17th June 2019 to 22nd June 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

First Indian Woman to bag a Michelin star

November 16, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Chef Garima Arora’s GAA in Bangkok is the first restaurant helmed by an Indian woman chef to be awarded the prestigious Michelin star. GAA’s maiden star gives it a pride of place in The Michelin Guide Thailand 2019. Michelin Guides are a series of guide books published by the French tyre company Michelin for more than a century. The term normally refers to the annually published Michelin Red Guide, the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference guide, which awards up to three Michelin stars for excellence to a select few establishments. The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects…

PM Modi gets Seoul Peace Prize

By Rashi Agarwal November 13th, 2018 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth. He was credited for ‘Modinomics’ which the award committee said, “reduced social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor in the country”. Mr. Modi is the 14 th recipient of this award. The Seoul Peace Prize is awarded biennially and was established in 1990. The award committee said that he was chosen for his efforts to improve the lives of India’s 1.35 billion people, for establishing economic…

Angela Merkel – German Chancellor decides to steps down

By Rashi Agarwal November 14th, 2018 Angela Merkel  Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and the leader of the Free World. In a surprising development, she announced that she will quit as the leader if CDU and won’t run for another term as Chancellor, taking personal responsibility for the decline in support for the governing coalition. After nearly 13 years in power, 64-year old Merkel’s authority has been strongly tested as she faced a disappointing result in…

Italy in storm

by Rashi Agarwal November 6th, 2018 Heavy rains and gales devastating parts of Italy have claimed 29 lives so far, and laid waste to vast swathes of forest. About 14 million trees have been uprooted. A German tourist died when hit by lightning on the island of Sardinia while another person struck by lightning few days ago died in hospital. Many victims to date have been killed by falling trees. Areas from the far northeast to Sicily in the southwest have been affected by the storms, with the most severe damage in the northern regions of Trentino and Veneto –…

Leopard in secretariat premises – Click to watch video

November 7, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal In a very scary video, a leopard was spotted entering the secretariat at Gandhinagar, Gujrat’s capital city. The wild animal entered the area early morning on Monday. While the search operation for the wild animal is still on, the video is enough to scare anyone. Wondering what we are talking about? Watch the video here The leopard can be seen entering the government building by crawling under gate no. 7. After the leopard entered and it came to notice through the CCTV footage, the entry of everyone inside the complex had been prohibited for a few…