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

King gives up his throne

Malaysia's king, Sultan Muhammad V, has unexpectedly abdicated in a historic first. No Malaysian monarch has stepped away from the throne since the country gained independence from the UK more than 60 years ago. The National Palace did not give a reason for his resignation but said it would take effect immediately. It comes amid intense speculation about Muhammad's private life following reports that he has married a Russian. He went on medical leave in November and, later that month, photographs emerged that appeared to show him marrying a former Miss Moscow in the Russian capital. Officials have not commented…

India’s Longest Rail-Road Bridge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge in Assam on 25 th December 2018 - the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, also known as Good Governance Day. The prime minister crossed the bridge in his cavalcade to the north bank of Brahmaputra, where he will flag off the Tinsukia-Naharlagun Intercity Express. The train will run five days a week. The 4.9-km bridge will cut down the train-travel time between Tinsukia in Assam to Naharlagun town of Arunachal Pradesh by more than 10 hours. The bridge is seen as an attempt by India to shore up its defence…

Chinas Luna Mission

China’s burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone : landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed “dark” side of the moon. Exploring the cosmos from that far side of the moon, which people can’t see from Earth, could eventually help scientists learn more about the early days of the solar system and maybe even the birth of the universe’s first stars. Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — all have sent spacecraft to the side of the moon that faces Earth, but this landing is the first on the far side.…

Meet Fouaad Mirza – Asian Games Gold medalist

One of the most surprising Asian Games medallists for India was Fouaad Mirza winning the silver in the eventing category of the equestrian event. He became the first Indian to win an individual equestrian medal at the Asian Games since Raghubir Singh who had finished on the podium back in 1982 when New Delhi had hosted the Asiad. The Indian team, comprising Mirza, Jitender Singh, Akash Malik and Rakesh Kumar, also won a silver in the same competition with a combined score of 121.30. Mirza, 26, was on top of the standings after dressage and cross-country with a score of 22.40. However, he…

Spectacular New Year celebrations across the world

Revellers welcomed 2019 on Tuesday with fireworks displays and festivities as a celebratory wave swept westward across the globe from Asia to Europe and the Americas, putting to bed a tumultuous 2018. Sydney, Australia - The global partying had kicked off on Sydney's waterfront with the Australian city's biggest- ever fireworks display, thrilling 1.5 million people. Hong Kong -It then moved on to Hong Kong, where hundreds of thousands packed streets along Victoria Harbour for a spectacular 10-minute show that illuminated the night. Jakarta, Indonesia - In the Indonesian capital Jakarta, more than 500 couples tied the knot in a…