February Month International News 2018

International News/Events in February 2018:

The world’s oldest man Francisco Nunez Olivera has died.

Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million population

The United Arab Emirates has made a record by opening the world’s longest zip line, measuring 2.83 km in length.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the world’s smallest rocket with the ability to put a tiny satellite into orbit.

Sri Lanka celebrated the 70th Independence Day in a grand ceremony at the Galle Face Green in Colombo. The theme of the ceremony was “One Nation”.

The Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, has declared a state of emergency in the country as heavily armed troops stormed the country’s top court

Bermuda has become the first country to legalize and then repeal same-sex marriage.

Business magazine Forbes has released its first-ever Crypto Rich list. Ripple Co-founder Chris Larsen is top in the list.

The Gevora Hotel in Dubai, developed by the Al Attar Group has now become the “world’s tallest hotel”. It stands 356 metres and 53 centimeters tall.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the first tests of the world’s first autonomous pods at the World Government Summit.

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned.

Amazon has become the first foreign e-commerce firm to start its own food retail venture in India called Amazon Retail, piloting its services in Pune.

The UK-India Joint research projects on Water Quality Research and Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment were launched in New Delhi.

Singapore will impose a ‘carbon tax’ from 2019 to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect.

The second week of March will witness Andaman & Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event MILAN 2018.

China was elected as the Vice President of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global body mandated to combat terror financing and money laundering.

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