25th May 2020 to 30th May 2020

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

Creator of SpiderMan is no more

Stan Lee famous American comic book writer, editor, and publisher who co-created numerous popular fictional characters, like Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and Ant- Man died on 12 th November 2018 at the age of 95. As a writer and editor, Lee rose through the ranks of a family run business at Marvel Comics to become its primary creative leader for almost two decades. As an employee, he received limited payback on the windfall from his characters. Lee was famous for creating a new layer of complexity and humanity to superheroes. His characters were not made of stone. The had love…

Channukah – Festival of Lights of the Jews Begins

By Rashi Agarwal Dec 3, 2018 Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. Its starts on December 2 and end on December 10. It is also called the Festival of Lights or Festival of Dedication. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple. Also spelled Hanukkah (or variations of that spelling), the Hebrew word is actually pronounced with a guttural, “kh” sound, kha-nu-kah, not tcha- new-kah. In the second century BCE, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who tried…

Forest Fires damaging California

November 27, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal The 2018 wildfire season has been the most destructive wildfire season on record in California, with a total of 7,579 fires burning an area of 1,667,855 acres, the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season. The fires have caused more than $2.975 billion in damages, including $1.366 billion in fire suppression costs. In mid-July to August 2018, a series of large wildfires erupted across California, mostly in the northern part of the state, including the destructive Carr Fire and the Mendocino Complex Fire. On August 4, 2018, a national disaster was declared in Northern California,…

Mary Kom – Truly Magnificient and the Best Boxer in the World

November 27, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal India's Mary Kom won a historic sixth gold in the World Championships this month, the mother-of-three doing, what no other woman boxer in the world has done or known before. By claiming her sixth world title, Mary Kom became the most successful woman boxer in history. She beat Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota, 22 in a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48 kg category summit bout. Later, in an emotional expression she said that she had fulfilled her duty. “After winning, she just lay down, weight of the world lifted from her shoulders,” said Indian team…

Lost Submarine found

November 27, 2018 Rashi Agarwal The ARA San Juan, an Argentinian submarine that went missing one year ago has been found. The submarine was discovered in an undersea ravine more than 3,000 feet deep by the Seabed Constructor, a ship hired to locate the lost sub. The prevailing theory is the submarine was the victim of a fire that damaged its batteries, leading to an underwater explosion that eventually sank the sub. Argentine Navy officials announced the discovery of the submarine on November 17th, sharing photographs taken of the sub by unmanned undersea vehicles. The submarine is scattered in pieces on the ocean floor,…