15th April 2019 to 20th April 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

Huge Fossil Discovery made in China

Scientists have discovered a stunning trove of thousands of fossils on the banks of the Danshui river in China. These fossils date back to 518 million years and are very unusual because a majority of the creatures are soft bodied organisms like jelly fish and worms that would normally never get fossilized. More than 20,000 specimens were collected out of which 4351 have been analyzed so far. These fossils belong to the Cambrian period which started about 540 million years ago. This is the period of evolution in which simple organisms transformed into more complex and diverse species. Previously much…

South Korea becomes the first nation to launch 5G

South Korea followed by U.S have this week launched the world’s first commercial 5G services, promising a new wave of possibilities for smart phone users. South Korea’s top three mobile carriers, KT, SK telecom and LG Uplus and US telco Verizon go live on Friday, April 5 th . 5G is the fifth generation of mobile internet connectivity. It will provide at least 10 times faster speed than 4G. This means greater volumes of data can be transported with faster speed and hence more devices can be connected to the network. Ed Barton, chief television and entertainment analyst at Ovum…

India’s Favorite season – IPL season!

The 12 th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL, 2019) began on 23 rd March and will be on till mid May. It is a professional Twenty 20 cricket league established by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It consists of 8 teams which represent 8 major cities in India. These teams compete against each other in a month long battle and finally a winner emerges. Players are selected by the team owners via a auction wherein they bid for the players of their choice. Jayadev Unadkat, an ace bowler was bought by Rajasthan Royals for the…

Pope Francis writes his first line of code

Eighty-two years old Pope Francis has become the first Pope of the Vatican City State to write a line of code. In Vatican City, Pope Francis with three young women aged between 11-16 years, contributed a line of code to an app aimed at promoting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Pope Francis wrote the last line of code. After seeing to it that UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all received (widely-publicized) coding lessons, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi noted in late 2016 that he was "still working on Pope Francis" Partovi was able to cross…

Pm Announces Shakti Mission

On March 27 th PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation with the Shakti announcement. He said India has shot down a low earth orbit satellite with an anti-satellite missile or A-SAT.  PM Modi - asserting that the action is not directed against any country - said that with Mission Shakti's success, India has become the fourth country to have tested such an anti-satellite weapon after the US, Russia and China. The A-SAT missile shot down the Low Earth Orbit satellite within "three minutes of launch", with remarkable precision and technical capability, PM Modi said. "This is a big moment for India. Something…