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

Twitter Turns 13

On March 21 st , 2019, the popular social media platform, Twitter, turned 13. The first tweet was posted by Jack Dorsey (creator) on March 21, 2006 Twitter is an American online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets";. Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world. Although the first tweet was actually sent on…

University Admissions Scandal

Over the last week, both the academic and celebrity worlds have been roiled by a college admissions scam, involving famous Hollywood actors, tech executives, and college coaches. On March 12, 2019, the US Department of Justice charged 50 individuals, including 33 affluent parents, with bribery, fraud, and false information, to get their kids admitted into some of the nation's most elite universities, including Stanford, Yale, and the University of Southern California. The mastermind behind this dishonest scheme, nicknamed "Operation Varsity Blues"; by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was William "Rick"; Singer, a former high school football coach turned college counsellor. According to the FBI, Singer, founder of the Edge College &…

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20 th. It is an annual event which is lauded all over the world. The first International Day of Happiness was held on March 20, 2013. The event is celebrated in 193 countries, two observer states and in 11 territories. What is it? The day was created by a special advisor to the United Nations named Jayme Illien. Jayme first brought up the idea of creating a new day to celebrate happiness to senior United Nations officials back in 2011. He thought of this to inspire, mobilize, and advance the…

Holi Celebrations

Holi, the festival of colours was celebrated on 21 st March this year. Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent. Holi is popularly known as the Indian "festival of spring", the "festival of colours", or the "festival of love";. The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and…

Goa CM expires

Four-time Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (63) died at his private residence in Goa on Sunday, 17th March after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer for over a year. Mr. Parrikar, the tallest BJP leader of Goa, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February last year and has been in and out of hospital within the country and abroad. At the time of his death, he was taking treatment at home.  Last year he was rushed to the state-run Goa Medical College hospital when he complained of stomach pain and then flown to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The…