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

Forest Fires damaging California

November 27, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal The 2018 wildfire season has been the most destructive wildfire season on record in California, with a total of 7,579 fires burning an area of 1,667,855 acres, the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season. The fires have caused more than $2.975 billion in damages, including $1.366 billion in fire suppression costs. In mid-July to August 2018, a series of large wildfires erupted across California, mostly in the northern part of the state, including the destructive Carr Fire and the Mendocino Complex Fire. On August 4, 2018, a national disaster was declared in Northern California,…

Mary Kom – Truly Magnificient and the Best Boxer in the World

November 27, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal India's Mary Kom won a historic sixth gold in the World Championships this month, the mother-of-three doing, what no other woman boxer in the world has done or known before. By claiming her sixth world title, Mary Kom became the most successful woman boxer in history. She beat Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota, 22 in a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48 kg category summit bout. Later, in an emotional expression she said that she had fulfilled her duty. “After winning, she just lay down, weight of the world lifted from her shoulders,” said Indian team…

Lost Submarine found

November 27, 2018 Rashi Agarwal The ARA San Juan, an Argentinian submarine that went missing one year ago has been found. The submarine was discovered in an undersea ravine more than 3,000 feet deep by the Seabed Constructor, a ship hired to locate the lost sub. The prevailing theory is the submarine was the victim of a fire that damaged its batteries, leading to an underwater explosion that eventually sank the sub. Argentine Navy officials announced the discovery of the submarine on November 17th, sharing photographs taken of the sub by unmanned undersea vehicles. The submarine is scattered in pieces on the ocean floor,…

Junior Badminton Finals

November 22, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal The BWF World Junior Championships (also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships) is a tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (under-19) in the world. The championships are held annually and consists of two separate competitions: a mixed team championship (Suhandinata Cup) followed by individual championships (Eye Level Cups). India's top junior shuttler Lakshya Sen settled for a bronze medal at the Li Ning BWF World Junior Badminton Championships 2018 at Markham, Canada after losing in the boys’ singles semi-final on November 18, 2018. Lakshya Sen was up against the top seed…

India’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9%

By Rashi Agarwal November 16, 2018 The unemployment rate in India has risen to 6.9% in October, the highest in two years, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). What is worse is that the labour participation rate – a measure of the proportion of adults willing to work fell to 42.4%. This is the lowest since January 2016, according to CMIE. The estimated number of persons employed during October 2018 was 397 million. This was 2.4% lower than the 407 million persons employed in October 2017. “This sharp fall in the employment rate in October is perhaps…