17th January 2022 to 22nd January 2022

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

Maharashtra Raigad Building collapse

At  least 16 people died after a building collapsed in a residential area of  Mahad in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday. There are still 19 people missing with 78 people rescued till now. Earlier in the day, a four-year-old child was also rescued from the debris after the accident. Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed at the site of the accident on late Monday. Also local police  and fire brigade joined the NDRF in the rescue operations. A green corridor was also created from Pune to Raigad to create  a swift passage for the…

Prime Minister campaign to free India of garbage

Prime Minister Modi launched a week-long garbage-free India campaign in the run up to the Independence Day on Aug 8,2020. He emphasized on the Swachh Bharat Mission for being a great support in the fight against the global coronavirus. Mr. Modi also launched the Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra, an interactive experience center on the Swachh Bharat Mission at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at the Rajghat, Delhi. The campaign is officially named as the ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’ drive that begins on Saturday and would go on till the Independence Day to strengthen the importance of cleanliness. The Prime Minister added…

Janmashtami celebrations amid Covid-19 restrictions

Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Janmashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The priests started offering prayers since early morning amid blowing of conch shells and beating of drums in the temples on the festival. The devotees gathered in large number for the decked up temples and carried colorful processions to celebrate the birth of Krishna  amid the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19. In Mathura, devotees gathered outside the temple and greeted each other in loud chorus to celebrate the festival which was followed by the prayer (aarti) of…

Ayodhya Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the “Bhoomi Pujan” or the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5,2020. Mr. Modi began his visit by offering prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple- a shrine to Lord Hanuman there. He then went to Ram janambhoomi or the birth place of Lord Rama to pray at the shrine to “Ram Lalla”, the infant Lord Rama, before proceeding for the “Bhoomi Pujan” ceremony of the Rama Temple. He was surrounded by seers, taking part in the rituals to perform the Bhoomi Pujan for the Ram Temple…

Sprinter Hima takes cricket to stay fit

IMAGE: Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the women’s 400 metres final at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Finland, on July 12,2018. The 20-year-old Hima Das popularly known as ‘The Dhing express' is the first Indian woman to win a gold in the world championships with the national record of 50.79 seconds in 400 metres. She is also the first Indian to win a gold medal in a track event at the world level. Presently, the star sprinter is not worried over qualifying for the Olympics with the inclusion of cycling and a bit of cricket in her regular…