"APRIL" IN KERALA HISTORY

Significant days of APRIL

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1961 1962 1964 1965 1971 1972 1973
1981 1988 1990 1991 1996 1999 2000
2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2016  

1957



 
     
APRIL 01
Naya Paise (denominations of coins following decimal system) came into force.
The denominations in circulation were 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 (naya)paise and one rupee which remained as the same pre-decimal value.
The word "naya" was dropped in 1964.)
  APRIL 05
First Ministry headed by EMS Namboodirippad sworn in. This is the first communist government in Asia that came into power through ballot box.
1958   1961
 
     
APRIL 01
Ernakulam district came into existence

  APRIL 12
Neriyamangalam power house dedicated to the nation by Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, the then Vice-President of India

1962    



 
APRIL 01
Metric system of weights and measures came into force
  APRIL 05
Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad formed under the initiation of Dr.K.G.Adiyodi and P.T.Bhaskara Panicker (Picture: Logo of KSSP)
     
1964   1965
 
APRIL 11
Communist Party of India split and the broken away faction formed Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  APRIL 01
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation formed. Till then, the public transport system was under the direct control of the government (Picture: Logo of KSRTC)
1971   1972
 
APRIL 30
Col. Goda Varma Raja (13 October 1908) died in an aircraft accident.  Col. Goda Varma Raja also known as G.V. Raja, was the founder President of the Kerala State Sports Council. He is also considered the father of Tourism in Kerala.
  APRIL 03
Finance Minister K.T.George passed away while speaking in the floor of the Legislative Assembly
     
1973   1977
 
     
APRIL 06
Kuttikrishna Marar passed away. Kuttikrishna Marar (14 June 1900 – 6 April 1973) was an essayist and literary critic who showed courage to question anything that he felt wrong in the field of literary criticism. His work on Bharathaparyadanam - A critical study of the Mahabharata. He received 'Sahithya Ratnam' award from Pattambi Sree Neelakanda Sanskrit College and 'Sahithya nipunan' award and the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award. 
  APRIL 25
Cabinet headed by K.Karunakaran resigned. Two days later A.K.Antony sworn in as Chief Minister
     
1979   1981
 
     
APRIL 16
Thiruvananthapuram-Kanya Kumari broad-gauge rail line opened. With this rail connectivity from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari became a reality
  APRIL 21
Famous play back singer Mehboob passed away. He was one of the most successful playback singers in Malayalam films during 1950s and 1960s, with a good number of hit songs at his credit
     
1988   1990
 
     
APRIL 13
First flight landed at the Kozhikode (Karipur) International Airport (Photo: New arrival terminal of the airport)
  APRIL 26
Government decided to start +2 courses in the schools de-linking pre-degree course from the universities
     
1991   1996
 
     
APRIL 18
First flight landed at the Kozhikode (Karipur) International Airport (Photo: New arrival terminal of the airport)
  APRIL 01
Sale of arrack in the state has been banned
     
1999    
 
     
APRIL 12
Thakazhy Siva Sankara Pillai (17 April 1912) passed away. Popularaly known as Thakazhi, he was a renowned novelist and Jnanpith laureate who enriched Malayalam literature through his several novels and short stories.
  APRIL 30
Kerala Lok Ayuktha started functioning
     
2000   2003
 
     
APRIL 13
Nedumbassery Airport at Kochi elevated to the international status
  APRIL 10
Ten persons died due to consumption of illicit liquor at Kuppana in Kollam district. (Photo: Police taking samples from a toddy shop in the wake of hooch tragedy)
     
2006   2007
     
 
     
APRIL 26
First phase of elections to the Kerala Legislative Assembly held. (Photo: V.S.Achuthanandan, who became the Chief Minister after the elections,  in a polling booth to cast his franchise)
  APRIL 08
Kerala Farmers Debt Relief Commission started functioning. The Commission was constituted consequent on the suicides of farmers in the state and is first of this kind in the country. (Photo: A bench of the commission in sitting)
    2008
 
   
APRIL 27
Kerala Legislative Assembly completes it is 50th year. Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Legislative Assembly inaugurated by the Governor of Kerala
APRIL 30
Valedictory function of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Kerala Legislative Assembly inaugurated by Smt.Prathibha Patil, the then President of India
   
2009 2011
   
APRIL 16
Elections to the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Kerala held. Congress led United Democratic Front won 16 seats from Kerala, while the Left Democratic Front led by CPI (M) won only 4 seats
APRIL 13
General elections to the 13th Kerala Legislative Assembly held.  75.12 per cent polling recorded in the elections
   
2012 2016
   
APRIL 13
Anoop Jacob and Manjalamkuzhy Ali have been inducted into the cabinet headed by Oommen Chandy. With this, the number of ministers in the Cabinet arose to 21
APRIL 16
Puttingal Temple in  Kollam District experienced an explosion and fire after firework celebrations were going on. 111 people were killed and more than 350 were injured, including some with severe burns. The temple and at least 150 houses in the nearby area were damaged by the blast. According to reports the explosion and fire were caused by sparks from a firecracker being used in the fireworks display igniting fireworks in a concrete storehouse. The temple did not have permission from authorities to conduct a fireworks display.