1st March 2021 to 6th March 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

Asteriod Ryugu

October 25, 2018 Rashi Agarwal Two tiny hopping robots successfully landed on an asteroid called RYUGU on 22nd September 2018. Ryugu is a near-Earth asteroid that orbits between Earth and Mars. The rovers are part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) mission to collect asteroid sample. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft was used to launch the rovers. The rovers have been hopping along the asteroids surface, while collecting data and sending back pictures. A larger probe, about the size of a shoebox, called MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout), landed on the same asteroid on 3rd October. MASCOT also used the Hayabusa2…

Bangtan Boys – A Korean Pop Band making waves all over

October 24, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. Known for their large social media presence, BTS were listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016. n October 2018, Billboard placed BTS #1 on their Social 50 chart, making them the first Korean group to top the chart. In October 2018, BTS were featured on the cover of Time magazine, with Time naming them ‘Next Generation Leaders’. The greatness of Bangtan Boys, or BTS, didn’t happen overnight. Like any other band, they went through rigorous training and made some changes in their line-up. They started in 2010…

India’s best performance till date at the Youth Olympics

  October 24, 2018 Rashi Agarwal India participated at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos  Aires,  Argentina from 6 October to 18 October 2018. This was India' best performance till date. The age group is between 14-18 yrs. Among the 206 nations participated, India were ranked 17th on the medals tally in 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. India placed 46 athletes in 13 sports with 36 events, its largest contingent till now. The country won a total of 13 medals – 3 Gold, 9 silver and 1 Bronze. Some highlights were: 16-year old Jeremy Lalrinnunga from Aizwal won India's first ever Youth Olympics Gold medal. He was…

Gita Gopinath – First Woman Chief Economist IMF

October 16, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal The Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath (born 8 December 1971) is currently the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. In October 2018 she was appointed as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She was earlier also the Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala. Gita was born in Kolkata, India. Later she did her schooling in Nirmala Convent School in Mysore. She is the younger of two daughters of TV Gopinath and VC Vijayalakshmi, both of whom hail from Kannur, Kerala. She holds a B.A. from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi (1992), Masters in economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of…

A Tea Seller and a Champion Boxer – Where there is a will there is a way!

October 13, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal We all know Olympic Bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh. He is a role model for all amateur boxers. Just a few minutes from his house in Bhiwani district in Haryana is another boxer Rajesh Kumar Kasana who has already entered the professional boxing league. However, he has no other sources of income to feed himself and his family apart from a small tea stall. Rajesh, popularly known as Luka in his village, starts his tea stall at 5 am, and runs the stall till 1 pm, when his brother takes over. He then heads…