18th January 2021 to 23rd January 2021

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

Delhi’s air quality ‘poor’, likely to improve

There has been no relief in sight from the air pollution in Delhi despite slight rains on Sunday evening. Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the “poor” category on Thursday morning and is likely to deteriorate further amid a dip in the minimum temperature. The city’s air quality index was 292 at 10 am. Its 24-hour average AQI was 283 on Thursday, 211 on Wednesday and 171 on Tuesday. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.…

Fresh Snowfall in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir

The higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh received fresh snowfall on Saturday, November 14, 2020 leading to the closure of the Srinagar- Leh road for traffic, while the plains were lashes by rains. Many areas in the higher reaches of the region including the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, north Kashmir’s Baramulla district of Sonamarg in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district received snowfall, which was going on when last reports came in, the officials said. A traffic official said, “Due to the fresh snowfall at the Mani Marg, Drass and Zozila, the authorities suspended the traffic movement on the highway…

Smart lights for Diwali

Diwali also known as the festival of lights will be on 14 November this year. To light up the festivities, smart lights are the latest in market for everyone. Read on to take your pick … Opple color LED strip light: The light comes with a remote controller and is water and dust resistant.Narang RGB color changing LED strip light: Narang RGB color changing light has 60 LEDs with a remote controller.Mixen firework lights with remote: The lights are powered by 4AAA batteries and has eight different light modes. Luditek sound activated party RGB disco ball: It comes with seven light…

PM releases commemorative coin of Rs 75

Commemorative coins are issued in various denominations ranging from 5 paise to Rs 100. The lower denomination coins are usually for general circulation and their metal composition is in line with regular coins. On the other hand, the higher denominations usually contain some silver and are meant for collection purposes only. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The coin will help maintain long standing relation between India and the UN agency. Earlier this week, PM also released a commemorative coin of Rs…

Statue of Unity to welcome tourists

The tallest statue in the world, the Statue of Unity, is set to reopen for the public from October 17, 2020 after a gap of more than six months due to the coronavirus outbreak. Interestingly, the opening day also falls on the day when the festival of Navratri starts. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue better known as the Statue of Unity is situated in Gujarat. It is located at the shore of Narmada River in Kevadia colony facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The Statue of Unity will be reopened for tourists with several precautionary measures in place to stop the spread…