While saying bye to an amazing 2015 and welcoming 2016, let’s have a walk down the memory lane and take a look at all those events that took place for the first time. These events or happenings not only made this year incredible but also made us proud on humanity and strengthened our believe on human capabilities, opening doors of opportunities for the upcoming year.
Nine years since it was launched and after hurtling 3 billion miles in the space, the New Horizons spacecraft gave the citizens of Earth their first detailed look in July at the lonely dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system.
Open Elections in Saudi Arabia
For the first time females were allowed to vote at Saudi Arabia. About 25 percent turnout reported in historic municipal elections which were open to female voters and candidates.
Visually impaired IFS officer
A visually impaired woman from Tamil Nadu, who is all set to become the first IFS officer with 100 per cent visual impairment, says she is raring to go around the globe representing India.
Indian in NBA
Satnam Singh became the first Indian basketball player to be drafted by an NBA team.
First Black Leader
South Africa’s main opposition party elected its first black leader, Mmusi Maimane, 35, signaling a new direction for the Democratic Alliance, which has long struggled with the image that it represents only the interests of white South Africans.
Nepal elected its first female President, Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
Indian Space Research Organization successfully orbited on Red planet. With this effort India became the first country to enter mars orbit in first attempt.
World Yog Day
India which is known for its tradition and culture globally, one of its oldest practices which is also known as Yoga was enlisted in United Nations Organization.
Google launched its first retail store in London as an increasing number of digital companies are looking to get closer to their consumers
62% of Irish Republic’s electorate voted in the favor of Gay Marriage, and Ireland became world’s first country to legalize Gay Marriage.