3rd October 2022 to 8th October 2022

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

The ‘Baahubali’ Banana

A ‘Baahubali’ banana grown in a farmer’s field is very special. The stem is 7-ft-long complete with fruits. This Amritha species of banana tree is grown by Anala Sudarshan at Vakatippa village in Kothapally Mandal from East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. The ideal farmer has proved that he can produce a quality crop only with the use of organic fertilizers. The white wheel has grown over three and a half feet. There are up to 140 fruits per banana gel. They weigh over 30 kgs with bananas usually about two and a half feet long. “I brought the banana seedling…

World’s largest flag to be hoisted in Rajasthan, India

The world’s largest khadi flag will be hoisted on a hilltop near the Army War Museum in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India to mark the country’s 75th anniversary of independence. The flag, which weighs about 1,000 kg, 225 feet in length and 150 feet in breadth will be flown on Army Day, January 15, 2022. The flag is said to spread over an area of 37,500 square feet and is made by Khadi Village Industries. It is believed that many tourists are expected to come to Jaisalmer to watch the flag-waving ceremony. Many senior army officers, people’s representatives, and others are also…

Indian Army’s New Combat Uniform Unveiled

The Indian Army celebrated its 74th Army Day on January 15, 2022, this year. On the occasion, the Indian Army unveiled a new combat dress that is comfortable, climate friendly, and features a digital disruptive pattern. A contingent of commandos of Parachute regiment, wearing the new uniform, took part in the Army Day parade that was conducted at the Cariappa ground. Here’s everything you need to know. The new combat uniform has been designed in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) after the specifications were shared by the Indian Army.The new uniform has a digital pattern similar…

World’s fastest bird homes on Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue, with a height of 182 meters situated on the Narmada River in Kevadia, Gujarat, India. Shaheen falcon, the world’s fastest bird, a non-migratory subspecies of the peregrine falcon has been seen perching on the statue over the last few weeks, giving rise to speculations that it is building a nest at the world’s tallest statue. The name Shaheen is derived from Persian, Shah for ‘king’ and een for ‘birds’, thus meaning the ‘king of birds’. “During my visit to SoU some weeks ago, I was looking at the statue when my…

‘Congratulations India’: Durga Puja in Kolkata inscribed on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible cultural heritage’ list

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, put the Durga Puja festival on its ‘Intangible Heritage list’. As per Hindu scriptures, the festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. “Durga Puja is seen as the best instance of the public performance of religion and art, and as a thriving ground for collaborative artists and designers. The festival is characterized by large-scale installations and pavilions in urban areas, as well as by traditional Bengali drumming and veneration of the goddess. During the event, the divides of class, religion, and ethnicities…