18th February 2019 to 23rd February 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

Have you ever met an Alien

Have you ever met an alien? In an exciting new development, a scientist named Silvano P. Colombano at NASA Ames Research Center stated that Earth may have already been visited by extra-terrestrials, but humans may not have noticed. He says that humans assume that aliens would be made up of traditional building blocks such as carbon, but that may not be true. According to him, scientists must revisit our most cherished assumptions and consider the idea of different characteristics as well as the possibility that interstellar travel is already feasible for extra-terrestrials. He suggests that the size of the ‘explorer’ might be that of…

ISB Professor appointed as Chief Economic Advisor of India

By Rashi Agarwal December 14, 2018 The Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) is the economic advisor to the Government of India. The CEA in the finance ministry is a key contributor to the government’s overall strategy in managing the economy and offers a critique of the hits and misses through the economic survey. The government of India on Friday, 7 th December appointed Krishnamurthy Subramaniam of ISB (Indian School of Business) as the new chief economic advisor for a period of three years. Currently, he serves as associate professor of finance and executive director for the Centre for Analytical Finance at…

ISRO satellite launch

By Rashi Agarwal December 7, 2018 At exactly 9.58 am on Thursday, 29 th November, 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation's reliable workhorse PSLV rocket soared into the skies from Sriharikota's first launchpad carrying with it India's first hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), an advanced earth observation satellite, and 30 foreign satellites. During the 112-minute-long mission, PSLV C43 will first deliver India's primary satellite into the polar sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 630 km and then descend to release 30 international co-passengers at 504 km altitude in two batches. The 30 commercial satellites, including one micro and 29 nano satellites, are from eight countries. Of the…

Mumbai Attacks – Tenth Anniversary

By Rashi Agarwal December 7, 2018 Its been ten years but Mumbai still remains vulnerable The 2008 Mumbai attacks were a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai, perpetrated by 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan. The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on Wednesday 26 November and lasted until Saturday 29 November 2008. At least 174 people died, including 9 attackers, and more than 300 were wounded. Eight of the attacks occurred in South Mumbai at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, The Oberoi Trident, The Taj Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, The Nariman House Jewish community centre, the Metro…

Creator of SpiderMan is no more

Stan Lee famous American comic book writer, editor, and publisher who co-created numerous popular fictional characters, like Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and Ant- Man died on 12 th November 2018 at the age of 95. As a writer and editor, Lee rose through the ranks of a family run business at Marvel Comics to become its primary creative leader for almost two decades. As an employee, he received limited payback on the windfall from his characters. Lee was famous for creating a new layer of complexity and humanity to superheroes. His characters were not made of stone. The had love…