Year Ender 2023: 10 Key Events That Made Waves India and Beyond
Year Ender 2023: 10 Key Events That Made Waves India and Beyond

YEAR ENDER 2023- 10 Key Events That Waves India: Looking back at what happened in India during 2023, this article talks about eight big things that happened. From the Israel-Hamas war to important events in space, clashes in different states, a big train accident, and other important happenings, this year had lots of ups and downs for India. These events affected not just India but also had an impact on the whole world. Each of these events was important in its own way and showed how India faced different situations this year."

Israel-Hamas war: In late 2023, an offensive in southern Israel by Hamas on October 7 resulted in some 1,200 dead and 240 hostages. This marked the beginning of the Israel-Hamas battle. In retaliation, Israel launched airstrikes and a ground offensive in Gaza, which according to Gaza authorities resulted in over 15,000 dead by late November. Notably, a large number of victims were adolescents and young adults.

Wrestlers Seek Justice: India's wrestling community, including Olympic medalists, rallied against former Wrestling Federation chief Brij Bhushan Singh, alleging sexual harassment. Singh, also a Bharatiya Janata Party MP, faced suspension from the global governing body. Amid protests, loyalists reinstated Sanjay Singh, prompting Bajrang Punia, a renowned wrestler, to return his Padma Shri.

Khalistan Re-emerges: Khalistani separatists gained attention as preacher Amritpal Singh's arrest and Canadian PM Trudeau's allegations of Indian involvement in killings stirred controversy. The US also cautioned India on a plot to assassinate another separatist, prompting India's External Affairs Minister to announce a national security inquiry.

Manipur Unrest: Ethnic clashes erupted in Manipur after protests over the Meitei community's status. BJP faced internal turmoil as seven MLAs advocated for tribal autonomy and criticized the Chief Minister, leading to significant unrest.

Odisha Train Disaster: A signaling error led to a train collision in Odisha, resulting in 275 deaths and 1,175 injuries. The malfunction diverted a train to the wrong track, causing a collision and subsequent derailment, prompting an investigation by India's railways minister.

India's Space Triumph: ISRO achieved a historic soft landing with Chandrayaan-3 on the moon's south pole, India's third lunar mission. This marked India's successful deployment of the Vikram lander and Pragyaan rover, a significant milestone in space exploration.

G20 Success: India's G20 Presidency saw the 18th G20 Leaders' Summit in New Delhi, culminating in the adoption of the New Delhi Leaders' Declaration. The summit showcased unity among major nations and India's focus on global challenges and inclusivity.

ICC Men’s ODI World Cup: India hosted the tournament but fell short in the final against Australia, who claimed victory at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Despite India's exceptional performance throughout, the Aussies emerged victorious, disappointing Rohit Sharma's team.

Earthquakes Rock Nations: Devastating earthquakes struck Turkey, Syria, and Morocco, claiming over 56,000 lives. The quakes, measuring 7.8 and causing widespread destruction, highlighted the vulnerability of communities to natural disasters.

India's perspective on same-sex marriage: In October, the Supreme Court of India denied requests to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation, although expressing sympathy for the practice. The chief judge of India, Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, noted in his ruling that even in cases when a relationship does not qualify as marriage, the individual's right to select their partner and the right to have that union recognized should be respected. The CJI wrote that the judiciary “must be careful to not enter into legislative domain,” joining the other justices in believing that the court was the inappropriate venue for requesting changes to marriage legislation.

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