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

Earthquake in Indonesia

By Rashi Agarwal Indonesia is a Southeast Asian country made up of thousands of volcanic islands. On Friday, 28th September 2018, a 7.5 magnitude quake occurred at a depth of 10 kms just off the central island of Sulawesi. The earthquake was powerful but shallow and with more lateral than vertical movement, not typically the kind of tremor that sets off tsunamis. A sophisticated tsunami warning system was put in place across the whole Pacific region after the 2004 disaster, which killed nearly 2.5 lakh people. A tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake hit on Friday, but many people…

Indian Naval Officer – rescued after a mishap

By Rashi Agrawal Sep 26, 2018 Commander Abhilash Tomy, is an Indian Naval Officer. In 2013, he became the first Indian to do a solo, unassisted, non-stop circumnavigation under sail. On July 1, 2018, Abhilash participated in the 2018 Golden Globe Race, which is a non-stop, 30,000-mile solo yachting competition that restricts the use of modern technology. The 18 participants started their journey from Les Sables-d’Olonne, a seaside town in Western France. On September 21st, 2018, his yacht ‘Thuriya’ dismasted in a mishap in the Indian Ocean. Apart from injuring him, this left him stranded 3,200 km off the coast…

Anything is possible ! September 24, 2018

By Rashi Agarwal Mary Kom, is an Indian Olympic boxer hailing from Manipur. She is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. She also became the first Indian Woman Boxer to win Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She has just been to Poland for a boxing championship. She was going to compete in the 48 kg category, but when she landed in Poland at around 3.30 am on the day of the event, she was two kilograms higher. The general weight check…

Google Science Fair

21st September 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Google Science Fair is a global, online science and technology competition that encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to share their ideas with the world. In partnership with Virgin Galactic, LEGO Education, National Geographic, and Scientific American, Google invites students to submit their STEM projects and compete for prizes, scholarships, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.  Google announced that it has opened the 2018-2019 edition of the Google Science Fair, a global online science, technology, engineering, and math competition dedicated to teenagers. Submissions are now open until December 12, 2018. The finalists will be announced in…

Meet our friendly neighbourhood “Neighbourly”

21st September 2018 by Rashi Agarwal Ever had questions about where you could a buy a stationery item in and around your area? But you didn’t know who to ask? Well now the technology giant Google has a platform for you – its app called NEIGHBOURLY. Google launched this app in Mumbai and Jaipur in May 2018, and after its successful run there it is ready to launch the beta version in five more Indian cities. People in Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Mysore, Vishakhapatnam and Kota will now be able to ask and answer queries about their nearby areas. India is one of…