19th August 2019 to 24th August 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

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…

Indonesia Tsunami

A tsunami hit the Sunda Strait in Indonesia in December, leaving over at least 281 people dead and injuring over 1,400 people. Officials put the number of people still missing at 57. Hundreds of homes were heavily damaged as the wall of water swept away anything in its path. Hotels and boats also sustained severe damage. It was the second deadly tsunami in Indonesia this year, and a devastating end to what was a horrific year for disasters in the country, with earthquakes, floods, fires and an airline crash that together have killed more than 4,500 people, the most in more than a…

Asia’s fastest woman is from Pune

Vedangi Kulkarni , age 20, became the fastest Asian woman to cycle around the globe.  Kulkarni is from Pune’s Nigdi area. She spent 159 days on her bicycle - covering 300 km daily and hence completed the mandatory 29,000 km required to qualify for bicycling across the globe. In the evening, she left for Perth in Australia from where her record-setting cycling trip started in June. The certificate confirming her status as the "fastest woman in Asia" to cycle across the globe; will come only on submission of documents to the concerned authority. That process can take a while, sometimes 8-9 months -…

President’s rule imposed on Kashmir

The central government imposed President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir starting from December 20, 2018, as the Governor's rule expires in the state six months after it was imposed. A communication from the governor's office was sent to the centre and subsequently, it was moved to the Union Cabinet for its nod. President's rule was first imposed in the state in 1986, whereas the previous instance of President rule was 22 years ago. Since the state has a separate Constitution, in such cases, six months of Governor's Rule is compulsory under Article 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution, under…

Saina Nehwal gets hitched

India's badminton stars Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap tied the knot in a private ceremony in Hyderabad on Friday, 14 th December. The wedding took place at Saina's residence in Orion villas at Raidurgam in Cyberabad. "It was a small gathering of about 40 guests, including relatives of the Saina and Kashyap's families. It was a very simple ceremony and December 16th was the reception," Saina's father Harvir Singh said. Saina and Kashyap have been in a relationship for the past decade now but successfully managed to keep it under wraps. Saina and Kashyap, the 2014 CWG gold medallist, first met at…