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

Hockey World Cup

The Hockey World Cup was held from 28 November to 16 December 2018, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India. The inauguration ceremony which was held on 27 November 2018, witnessed the biggest ever drone flying show in India. Belgium won the tournament for the first time after defeating the Netherlands 3–2 in the final on a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw. Defending champions Australia won the third place match by defeating England 8–1.There were 157 goals scored in 36 matches, for an average of 4.36 goals per match. The following awards were given.  Player of the tournament – Arthur Van Doren, Belgium Goalkeeper of the tournament – Primin Blaak, The Netherlands Young Player…

AKK new elected leader of German Christian Democratic Union

"The hardest births produce the most beautiful children,” quipped Annegret Kramp- Karrenbauer in 2011, after a tricky parliamentary process had elevated her to the top job in the Saarland, a small state in south-west Germany. If this saying is true AKK, as she is universally known, is sitting pretty. On December 7th, at a party congress in Hamburg, she was elected leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) by the slimmest of margins. The other contender for the post was Friedrich Merz, a former CDU parliamentary leader, and some of his fans vowed to quit the party. AKK is only the…

China makes space exploration history

On 8 th December, China made space exploration history. The country’s space agency launched a lunar-landing mission to the moon’s far side, which is hidden from Earth’s view. The mission aims to gently touch the spacecraft down on the moon’s surface on the far side, a feat that no country has ever attempted. The Chinese moon mission is called Chang’e-4. The name “Chang’e” is that of a mythical lunar goddess and the “4” indicates that this is the fourth robotic mission in China’s decade- long lunar exploration program. The far side of the moon is mountainous and rugged, so making…

New Miss World Crowned

Miss World 2018 was the 68th edition of the Miss World pageant that took place in  Sanya , China on 8 December 2018.  Manushi Chhillar  of India crowned her successor Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico at the end of the event. She is the first Mexican woman to win Miss World. 118 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. "I can't believe it. I really can't believe it", she said backstage. "And I think all the girls deserved it. I am proud to represent all of them. I will do as much as I can in the time I have got. Thank you so much, everyone." As…

French Protests

Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France on 7 May 2017, a series of protests have been conducted by trade union and left-wing activists in opposition to what protesters consider to be neoliberal policies. The yellow vests movement (French: Mouvement des gilets jaunes) is a political movement that started online in May 2018 and led to demonstrations that began in France on 17 November 2018. The protests are against rising fuel prices, the high cost of living, burden on the working and middle class. Protesters have called for reductions in fuel taxes, the reintroduction of the solidarity tax on wealth, the raising of the minimum wage, and the resignation of Emmanuel Macron as President of France. Yellow…