10th August 2020 to 15th August 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

George W Bush – An obituary

George W Bush , ex president and father of president George Bush died on November 30, 2018. He served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993; he earlier served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He had also been a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. The ex president got a state funeral in Washington that was attended by the country's five living presidents and foreign dignitaries, Bush's flag-draped casket was flown to Texas for a final farewell. During his presidency, Bush skilfully handled foreign affairs during a tumultuous time for the nation.…

Have you ever met an Alien

Have you ever met an alien? In an exciting new development, a scientist named Silvano P. Colombano at NASA Ames Research Center stated that Earth may have already been visited by extra-terrestrials, but humans may not have noticed. He says that humans assume that aliens would be made up of traditional building blocks such as carbon, but that may not be true. According to him, scientists must revisit our most cherished assumptions and consider the idea of different characteristics as well as the possibility that interstellar travel is already feasible for extra-terrestrials. He suggests that the size of the ‘explorer’ might be that of…

ISB Professor appointed as Chief Economic Advisor of India

By Rashi Agarwal December 14, 2018 The Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) is the economic advisor to the Government of India. The CEA in the finance ministry is a key contributor to the government’s overall strategy in managing the economy and offers a critique of the hits and misses through the economic survey. The government of India on Friday, 7 th December appointed Krishnamurthy Subramaniam of ISB (Indian School of Business) as the new chief economic advisor for a period of three years. Currently, he serves as associate professor of finance and executive director for the Centre for Analytical Finance at…

ISRO satellite launch

By Rashi Agarwal December 7, 2018 At exactly 9.58 am on Thursday, 29 th November, 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation's reliable workhorse PSLV rocket soared into the skies from Sriharikota's first launchpad carrying with it India's first hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), an advanced earth observation satellite, and 30 foreign satellites. During the 112-minute-long mission, PSLV C43 will first deliver India's primary satellite into the polar sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 630 km and then descend to release 30 international co-passengers at 504 km altitude in two batches. The 30 commercial satellites, including one micro and 29 nano satellites, are from eight countries. Of the…

Mumbai Attacks – Tenth Anniversary

By Rashi Agarwal December 7, 2018 Its been ten years but Mumbai still remains vulnerable The 2008 Mumbai attacks were a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai, perpetrated by 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan. The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on Wednesday 26 November and lasted until Saturday 29 November 2008. At least 174 people died, including 9 attackers, and more than 300 were wounded. Eight of the attacks occurred in South Mumbai at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, The Oberoi Trident, The Taj Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, The Nariman House Jewish community centre, the Metro…