13th May 2024 to 18th May 2024

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 young ‘Hula Hoop girl’

A hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs, or neck. Hula hooping is a great exercise for your abs, and is also played to have fun with friends. Hula hoops for children generally measure approximately 28 inches (71 cm) in diameter, while those for adults measure around 40 inches (1.0 m). Older hoops were made from various materials, including metal, bamboo, wood, grass, and sometimes even vines. Today, they are usually made of plastic tubing. Panchkula-based Vaishnavi Gupta, who is known as ‘Google Girl’ has now become the ‘Hula Hoop Girl. The 9-year-old has…

This elderly man has conserved over 100 exotic pickling mango varieties

Subbanna Heggade is 84-years-old and has collected more than 100 appe midi varieties of mangoes which were on the verge of extinction. The mangoes are preserved and used for pickling as a whole fruit. Mr. Heggade has visited more than 100 villages in the last 12 years to source mango varieties from which appe midis are made. “I would visit villages almost on a daily basis along with my wife searching for any appe midi variety,” he recalled his journey with the news. “Since I cannot climb trees, I would plead with someone to help. My wife would then make…

World Kidney Day 2021

World Kidney Day (WKD) is observed on the second Thursday of March with an aim to emphasize the importance of kidney health. The day falls on 11 March this year and is also dedicated to the people suffering from kidney diseases. The theme for the World Kidney Day 2021 is ‘Living Well with Kidney Disease’. Kidneys are important organs of the human body that remove waste products and excess fluids from the body. These also balance the levels of salt and minerals in the body. On World Kidney Day, here are some tips to keep your kidneys healthy. Consume water-rich…

Happy Mahashivratri 2021

One of the greatest and most pious Hindu festival of Mahashivratri is being celebrated today on March 11. Maha Shivaratri, literally translates as “the Great night of Shiva’ and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the God of Destruction, one who is the third in the Hindu triumvirate, after Lord Brahma – the God of Creation, and Lord Vishnu – the God of Preservation. The Chaturdashi tithi begins at 2.39 pm on March 11 and  ends 3.02 pm on March 12. People all over the country celebrate the festival according to their own customs and traditions. The festival marks a remembrance…

Bananas: Health benefits, tips and Nutritional Facts

Do you go bananas over bananas? Then you are going to particularly love this article. A banana a day keeps bloating, gas, and constipation away. A nutritional breakdown per 100 grams reveals: it contains 0.3 grams total fat, zero cholesterol, 1 mg salt, about 360 mg potassium, 2.6 grams dietary fiber, 12 grams sugar, and 1.1 grams protein. You can have it as a fruit by itself, you can turn it into a milkshake, you can also make a sabzi out of it, or fry banana slices for chips. You can also add it to halwa or bake a cake…