17th June 2019 to 22nd June 2019

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

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20 th. It is an annual event which is lauded all over the world. The first International Day of Happiness was held on March 20, 2013. The event is celebrated in 193 countries, two observer states and in 11 territories. What is it? The day was created by a special advisor to the United Nations named Jayme Illien. Jayme first brought up the idea of creating a new day to celebrate happiness to senior United Nations officials back in 2011. He thought of this to inspire, mobilize, and advance the…

Holi Celebrations

Holi, the festival of colours was celebrated on 21 st March this year. Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent. Holi is popularly known as the Indian "festival of spring", the "festival of colours", or the "festival of love";. The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and…

Goa CM expires

Four-time Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (63) died at his private residence in Goa on Sunday, 17th March after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer for over a year. Mr. Parrikar, the tallest BJP leader of Goa, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February last year and has been in and out of hospital within the country and abroad. At the time of his death, he was taking treatment at home.  Last year he was rushed to the state-run Goa Medical College hospital when he complained of stomach pain and then flown to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. The…

Ethiopian Airline crash

Ethiopian Airlines’ deadliest incident took place on 10 March 2019, when a Boeing 737 MAX 8, barely four months old, crashed shortly after takeoff en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi; all 157 people on board perished. It was Flight 302. This came just months after the crash of another brand-new 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia in October 2018, where all 189 people on board lost their lives.  More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following these two fatal crashes over the past five months. The causes of both crashes are still under investigation. One of…

49 people killed in New Zealand Mosque

Forty-nine people have been killed and 48 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the nation's deadliest attack. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as a terrorist attack and one of New Zealand's "darkest days" A gunman identifying himself as an Australian live-streamed the rampage at Al Noor mosque to Facebook. He ventilated racist, anti-immigrant views. Police say a man in his late 20s has been arrested and charged with murder. Two other men and one woman were also detained. No names have been made public. Firearms and explosive devices were recovered, Police Commissioner Mike Bush…