14th October 2019 to 19th October 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

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…

P V Sindhu wins

P. V. Sindhu silver medal winner in Olympics made history in December 2018 when she became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals held at Guangzhou, China.  Sindhu defeated title favourite Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-19, 21-17 in the womens singles final. PV Sindhu has finally settled her finals blues. Playing her third successive season-ending finale, Sindhu, had been settling for silver this year. After the win, Sindhu stressed how important the win was for her and how it made her emotional. "It was very important for me... everytime I come to the finals and I lose,…

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…