25th March 2019 to 30th March 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

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…

Syria at war

by Rashi Agarwal Syria is a country in Western Asia, and the Syrian civil war, also known as the Syrian uprising or Syrian crisis, is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria. Why the war?   A peaceful uprising against Bashar al Assad, the president of Syria, seven years ago turned into a full-scale civil war. Even before the protests began, the citizens were complaining about high rates of unemployment and corruption and wanted to oust the president, who had taken over the leadership after his father passed away in 2000. In March 2000, pro-democracy demonstrations started which the president crushed using deadly force. This led to nationwide protests for his resignation. The violence rapidly escalated and the…