25th May 2020 to 30th May 2020

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

Russia’s Small Businesses Might Go Down Under

Covid-19 is a disease that has had an impact on the economy of every country, Russia being no exception. Since most countries are under lockdown, small and medium sized businesses may not even survive until the end of this global pandemic. While the Russian government is sitting on their ‘rainy day’ funds, collected from the sale of oil when prices were high, it is doing all but nothing to help the small and medium sized business which make up about 20% of theeconomy. The overall relief money given by the kremlin has amounted to less than a quarter of what…

Wuhan Coronavirus

When we have a genius like Bill Gates who predicted something like the Wuhan Coronavirus would happen why didn’t we listen to him? Was it our arrogance, ignorance or a bit of both? The Wuhan Coronavirus is a contagious disease that has hit over 25 countries. The virus spread has just begun and it could get much worse. The virus spreads through droplets and hence transmission happens when you live or spend time with an infected person. There are 17,205 confirmed cases in China and there are many more cases globally. The virus spreads more easily than the SARS virus…

US Open highlights – Aug -Sept 2019

The US Open this year lived up to expectations in terms of being action-packed like previous tournaments. We saw several themes emerge: Young Players on the rise: The young talent that made a mark was Bianca Andreescu, aged 19 years. Andreescu, a teen prodigy lived up to the name. Media often says that she might be a One-Slam-Wonder. But the facts speak for themselves. She beat Serena Williams, Belinda Bencic, Caroline Wozniacki and went on to win the tournament. There were other amazing performances by Bencic and Taylor Townsend beating players like Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep. Daniil Medvedev and…

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…