Today history, 18 May: India joins the line of nuclear-rich countries

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Today history, 18 May: There cannot be a better teacher than history. History does not only include events in itself, but you can learn a lot from these events as well. In this episode, you will know what had happened in the country and world today, on May 18, what big events had happened which left their impact on the pages of history. You will know that, on this day, we will talk more about the special persons born, those who have gone away from the world on this day. The day of May 18 in 1974 is recorded in history with such an important event, which put India in the queue of nuclear-rich countries of the world.

On this day, India conducted its first underground nuclear test in Pokhran, Rajasthan. This test was named ‘Smiling Buddha’. This was the first time any country other than the five permanent member countries of the UN Security Council dared to conduct a nuclear test. The preamble of this test was written in the year 1972 when Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister and Iron lady of India, visited the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) and allowed the scientists there to build a plant for nuclear testing. branch.

Today history, 18 May

  • 18 May 1912: First Indian feature-length film Shree Pundalik released.
  • 18 May 1933: HD Deve Gowda – became the twelfth Prime Minister of India.
  • 18 May 1974: India joined the ranks of nuclear-powered countries by conducting its first underground atomic bomb test in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
  • 18 May 1991: 27-year-old Helen, who works as a chemist at the Chocolate Company, flew in a Soviet Soyuz vehicle as Britain’s first astronaut. He was given this opportunity to answer a puzzle.
  • 18 May 2009: The Sri Lankan government announced the end of the 25-year-old war with the Tamil rebels. The army captured the northern part of the country and killed LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran.
  • 18 May 1994: Palestinian autonomous rule is fully in force with the removal of the last Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip area.
  • 18 May 2004 – Israeli soldiers killed 19 Palestinians in Israel’s Rafah Displaced Camp.
  • 18 May 2020: Cyclone ‘Amfan’ in the Bay of Bengal turns into a cyclone. There is a possibility of major damage in the coastal districts of West Bengal.
  • 18 May 2020: The number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the country rose to 3029, while the figure for infected reached 96,169.

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