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

Jashn-E-Dal

Jammu and Kashmir, popularly known as the “Paradise on Earth”, is world famous for its scenic splendor. Within the city of Srinagar in Kashmir is the famous Dal Lake that attracts visitors from across the world. Jammu and Kashmir Police have organized a three-day water sports festival – ‘Jashn-E-Dal’ – with an aim to boost water sports activities and promote tourism in the valley. The event began on Oct 7, 2020 after three years since it was last organized in 2017. ‘Jashn-e-Dal’ has been one of the favorite events to celebrate the beautiful water bodies of Kashmir. “Despite the Covid-19…

Happy Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2020

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is observed in states and territories across the country and is one of the officially declared holidays. Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of the freedom struggle of India and a strong advocate of the principles of Satya (Truth) and Ahimsa (Non-violence). The President and Prime Minister of India usually pay homage at Raj Ghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on the day.  To mark the occasion, the Gujarat Government has organized a program in which around 5 lakh women…

Bus trip from Delhi to London

Adventures Overland welcomes the world’s longest bus journey all set to begin in May 2021. The tour will start from the National capital of India, Delhi and will conclude in London, The United Kingdom. It will cover over 20,000 km crossing as many as 18 countries in 70 days. The luxury bus is available for only 20 people. The passengers can either opt for a full journey or can also choose from a total of four trips that includes South East Asia (11 nights, 12 days), China (15 nights, 16 days), Central Asia (21 nights, 22 days) and Europe (15 nights,…

Maharashtra Raigad Building collapse

At  least 16 people died after a building collapsed in a residential area of  Mahad in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Monday. There are still 19 people missing with 78 people rescued till now. Earlier in the day, a four-year-old child was also rescued from the debris after the accident. Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed at the site of the accident on late Monday. Also local police  and fire brigade joined the NDRF in the rescue operations. A green corridor was also created from Pune to Raigad to create  a swift passage for the…

Prime Minister campaign to free India of garbage

Prime Minister Modi launched a week-long garbage-free India campaign in the run up to the Independence Day on Aug 8,2020. He emphasized on the Swachh Bharat Mission for being a great support in the fight against the global coronavirus. Mr. Modi also launched the Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra, an interactive experience center on the Swachh Bharat Mission at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at the Rajghat, Delhi. The campaign is officially named as the ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’ drive that begins on Saturday and would go on till the Independence Day to strengthen the importance of cleanliness. The Prime Minister added…