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Tiny Bytes: plane crash in Melbourne, INS Viraat and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of the top news for little minds.

India’s oldest warship to retire

The Indian Navy has announced that on March 6th, it will retire India’s oldest warship – a 58 year old aircraft carrier called the INS Viraat. Initially there was a proposal to convert aircraft carrier into a museum, so it will likely be sold for scrap.

Plane crash in Melbourne

An unfortunate plane crash took place in Melbourne, in Australia, Tuesday. A small charter flight had some engine failure and crashed into a shopping mall. Firefighters and rescue workers are at the scene doing their best to ease the situation. Read more

School in Maharashtra for 60-90 year olds

A school for elderly women called Ajibainchi Shala in a small Maharashtra village caters to only 60-90 year olds. The students learn things like the alphabets, mathematics, and even nursery rhymes. And they wear a sweet pink sari uniform and use chalks and slates to write with.

Super-slippery surfaces

A team of scientists from MIT in Boston have developed a new system to easily squeeze out the last of ketchup from bottles. The container must first be coated on the inside with a rough surface, and then a thin layer over that, and finally a liquid that forms a slippery surface. So the ketchup just glides off when you need it.

That’s it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. I hope you’ll watch out for me at 5 pm tomorrow too. Remember, it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you.

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