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August 26, 2020
Vol 112, Page 1

What They Say?

“What man really wishes to do he will find a means of doing.”

― George Bernard Shaw


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This Day for You - August 26


1920 19th Amendment to the US Constitution Takes Effect
The amendment extended universal suffrage to women in the United States. Before this, women in some states could vote in local and state elections. The Amendment was first introduced in Congress 42 years ago in 1878 by Senator Aaron A.

The World Celebrates:

National WebMistress Day

National Dog Day

National Women’s Equality Day

National Cherry Popsicle Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

Mother Teresa. Aug 26, 1910.

Om Prakash Munjal. Aug 26, 1928

Maneka Gandhi. Aug 26, 1956.

Inder Kumar. Aug 26, 1973

Chris Pine. Aug 26, 1980

James Harden. Aug 26, 1981

Dylan O'Brien. Aug 26, 1991

On this day:

1914: Bengali revolutionaries waylaid a cartload of 50 Mauser pistols and 46,000 round of ammunition while being unloaded at Kolkata port.

1989: Sumita Laha of Bengal set a new world record in squat by lifting 227.5 kg in the seventh National Powerlifting Championship.

Someone who can make one laugh as well as inspire- James Carrey

James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, producer, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.Carrey first gained attention in America in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color.

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Actor and comedian James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Ontario, Canada. Carrey got his start with a spot doing stand-up at a Toronto comedy club when he was just 15 years old. In 1983 Carrey headed west to Hollywood where he starred in a made-for-television movie called Introducing...Janet. Carrey's appearances on TV in programs such as The Duck Factory and Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act (1991) led to a regular role on the hit comedy In Living Color.At age 19 Carrey moved to Hollywood, where he acted in films and on television; he obtained dual citizenship to the United States in 2004.

For his dead-on portrayal of Kaufman, Carrey took home his second Golden Globe. Despite his Golden Globe success, he didn't earn a nomination for an Academy Award. Still, he became one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, with a reported asking price of $20 million. While his career as a big-screen star waned, Carrey began pursuing his painting hobby in earnest. In 2017 he released a six-minute documentary, I Needed Color, in which he explained his passion for art and showed off his completed works.

In 2017 the short documentary Jim Carrey: I Needed Color revealed Carrey’s growing interest in painting and sculpting. Although art critics derided his work, Carrey continued to practice art and went on to regularly tweet political cartoons mocking President Donald Trump and his administration.

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Inspiration 101, 4 Mins
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Young Achievers of India

Anang Tadar, a high school student has developed a pair of ‘gadget goggles’, called G4B, for the visually impaired that helps them navigate hands-free using echolocation technology.

How about a glove that does the talking for all those who can’t? Yeah, you read it right!
Three students of Manipal Institute of Technology have invented a hand glove that interprets sign language of speech and hearing impaired and generates a speech output for the same.
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6 Government School Students build an Organic Pen: Using plantain leaf, papaya leaf stem, coconut leaf and castor stem they made the body of the pen, which is then topped with a nib on one end. The other end is sealed using maida starch which holds the ink.

Sakthi, a young boy in Tiruvannamalai district, at the age of 12, managed to convince families of 25 other kids like him, to send them to school for education and he is now nominated for International Peace Prize for Children, the award that made Malala famous!

Rifath Sharook, 18 created the world’s smallest satellite called ‘KalamSat’, named after APJ Abdul Kalam, is – with a weight of 64 grams.

Akash Manoj, a class 10th student developed a skin patch that can help in detecting heart-attacks and warn the patient of its symptoms.

When they saw a middle aged sweeper bending and picking wrappers littered on a bus station, Diptanshu and Mukul Malviya thought why should they not try to make his job easier. And they just did it with the mechanical Wrapper Picker, that got them the 9th National Grassroots Innovation Award.

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The Three Wishes

Curiosity, 4 Mins
How are ball speeds are measured in sports?

During a cricket match, after a bowl, you’ll often find information regarding that bowl be displayed on the screen. This information includes speed, direction, swing amongst other stuff. But have you ever wondered how these data are measured in the first place? Well, let’s find out.

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Okay, so there are two ways of calculating those data that we mentioned above viz., Speed/Radar Guns and, The Hawk Eye Technology. The former is an older technology discovered in 1947 while the latter is a brand new one developed in 2001. In this article, we are going to restrict our discussion for the Speed Gun method alone. But let’s talk a little physics first. You all know that the light that our eyes perceive is made up of electromagnetic waves of varying wavelengths. The colour of an object depends mainly on the wavelength of the light that it absorbs. If an object absorbs wavelengths in the blue region of visible light, then it will yellow. However, the relative speed between the observer and the object also affects its colour. For example, if the object and the observer are moving towards each other then the colour of that object will shift towards the blue region of visible light. If they’re moving away from each other, then its colour will shift towards the red part of the same. These two phenomena are called blue shifting and red shifting of light respectively and are collectively known as The Doppler Shift. An important application of this phenomenon is in astrophysics. The speed gun method of measuring the speeds of transient objects makes use of this phenomenon as well.

A Speed or a Radar Gun is mounted at a height in the cricket pitch and has a transmitter that sends out pulses of radio waves towards the direction of the pitch, and a receiver that detects the same. When the radio wave strikes the object, part of it reflects, and the reflected radio wave is detected by the receiver. Since the ball is moving either towards or away from the speed gun, Doppler shifting also takes place. The information is then processed by software to sort out the pitch measurements amongst other objects and that data is then used to calculate and display the pitch speed.

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Curiosity, 4 mins

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Curiosity is a habit that dims with age, but it is a vital tool for personal growth, building relationships, and optimal learning. How do we encourage the continuation of curiosity? This exercise encourages both kids and the adult to explore a familiar task with Curiosity.


1) Plan your "Curiosity Mission." Choose a task/ routine you do often- it could be making your bed in the morning, cleaning up after dinner, taking a walk in the park, etc. Your Curiosity Mission will be to find how many ways you can do things differently than you normally would. But first, you need to…

2)Make your curiosity glasses. Using paper, pipe cleaners, or any other materials you have on hand, make some "curiosity glasses" for each participant (child and adult!) that will be completing the Curiosity Mission. Explain that while you are wearing these glasses, your focus will be on doing things differently than they've been done before- once you put them on, the Curiosity Mission has commenced!
3) Do your common task/ routine in new ways. Encourage the your parents to find new ways of doing things. For example, can you open a car door facing away from the car (backwards)? Take a different route to the park? Get down low-what does the kitchen look like if you sit on the floor? Follow you and your parents’ curiosity to see where it takes you. Also notice how you encourage or discourage curiosity.
In particular, you can pay attention to how you communicate fear vs. safety and disapproval vs. acceptance. Of course, keeping your safety in mind, become personally curious about what you say "yes" to and what you say “no" to. How do you decide what is “safe" and what is “not safe"?

Did you know that many times, adults constrain children's curiosity through
1) Fear, 2)Disapproval and 3) Absence.

How can you encourage more curiosity?
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Take a picture of yourself in your curiosity glasses and share your Curiosity Mission with everyone on Facebook or Instagram and tell us too! Tag us at @theschoolsocial and we will share your project with our readers.


How did it feel to explore your common task in curious ways? How can you make your life filled with curiosity?


Tell us your views

Do you think the pandemic is making us anthrophobic (fear people)?


Got Love for Words? Be a proud



First recorded in 1862



Meaning: Spend time aimlessly; idle.

Usage: She goes to Arizona every January to lollygag in the sun.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

2,000-year-old redwoods survive wildfire at California's oldest state park

China's Mars mission tests instruments on its way to the Red Planet
China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft is performing well on its cruise to Mars and is preparing for its second trajectory correction maneuver, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

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Teacher's Blog

COVID 19 and our Saviour ‘Smartphones’


Narita Ahuja,

Mobile is a reflection of our lives — what is important to us in that moment, what is helping us get through the day, and what is connecting us to other people and the world at large.

Due to Covid-19, Stay-at-home orders have introduced many people to the world of applications in their Mobile phones that enable them to order takeout food or groceries online, and when they do go to the store, more people are choosing to pay with their phones instead of touching cash or credit cards. Mobile can be used in diverse areas. From zoom meetings to WhatsApp video calls, from education to information, from games to Google classroom, from online webinars to international conferences, from utilizing time to exhausting space. Anything and Everything in your hands now. Covid-19 without mobile couldn’t work. Mobile phones can be connected to internet at any time and at any place which is advantageous to students to browse anything through it related to their studies.

With an Android/IOS devices, education now goes beyond the four walls of a classroom. And with educational mobile apps, information can now reach a wider audience. With this simple analysis, it is safe to say that the app developers developing these mobile apps in the field of education, business, entertainment, payments, etc. should be appreciated.

To conclude we can say that to overcome the situation of covid-19 mobile phones are playing important role. The medium of using the internet has also changed from big bulky desktops to sleek and compact smartphones. It has made the world so much smaller. Service industries have boomed up. App-based start-ups have started receiving funding in billions of dollars in each round. The exponential growth of mobile-based unicorns seems unrealistic. Making an effort to convert India into Digital India.

“If we just stop to think where we would have been in this pandemic but for digital technology, we would recognize the importance of going digital.”

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