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August 5, 2020
Vol 97, Page 1

Happy Winsday

Happy Winsday

What They Say?

"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay."
— Dalai Lama XIV

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
— Warren Buffett


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This Day for You - August 5

The World Celebrates:

National Underwear Day

National Work Like A Dog Day

National Oyster Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

Neil Armstrong. Aug 05,1930

Kajol. Aug 05, 1974.

Genelia D'Souza. Aug 05, 1987.

Olivia Holt. Aug 05, 1997

Ahsaas Channa. Aug 05, 1999.

On this day:

1672: English laws were introduced and Courts of Judicature were set up as directed by the Company.

1846: Dwarkanath Tagore died in England.

1899: Kamala Nehru was born.

1920: Bal Gangadhar Tilak died.

1953: All airlines in India were nationalized by an act of parliament known as the Air Corporation Act.

1957: National Book Trust was set up.

1975: Durba Banerjee was the first professional lady pilot in the world to command a commercial passenger flight.

1999: Nirad C. Chaudhuri, a Bengali-English writer, passed away.

Michael Fred Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps born on June 30, 1985, is a retired American swimmer who holds the record for the most Olympics medals won by any athlete at 28, including 23 gold medals and 13 individual golds. Phelps faced in his first Olympics at the age of 15. He was the first American male swimmer to win a spot on five Olympic teams and also made history as the oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history at the age of 28.

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At the 2016 Olympic Games, he became the oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history, as well as the first swimmer to win four back-to-back golds in the same event, the 200-meter individual medley. Phelps has set 39 world records, the most of all time.

When he broke the world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2009 World Championships, Michael Phelps swam at an astonishingly speedy 5.5 miles per hour.
For the Discovery Channel’s July 2017 Shark Week, Michael Phelps raced several breeds of sharks. The team developed a special device to measure each shark’s speed using bait.
The hammerhead shark swam the distance at 15 miles per hour, while the great white shark swam at a whopping 26 miles per hour. Phelps only beat the reef shark by 0.2 seconds, clocking in at 6 miles per hour.

Phelps began swimming when his two older sisters, Whitney and Hilary, joined a local swim team. Whitney tried out for the U.S. Olympic team in 1996, at the age of 15, but injuries derailed her career. At age seven, Phelps was still "a little scared" to put his head underwater, so his tutors allowed him to float around on his back. Not surprisingly, the first stroke he mastered was the backstroke.

At the age of 15, Phelps became the youngest American male swimmer to compete at an Olympic Games in 68 years. While he didn't win a medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he would soon become a major force in competitive swimming.
In the spring of 2001, Phelps set the world record in the 200-meter butterfly, becoming the youngest male swimmer in history (at 15 years and 9 months) to ever set a world swimming record.

Phelps then broke his record at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, with a time of 1:54:58, earning his first international medal. Although his teammate Ryan Lochte told media outlets that Phelps would be back in 2020, Michael Phelps confirmed to reporters that he was retiring following the 2016 Summer Olympics.

In addition to his successful swim career, Phelps has written two books, Beneath the Surface: My Story (2008) and No Limits: The Will to Succeed (2009). Phelps co-founded the nonprofit organization Swim with the Stars, which holds camps for swimmers of all ages.

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Be Better, 4 Mins
Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan

Today is an auspicious day for our country. Today our much anticipated Ram Mandir will be initiated in Ayodhya, by our respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple. Along with him, there will be 175 people who will be present in the ceremony. There are some interesting ways the city of Ayodhya has been prepared for this auspicious ceremony. Read on to find out…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be sharing the dais of the ceremony with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, trust chief Nritya Gopaldas Maharaj, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, and CM Adityanath.

For this huge event, the city of Ayodhya has also been painted yellow. The colour yellow, in the hindu culture represents knowledge and learning. With it, barricades have been put up across the town, and seating arrangements have been done according to the Covid-19 norms. There will be a distance of six feet between the people who are interested to attend the ceremony.

This entire foundation laying ceremony will be broadcasted on Doordarshan. The main program will be taking place on June 5, but the initial ceremonies began 108 days prior to this day. These ceremonies include prayers and worship, recitation of vedas, vastu, grah, nakshatra, shanti path, sree ram naam path, hanuman naam path and havan.

It is a day of celebration and religiosity. It is a day we feel proud as Indians.

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Essential Intelligences

Curiosity, 4 Mins
Why can’t we recharge a non-rechargeable battery?

I was quite rebellious when I was a kid. If someone told me not to do something, I’d immediately think about doing it...just ‘cause. Similarly, I was once warned against attempting to charge a non-rechargeable AAA battery and so...I did. Needless to say, the results were not favourable. But why? What makes rechargeable batteries special? How exactly do they function? Let’s discuss that in this article.

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All batteries work by exploiting some electrochemical reaction that goes on inside them. There is a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte inside every battery where a spontaneous chemical reaction takes place. The energy released from this chemical reaction is used to generate electricity that powers whatever instrument the battery is used in. Now, the key difference between a non-rechargeable battery and a rechargeable one is the reversibility of said electrochemical reaction. Unlike in non-rechargeable batteries, rechargeable ones are designed in a way that a reversible electrochemical reaction is made to operate within them. During the discharging of the battery, the reaction is in the forward direction.

When the battery has been discharged completely, it is recharged and the reaction now proceeds in the backwards direction. When the recharging procedure is done, the battery is ready for another cycle of discharge. The fundamental difference in the operation of the two types of batteries makes it pointless and frankly, quite dangerous to recharge a non-rechargeable battery. Why? Because recharging can cause the non-rechargeable battery to overheat which can then explode or leak. So, yeah, don’t try that at home. Don’t be me.

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Time to Read
Book: The Oyster and The Butterfly

Time for Puzzles
NASA Space Tech FunPad


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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

How the Martian ice age shaped the red planet.
Mars was once covered in ice sheets that carved out thousands of giant valleys in the same way as on Earth, challenging previous theories of Mars as a warm, wet planet covered in oceans.

Star Wars-inspired AI skin passes touch tests.
Luke Skywalker’s robotic hand in Star Wars has inspired scientists to develop “electronic skin” that could allow people with prosthetic limbs to feel texture, temperature and pain.

THE Happy Pill

Student Turned Her Ruined Summer Plans Into a Way to Help Isolating Seniors Connect With Doctors.

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Student's Blog

Let’s Unplug to Reconnect

Hello Reader,
Today is going to be a very light topic. I guess you know the topic; it’s quite obvious from the title. Isn’t it? I would like to start with a simple question. Do you know all your neighbours or even just their names?

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Thinking, right? I know you obviously have to think as we all almost stay stuck to that 6 inches screen and do not have time for each other do we? Well sometimes you may think that how people managed their lives back then with a lot more work than today and with very less facilities. But hey, they also had 24 hours just like us. The only thing they did not have was any electric gadget which eats away our time under our nose and we never know where in the world our time goes.
So, I am not going to bother you with a lengthy and monotonous lecture.
Just something crisp for you. First lock away all your gadgets for some time. Now take a deep breath and step out and look at the world around you. Go talk to your neighbors. Gift them something if you have a sour relationship with them. And trust me, they will be happy to look after your house if you are not there and help you whenever you need them. After all no man is an island, right?
I know, this world can be a nasty place, but if you do not socialize and take some time out for your neighbors, friends, relatives and other people, you may not have anyone as your back and then you may be lonely. Don’t forget that in difficult times you always need a shoulder to lean on and definitely not your phone. Actually you know what, we have got only one human life. And no matter what lame reason you may pull, but human life is the most gifted one. One life – live it, love it !

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