2018 In Picture

Eventsful 2018 - Top News - DEFENCE, Republic Day, FIFA, EXpress Highway

Posted on Dec 30, 2018 08:34 IST in General Studies.

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GAGAN SHAKTI - the name of the biggest air exercise in over three decades undertaken by India to showcase its air dominance over the entire extended area of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). It was undertaken by the Indian Air Force (IAF) from 8 to 22 April 2018 in three stages.


For the first time as many as 10 Chief Guests were invited for REPUBLIC DAY 2018 an  annual event

 In an effort to expand its influence in the Southeast Asian region, India invited 10 ASEAN leaders as Chief Guests at the 69th Republic Day Parade that was held at the stately Rajpath on 26 January 2018. This was the highest number of Chief Guests for this national event held annually to showcase the country’s military might and cultural diversity.

FIFA World CUP 2018

France won the FIFA World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup that was played in Moscow on 15 July 2018. This final turned out to be one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. Who was awarded the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup? - Luka Modric (Croatia)


Delhi-Meerut Expressway

Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME), India’s first 14-lane expressway will connect Delhi to Meerut, and on completion will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to 45 minutes from the present about 3-4 hours. It has been built at a cost of Rs. 841 crore.

- The first package of the DME will provide a major relief to the commuters in Delhi-Noida and starts from Nizamuddin Bridge to UP Border having a 6 lane Expressway and 4+4 lane Highway.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepali PM K. P. Sharma Oli on 11 May 2018 jointly inaugurated a direct bus service between which two sacred cities? - Janakpur and Ayodhya

 Nepal’s Janakpur and India’s Ayodhya have been connected through a bus service as part of the “Ramayan Circuit” to promote religious tourism in Nepal and India. The service was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K. P. Sharma Oli on 11 May 2018.


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