researchers revealed that the antiretroviral drugs which are prescribed to for the treatment of AIDS can also be used to prevent HIV infections.
13 julyNorman Moore, the senior politician has requested Western Australia to consider secession over carbon tax and Minerals Resource Rent Tax.
13 julyThree coordinated bombings across Mumbai, India, killed 26 victims and injured 130 more.
14 julyA formerly extinct rainbow toad is rediscovered by scientists in Borneo. The sighting is the first since its extinction. Its extinction was declared in 1924.
15 julyOver 5 million Ethiopian are susceptible to developing cholera, claimed by the World Health Organization. It was due to the breakout of acute watery diarrhea.
16 julyU.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington, D.C. despite a warning from the People's Republic of China
16 julyThe funeral for the final heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Otto von Habsburg, occurs in Vienna, attended by monarchs and members of the political elite
17 julyJuan Maria Bordaberry, former Uruguayan dictator, dies while under house arrest for murders committed during his dictatorship.
17 julyCasey Anthony, cleared of murdering her daughter Caylee and set to be released from the Orange County, Florida jail, attracts major crowds unhappy with the judgement.
18 julyCommand of the NATO forces in Afghanistan transfers from U.S. General David Petraeus to U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Genreal John R. Allen.
18 julyPhoenix, Arizona is hit by a dust storm, also known as a haboob.
19 julyIn a speech outside of Potala Palace, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping declares he will crush attempts for an Independent Tibet.
19 julyIran announces it has installed faster nuclear centrifuges to enrich uranium.
20 julyFollowing an outbreak of Hendra virus, Maylaysia delcares a ban the import of horses from Australia.
20 julyIn Guinea, up to 80 people, including soldiers, are arrested for a failed assassination attempt on President Alpha Conde, which occurred July 19.
21 julyIn Iran, the Central Bank of Iran launches a website which it will use to poll Iranians on planned economic reforms and changing the national currency.
21 julyThe U.S. heat wave has led to 24 deaths across the country.
22 julyAn extremist explodes a car bomb in Oslo, Norway, killing at least seven people; he then opens fire at a Labour Party youth camp in Utoya, Norway, killing 84.
22 julyThe International Monetary Fund approves a new three-year loan for Haiti worth $60 million, canceling Haiti's $268 million debt.
22 julyTwo sequential terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya claimed thelives of 77 people, in the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.
23 julyThe Nigerian senate reschedules elections by changing the country's constitution.
23 julyIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces the country's plan to launch a manned shuttle into space by 2019.
24 julyOver half of the country of Peru enters a state of emergency as a result of unusually cold weather.
24 julyBP announces plans to begin drilling for oil off the coast of Libya.
25 julyFormer Cuban President Fidel Castro makes his first appearance outside of Havana since leaving office in 2006, visiting a mausoleum in Artemisa.
25 julyCyclist Alberto Contador wins the 2010 Tour de France while seven-time winner of the event, Lance Armstrong, makes his final appearance.
26 julyVietnam re-elects Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
26 julyThe Hendra virus is detected in a dog in Queensland, Australia near the Beaudesert; the virus has never before been detected in anything other than flying foxes, horses or humans.
27 julyThe Higher than expected consumer price index figures and U.S. default concerns have caused the Australian dollar to reach a post-float record against the U.S. dollar.
27 julyThe U.K. government has recognized the National Transitional Council. The U.K. government has also expelled Libyan diplomats loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.
28 julyRyan Lochte, the U.S. swimmer sets a new world record for the 200-meter individual medley. He won gold at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships held in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
28 julyA Trojan asteroid orbiting on the same path as the Earth around the Sun is identified by the astronomers. Astronomers said that it is a danger to Earth because it sits in a gravitational 'sweet spot'.
29 julyTo enlarge the debt ceiling the U.S. House of Representatives has voted. But the Senate did not accept this and rejected the measure.
30 julyZara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter married to Mike Tindall. He is an England rugby union international.
31 julyBoeing 737 plane, a Caribbean Airlines crashed. It split in to at the Chaddi Jagan International Airport. The report revealed that no one was injured.
01 augustAccording to a Reuters report Foxconn Technology, a computer assembler with it’s headquarter in Taiwan, intends on adding one million robots to its plants over the next three years.
02 augustAfter the US Senate voted in favor of a debt deal, only just escaping the default deadline, President Obama signed the deal, which would raise the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion, into law.
04 augustKraft Foods publicizes that it will divide into two operations. One of them will consist of its North American grocery business and the other one will consist of its global snack foods business.
06 augustFollowing the death of a Tottenham man by the MetropolitanPolice of London, thousands of mostly young males rioted in severalLondon boroughs and in cities and towns across England.
07 augustThe longest guided busy way of the world till date, the Cambridge Busyway, finally opens after being postponed for years
08 augustStock markets in Australia, Asia and the United States diminish even more after the credit rating of the United States is brought down with the average falling by over 634 points, 5.55%
09 augustPenny Wong, the first publicly gay member of the Australian Cabinet, declares that her partner will be having a baby.
10 augustA US drone missile attack causes 18 people to die in Pakistan's North Waziristan district.
11 augustUmar Patek, a prime suspect if the 2002 Bali bombings, goes to trial on the charges of terrorism in Jakarta after being deported from Pakistan to Indonesia.
13 augustA broken oil pipeline is found near Gannet Alpha platform, run by Shell 113 miles from Aberdeen, Scotland.
13 augustPrague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has its first gay pride march ever. The event was supervised by three hundred police, while thousands marched throughout the city.
15 augustJapan's economy decreases by 0.3% in the April-June quarter verifying that the country is hit by a recession, which is caused partly by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and subsequently by Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
16 augustIndian social activist Anna Hazare has been convicted in New Delhi in lieu of a proposed fast against corruption.
17 augustThe Roman Catholic Archdiocese has been accused of being involved in 3 sexual harassment cases for which 3 lawsuits have been filed.
19 augustGold hits a record price of $1,826 per ounce.
20 augustTwo US Hikers who were blamed of spying and illegally entering Iran were sentenced to eight years in jail by a Tehran court.
22 augustThe price of crude oil drops on world markets because of the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi and bleak global economic outlook.
23 augustPresident Obama gives momentary relief to illegal immigrants: students, veterans, the elderly, crime victims and those with family, including same-sex partners, as part of immigration reform in the United States.
24 augustSteve Jobs resigns as the CEO of Apple Inc. Tim Cook took over the CEO position for the company.
26 augustScientists at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne reveal their discovery of J1719-143, a planet made entirely of diamond orbiting a pulsar – this is the second time such a planetary mass has been found.
27 augustMany people dead at the Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli, which had been evacuated because of the heavy gunfire it faced earlier in the week.
28 augustHurricane Irene, resulted in tremendous damage and caused floods in many areas, including the city of New York, has hit the Eastern coast of the United States. Many citizens were evacuated the area before the storm, yet the storm took a lot of lives.
29 augustThe floods in northern India cause disruption in transport services in Mumbai and 15 isolated villages in Maharashtra state.
30 augustThree suicide bombings, kills 9 and wounds 20 in Grozny, the capital of the Republic of Chechnya, Russia.
31 augustThe German city of Bonn introduced a meter to tax prostitutes. The meter would tax prostitutes at a rate of six euros per night, and it was put in operation near an industrial area often used by prostitutes.
01 septemberThe world's biggest food conglomerate, Nestlé SA, starts a new production unit in Konolfingen, Switzerland, and its CEO affirms their commitment to its native country, despite difficulties created by the inordinately strong Swiss franc against the Euro.
02 septemberDüsseldorf court orders Samsung withhold the sale of its new tablet, Galaxy Tab, acting on a lawsuit brought by Apple.
04 septemberAn Emperor penguin, who had washed up on a beach in New Zealand this June has been released back into the Southern Ocean.
05 septemberThe government of Pakistan has announced the arrest of senior Al-Qaeda chief Younis al-Mauritani.
05 septemberThe POTUS Barack Obama has launched his campaign for reelection with an appearance at the AFL-CIO Labor Day parade in Detroit.
07 septemberA bomb that exploded outside the Delhi High Court , India took the lives of 9 people and injured approximately 45 people.
07 septemberYak-Service Flight 9633, carrying the players and coachingstaff of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl professional ice hockey team, crashednear the Russian city of Yaroslavl, killing all aboard but one.
08 septemberAs per reports, the unemployment rate in Australia has risen to 5.3% in August 2011.
09 septemberSkeletons of Australopithecus sediba have been discovered at Cradle of Humankind site in South Africa. They are supposedly t 2 million years old, signifying that the hominid species could possibly be a transitional fossil between apes and humans.
10 septemberIn Cairo, demonstrators protest outside the Israeli embassy and force the Israeli ambassadors in Egypt to abscond.
12 septemberStocks on Asian markets fall sharply due to renewed concerns over the Eurozone debt crisis.
13 septemberIn Sweden, four men arrested for the 2011 failed Gothenburg terrorist attack are believed to be linked to the Al-Qaeda terrorist network.
14 septemberTen people died and another seventy were injured when a passenger train collided with a stationary train in Tamil Nadu, India.
15 septemberThe United States designates the Indian Mujahideen as a terrorist organization.
16 septemberNASA scientists excitedly announce the discovery of a circum-binary planet. A planet that orbits two stars instead of one.
17 septemberAdbusters, a Canadian anti-consumerist publication, organized aprotest against corporate influence on democracy at Zuccotti Park in NewYork City that became known as Occupy Wall Street.
18 septemberIn golf, Lexi Thompson of the United States becomes the youngest player to win a LPGA event winning the Navistar LPGA Classic at age 16.
19 septemberRescue efforts continue for the victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake. This earthquake has claimed at least 67 innocent lives so far, in India, Nepal and Tibet overall.
20 septemberThe U.S. officially ends its “Don't ask, don't tell” military policy, allowing gay and lesbian personnel to publicly declare their sexual orientation.
21 septemberGoogle's new social network service, Google+, has been released to the general public.
23 septemberNASA's 1991-era Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite is expected to fall from orbit sometime this evening Greenwich Mean Time.
24 septemberThe decommissioned NASA Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite re-enters Earth's atmosphere without incident. This has occurred after more than 20 years in orbit.
25 septemberKing Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced that women would be given the right to vote and run in municipal elections in the country amid calls for greater women's rights.
26 september300 students protest the increase in student tuition fees, by gathering at an Auckland University building.
27 septemberAt least 37 people are killed, including 30 schoolchildren, and another seventy critically injured. This is the result of a school bus accident at Kallar Kahar in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
28 septemberJapan asks South Korea to abort plans to build a monument to Korean World War II 'comfort women' near the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
29 septemberThe People's Republic of China successfully launches the Tiangong 1 space laboratory. This is the country's first space station module, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in Gansu Province.
30 septemberSerbian authorities banned a gay pride parade from proceeding, citing fears that it would incite violence. Authorities also decided to ban many counter-demonstrators from appearing on the scheduled parade day. Officials insisted that the move was meant to protect public safety.
01 octoberThe Pakistani court sentences, Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self confessed assassin of Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer, to death.
04 octoberApple Inc. reveals its much-awaited iPhone 4S at Apple's Cupertino campus.
05 octoberIndia unveils the Aakash tablet computer for just $35. The tablet was made to offer better access to the Internet and technology for poor students in rural districts
05 octoberTwo Chinese cargo ships were attacked on a stretch of theMekong River in the Golden Triangle area of Southeast Asia, and theircrew murdered.
06 octoberProduction at the Japanese plants, carmaker Toyota returns to its normal routine after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
08 octoberThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees opens a new refugee camp in western Ethiopia for refugees from Sudan and South Sudan.
09 octoberAn earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits the southern coast of El Hierro in the southwestern Canary Islands of Spain. The earthquake was apparently caused by rising magma, which has enforced evacuations because of the fears of a looming volcanic eruption, which last happened on El Hierro in 1793.
10 octoberBelgium and France have agreed to break up and partly nationalize Belgium’s largest bank, Dexia.
11 octoberAn oil spill from the ship MV Rena off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand becomes the country's worst environmental disaster.
15 octoberAs per the United States Department of Commerce, the U.S. retail sales rose at their fastest rate for seven months in September.
16 octoberBritish Indian Fauja Singh is certified by Guinness World Records as being the oldest person ever to finish a complete marathon at the age of 100 years.
17 octoberAround 12 people are killed in Yemini due to an outbreak, caused by a fight that took place between the supporters and opponents of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
20 octoberLibyan Civil War-Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya,was captured during the Battle of Sirte and killed less than an hourlater.
23 octoberAs per autopsy reports, the former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.
24 octoberIndia’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad reports the almost-complete success of the country’s eradication of polio through the vaccination program that immunizes over 170 million children every year. In over nine months, no new cases of polio have been reported.
25 octoberSpace telescope cognitions attest that the supernova RCW 86, first seen by Chinese astronomers in 185 AD, expanded at an unusual rate due to the accumulation of a vacuum-like "cavity" around it in the early parts of the death of the star.
26 octoberRa.One, the costliest Bollywood film to be made so far, has been released to overlap with Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
27 octoberA bomb from the WW-II era has been discovered in the German city of Halle, prompting the evacuation of 12,000 people.
31 octoberThe Government of Japan intervenes to reduce the exchange rate of the Japanese yen with the United States dollar after the yen reached record highs.
31 octoberThe United Nations declared that the world's population hadexceeded seven billion.
02 novemberThe collision of a freight train with a bus at a level crossing in Argentina leads to the death of 8 people and injures many.
03 novemberAn Egyptian ferry with around 1200 people on board, catches fire in the Red Sea between the Jordanian port of Aqaba and Nuweiba
04 novemberRescuers are trying their best to save 57 coal miners that are stuckin Sanmenxia in China's Henan province.
05 novemberBoko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group has taken full responsibility for a series of attacks in the Nigerian town of Damaturu. This had led to the death of around 63 people.
06 novemberThe two principal Greek political parties have agreed to form an alliance government with the Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou to resign once the new government is formed.
07 novemberThe floods in Italy have led to the death of seven people and have forced thousands to evacuate Turin as the Po River continues to rise.
08 novemberAccording to a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency Iran has carried out activities concerning the building of a nuclear device, and that the project may still be on.
10 novemberAccording to opposition activists approximately 38 people, which comprises of six children, have been killed by security forces in Syria: 16 in the city of Homs, 10 in Idlib, six in Hama, three in the suburbs of Damascus and three in Daraa.
11 novemberThe Gold Coast in Queensland is selected to hold the 2018 Commonwealth Games ahead of Hambantota in Sri Lanka.
12 novemberSouth Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to come together to build a mega-hydroelectric plant on the Congo River to deal with their nations' growing energy needs.
13 novemberOfficials in New York frisk and search A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India for explosives with the United States apologizing for its violation of decorum.
14 novemberTwo men who were accused of Stephen Lawrence’s murder in 2003 are being tried at London’s Old Bailey.
16 novemberGovernment of Thailand is contemplating constructing a waterway that will link existing natural canals into a 200-km long "super-canal" that would hold 1.6B cubic meters of water and increase the draining of run-off to avert flooding.
18 novemberChina's Shenzhou 8 spacecraft which was not operated by any human, successfully completed its mission and made a safe landing on Earth, landing in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region after docking twice with the Tiangong-1orbital laboratory module.
18 novemberAfter receiving fresh evidence concerning the death of film star Natalie Wood the Sheriff Department of Los Angeles recommences its investigation.
19 novemberThe United States effectively tests a new hypersonic weapon system, proficient enough of striking targets 3,700 kilometers away in around 30 minutes, as part of its Prompt Global Strike program.
20 novemberAround 13 people are murdered and approximately 900 wounded as violent remonstrations continue in Cairo's Tahrir Square against Egypt's ruling military government. Security forces try to scatter the crowds with tear gas and baton charges.
21 novemberThree most senior surviving members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are being tried on charges of genocide and wrongdoings against humankind.
22 novemberBulbophyllumnocturnum, an orchid has been discovered by scientists, in New Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea. It is the first orchid known to blossom at night.
23 novemberThe European Space Agency claims to have made contact with Russia's stranded Fobos-Grunt probe, two days after the closure of the spacecraft's window for launch to Mars.
23 novemberArab Spring-After 11 months of protests in Yemen, the Yemenipresident Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to transfer power to Vice PresidentAbd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
26 novemberNASA launches the robotic Mars Science Laboratory, the largest rover yet sent to Mars, with the aim of finding evidence for past or present life on Mars.
26 novemberU.S.-led NATO forces engaged Pakistani security forces at twoPakistani military checkposts along the Afghanistan–Pakistan border ina friendly fire incident.
26 novemberNASA launched the Mars Science Laboratory mission from CapeCanaveral, with the Curiosity rover aboard.
28 novemberThe government of Sudan expels Kenya's ambassador, following the Kenyan High Court's ruling that it will arrest Omar al-Bashir, the President of Sudan, if he enters Kenya.
29 novemberA new Russian anti-missile early-warning facility equipped with Voronezh-DM radar opens in Kaliningrad Oblast.
30 novemberResearchers at Washington State University develop an artificial bone "scaffold" which can be produced using 3D printers, potentially allowing doctors to quickly print replacement bone tissue for injured patients.
02 decemberMuslim insurgents assault liquor stores and massage parlors in Zakho, Iraq after their prayers on Friday. The attacks later extended to include Christian owned shops and businesses in other cities including Dohuk and Simele.
03 decemberBites by rabid bats in Ecuador’s Amazon Basin had led to the death of around 8 children in the past few weeks.
05 decemberEuropean monitors disparage the elections stating that rules preferred United Russia and claiming that it was flawed by defilements.
06 decemberDue to the rising global economic distress, the Reserve Bank of Australia has slashes interest rates by 25 basis points to 4.25 per cent.
07 decemberThe Russian Federal Space Agency has stopped trying to rescue Fobos-Grunt and Yinghuo-1, their sample return mission and now expect them to fall back to Earth by January 2012.
08 decemberFormer CEO of MF Global, Jon Corzine, confirms to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that he is unaware of what happened to the millions of dollars of customers' money, apparently in separated accounts, that seems to be missing.
09 decemberStock prices have increased at stock exchanges around the world. According to some experts this is in response to a fiscal agreement among the leaders of the Eurozone.
10 decemberOne civilian is killed and at least 20 others injured after an Israeli air strike on a militant base in Gaza City, Palestinian medics say.
13 decemberAccording to researchers, in two separate experiments carried out at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, indications of the Higgs boson may have been detected.
13 decemberA man threw grenades and fired an automatic rifle at crowds inthe Place Saint-Lambert, Liège, Belgium, killing 15 people and injuring125 others, before committing suicide.
14 decemberPoisonous alcohol that is banned in India kills 166 people in West Bengal.
15 decemberAccording to the U.S. Census, 1 in 2 people are considered low-income or poor.
15 decemberJacques Chirac, former President of France, is declared guilty of embezzlement and violating trust for filling non-existent jobs with party members while serving as Mayor of Paris.
15 decemberA budget agreement is reached by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
15 decemberA report claiming nearly all research on chimpanzees is scientifically unjustified causes the U.S. National Institute of Health to place a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees.
16 decemberA budget agreement is reached by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
16 decemberA report claiming nearly all research on chimpanzees is scientifically unjustified causes the U.S. National Institute of Health to place a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees.
17 decemberIn the Philippines, flash floods from Tropical Storm Washi killed at least 400 people, with more missing.
18 decemberDuring the 40th anniversary of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, a bomb kills one person and clashes break out between security and opposition protesters.
19 decemberNorth Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-il, dies; Kim Jong-un is announced as his father's successor.
20 decemberIn Cairo, thousands of Egyptian women demonstrate against military police for abuse against female demonstrators in Tahir Square.
21 decemberThe death toll from Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines reaches 1,002, and is expected to rise.
21 decemberHealth authorities begin slaughtering 17,000 chickens after a carcass infected with H5N1 is found at a poultry market in Hong Kong.
22 decemberProtestors demonstrating against the construction of a power plant in Haimen, southern China, are fired upon with tear gas and arrested.
22 decemberItalian Prime Minister Mario Monti Is proposed austerity measures are debated by the Italian senate.
23 decemberThe Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip enters the hospital to treat a blocked coronary artery.
23 decemberNorth Korea states is will accept all South Korean delegations who wish to pay their respects to the late leader Kim Jong-il.
24 decemberThe world's oldest performer, Dutch actor and singer Johannes Heesters dies at the age of 108.
25 decemberThe annual Christmas message is delivered by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.
25 decemberThe South Pole records its warmest temperature at -12.3 degrees Celsius at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
26 decemberBrazil overtakes the United Kingdom as the world's sixth largest economy.
26 decemberDrew Brees, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, sets a new National Football League record for yards passing in a season.
27 decemberConsumers spend over $30 billion on online holiday shopping in the U.S., a 15 percent increase over last year.
27 decemberSears Holding Corporation reveals its plan to close over 100 Sears and K-Mart stores in the U.S.
28 decemberIf Western nations impose more sanctions, Iran threatens to close down the key oil route of the Strait of Hormuz.
28 decemberThe U.S. Library of Congress intends to preserve the thriller 'Silence of the Lambs' as part of its National Film Registry.
28 decemberActing on an information that PKK militants were crossing the border in Sirnak Province, two Turkish F-16 jets fired at a group of villagers, killing 34 people.
29 decemberFinancial disputes lead New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to report that the National September 11 Museum will not open on time.
29 decemberPoland announces it will provide amnesty to illegal immigrants beginning January 1, 2012.
30 decemberThe New South Wales boat 'Loki' is proclaimed the winner of the 2011 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
30 decemberCanadian Auto Workers vote in favor of striking against Caterpillar Inc's locomotive manufacturing plant in London, Ontario.
31 decemberA string of 35 fires in Hollywood burn within a 5-hour time frame, causing at least $350,000 in damage.
31 decemberIn North Korea, Kim Jong-un is given the title of Supreme Commander of North Korea's armed forces.
01 MayUS President Barack Obama announced the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attack that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan.
25 MayAmerica's famous Oprah Vifrey show closed after 25 years. The anchor of this hit American show was Oprah Wifrey.
09 JuneThe world's first prosthesis was implanted in the shortest time. In this, the windpipe was replaced.
07 JulyHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final film of the Harry Potter series, premiered in London.
09 JulyThe Sudan of Africa split into two. The southern part became the Republic of South Sudan.
13 JulyThe country's financial capital, Mumbai, was rocked by triple blasts. The blasts took place at Jhaveri Bazaar, Opera House and Dadar in Mumbai.
17 SeptemberThe introduction of the Wall Street enclosure movement in Zuccotti Park, New York.
22 SeptemberMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, former captain of the Indian cricket team and Nawab of Pataudi, died on this day.
05 OctoberApple co-founder Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 due to pancreas cancer.
05 OctoberThe world's cheapest Rs 2250 tablet PC 'Aakash' was launched in India.
07 OctoberThe Nobel Prize in Peace was announced to Libyan President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, women rights activist Leimeh Jiboi and Tawakul Karaman of Yemen.
20 OctoberMohammed Gaddafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 40 years, was killed in civil war.
23 OctoberA 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck in Turkey's Wan province. In which 582 people died and thousands were injured.
03 NovemberPakistan's three cricketers Salman Batt, Mo, Asif and Mo. Amer was jailed for three years for spot-fixing during the Loders Test a year ago.
27 NovemberThe famous Indian classical musician Sultan Khan died.
05 AugustJuno, the first solar powered spacecraft to go to Jupiter from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, was launched.
14 AugustFamous actor Shammi Kapoor of Hindi film industry passed away.
20 AugustIndia's famous historian Ram Sharan Sharma passed away.
23 AugustScientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered the origin of the Brahmaputra and Indus rivers and completed a comprehensive satellite study of the length of their route.
25 AugustThe Sri Lankan government withdrew the declared emergency in the country after 30 years of fighting with the LTTE.
03 DecemberFilm actor Dev Anand passed away.
11 DecemberThe famous sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar, who was awarded the Bharat Ratna and Padmavibhushan, passed away.
21 DecemberNoted nuclear physicist P.K. Iyengar died.
22 DecemberNoted nuclear physicist P.K. Iyengar died.
24 DecemberThe Cuban government announced the release of 2900 prisoners.
09 JanuaryFlight number 277 of Iran Air crashed in which 77 people died.
14 JanuaryAfter mass protests and revolution, Tunisia's President Zayn al-Abidin bin Ali fled the country to Saudi Arabia.
24 JanuaryThe bombing of Moscow's Donodidovo airport killed 35 people and injured 180.
11 FebruaryPresident Hosni Mubarak resigned in the wake of the Egyptian Revolution.
22 FebruaryAn earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale killed 181 people in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
11 MarchThe earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed thousands and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant accident.
12 MarchOne of the nuclear disasters occurred in Fukushima, Japan.
25 MarchThe Coinage Bill 2011 provided for imprisonment for seven years for tearing a note or melting a coin.
01 AprilThe September 2001 attack on the US confirmed the death of mastermind Asama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
02 AprilThe Indian cricket team won the ICC World Cup 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final match held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
11 AprilIndian-American writer Jhumpa Lahiri was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her first work, the Interpreter of Melladies.
19 AprilFormer Cuban President Fidel Castro resigned after remaining in the Communist Party of Cuba's Central Committee for 45 years.
20 AprilThe Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) satellite launch vehicle \ PSLV \ successfully placed three satellites into space.
27 AprilUS President Barack Obama publicly released a copy of the birth certificate after the controversy over his birth.
29 AprilThe British prince Prince William and Kate Middleton were married.
24 JanuaryA bomb blast at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow killed 35 and injured 170 people.
15 FebruaryProtests in Libya opposed the rule of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi.
22 MarchLawrence Taylor was convicted of sexual misconduct and banned for six years of play.
11 AprilThe Minsk metro bombings of Belarus killed at least 15 and injured 200 people.
16 MayThe Space Shuttle Endeavor launched a final commission ICT from space.
26 JuneThe 57th LPGA Championship ie Tseng won.
03 July118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Quitova defeated Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4).
16 AugustWorld Youth Day 2011: Commenced in Madrid by the Catholic Church.
03 September13th World Championship in Athletics: Usain Bolt won the 200 meter race.
01 OctoberMartin Dempsey was appointed United Command of America by President Obama.
27 NovemberWDC won 62nd Formula One: Sebastian Vettel by 122 points.
18 DecemberUS troops were removed from Iraq, formally ending the Iraq War.

Important Historical Events of the Year 2011 in India ⚡

DateIncident/Event
08 juneIndian social activist Anna Hazare began second hunger strike against corruption. The anti corruption movement 2011 is considered as one of the largest public movements of independent India. The aim of this movement was to establish a strong constitutional body against corruption.
13 julyThree coordinated bombings across Mumbai, India, killed 26 victims and injured 130 more.
16 augustIndian social activist Anna Hazare has been convicted in New Delhi in lieu of a proposed fast against corruption.
29 augustThe floods in northern India cause disruption in transport services in Mumbai and 15 isolated villages in Maharashtra state.
07 septemberA bomb that exploded outside the Delhi High Court , India took the lives of 9 people and injured approximately 45 people.
14 septemberTen people died and another seventy were injured when a passenger train collided with a stationary train in Tamil Nadu, India.
15 septemberThe United States designates the Indian Mujahideen as a terrorist organization.
19 septemberRescue efforts continue for the victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake. This earthquake has claimed at least 67 innocent lives so far, in India, Nepal and Tibet overall.
05 octoberIndia unveils the Aakash tablet computer for just $35. The tablet was made to offer better access to the Internet and technology for poor students in rural districts
16 octoberBritish Indian Fauja Singh is certified by Guinness World Records as being the oldest person ever to finish a complete marathon at the age of 100 years.
24 octoberIndia’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad reports the almost-complete success of the country’s eradication of polio through the vaccination program that immunizes over 170 million children every year. In over nine months, no new cases of polio have been reported.
13 novemberOfficials in New York frisk and search A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India for explosives with the United States apologizing for its violation of decorum.
14 decemberPoisonous alcohol that is banned in India kills 166 people in West Bengal.
22 SeptemberMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, former captain of the Indian cricket team and Nawab of Pataudi, died on this day.
05 OctoberThe world's cheapest Rs 2250 tablet PC 'Aakash' was launched in India.
27 NovemberThe famous Indian classical musician Sultan Khan died.
20 AugustIndia's famous historian Ram Sharan Sharma passed away.
02 AprilThe Indian cricket team won the ICC World Cup 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final match held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
11 AprilIndian-American writer Jhumpa Lahiri was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her first work, the Interpreter of Melladies.
20 AprilThe Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) satellite launch vehicle \ PSLV \ successfully placed three satellites into space.
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