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Template:Year in region

Events in the year 2021 in India

Incumbents

Government of India

Photo Post Name
Ram Nath Kovind official portrait.jpg President of India Ram Nath Kovind
Venkaiah Naidu official portrait.jpg Vice-President of India

Chairman of Rajya Sabha

Venkaiah Naidu
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the webinar for effective implementation of Union Budget in Defence Sector.jpg Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
Justice N.V. Ramana.jpg Chief Justice of India Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana
Om Birla Member of Parliament Rajasthan India.jpg Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla
Media address by Chief Election Commissioner of India, Shri Sunil Arora on 2nd December 2018 (cropped).jpg Chief Election Commissioner of India Sushil Chandra
Bipin Rawat Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).jpg Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat
Lok Sabha 17th Lok Sabha

State Governments

State Governor Chief Minister Party Chief Justice
Andhra Pradesh Biswabhusan Harichandan Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy YSRCP Arup Kumar Goswami
Arunachal Pradesh B. D. Mishra Pema Khandu BJP Sudhanshu Dhulia (Gauhati High Court)
Assam Jagdish Mukhi Himanta Biswa Sarma BJP Sudhanshu Dhulia (Gauhati High Court)
Bihar Phagu Chauhan Nitish Kumar JD(U) Sanjay Karol (Patna High Court)
Chhattisgarh Anusuiya Uikey Bhupesh Baghel INC P. R. Ramachandra Menon
Goa Mridula Sinha Pramod Sawant BJP Dipankar Datta
Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli Vijay Rupani BJP Vikram Nath
Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki Manohar Lal Khattar BJP Ravi Shankar Jha
Himachal Pradesh Acharya Dev Vrat Jai Ram Thakur BJP L. Narayana Swamy
Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu Hemant Soren JMM Ravi Ranjan
Karnataka Vajubhai Vala B. S. Yediyurappa BJP Abhay Shreeniwas Oka
Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan Pinarayi Vijayan CPI(M) S. Manikumar
Madhya Pradesh Lalji Tandon Shivraj Singh Chouhan BJP Mohammad Rafiq
Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari Uddhav Thackeray Shivsena Dipankar Datta
Manipur Najma Heptulla N. Biren Singh BJP Ramalingam Sudhakar
Meghalaya Ganga Prasad Conrad Sangma NPP Biswanath Somadder
Mizoram Nirbhay Sharma Zoramthanga MNF Sudhanshu Dhulia
Nagaland Padmanabha Acharya Neiphiu Rio NDPP Sudhanshu Dhulia
Odisha Ganeshi Lal Naveen Patnaik BJD S. Muralidhar
Punjab V. P. Singh Badnore Amarinder Singh INC Ravi Shankar Jha
Rajasthan Kalraj Mishra Ashok Gehlot INC Indrajit Mahanty
Sikkim Shriniwas Patil Prem Singh Tamang SKM Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari
Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit M. K. Stalin DMK Sanjib Banerjee
Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan K. Chandrashekar Rao TRS Hima Kohli
Tripura Tathagata Roy Biplab Kumar Deb BJP Akil Kureshi
Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel Yogi Adityanath BJP Govind Mathur
Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya Pushkar Singh Dhami BJP Raghvendra Singh Chauhan
West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar Mamata Banerjee AITC Rajesh Bindal (acting)

Events

January

February

March

April

  • 1 April - the Gujarat Assembly amends the Freedom of Religion Act, 2003, bringing in stringent provisions against forcible conversion through marriage or allurement, with the intention of targeting "love jihad". Gujarat become the 3rd state after Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh passed a similar bill in 2020,[39][40]
  • 3 April - 2021 Sukma-Bijapur attack
  • 8 April - French online journal Mediapart has come out with an investigative journalism piece on Rafale deal controversy based on an investigation by the country's anti-corruption agency Agence Francaise Anticorruption (AFA). In the report Mediapart alleged that the jet manufacturer had paid nearly one million Euros to an Indian middleman.[41][42][43][44]
  • 23 April - Virar hospital fire
  • 24 April - 25 Covid-19 patients die in Jaipur Golden Hospital, Delhi after the hospital runs out of oxygen supply.[45]
  • 27 April - Total number of deaths due to Covid-19 cross 2 lakh in the country.[46] This, however, remains the official figure with gross amounts of under-reporting suspected.[47][48][49]
  • 28 April - 2021 Assam earthquake
  • 30 April - A Special Bench of Justices Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, L. Nageswara Rao and Shripathi Ravindra Bhat warned State governments and police against clamping down on the spread of information or calls for help through social media from citizens affected by COVID-19 pandemic in India. The bench also questioned lack of equity in vaccine pricing in India.[50][51][52]

May

June

July

  • 1 July - Nine European countries which includes Switzerland, Estonia and 7 European Union member states such as Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland & Spain have given recognition to the Covishield vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India as EU started 'Green Pass' facility. In the meantime EU member Germany however has a travel ban in place for Indians as India has been recognised as a “virus variant country”.[91][92]

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

See also

Country overviews

Related timelines for current period

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  93. Former Union minister and Congress leader Buta Singh passes away[permanent dead link]
  94. കവി നീലമ്പേരൂര്‍ മധുസൂദനന്‍ നായര്‍ അന്തരിച്ചു (in Malayalam)
  95. Popular producer KB Films Balu passes away
  96. ಕೊರೊನಾ ಸೋಂಕಿನಿಂದ ಚಂದನವನದ ಹಿರಿಯ ಕಲಾವಿದ ಶನಿ ಮಹದೇವಪ್ಪ ವಿಧಿವಶ (in Kannada)
  97. Anil Panachooran Passes away
  98. Malayalam film director dead
  99. ആ മാധവൻ അന്തരിച്ചു (in Tamil)
  100. Lyricist Vennelakanti passes away
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  104. Veteran environmentalist Sundarlal Bahuguna dies of COVID
  105. Milkha Singh, Indian sprinting great, passes away at age 91