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

Anything is possible ! September 24, 2018

By Rashi Agarwal Mary Kom, is an Indian Olympic boxer hailing from Manipur. She is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. She also became the first Indian Woman Boxer to win Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She has just been to Poland for a boxing championship. She was going to compete in the 48 kg category, but when she landed in Poland at around 3.30 am on the day of the event, she was two kilograms higher. The general weight check…

Google Science Fair

21st September 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Google Science Fair is a global, online science and technology competition that encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to share their ideas with the world. In partnership with Virgin Galactic, LEGO Education, National Geographic, and Scientific American, Google invites students to submit their STEM projects and compete for prizes, scholarships, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.  Google announced that it has opened the 2018-2019 edition of the Google Science Fair, a global online science, technology, engineering, and math competition dedicated to teenagers. Submissions are now open until December 12, 2018. The finalists will be announced in…

Meet our friendly neighbourhood “Neighbourly”

21st September 2018 by Rashi Agarwal Ever had questions about where you could a buy a stationery item in and around your area? But you didn’t know who to ask? Well now the technology giant Google has a platform for you – its app called NEIGHBOURLY. Google launched this app in Mumbai and Jaipur in May 2018, and after its successful run there it is ready to launch the beta version in five more Indian cities. People in Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Mysore, Vishakhapatnam and Kota will now be able to ask and answer queries about their nearby areas. India is one of…

A pollution free train

September 20, 2018 by Rashi Agarwal   Emission of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from cars, buses and trains apart from industrial activities has been largely responsible for global warming and depletion of the protective ozone layer of our Mother Earth. Scientists have since long been trying to invent more and more modes of transport which will lead to lower pollution levels. For the first time, on Sunday, 16th September, two pollution free trains ran a 100 km route between the 2 towns and cities of northern Germany – a stretch normally plied by diesel trains. Called Coradia iLint trains,…

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…