International Current Affairs and Current Events of 2018

Yearly important World Current Affairs related to International Relation, International  Policy, World Politics, current World Economy updates, important International events, people in the news, place in the news, etc. for State PSC, SSC, IBPS, Rail and other competitive exams.
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Most Important International Current Affairs – January 2018 to December 2018.


China has launched the world’s largest human genome research project.
Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission.
Ecuador has granted citizenship to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
China has build the world’s biggest air purifier.
 ‘Bird language’ of Black Sea villagers in Turkey has been added to the UNESCO’s list Intangible Culture Heritage.
World’s longest underwater cave has been discovered in Mexico.
UAE inaugurated the world’s longest zip line.
Krishna Kumari Kolhi becomes the first Hindu female lawmaker in Pakistan.
Indian Navy has received access to Duqm port in Oman for use of military vessels.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a project for the construction of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.
Tanzania has announced to withdraw from the UN refugee programme.
Bermuda has become the world’s first country to repeal same-sex marriage.(Netherlands has World’s first country to legalise same-sex marriage.)
 Programme ‘Vision for Future‘ was recently held in New Delhi to commemorate 70 years of India’s ties with Russia.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian President, has been honored with the 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for excellence in African leadership.
Philippines have announced to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (IIC).
Singapore has declared to impose a ‘carbon tax’ from 2019 to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.
 India was co-host the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit with France.
 World’s last Northern white male rhinoceros, named ‘Sudan’, died in Laikipia National Park in Kenya.
Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater after a nearly 40 year ban.
 The 2018 cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ has held in Egypt.
Mike Pompeo has sworn in as 70th Secretary of State of USA.
Argentina hosted the first G-20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of 2018.
Indonesia has agreed to give India economic and Military access to Sabang port.
Colombia to become the first Latin American ‘global partner‘ of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final, held in Kiev, Ukraine.
Japan women badminton team won the Uber Cup and China men badminton team won the Thomas Cup, held in Bangkok.
South Africa, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Germany and Belgium were newly elected non-permanent members to the UN Security Council.
Fuego volcano, which erupted recently, is located in Guatemala.
Mount Agung volcano, which erupted recently, is located in Bali, Indonesia.
Kilauea volcano, which erupted recently, is located in Hawaii.
Mount Merapi volcano, which erupted recently, is located in Indonesia.
Vladimir Putin has been awarded China’s first friendship medal.
Aleksandra Liashkova, who crowned the Miss Supermodel Worldwide 2018, is belonging to Belarus.
Azerbaijan to host the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Mid-Term Ministerial Conference 2018.
Nepal is hosting the first International conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’.
Bangladesh has decided to end reservation in Government jobs.
Saudi Arabia is hosting the 29th Arab League Summit 2018.
United Kingdom is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018).
Yusuf Salim has become first visually impaired judge in Pakistan.
17th World Sanskrit Conference was inaugurated by the Shri Pakash Javadekar, Union Human Resource Development Minister in Canada.
United Kingdom hosted the Global Malaria Summit 2018.
Mahmoud Abu Zeid from Egypt has won the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
Canada to host the world’s first-ever female foreign ministers’ meeting.
Lumbini, Nepal hosted the 2018 International Buddhist Conference.
 The first-ever India-South Africa Business Summit (ISABS – 2018) was held in Johannesburg.
Deepa Ambekar Indian-American personality has been appointed as the interim judge to a US civil court of New York City.
 The Communications exercise ‘Pacific Endeavor’ 2018(PE-18) has been started in Nepal.
Philippines hosted the 12th informal meeting of SAARC finance Ministers.
Philippines was recently affected by Typhoon Karding and Typhoon Mangkhut.
USA was recently affected by Hurricane Florence.
Typhoon Jebi and Typhoon Trami most powerful to hit Japan.
Mauritius’s Cyber Town named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
 India-born Indra Nooyi will be honoured with the 2018 Asia Game Changer of the Year award by global cultural organisation Asia Society.
China is using Keeko robots to teach the Kindergarten children.
South Africa hosted the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change.
Abhay K has become the first Indian Poet invited to record his poems at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Germany to host the 2018 Global Wind Summit.
Delhi’s “Happiness Class” For School Kids to be adopted by Afghanistan.
South Africa is hosting the 2018 BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting.
Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium was built with Indian grant assistance in Sri Lanka.
 India has set up an ‘Ayush Information Cell’ in Romania.
Nepal to host the 2018 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Doob has been chosen as Bangladesh’s official entry for the Oscars 2019.Indian actor Irrfan Khan has worked in this movie.
World’s first hydrogen power train was rolled out in Germany.
China to launch three artificial moons in space in 2022 with mirrors to provide 24 hour sunlight.
China has built an Artificial Sun which is six times hotter than the Sun core.
China has successfully tested the world’s largest unmanned transport drone Feihong-98 (FH-98.
PayTm has launched ‘PayPay‘ mobile wallet in Japan.
Jaipur Literature Festival was held in Houston, USA.
United States has recently withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHR).
The world’s first all-digital art museum has opened in Japan.
Indonesia’s Medan city inaugurates ‘Little India Gate’
A sculpture in honour of Indian Soldiers who fought during the first World War was unveiled in England.
 Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the first India bulit war memorial in France.
Malala Yousafzai was conferred with the Gleitsman Award 2018.
China has unveiled the world’s first underground hotel.
Milie Bobby Brown has been appointed as UNICEF new Goodwill Ambassador.
Kim Jong yang has been elected as the new president of Interpol.
 ‘The English Patient’ the wartime love story by Michael Ondaatje novel has won the 2018 Golden Man Booker Prize.
Singapore is hosting the 6th edition of biennial World Cities Summit (WCS-2018).
China’s researchers have claimed to create the world’s first single-chromosome yeast.
Michelle Bachelet has been officially appointed new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Susane Giti has been appointed the first-ever female major general in the 47 years history of Bangladesh.
 India, Afghanistan and Iran recently hold their first trilateral meeting on Chabahar port project in Tehran.
Arif Alvi has been elected as the new President of Pakistan.
Tahira Safdar has been sworn-in as the first female high court Chief Justice in Pakistan.
Netherland is host to the 4th International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) 2018.
Japan is the first country to successfully land robotic rovers on an asteroid Ryugu.
 The world’s largest airport ‘Under One Roof’ has officially opened in Istanbul.
Seychelles has launched the world’s first Sovereign Blue Bond.
 The 5th edition of World Buddhist Forum (WBF -2018) was recently held in China.
China’s news agency ‘Xinhua’ has recently launched the world’s first AI news anchor.
 Republic of Palau has become the world’s first nation to ban reef-killing toxic sunscreen.
Nairobi, Kenya is the venue of the first-ever Sustainable Blue Economy Conference 2018.
UAE has recently declared 2019 as ‘Year of Tolerance’.
Luka Modric has won the 2018 Balkan Athlete of the year.
Japan government has recently enacted controversial law to accept foreign blue-collar workers.
Luxembourg becomes the world’s first country to make all its public transport free by 2019.
Jamal Khashoggi from Soudi Arabia, who has been named Time magazine’s 2018 “Person of the Year”.
Australia has become the world’s first nation to recognize ‘orphanage trafficking’ as a form of modern slavery.
 The world’s first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) has become operational in Russia.
Maldives cabinet has approved the proposal to rejoin the Commonwealth, two years after withdrawing from the 53 nation grouping.
 India-China held the ninth Annual Defence and Security Dialogue in Beijing.
Tajikistan has inaugurated the world’s tallest hydro-electric dam named Rogun Dam.
Ukraine country has imposed the martial law.
Slovenia has become the first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) country with the female Army Chief to the post of Head of its Army.
Reggae music of Jamaica was included to the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list recently.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was recently stripped off the Freedom of Paris award.
Britain government has amended the Offensive Weapons Bill 2018 to ensure right to possession of kirpans by Sikhs.
Qatar withdraws from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January 2019.
 World’s first baby via womb transplant from dead donor was born in Brazil
Vanessa Ponce de Leon who won Miss World Crow 2018 hails from Mexico.
 Catriona Gray who won Miss Universe 2018 hails from Philippine.
Malala Yusufzai has won 2018 Gleitsman Award by Harvard University.
 The European Parliament has approved a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union, covering 635 million people and almost one third of the world’s economy.
Kenya has replaced the images of presidents from newly minted cash coins with animals.
Heather Nauert has nominated as the US Ambassador to the ‘United Nations’.

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