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July 1, 2020
Vol 69, Page 1



What They Say?

“My young friends, you are soldiers in the battle of freedom-freedom from want, fear, ignorance, frustration and helplessness. By a dint of hard work for the country, rendered in a spirit of selfless service, may you march ahead with hope and courage…”
— Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
— Nelson Mandela


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This Day for You - July 1


National Doctors' Day

In India, the National Doctors' Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

AIM OF OBSERVANCE: The celebration of the Doctors' Day is an attempt to emphasise on the value of doctors in our lives and to offer them our respect by commemorating one of their greatest representatives.

Van Mahotsav

An annual one week tree planting festival in India. it was started in 1950 by Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi.

AIM OF OBSERVANCE: By encouraging Indians to support tree planting and tending, festival organizers hope to create more forest in the country.

World Celebrates

Rwanda: This is Rwanda's National Day and commemorates independence from Belgium on July 1st 1962.

Ghana: This commemorative in Ghana and is celebrated on 1st July. This holiday commemorates Ghana becoming a Republic on 1 July 1960.


1921: The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader

1923: 1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass)

1941: 1st commercial TV licenses granted,it was given to-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC

1949 – The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin royal family.

1966: NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33

1967: BBC starts its World Radio Club

1993: 1 second is added to the clock

2002: The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression

You Share Your Birthday With:

1882: Bidhan Chandra Roy was an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and politician who served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 until his death in 1962.

1938: Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indian flute player and composer. Unlike many other great Indian artistes, Pandit Chaurasia does not come from a family of musicians. He began his musical pursuit at the age of 15 that led to a musical journey which took him all over the globe.

1961: Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.

The Most Curious People in History:

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious,” said Albert Eistein.

What could be the measure of curiosity?
Is it the will with which you look for answers to the imaginative questions that pop-up in your head? Or the depth you go into while solving the most difficult mathematical puzzles? If you don’t give up easily on any new curious thing you find, you are fairly curious!
Many of the curious people get tagged by their friends as ‘Madam Curie’. Ever wondered why? Yes, because of her insatiable curiosity. Marie Curie’s father always encouraged her curiosity in science and therefore she grew up to be the first Noble Prize winning woman and also the only woman to win it in two different fields - physics and chemistry.
So who else has been famous for their curiosity and why?

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Curious Scientists:
* Albert Eistein - For all that he contributed to science including the theory of relativity and the photoelectric effect.

* Mae Jemison - The first African American woman to become an astronaut.

Curious Inventors:
* Grace Hopper - Known for helping create the first electronic computer, the UNIVAC I.

* Nikola Tesla - For his contributions to the alternating current (AC) electricity system and for inventing Tesla Coil, used in radio technology.

* Benjamin Franklin - The Founding Father of the United States - known widely for his scientific experiments with electricity, and also for his wit, wisdom and the elegance of his writing.

Take this Curiosity Quiz to see how curious you are: Take the Quiz

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Steps to Survive an Apocalypse

Have you ever wondered how you will survive if the world was to end soon? With the current turn of events we have understood how important it is to learn some important survival skills. Here is a list of things everyone should know, to be prepared for an apocalyptic situation.

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1) Choose a good Hideout

A hideout will be required to help one survive the post-apocalyptic scenario. It is important to get to a place where one can have easy access to freshwater.

2) Prepare a survival kit

For a post-apocalyptic environment, one requires to have a survival kit with important objects like food, water, plastic bottles, etc.

3) Using the mobile phone

It is important to use the GPS of one’s phone to reach nearby shelters.

4) Try to survive with a gang

It is important that one does not take up the adventure alone. So it's always better to move along with a gang, with adults and other children.

5) Be a scavenger

One should know everything about recycling and reusing to survive an apocalyptic world. This skill will be necessary to build important stuff out of junk.

Will there really be an apocalypse?

If our environment is neglected and not taken proper care of, there is no way we can stop Global Warming from destroying our planet. However, if we start taking care of our environment and surroundings from now on, we can all prevent an apocalypse together!

Credits: Lovely

Write to me at paparis705@theschoolsocial.in

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Unstoppable Confidence

Curiosity, 4 Mins
Why do sports cars have spoilers?

[Note: Spoilers and wings are two different things but the terms are used interchangeably. In this article, although I have used the term “spoiler”, we will actually be discussing a wing.]

Not just sports cars, luxury cars, F1 cars, and monster trucks also make use of spoilers. Some use them on the back alone while others use them both on the front and the back end. Now, they’re not just some random piece of equipment that is meant to enhance the visuals of the car, spoilers function as an aerodynamic feature that helps increase the grip of the car to the pavement. Let’s briefly discuss how they work.

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Spoilers are used on cars to increase their grip efficiency on the road. Without spoilers, one way to increase said grip is to increase the weight of the car itself or the tires that the car uses. The only problem with doing that is that in addition to increasing the weight of the car, it also increases its moment of inertia. The more the moment of inertia, the more difficult it is to control the skid of the car when it attempts a turn. This is where spoilers come in. Spoilers are like aeroplane wings, only upside down. Hence, instead of generating aerodynamic lift aeroplane wings, it produces a downward force on the body of the car. This force increases the effective weight of the car, thus increasing its grip on the ground. The faster the car goes, the more is the downward force and thus, the more is the grip.

Credits - Arko De.
Source - Frank DiBonaventuro, BS(Physics)

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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

Participate in the activity to showcase your Creativity in the CII Education Summit 2020 session on 4th July.


Spin A Wheel

Let's do something fun today:


Got Love for Words? Be a proud


3 Proverbs to use in daily talks:

You can’t have your cake and eat it too - You can’t have two contrasting things together.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do - When you are a visitor somewhere away from home, you should act like everyone else.

Don’t cross the bridge until you come to it - It’s better to think about what you are doing right now—without worrying about the unknown—and take care of issues when they happen.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

India's first COVID-19 vaccine candidate 'COVAXIN' approved for human trials
Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate 'COVAXIN' has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct Phase I and II human trials. This makes it India's first vaccine candidate to receive approval for human trials. The vaccine is developed in collaboration with the ICMR and the National Institute of Virology

South Pole warmed 3 times faster than rest of the world in last 30 years: A Study
The South Pole warmed more than three times more rapidly than the rest of the world over the past 30 years, according to a study by climate researchers published in a journal named Nature Climate Change. It experienced record-high warming of 0.61 ± 0.34 °C per decade.

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Teacher's Blog

Why You Should Opt For An Online Course?

By: Devesh Parashar

It has always been a tiresome task for us to find our dream course. With revolutionizing technologies, there are infinite possibilities of learning. MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses are thousands of courses available on the internet that give you the freedom to study at your own pace. Let’s take a look towards the benefits of choosing an online course which breaks the barriers of age, time and cost:

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Anureet 1. Learn at your own momentum
In distance-learning programs, you can learn at your own pace. You can focus on your weak topics until you've understood it properly. The conventional schooling may find it a little difficult to provide you with sufficient time, but an online course is a bit more concise, precise and also accelerated in the final completion.

2. Convenience & Comfort
One of the major merits of opting for an online program is the comfort that it provides. You won't have to worry about the uncomfortable sitting accommodations in the institutions giving you a back pain at the end of the day. You can access the study material right from your comfort zone. You won't need to wake-up early and get formally dressed for the class. The list is long, but ultimately sums up one thing that convenience will be your strong advantage.

3. Lower Costs
As compared to the conventional campus learning, online-schools are available at lower costs. Although, the fee for online programs varies from one site to another, depending upon multiple factors, but you'll surely save a fortune attending them. Plus, online-program gives you a choice of choosing subjects as per your requirement and convenience.

4. Become a multi-tasker
You can utilize your free time from college/school/office and add a new skill to your set. The competition is tough and to conquer the race you will have to maintain your pace with the lightning fast technologies. Using your extra time, you may end up learning something that will help you in the long run. It is also possible that this online program will help you in starting a part-time job, in getting a promotion or good grades in college/school. Why wait for long vacations to start a new course? Join a program now and be a part of the smart student community.

5. Build your Resume
An online course certification adds a star to your resume. Along with providing command over a new skill, an online course also looks good on your resume profile. It displays that you're ready to go an extra mile for learning. When facing a job interview, this peculiarity will definitely attract the interviewer's attention. You already would have accumulated all the skills that you're going to need in the industry, unlike the other students, who solely depend upon the campus education. You can find the best of courses on the following portals:
Opt for an online-program and believe me, you will not be disappointed. If you can, then why not now?

July 1, 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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