19th April 2021 to 24th April 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

Google India adds 4 more languages to search results

Search engine giant Google India have launched a range of new features to a richer language experience for its users on Thursday. The introduction of new features will let people toggle their search results between English and four additional languages: Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, and Marathi. The new language tools have been introduced across Google products like Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Lens, and Discover. The new features use machine learning (ML) and Artificial intelligence (AI) technology to benefit its million users. The company said that over the next month, Search will start to show relevant content in supported…

Remembering Chuck Yeager, a Pilot with the Right Stuff

Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager, the most famous test pilot of his generation, who was the first to break the sound barrier, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 97. His wife, Victoria, announced the death from Gen. Yeager’s official Twitter account. Yeager was born on February 13, 1923 in the tiny town of Myra, West Virginia, and grew up fixing pickup trucks alongside his father. He joined the Army Air Corps in September 1941, three months before the United States entered World War II, and started out as an aircraft mechanic before undergoing flight training. He became the first…

Indian-American Gitanjali Rao is on ‘TIME’ cover

15-year- old Indian- American Gitanjali Rao, a “brilliant” young scientist has been named as the first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’ by the TIME magazine for her “astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying.” Rao was selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees as TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year. She was interviewed by actress and activist Angelina Jolie for the special cover which honors kids’ achievements. I think more than anything right now, we just need to find that one thing we are passionate about and solve it.…

GHMC Elections 2020

The high-voltage campaign ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) did not translate into votes on the election day. Still, the final polling percentage was 45.7 percent, the highest in three GHMC polls. It was 45.27 percent in 2016 and 42.02 percent in the 2009 polls. Polling on Tuesday started slow with only 3.96 percent of votes cast between 7 am and 9 am. It increased to 8.9 percent by 11 am, and to 18.20 percent at 1 pm. By 4 pm, only 22.06 lakh voters had exercised their franchise. This was only 29.76 percent of the total voters.…

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”.…