A Year Review of 2018
Everyone is waiting for the best moment, which is nothing but the birth of 2019. These few days around New Year, when everyone feels special and preparing for the upcoming year, it’s time to look back what we have experienced during the last 12 months. We may have crossed many hurdles and experienced both good and bad situations.
A year in review is a great exercise to know what happened during the last 365 days which in turn helps us to draw some conclusions about what we got new and what we lost. Take time to read some of the major happenings of 2018. Looking back in 2018 will also help to make sure that our goals are in line with our priorities and values.
Well! Let’s start in January. Yes, the first month of the year.
Lots of things are happening around us each and every minute. But, out of those moments, a few make a big change in everyone’s life. So, here are the most important moments which were taken place in the month of January 2018.
Rejection of Camels from the Beauty Contest
On 23rd January 2018, 12 camels were disqualified from the famous beauty contest named King Abdulaziz Camel beauty contest taken place in Saudi Arabia as their owners used botox on camel lips.
Cloning of Two Monkeys
We all heard about Sheep Cloning which is something called “Dolly the Sheep”. In the act of remembering the same, researchers from China reported that they have cloned 2 monkeys using the same technology which was used for Dolly the Sheep.
Shutting Down of Aircel (Private Telecom Operator)
Aircel, one of the major private telecom operators has been started shutting down its operations in various circles (Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh) on January 30. The company quits its operation due to financial problems so users of Aircel operators started to port their numbers after facing network issues.
Removal of Telegram from the iOS App Store
On February 1, 2018, Apple Inc. removes the well-known messaging service so-called “Telegram” from its iOS App store due to inappropriate content is available on the service.
Heaviest Snowfall in Moscow
February 3 became a “Snowy day” for Moscowians as Moscow has its heaviest snowfall in a day. 2,000 trees have fallen due to the heavy snowfall on February 3, 2018.
World’s 1st Country to launch “Virtual Currency”
When everyone is entering into the world of “Digital Currency”, Venezuela moves one step ahead by launching a virtual currency, called “the petrol”, to withstand their financial crisis.
New Political Party in Tamil Nadu by Kamal Haasan
Indian film star Kamal Haasan launched a new political party named Makkal Needhi Mayyam in the state of Tamil Nadu on February 21, 2018.
Death of Indian Film Actress “Sridevi”
Famous Indian actress Sridevi was found dead in her guest room on February 24, 2018. She died in Dubai after suffering from a cardiac arrest.
Putin Elected to a New 6-year Term
Vladimir Putin is a Russian Politician and serving as the President of Russia since 2012. On March 18, 2018, Vladimir Putin has been elected as a Russian President with 76% of the vote.
The First Film is Shown in Saudi
After reopening cinemas in Saudi Arabia, the first film show was “Black Panther”. Black Panther was shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years after reopening cinemas in Saudi.
Mexican Full-time Model Crowned as Miss World
Vanessa Ponce de Leon was born on 7th March 1992. She is a Mexican full-time model. She was crowned as Miss World 2018 on May 5, 2018.
Sonam Kapoor Wedding
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s are married now. Famous Indian actress got married to Business personality Anand Ahuja on May 8, 2018.
In the month of August, two famous deaths in India. Yes, India lost two great political leaders one after other in the same month. Let’s read below the famous politicians who died in August 2018.
Death of Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
M. Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu died on August 7, 2018, due to Multiple Organ dysfunction syndromes. He died at his age 94 years. He is a well-known Indian writer and politician in Tamil Nadu. His death made everyone feel sad for the next few days.
Death of Former Prime Minister of India
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India born on 25th December 1924. He was admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi in critical condition. Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on 16 August 2018 at AIIMS Hospital, Delhi after an age-related illness. He died at the age of 93.
Heavy Flood in Kerala State
From 9th August 2018, severe floods were affected the south Indian State of Kerala. Over 483 people died and lots of people lost their house due to the worst flood in Kerala. It is caused due to low pressure, heavy rain, and landslide during the monsoon season.
Legalization of Gay Sex
India’s Supreme Court legalizes gay sex on September 6, 2018. There were mixed reviews from people regarding the legalization of gay sex.
Most Searched Personality in 2018
Priya Varrier becomes the most searched personality in 2018. She owns her first award for “Most Viral Personality” at the age of 19. She became popular overnight for her iconic wink.
Statue of Unity | Annual Review 2018
An inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue was taken place on 31st October 2018 to honor the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. This statue is named as “Statue of Unity” and it’s the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 meters. Statue of Unity is located on the Narmada river in Kevadiya colony.
When we look back into the month of November, the first thing comes to our mind is the 1st 3D movie in Tamil-language. Let’s see what other forgettable moments happened in the past month of November 2018.
Ayodhya Ram Statue | Year Review of 2018
On 26th November 2018, UP Chief Minister has approved the Ayodhya Ram statue. which will be made of bronze. The height of Ram Statue is expected to measure 221 meters which will be beaten the Statue of Unity in Gujarat.
Ranveer and Deepika Married Each Other
Famous Indian Film Actress Deepika Padukone got married to Ranveer Singh at her age of 32. She is the highest-paid actress in India and also the recipient of several awards. Ranveer tied the knot to Deepika on 14th November 2018.
Entry of Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu
Landfalls, Storm, Snowfall, floods, earthquake, heavy rainfall, etc., are the major natural disasters happening all over the world every year. 2018 is not an exemption as Cyclone Gaja made landfall and rainfall in most of the cities in Tamil Nadu. Lots of people from various districts lost their residents due to cyclone Gaja on 16th November 2018.
A Digitally Enhanced Version of Muthu
Rajinikanth’s Blockbuster Movie named Muthu was first released in 1998 in Japan. On November 23, 2018, the digitally enhanced version of Muthu released in Japan. This was great entertainment to them after its release.
2.0 (First 3D Movie in Tamil-language)
2.0 is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language science fiction action film released on 29th November 2018 in India. It was written and directed by Shankar. 2.0 become the highest grossing movie of 2018 and has beaten Aamir Khan’s blockbuster Dangal movie and was the highest opener of 2018 by minting Rs 73.5 crore on an opening day.
Heaviest Rocket Launch by PSLV-C43
ISRO launched HysIS, India’s heaviest rocket weighing 380 kg. HysIS (Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite) is an earth observation satellite launched by the Indian Rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Core Alone Variant (PSLV-C43) on 29 November 2018.
Longest-lived President in US history
George H.W. Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st President of US from 1989 to 1993. Former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94 years. He is the longest-lived president in the history of the United States.
Nick Jonas Just Tied the Knot
We all know that the winner of the Miss World 2000 Pageant Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka and Nick got engaged in late July in Greece. Recently, she got married to Nick Jonas at Jodhpur on December 1, 2018.
Mukesh Ambani’s daughter got married to “Ajay and Awati Piramal’s son Anand” on December 12, 2018. This becomes an unforgettable celebration for them and their relatives who have attended the wedding. Isha-Anand wedding was the grandest wedding of the year 2018. Those who have missed their wedding can watch the video here.
Underground Hotel in China
China officially opened the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland hotel after 10 years of construction on December 1, 2018. It has 336 rooms which were designed by the famous architect Burj AI Arab. Now, you can experience an underground stay inside a giant quarry. The notable thing about the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland is some rooms are underwater.
India Made in 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup
The Indian National Blind Cricket team set their victory against Pakistan. The match happened in January month at UAE’s Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Pakistan gave a target of 309. This is the second Blind Cricket World Cup title that they brought home under the captaincy of Ajay Kumar Reddy.
The Government of Maharashtra imposed the full force of the ban on plastic
Since June 23, 2018, the Government of Maharashtra has introduced a ban on the manufacture, use, transport, sale, handling and storage of all products made up of plastic. The violators for the first and second time have to give a fine of Rs 5,000 and 10,000 and the third time violators have to face a penalty of Rs 25,000 and three months in prison.
Mithali Raj became the first Indian cricketer to score 2000 laps T20I
In Women’s T20 Asia Cup Tournament that took place this year June, Indian Captain, Mithali Raj scored 2,000 runs in T20I and became the first Indian Cricketer to score this figure run.
Dipa Karmakar Became the First Indian Gymnast to Schieve Gold at a Global event
During the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup, Dipa Karmakar clinches the Gold medal for her outstanding performance. She set a record of achieving Gold and become the first Indian gymnast to win gold. She won the title after steeping to the court after two years. Rifda Irfanaluthfi from Indonesia stood second position and a local participant, Goksu Uctas Sanli came third winning silver and bronze respectively.
Sonam Wangchuk and Bharat Vaswani achieved the Ramon Magsaysay Award
This year, six members received the Ramon Magsaysay Award which is famously dubbed the Nobel Prize of Asia. In that six members, two awards were bagged by Indians named Sonam Wangchuk and Bharat Vaswani. Sonam Wangchuk won this award for being the inspiration behind the character played by Aamir Khan in a movie titled 3 idiots, which has improved the lives of many youths in Ladakh. Whereas, Bharat Vaswani received the award for his outstanding work towards mentally-ill people of the street.
The Third Highest Scorer in the World is an Indian
This year, during the International Cup, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri scored a goal and made India win the match with a 3-0 score. Till now, his total goals are 64 which make him the third highest scorer in the world after Cristiano Ronaldo (85) and Lionel Messi (65).
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