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August 19, 2020
Vol 107, Page 1

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

What They Say?


"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance."
— Roy T. Bennett




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This Day for You - August 19



The World Celebrates:

International Bow Day

National Aviation Day

National Soft Ice Cream Day

You Share Your Birthday With:


1910 – Saint Alphonsa, first woman of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church


1928 – Shiv Prasaad Singh, Indian Hindi writer


1946- Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President


1965 – Hemant Birje, Indian actor


1967 - Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

On this day:

1600: Ahmednagar was captured by Akbar.

1666: Shivaji escaped in a fruit basket from Aurangzeb’s interment in Agra.

1918: President Shankar Dayal Sharma was born.

1939: Foundation-stone of Mahajati Sadan of Subhas Chandra Bose’s conception was laid in Kolkata by Rabindranath Tagore.

1949: Bhubaneswar became the capital of Odisha.

Frederick Douglass


Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was an American social reformer, abolitionist, writer, and politician. After fleeing from slavery, he became a nationwide leader of the abolitionist movement.

Five things you probably didn't know about Frederick Douglass:-

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS TOOK HIS NAME FROM A POEM.

Frederick asked his host to suggest a new name as there were too many Johnsons in the area and came up with Douglas who held a role in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS REFUSED TO REJOICE THE INDEPENDENCE DAY.


Douglass once said "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,", "This Fourth July is yours, not mine,". Douglass declined to celebrate the holiday till all slaves were liberated.

HE ONCE WAS NOMINATED FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Douglass has been nominated as a Vice President. However, the designation had carried out his approval, and Douglass nevermore accepted it.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS SERVED UNDER FIVE PRESIDENTS.
Douglass served for Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes, Arthur, Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, Cleveland.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS CHARGED A BOOK WITH HIS VIEWS ON HUMAN RIGHTS.
Douglass received a copy of a collection of essays, dialogues, and speeches on slavery and many other subjects. The Orator was read by most of the children and also Abraham Lincoln was influenced by the collection.

Credits: Tarini Kaushik
Reach me at:705tk@theschoolsocial.in for any questions, advice or feedback

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

On World Humanitarian Day (WHD) August 19, the world commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, and we honour all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need.

This year World Humanitarian Day comes as the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic over recent months. This day was designated in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 22 people, including the chief humanitarian in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formalized the day as World Humanitarian Day.

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On August 19, the eleventh year that we have marked World Humanitarian Day, we are paying special tribute to the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to helping others in the most extreme circumstances throughout the world.


The campaign focuses on what drives humanitarians to continue to save and protect lives despite conflict, insecurity, lack of access and risks linked to COVID-19.

This year, COVID-19 has been the biggest challenge to humanitarian operations around the world. The lack of access and restrictions placed by Governments around the world has resulted in communities, civil society and local NGOs being the frontline of the response.

Therefore, the campaign presents the inspiring personal stories of humanitarians who are treating and preventing COVID-19, providing food to vulnerable people in need, providing safe spaces for women and girls in lockdown; delivering babies; fighting locusts and running refugee camps, all amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Credits: United Nations



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Why do aeroplanes have pressurized cabins?


If you’ve ever flown before or have read this in your physics/chemistry classes already, you know that aeroplane cabins are always pressurized. The pressurization systems maintain the pressure of the air cabins between 11 and 12 psi(pounds per square inch) or 0.75 to 0.81 atm. This is achieved by filtering some of the combusted air from the aeroplane engines and pumping them back into the sealed cabins in a controlled manner. This does require a lot of energy both in the form of mechanical as well as electrical. But why is this necessary? It all has to do with the dependence of pressure with height and the partial pressure of oxygen.

Before we begin, there are two proven scientific conclusions that you need to know. Pressure decreases with height. The relative abundance of a gas in the atmosphere can be measured by its partial pressure. The partial pressure of a gas(in a mixture of other gases) is the pressure that the same gas would exert if it were to occupy the same volume on its own. Partial pressure is directly proportional to pressure and hence, it too decreases with height.

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Now, here on the ground, the atmospheric pressure is a pleasant 14.69 psi or 1 atm and the partial pressure of oxygen stands at 3 psi. However, at heights of 36,000 feet, i.e the cruising altitude of your average commercial airliner, the atmospheric pressure drops drastically and the partial pressure of oxygen stands at a dangerous 0.5-0.6 psi. Such a low abundance of oxygen leads to hypoxia which is the insufficient supply of oxygen to a part of the body, which in this case is more pronounced in the brain. Prolonged hypoxia causes cells to literally choke and die leading to permanent brain damage and even death. To solve, the pressure inside cabins are maintained 11-12 psi bringing the partial pressure of oxygen inside the cabins up to 2.5 psi which is not a large deviation from the standard partial pressure of oxygen at the surface level of the earth. Essentially, without pressurization of cabins, air travel would have been impossible.




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REAL LIFE HEROES WEEK
August 18 - 22


A global campaign that celebrates humanitarians - a “thank you” to the people who have committed their lives to helping others.


Join the celebrations by telling us about Real Life Heroes whom you know. Look around your area, and tell us about the heroes of our world, here and now, are just as worthy of admiration and celebration because they’re real! They are:

1) Choosing to help in the most extreme circumstances.
2) Their stories show that real life heroes exhibit an uncanny ability to persevere despite the odds, and to do so with humility and dedication.
3) They help at any cost.

Join the global conversation today by using the hashtag #RealLifeHeroes and #TheSchoolSocial.

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Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. So far, dogs seem to be quite good at detecting the illness, but it's not clear yet how useful these skills will be.



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Marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed her 35th English Channel crossing — her fourth in 16 days and more than any man — battling fog, darkness, ships and quarantine rules

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In California last week, a local police officer became a hero when she pulled a man stuck in his wheelchair from the tracks within seconds of a train barreling past.

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Prisha
I am Prisha. I am a 12-year-old girl who loves books, nature, and photography. I love to explore new things in the world and I live by a saying 'Live life as if you are going to die tomorrow'!


Love For Nature

I have always liked nature because of its pureness, simplicity, and calmness. It removes all the stress from my mind that usually, we have for tests and exams. Nature makes me feel safe and there is always something new to explore in nature. I want to spread the love for nature and that you should protect it through photography. Photography is my hobby and I could find no better way to express my feelings than through this.




August 19, 2020 Credits

1) Lovely Sarkar - papris705@theschoolsocial.in
2) Ipsita - ipsita@theschoolsocial.in
3) Arko De - iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
4) Tarini - 705tk@theschoolsocial.in

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