18th February 2019 to 23rd February 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

Angela Merkel – German Chancellor decides to steps down

By Rashi Agarwal November 14th, 2018 Angela Merkel  Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and the leader of the Free World. In a surprising development, she announced that she will quit as the leader if CDU and won’t run for another term as Chancellor, taking personal responsibility for the decline in support for the governing coalition. After nearly 13 years in power, 64-year old Merkel’s authority has been strongly tested as she faced a disappointing result in…

Italy in storm

by Rashi Agarwal November 6th, 2018 Heavy rains and gales devastating parts of Italy have claimed 29 lives so far, and laid waste to vast swathes of forest. About 14 million trees have been uprooted. A German tourist died when hit by lightning on the island of Sardinia while another person struck by lightning few days ago died in hospital. Many victims to date have been killed by falling trees. Areas from the far northeast to Sicily in the southwest have been affected by the storms, with the most severe damage in the northern regions of Trentino and Veneto –…

Leopard in secretariat premises – Click to watch video

November 7, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal In a very scary video, a leopard was spotted entering the secretariat at Gandhinagar, Gujrat’s capital city. The wild animal entered the area early morning on Monday. While the search operation for the wild animal is still on, the video is enough to scare anyone. Wondering what we are talking about? Watch the video here The leopard can be seen entering the government building by crawling under gate no. 7. After the leopard entered and it came to notice through the CCTV footage, the entry of everyone inside the complex had been prohibited for a few…

Virat Kohli breaks another record

November 1, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Virat Kohli is unstoppable. Currently, he is the most prolific batsman in cricket. He has broken yet another record this month. The 29-year old became the fastest to reach 10,000 ODI (One Day International) runs, breaking his idol Sachin Tendulkar’s record. Tendulkar reached 10,000 ODI runs in 2001. He took 259 innings to reach this mark just short of his 28 th birthday, Virat Kohli has reached the same record in 205 innings and is currently 29 years old. Kohli is now the 5 th Indian batsman to reach 10,000 runs and the 13…

Disappearing Hills

October 29, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal The Aravalli Range is a range of mountains running approximately 692 km in a southwest direction, starting in North India from Delhi and passing through southern Haryana, through to Western India across the states of Rajasthan and ending in Gujarat. Mining of copper and other metals in the Aravalli range dates back to at least the 5th century BCE. In a shocking revelation, a Supreme Court appointed central empowered committee (CEC), told the court earlier this week that 31 out of 128 hills in the Aravalli region in Rajasthan have disappeared in the last 50 years due to a huge illegal mining industry. The Supreme Court was compelled…