26th October 2020 to 31st October 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

PM visits Ladakh

The Prime minister of India, Mr. Modi arrived in Leh, the capital city of Union Territory of Ladakh on July 3,2020. He reached there, 17 days after the Chinese troops killed 20 of the Indian soldiers in the Galwan valley incident. Mr Modi was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat  and the Army Chief General Manoj Naravana. He visited one of the forward locations in Nimu interacting with the personnel of the Indian Army, Airforce and ITBP there. On a surprise visit to Ladakh, the Indian Prime minister addressed the troops at Nimu outside Leh and…

George Floyd Protests in the U.S.

George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man recently died in United States after, a Minneapolis Police Department officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. His death was followed by a quick spread of protests, involving posters with the words “No justice! No peace!”, “I can’t breathe” and “Black Lives Matter”. The cause of protests being, killing of Floyd by the Minneapolis police, beliefs about inequality and racism, police brutality and lack of effective police action. Majority of the peaceful protests were followed by riots, substantial looting, street encounters and police violent conduct. There have been reports on aggressive…

Education in COVID- 19 Times

Every child across the globe always dreams, not attending the school and relax peacefully at  their homes with none of the studies  and this very wish  of theirs has now come true, with the wreaking Coronavirus pandemic. Education in COVID- 19  times, today has certainly become digital. It has truly shifted from live classrooms to  the virtual way of learning , which is also necessary for the safety of our Children. Educational Institutions are conducting education either through recorded sessions  referred as MOOCs  (Massive Open Online Course) or through the online  Webinars. For smooth functioning, the situation strictly demands a …

Russia’s Small Businesses Might Go Down Under

Covid-19 is a disease that has had an impact on the economy of every country, Russia being no exception. Since most countries are under lockdown, small and medium sized businesses may not even survive until the end of this global pandemic. While the Russian government is sitting on their ‘rainy day’ funds, collected from the sale of oil when prices were high, it is doing all but nothing to help the small and medium sized business which make up about 20% of theeconomy. The overall relief money given by the kremlin has amounted to less than a quarter of what…

Wuhan Coronavirus

When we have a genius like Bill Gates who predicted something like the Wuhan Coronavirus would happen why didn’t we listen to him? Was it our arrogance, ignorance or a bit of both? The Wuhan Coronavirus is a contagious disease that has hit over 25 countries. The virus spread has just begun and it could get much worse. The virus spreads through droplets and hence transmission happens when you live or spend time with an infected person. There are 17,205 confirmed cases in China and there are many more cases globally. The virus spreads more easily than the SARS virus…