The year 2021 has been a year of great turmoil for India. Many types of political, economic, social, cataclysmic incidents happened in India. Let us have a look at the top 100 trending major events that happened in India or related to India in the year 2021.

  • On 1st January, 2021, The Committee of Specialists of the Indian Central Drugs Standards Control Organization allowed the vaccine “Covidshield” of oxford-astrazeneca to be used in an emergency.
  • On the 1st January, 2021, the Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone for the Light House Project in six cities of India under the Global Housing Technology Challenge India.
  • On 2nd January 2021, BCCI President and former Indian cricketer Saurav Ganguly had to be hospitalized after a heart attack in Kolkata.
  • On 2nd January, 2021, The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of ‘IIM Sambalpur‘ in district Sambalpur, state – Odisha.
  • On 3 January 2021, the Drugs Controller General of India approved the serum institute’s vaccine “Covishield” and India Biotech’s indigenous vaccine “Covaxin“.
  • On 5th January, 2021 the Supreme Court of India approved the Central Vista re-development project .
  • On 12 January 2021 the Supreme Court of India stayed the implement of 3 agriculture bill passed by the central government till further orders.
  • On 12th January 2021, Rupesh Kumar Singh, the manager of Indigo Airlines in Patna, was shot dead.
  • On 13 January 2021, the Allahabad High Court ruled that even after marriage, the daughter would be considered eligible to get a job on compassionate grounds after the death of her father.
  • On January 16, 2021, a nationwide vaccination program was launched to prevent corona disease in India.
  • On 18 January, a news channel revealed that China has settled a village by entering 4.5 km from the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • On 22 January 2021, Famous bhajan singer Mr. Narendra Chanchal died.
  • On 22 January 2021, 15 to 20 people were killed in an explosive-laden truck exploded in Shivamogga district of Karnataka.
  • On 23 January 2021, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was shifted from Ranchi to AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi due to health related problem.
  • During Republic Day on 26 January 2021, lakhs of farmers who were opposing the Agricultural Bill 2020 organized a tractor rally in many parts of the country including Delhi. During this time, violence was also seen in many places between the police and the farmer.
  • On 29 January 2021, on the call of Rakesh Tikait, leader of the farmers’ movement, lakhs of farmers gathered near the border of Delhi border, and all together demanded the government to repeal the Agricultural Bill 2020 completely.
  • On 1 February 2021, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the General Budget in Parliament.
  • According to a report released on 3 February 2021, India has slipped 2 places to 53rd in the ‘2020 Democracy Index’ global ranking. India was ranked 27th in 2014.
  • On 6 February 2021, farmer organizations across the country organized a nationwide road jam in protest against the Agricultural Bill 2020.
  • On 7 February 2021, due to the breakdown of a glacier in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state, there was a huge flood in the Rishiganga valley, which is expected to kill at least 100 people.
  • On 9th February 2021, Mr. Rajiv Kapoor, the famous actor of Hindi films of the 80s, died.
  • On 10 February 2019, China’s Defense Ministry has claimed that the troops of India and China are retreating in eastern Ladakh.
  • On 16th February 2021 Kiran Bedi has been removed from the post of Lt. Governor of Puducherry (LG) .
  • On 16 February, a bus in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh fell into the Bansagar Canal near Rampur Naikin for the Son River. About 50 people died in this accident.
  • On 25 February 2021, An explosive-laden vehicle was seized near Mukesh Ambani’s home ‘Antilia‘ in Mumbai. Later ATS Mumbai uncovered this incident and told that Sachin Wajhe, an officer of Mumbai Police is the mastermind of this incident. Sachin Wajhe was also arrested in the case of murder of a witness related to the same case.
  • On 26 February 2021 Bollywood’s famous actor Varun Dhawan married his girl friend Natasha Dalal.
  • On 5th March 2021, “Muthoot Group Chairman MG George Muthoot died after falling from the fourth floor of a building in East of Kailash, Delhi.
  • From March to April 2021, millions of people died in India due to corona virus due to lack of oxygen and proper treatment.
  • On 09 March 2021, Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned from post of Chief Minister of Uttrakhand.
  • On 10 March 2021 Tirath Singh Rawat was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
  • On 10 March 2021, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was attacked by unknown people during a public meeting in Nandigram, due to which Mamata Banerjee fractured one of her legs.
  • On 22 March 2021, The 67th National Film Awards were announced at a press meet, in which the award for Best Feature Film was announced to be given to ‘Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea’ directed by Priyadarshan.
  • On 17 April, 2021, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and former chief minister of Bihar Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav was granted bail by Jharkhand High Court in a case linked to the fodder scam.
  • On 22 April 2021, Mr. Shravan Rathod of the famous musician duo of Nadeem-Shravan in Bollywood died due to Corona.
  • On 24 April 2021, Honorable Judge Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana took oath as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • On 25 April 2021, Supreme Court Judge Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar died due to Corona.
  • On 30 April 2021, Aaj Tak channel’s famous anchor Mr. Rohit Sardana died due to Corona.
  • On 1st May 2021, Mohammad Shihabuddin, who was the MP of Siwan, Bihar, died in Tihar Jail due to Corona.
  • On May 05, 2021, Ms. Mamta Banerjee took oath as the Chief Minister of Bengal for the third time . Earlier on May 02, Trinamool Congress under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee won 213 seats in the Bengal assembly elections.
  • On 6th May 2021, Rashtriya Lok Dal Party founder Mr. Ajit Singh died due to Corona.
  • On 07 May 2021, MK Stalin was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu for the first time. Earlier on May 2, the UPA, under the leadership of MK Stalin, UPA won 159 seats in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.
  • On 07 May, 2021 N Rangasamy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the UT of Puducherry for the second time. Earlier on May 2, under the leadership of N Rangasamy, NDA won 16 seats in the Puducherry assembly elections.
  • On 10 May, 2021 Himanta Biswa Sarma was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the State of Assam for the first time. Earlier on May 2, under the leadership of BJP, NDA won 75 seats in the Assam assembly elections.
  • On 11 May 2021, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the head of the Jan Adhikar Party in Bihar, was arrested by Patna Police for breaking the lock-down. Three days before his arrest, Pappu Yadav uncovered 40 government ambulances hidden in the office of BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Pappu Yadav alleges that the government wants to suppress the voice of the public.
  • On 17 May 2021, due to Cyclonic Storm Tauktae, there was heavy destruction in Kerala.
  • On 21st May 2021, Indian noted environmentalist and Chipko movement leader Sundarlal Bahuguna, 94, died due to corona.
  • On 30 May 2021, Pinarayi Vijayan took oath as the Chief Minister of Kerala.
  • On 7th June 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address, said that the Central government would provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge to all adults in over India.
  • On 18th June 2021, Sprinter Milkha Singh, popularly known as Flying Sikh, died due to corona.
  • On 7th July 2021, veteran actor of Indian cinema Mr. Dilip Kumar passed away.
  • On 7 July 2021, 12 ministers in the central government were romved from thier post. These included – (1) Mr. D.V. Sadananda Gowda, (2) Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, (3) Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot (4) Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (5) Dr. Harsh Vardhan, (6) Mr. Prakash Javadekar, (7) Mr. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, (8) Mr. Babul Supriyo, (9) Mr. Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao (10) Mr. Rattan Lal Kataria, (11) Mr. Pratap Chandra Sarangi, (12) Sushri Debasree Chaudhuri.
  • On 7th July 2021, A total of 43 ministers have taken oath as Council Ministers in the first Union Cabinet reshuffle.
  • On 8 July 2021, former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh passed away.
  • On 13th July 2021 , Mr. Yashpal Sharma (Former Indian cricketer and 1983 World Cup winner) died.
  • On 16 July 2021, Famous actress of Bollywood and films Mrs. Surekha Sikri died.
  • On 26 July 2021, Mr. B S Yediyurappa announced his resignation as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • On 28 July 2021, Mr. Basavaraj Bommai took oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • On 28th July 2021, Additional district judge Justice Uttam Anand died after being hit by an autorickshaw in Dhanbad, Jharkhand.
  • On 8th August, 2021, Mr. Anupam Shyam, a famous actor of Bollywood and television serial died.
  • On 09th August 2021, Ms. Saranya Sasi, Malayalam Film actress died due to brain tumor.
  • On 2nd September, 2021 actor Mr. Siddharth Shukla, a famous television artist and winner of Bigg Boss, died of a heart attack.
  • On 16 September 2021, Captain of Indian Cricket team Mr. Virat Kohli has announced that he will step down as India ‘s T20 captain after the upcoming T20 World Cup.
  • On 16th September 2021, 2988 kg of heroin was seized from a container at the Mundra in Adani Ports in Gujarat,
  • On 18 September 2021, BJP MP Mr. Babul Supriyo joined the BJP Trinamool Congress Party. He was angry with the BJP for being removed from the post of Union Minister.
  • On 19 September 2021, Captain (Retd.) Amarinder Singh resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab.
  • On 20 September 2021, Mahant Narendra Giri, the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president, reportedly died by suicide.
  • On 21 September 2021, Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as the Chief Minister of Punjab.
  • On 23 September 2021, Prime Minister Of India Mr. Narendra Modi arrived in Washington DC for his three-day US visit.
  • On 28 September 2021, A 36-year-old real estate businessman named Mr. Manish Gupta of Kanpur was killed in a hotel in Gorakhpur by UP Police officers.
  • On on 3 October 2021, Shahrukh Khan’s son Mr. Aryan Khan along with his friends were arrested in Mumbai by NCB in a false case of drugs without any concrete evidence. It was later revealed that a ransom of Rs 25 crore was demanded from Shahrukh Khan for releasing Aryan Khan.
  • On 03rd October 2021, Mr. Ghanshyam Nayak (famous charachter of Nattu Kaka in TV serial Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma) died.
  • On 05 October 2021, India’s Supreme court ordered state authorities to pay Rupees 50,000 as compensation for each death caused by COVID-19 in all over India.
  • On 5th October 2021, famous actor Mr. Arvind Trivedi, who played the role of Ravana in the serial Ramayana directed by Ramanand Sagar, passed away.
  • On 08 October 2021, India’s national carrier ‘Air India’ has been sold to the Tata group.
  • On 17 October 2021, The 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket match started in the United Arab Emirates.
  1. On 24 October 2021, in the cricket match being played in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, India lost to Pakistan in its first match.
  2. On 25 October 2021, Superstar Mr. Rajinikanth received the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the presentation ceremony of the 67th National Film Awards.
  3. On 27th October 2021, India’s supreme court has ordered an independent inquiry into whether the government used the surveillance software Pegasus to spy illegally on journalists, activists and political opponents.
  4. On 28 October 2021, Mr. Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was implicated in a false drug case, was found innocent by the Bombay High Court and granted bail.
  5. On 29th October 2021, renowned Kannada film actor Mr. Puneet Rajkumar died due to heart attack.
  6. On 02 November 2021, Former Maharashtra home minister Mr. Anil Deshmukh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate.
  7. On 04 November 2021, Excise duty has been reduced by Rs 5 on petrol and Rs 10 on diesel while deduction in VAT varies from state to state.
  8. On 14 November 2021, Australia defeated New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates to become the winning team of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament.
  9. On 19 November 2021, in view of the protest of the farmers, the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of 3 laws related to agriculture. Along with this, he also apologized for bringing such laws from the country.
  10. 29 November 2021, 12 Opposition MPs were suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the rest of the Winter Session.
  11. On 4th December 2012, India’s famous journalist Mr. Vinod Dua passed away.
  12. On 06 December 2021, thirteen villagers and a soldier were killed at an Indo-Myanmar border district in Nagaland in a firing incident by army.
  13. On 07-Dec-2021, Rashtriya Lok Dal president Mr. Jayant Chaudhary has formally announced his party’s alliance with the Samajwadi Party for upcoming Assembly Elction in UP.
  14. On 8 December 2021 General Bipin Rawat , the first CDS of India died including his wife and 11 other military officers in an IAF chopper Mi-17V5 crash in Tamil Nadu.
  15. On 9th December 2021, Mr. Tejashwi Yadav, the Leader of the Opposition of Bihar, married Ms. Rajshree Yadav in New Delhi.
  16. On 9th December 2021, Indian cinema’s famous actor Mr. Vicky Kaushal and actress Ms. Katrina Kaif got married in Jodhpur , Rajasthan.
  17. On 13 December 2021, India’s Ms. Harnaaz Sindhu won the Miss Universe 2021 title.
  18. On 14th December, 2021 Famous television actress Ms. Ankita Lokhande married her boyfriend Mr. Vicky Jain in Mumbai.
  19. On December 16 and 17 2021, Bank unions under the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) umbrella have called a strike against the proposed public sector bank privatization. In the Budget 2021-22.
  20. On 24th December 2021, Punjab chief minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday announced the Congress-led state government will waive off debts of up to ₹2 lakh for the remaining 1.09 lakh small and marginal farmers, who own land up to five acres.
  21. On 27 December 2021, The fourth NITI Aayog released the health index for 2019-20,in which Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana are the top three states. Whereas Uttar Pradesh has once again figured at the bottom of 19 large states and Bihar and Madhya Pradesh were the second- and third-worst performers, respectively.
  22. On 29 December 2021, Jharkhand Chief Minister Mr. Hemant Soren announced that Jharkhand will subsidize Rs 25 per liter of petrol for ration-card holders with two-wheelers, with a likely cap of 10 liters per family per month.
  23. On December 29, 2021, Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Elections 2021, which were slated to be held in three phases, have been cancelled.
  24. On 30 December 2021, seeing an unexpected increase in the cases of corona in India, the central government has asked the states to make every effort to stop it.


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