16th September 2019 to 21st September 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

Sala – Argentinian footballer dies at 28

Sala the famous Argentinian footballer died on January 21, 2019 in a tragic plane crash. He wa only 28 years old After playing youth football in Argentina and following a short spell in Portugal's regional leagues, Sala began his professional career in France with Bordeaux, making his professional debut in February 2012. In 2015, he signed for Nantes on a permanent basis. With Nantes, he made more than 100 appearances in Ligue 1, and achieved a successful goalscoring record, finishing as the club's top goalscorer for three consecutive seasons. His form prompted a move to Cardiff City in January 2019, for a club record fee of…

Ultima Thule – Distant object discovered

Scientists have been studying a distant object known as Ultima Thule. They are revising ideas about its shape after examining the latest images downlinked to Earth. The pictures, taken by the New Horizons probe on 1 January, show the apparently bulbous body to be quite flat. This interpretation is evident from the data acquired by the Nasa spacecraft when it looked back at icy Ultima Thule as it zoomed past at 50,000km/h. The small world appears dark apart from a crescent of sunlight along its limb. But scientists can tell from the way background stars blink on and off where…

Kumbh Mela 2019 – A hugh turnout this year

So where is your next vacation ? For many it is the Kumbh Mela. Kumbh Mela is the largest peaceful gathering in the world. Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred or holy river. Traditionally, four fairs are widely recognized as the Kumbh Melas: the  Prayagraj Kumbh Mela , Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha, and Ujjain Simhastha. These four fairs are held periodically at these places. The main festival site is located on the banks of a river: the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar; the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati at Allahabad; the Godavari at Nashik; and…

Chinese New Year

Feb 5 this year was the first day of the Chinese New Year It celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. Observances traditionally take place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2019, the first day of the Chinese New Year was on…

George Fernandes Dies

George Fernandes, former Defense Minister of India dies on January 29th, 2019 at the age of 88. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and was bedridden for past few years. Alzheimer is a type of dementia which causes loss of memory, thinking and behaviour. Mr Fernandes was a key member of the Janata Dal and the founder of the Samata Party. He held several ministerial portfolios including communications, industry, railways, and defence. The funeral was held on January 30 th , after the arrival of his son Sean Fernandes from the USA. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “George Sahab represented the…