Top 10 Tech Milestones of Independent India | Technology News

Today on 15 August 2019, India is celebrating 73rd Independence day to pay tribute and remember all our freedom fighters who fought to liberate our country. India became independent from the Britishers on 15 August 1947. The struggle to liberate our country lasted from 1857th to the 1947th year.

Top 10 Tech Milestones of Independent India

1) India's first Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) was set-up at Kharagpur, West Bengal in 1951.

Milestones of Independent India,Indian Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Technology

Source of Image: IIT Building

2) At the 1995 year when mobile service started in India, then the first Phone call was made by the chief minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu to the telecom Minister Sukh Ram. 

Milestones of Independent India, the first Phone call
 The chief minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu


Image Source: Jyoti Basu

3) India's first supercomputer PARAM 8000 was built in 1991. 

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Supercomputer PARAM 8000

Source of Image: Supercomputer Param 8000

4) Rakesh Sharma became the first Indian who travels in space on 2 April 1984.

Milestones of Independent India,Rakesh Sharma
Rakesh Sharma

Source of Image: Rakesh Sharma

5) On 2016, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) was established by separating the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeITY) from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Milestones of Independent India,Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Electronics and Information Technology


6) India’s first interplanetary mission was launched on 2013 — Mangalyaan, or Mars Orbiter Mission.

Milestones of Independent India,Mangalyaan
India’s first interplanetary mission-Mangalyaan

Source of Image: Mangalyaan

7) ISRO launches Chandrayaan-1 on 2008 which is India’s first lunar probe.

Milestones of Independent India,ISRO launches Chandrayaan-1
ISRO launches Chandrayaan-1

Source of Image: Chandrayaan

8) Online Indian Railways seat reservation system was developed by Indian programmers in 1986.

Milestones of Independent India,Online Indian Railways
Online Indian Railways seat reservation

Source of Image: Indian Railway 

9) Infosys was set up with a clear focus on providing outsourced IT services in 1981.

Milestones of Independent India,Infosys
Infosys was set up with a clear focus in 1981

Source of Image: Infosys

10) IBM was opening up the private sector to the companies like Wipro and HCL with the announcement of minicomputer policies in 1978.

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IBM was opening up the private sector to the companies like Wipro and HCL

Source of Image: IBM

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11) India's First successful nuclear bomb was tested at Pokhran, Rajasthan in 1974.

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 India's First successful nuclear bomb

Source of Image: Nuclear Bomb

12) ISRO(Indian Space Research Organisation) was established in 1969. 

Milestones of Independent India,ISRO
ISRO(Indian Space Research Organisation) was established in 1969

Source of Image: ISRO


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