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

A pollution free train

September 20, 2018 by Rashi Agarwal   Emission of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from cars, buses and trains apart from industrial activities has been largely responsible for global warming and depletion of the protective ozone layer of our Mother Earth. Scientists have since long been trying to invent more and more modes of transport which will lead to lower pollution levels. For the first time, on Sunday, 16th September, two pollution free trains ran a 100 km route between the 2 towns and cities of northern Germany – a stretch normally plied by diesel trains. Called Coradia iLint trains,…

Race in space

September 20,2018 by Rashi Agarwal Eight-time Olympic Gold medallist and the fastest human on earth, Ussain Bolt has had the opportunity of being first many times. This time too he became the first human to have a race in space and win it too. The Jamaican participated in a race in a zero-gravity flight above France, against two other competitors. He was aboard an Airbus A310 plane, as part of their promotional event. The sprinter shared this race video on social media, and within 15 hours, the video had collected 1.5 million views and hundreds of responses. Bolt said that he felt…

IAF base to be Andhra Pradesh, India

China and India are the two most populous and fastest growing economies in the world today. India-China relations, also called Sino-Indian relations or Indo-Chinese relations, refers to the bilateral relationship between these two countries. Border disputes and the economic competition between the two countries have at times led to strained ties. In early 2017, the two countries had a clash at Doklam along the disputed Sino-Bhutanese border. India’s relationship with China has been deteriorating for a while now, so the east coast of India is gaining strategic importance. Considering this, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to set up a strategic base in Andhra Pradesh (AP) and…

Next vacation we are going to the moon

By Rashi Agarwal Elon Musk, a business magnate and the 46th richest person in the world, is the founder, CEO and lead designer of SpaceX. SpaceX, founded in 2002, is an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. Its goal is to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonisation of Mars. Elon Musk is more famously known co-founder, CEO and product architect at Tesla, Inc that specialises in making electric vehicles and making them affordable for average consumers. On Friday, 12th September 2018, SpaceX signed its first passenger for a flight around the moon. This…

Apple’s new launch

Diehard Apple iPhone and Macintosh users are frantically waiting at this time of the year, for the launch of new Apple products. Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, founded the company in 1976 along with Steve Wozniak in his family home’s garage. He was all of 21 years and little did he know that he would go on to become a household name across the globe. On 12th September 2018, Apple’s iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone XR were out and so were the smartphone technological advancements that the company had been working on since the…