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

Virat Kohli breaks another record

November 1, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Virat Kohli is unstoppable. Currently, he is the most prolific batsman in cricket. He has broken yet another record this month. The 29-year old became the fastest to reach 10,000 ODI (One Day International) runs, breaking his idol Sachin Tendulkar’s record. Tendulkar reached 10,000 ODI runs in 2001. He took 259 innings to reach this mark just short of his 28 th birthday, Virat Kohli has reached the same record in 205 innings and is currently 29 years old. Kohli is now the 5 th Indian batsman to reach 10,000 runs and the 13…

Disappearing Hills

October 29, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal The Aravalli Range is a range of mountains running approximately 692 km in a southwest direction, starting in North India from Delhi and passing through southern Haryana, through to Western India across the states of Rajasthan and ending in Gujarat. Mining of copper and other metals in the Aravalli range dates back to at least the 5th century BCE. In a shocking revelation, a Supreme Court appointed central empowered committee (CEC), told the court earlier this week that 31 out of 128 hills in the Aravalli region in Rajasthan have disappeared in the last 50 years due to a huge illegal mining industry. The Supreme Court was compelled…

Only Green firecrackers this Diwali

October 29, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal On Tuesday, 23 rd October, the Supreme Court of India directed that only green firecrackers would be sold in the country, in order to check the air pollution due to bursting them. It, however, refused to impose a blanket ban on firecrackers. Even online sale of the same was restrained through e-commerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart. This order will be applicable throughout the country. Selling of ‘larries’ or series firecrackers will not be allowed. Bursting of firecrackers will be allowed only for two hours between 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali, that…

Longest Sea Bridge inaugurated by Chinese President

October 29, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal On October 23, 2018, the world’s longest sea bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China was opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The bridge will cut down the travel time between these three regions from 3 hours to just 30 minutes. The bridge took 9 years to complete due to delays, budget overruns, corruption and deaths of construction workers. Stretching more than 55km (34 miles), the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge spans the Pearl River Delta and is an unparalleled engineering feat. From end to end, including its two link roads, the bridge is about…

Paul Allen – Microsoft Co-Founder dies at 65

October 29, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Paul Allen , co-founder of Microsoft died on Monday, 15 th October at the age of 65. Paul Gardner Allen was an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and humanitarian. Alongside Bill Gates, Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution and later became the world's largest PC software company. He channelled his enormous fortune into changing Seattle into a cultural destination. He died due to cancer. He was in remission for years and it resurrected after years. Mr. Allen was a force at Microsoft during its first 7 years, along with…