Events in the year 1978 in the Republic of India.


See also:List of years in India
Timeline of Indian history

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  • National income - 1,126,714 million
  • 1 January – Air India Flight 855, a Boeing 747 passenger jet, crashes into the Arabian Sea after takeoff near Bombay, killing all 213 on board.
  • 16 January – Morarji Desai led government demonetizes high denomination banknotes.[1]
  • 29 March – Dr. Leo Rebello pioneers a 60 lessons distance learning course in Naturopathy to train Naturopaths to serve in India's 560,000 villages.
  • 1 May – Launch of District Industrial Centre by Minister of Industries George Fernandes.[2]
  • 7 November – Indira Gandhi is re-elected to the Indian parliament.
  • 19 December – Indira Gandhi is arrested and jailed for a week for breach of privilege and contempt of parliament.

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  1. ^ "41 years ago, Morarji Desai's govt also demonetised high value banknotes". ThePrint. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  2. ^ Ramagundam, Rahul (2022). The Life and Times of George Fernandes. Penguin Random House India. p. 349. ISBN 978-0670092888.