28th November 2022 to 3rd December 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

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…

Ayushmann Bharat – Long Live India – Modicare

October 12, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal The Prime Minister of India, Mr Narender Modi, recently announced Ayushman Bharat, which means Long-Life India. It is being hailed as one of the biggest health-insurance schemes in the world. As per this scheme, nearly 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, covering almost 50 crore citizens, will receive health insurance coverage of up to Rs 5 lakhs, without paying any premium themselves. Mr Modi said “It is essential to ensure that we free the poor of India from the clutches of poverty due to which they cannot afford healthcare." People who are eligible to…

First Virtual Reality Water Slide

Oct 11, 2018 by Rashi Agarwal Some may say that VR (Virtual Reality) and water don’t go well together. While some more may argue - Aren’t roller coaster rides an experience in themselves? Then why the need to enhance the adventure by using VR. Combining roller coasters with VR is not a very new concept. The ‘Ride of Steel’ roller coaster at Six Flags in Maryland helps Superman’s fans dive into his world. However, recently, the world’s first VR enhanced water slide was opened. Its called ‘Space Glider’. It is located at Europe’s biggest water park, the Galaxy Erding in…

Manu Bhaker – Youngest Indian to win a medal

October 9, 2018 By Rashi Agarwal Manu Bhaker is an Indian sportswoman who excels in shooting. She represented India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and won two gold medals. She is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup. She won the gold medal in women's 10 m air pistol event at 2018 Commonwealth Games just at the age of 16 in her maiden Commonwealth Games appearance. At the recent Asian Games in Indonesia, this 16 year old didn’t get a medal, but that did not deter her spirit and she started to focus on her…