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  • Vadnagar, Bombay State, India (now Gujarat)
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    Birth

    Vadnagar, Bombay State, India (now Gujarat)
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    Narendra Modi was born on 17 September 1950 to a family of grocers in Vadnagar, Mehsana district, Bombay State (present-day Gujarat).




  • New Delhi, India
    1977

    Graduated

    New Delhi, India
    1977

    In 1978 Modi received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from School of Open Learning at University of Delhi, graduating with a third class.




  • Vadodara and Surat, India
    1977

    RSS sambhag pracharak (regional organiser)

    Vadodara and Surat, India
    1977

    Modi became an RSS sambhag pracharak (regional organiser) in 1978, overseeing RSS activities in the areas of Surat and Vadodara.




  • Ahmedabad, India
    1982

    Master of Arts degree in political science

    Ahmedabad, India
    1982

    Five years later, in 1983, he received a Master of Arts degree in political science from Gujarat University, as an external distance learning student.




  • Gujarat, India
    2001

    A Chief Minister

    Gujarat, India
    2001

    Modi was sworn in as Chief Minister on 7 October 2001.




  • Godhra, India
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2002

    A Train Accident

    Godhra, India
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2002

    On 27 February 2002, a train with several hundred passengers burned near Godhra, killing approximately 60 people.




  • India
    Thursday Jul 18, 2002

    An Emergency Meeting

    India
    Thursday Jul 18, 2002

    Modi's cabinet had an emergency meeting on 19 July 2002, after which it offered its resignation to the Gujarat Governor S. S. Bhandari, and the state assembly was dissolved.


  • India
    Saturday Dec 21, 2002

    Second Term

    India
    Saturday Dec 21, 2002

    On 22 December 2002, Bhandari swore Modi in for a second term.


  • Mumbai, India
    Monday Jul 10, 2006

    2006 Mumbai train bombings

    Mumbai, India
    Monday Jul 10, 2006

    In July 2006, Modi criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh " for his reluctance to revive anti-terror legislation" such as the 2002 Prevention of Terrorism Act. He asked the national government to allow states to invoke tougher laws in the wake of the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.


  • India
    Tuesday May 20, 2014

    Resigned as the Chief Minister

    India
    Tuesday May 20, 2014

    After his election as prime minister, Modi resigned as the chief minister and as an MLA from Maninagar on 21 May 2014. Anandiben Patel succeeded him as the chief minister.


  • India
    Sunday May 25, 2014

    A Prime Minister

    India
    Sunday May 25, 2014

    Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014.


  • India
    Saturday Aug 16, 2014

    Abolished the Planning Commission

    India
    Saturday Aug 16, 2014

    Modi abolished the Planning Commission, replacing it with the National Institution for Transforming India, or NITI Aayog.


  • India
    Sep, 2014

    Government deregulated diesel prices

    India
    Sep, 2014

    In October 2014, the Modi's government deregulated diesel prices.


  • India
    Thursday Oct 02, 2014

    Mann Ki Baat

    India
    Thursday Oct 02, 2014

    He started a monthly radio programme titled "Mann Ki Baat" on 3 October 2014.


  • India
    Tuesday Sep 01, 2015

    Drew Strong opposition from unions

    India
    Tuesday Sep 01, 2015

    The economic policies of Modi's government focused on privatisation and liberalisation of the economy, based on a neoliberal framework. Modi liberalised India's foreign direct investment policies, allowing more foreign investment in several industries, including in defence and the railways. Other proposed reforms included making it harder for workers to form unions and easier for employers to hire and fire them; some of these proposals were dropped after protests. The reforms drew strong opposition from unions: on 2 September 2015, eleven of the country's largest unions went on strike, including one affiliated with the BJP.


  • India
    Apr, 2016

    Ujjwala scheme

    India
    Apr, 2016

    Modi launched Ujjwala scheme to provide free LPG connection to rural households. The scheme led to an increase in LPG consumption by 56% in 2019 as compared to 2014. In 2019, a law was passed to provide 10% reservation to Economically weaker sections.


  • India
    Friday Jun 30, 2017

    17 different taxes

    India
    Friday Jun 30, 2017

    Modi's government put in place the Goods and Services Tax, the biggest tax reform in the country since independence. It subsumed around 17 different taxes and became effective from 1 July 2017.


  • India
    Wednesday May 29, 2019

    Second Term

    India
    Wednesday May 29, 2019

    He was again sworn in as Prime minister on 30 May 2019.


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