2nd December 2019 to 7th December 2019

World This Week

The world this week is an attempt to provide worldly news to kids once a week. The idea behind this is to make them get started on reading world news but it’s written in a child friendly manner and explains some concepts too

The Origins Of Five Popular Thanksgiving Traditions

Source: Dogon News Few American holidays are as anticipated as Thanksgiving. Observed annually on the last Thursday of November, the secular holiday, which marks the start of the festive season, is credited to a harvest feast shared by the early European settlers, or Pilgrims, and Native Americans in 1621. Though food remains the centerpiece of the celebration, many fun traditions have been added since. Here are some fun Thanksgiving tradition facts to share with family and friends as you enjoy the delicious meal on November 28, 2019. Turkey and cranberry sauce Turkey is usually the bird of choice on Thanksgiving (Credit: bigseventravel.com) While the Native Americans and Pilgrims are believed…

America’s Northernmost City Just Witnessed Its Last Sunset For 2019

Not a fan of the increasingly shorter winter days? Then you may want to avoid the town of Utqiagvik, Alaska. That's because the northernmost city in the US just experienced its last sunset of the year on November 19, 2019. Even worse, it will not witness a sunrise again until January 23, 2020. More precisely, that means 65 consecutive days, or 1,560 hours, of no daylight. "This happens every year," says CNN meteorologist Judson Jones. "If you live above the Arctic Circle, there will be a day when the sun sets for the rest of the winter. The good news? It will return and then during the…

Climate Change and Greta Thunberg

A brazen 16 year old, Greta Thunberg from Sweden has arrived into NewYork in a racing boat last month in August 2019. Some compare her to Pippi Longstocking and some to Joan of Arc. This climate activist from Sweden came to New York in a racing boat and not by airplane (cause emissions from a plane are not good for the climate). She is here to make a speech to the United Nations on Climate change on September 20, 2019. She is in your face and tells you things as it is, no sugar coating, she suffers from Aspergers which…

India mourns death of Sushma Swaraj – ex external affairs minister

Sushma Swaraj, a BJP leader and India’s favourite politician passed away after having a heart attack on 6th August 2019. She was very popular as India’s external affairs minister from 2014-2019. She did not contest in the 2019 elections due to her health. She underwent a kidney replacement in 2016 and had to recover. During her term in office her role as a people’s politician is notable as she gained many followers on social media. She helped many Indians with foreign affairs and responded with timely solutions. She was elected to the parliament seven times and the legislative assembly three…

Indian Government revokes article 370

The Indian Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has revoked the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that allows special category status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state is now divided into two Union territories, one as Jammu and Kashmir and the other as Ladakh and is directly under the rule of the centre having no special status as before. This move is historically significant as it unifies the country’s most terror-ridden state. While the governor Satya Pal Malik reviews the security in the state, Kashmiri politicians Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have been asked to…