India witnessed major political changes and huge social upheavals in the year 2013. On the one hand Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was anointed his party’s PM candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, on the other hand, the BJP routed the Congress in the Assembly polls in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, the results for which were declared on December 08. Terror revisited the country with Hyderabad being ripped apart by bomb blasts and a CRPF camp being attacked in J&K. Parliament saw Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill being passed and the Cabinet withdrew the Ordinance on convicted lawmakers after the intervention of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. Women’s safety once again took a beating after a journalist was gang-raped in Mumbai. Here’s a look at the major events that made news in the year gone by.
The year 2013 had had its share of hits and misses. While, frenemies Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan decided to put their past differences behind, on the other hand, elite celeb couple, Hrithik and Suzanne chose to go separate ways after 13 long years of marriage.
Off the Indian shores, Miley Cyrus's scandalizing MTV VMA gig left millions across the world stunned like how!.
Even Yo Yo Honey Singh remained in news for many strange reasons.
Here's a dekko at this year's major events from the entertainment world.
Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement was probably one of the most talked about events of 2013. The world looked on as the master blaster bid a teary eyed goodbye to cricket. Team India won six consecutive ODI series’ seeing rise of stars such as Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
The year 2013 also saw various records being created. Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand was dethroned by young Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. Andy Murray brought home the coveted Wimbledon trophy. Usain Bolt won 2013 World Championship in Moscow, completing a hat trick in 200 m world titles by winning his third straight gold in the event.
Have a detailed look at the sporting highlights of the year 2013.
The world bid adieu to the 95-year-old anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 05 after being critically ill for several months. The Nobel laureate was buried in his hometown Qunu where his coffin was escorted with a 21-gun salute and full honour guard.
The year 2013 was an year of change for Iran and Pakistan. Hasan Rouhani was elected as the Iran's President after eight years regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was elected.
The United States was left embarrassed with its former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden blowing the lid off its secret US Internet and phone surveillance programs. He continues to be elusive after fleeing Hong Kong and then to Russia.
We saw the rupee tumbling, bullion witnessing its rout as well as rally, joint ventures that inspired hope and optimism, schemes that became a necessary evil for the government. India witnessed an interesting drama that went behind the Commodities exchange in India.
We also saw women taking centre stage both at domestic and international front and then there was a stand-off that led to the shutting down of US government for the first time in 17 years.
This year the business world had a lot of stories, twist and turns that kept us excited. If you have missed anything here is a chance to spool back.
While the leaps in technology have brought us closer together, various findings have helped us in understanding the universe better and different forms of life. Also, the development of new medicines and treatments have opened new doors in the fight against a range of diseases.
Our world would be unimaginable without the continuing evolution of science.
As the year 2013 comes to an end, let us take a look at some of the momentous events in the field of science and technology.
Terror rips through India
Modi as PM candidate for 2014 polls
BJP wins but AAP the real winner in Delhi
Homosexuality an offence: SC
Aarushi’s murder case verdict
Yo Yo Honey Singh - Man of Controversies
Rise of Kapil Sharma
Salman – Shah Rukh kiss and make up
Sanjay Dutt Jailed
Salman`s `Koffeetime` confessions!
Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement
Andy Murray won Wimbledon
Rise of Magnus Carlsen
Sebastian Vettel’s F1 dominance
Lightning Bolt’s world reign
Hyundai Grand i10
Ashok Leyland STILE
Samsung Galaxy S4
Google Nexus 5
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Smartwatch
Apple iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini
Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C
India’s incredible ODI show
ICC Champions Trophy in England
England’s tour of India
India tour of Zimbabwe
Australia’s tour of India
West Indies tour of India
Nelson Mandela's Death
New Pope takes over
Return of Nawaz Sharif
Edward Snowden's leaks hit US
Iran gets new president
Diesel Price Deregulation
FDI in Telecom
Slowdown in Economy
India`s mission to Mars
Olympic torch takes a trip to space
Gmail rolls out user friendly look
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
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