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July 10, 2020
Vol 77, Page 1



What They Say?

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
― Jim Rohn

"Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people."
— Roy T. Bennett


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This Day for You - July 10


Scopes Monkey Trial begins

In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called Scopes Monkey Trial begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. The law, which had been passed in March, made it a misdemeanor punishable by fine to “teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.

The World Celebrates:

National Pina Colada Day

National Kitten Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

1856 - Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil, born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (now Croatia) (d. 1943)

1925 - Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003 and 2018-), born in Alor Setar, Malaysia

1972 - Sundar Pichai [Pichai Sundararajan], Indian American tech executive, head of Google (2015-) and Alphabet (2019-), born in Madurai, India

1980 - Jessica Simpson, American singer, born in Abilene, Texas

On this day:

552 - Origin of Armenian calendar

1919 - US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate

1938 - Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours

1962 - Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia

1971 - National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) founded in US by women

2018 - Drake surpasses The Beatles record of most singles in Billboard Hot One 100 with seven against their five from his album "Scorpion"

2018 - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins Italian champions Juventus in a deal worth £99.2m, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time

2018 - Original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by EH Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, record price for a book illustration

2019 - Taylor Swift named the world's highest paid entertainer by Forbes earning $185 million in 2018

YOUNG CHANGE-MAKER: In Focus - Ayush Chopra

Hello Folks! Wishing you and your family the best of health.

We are back with our young changemakers series, where we share stories of young enthusiastic people who are striving to bring about positive change. Over the past decade, with globalization going local, we have a glocal-community building up, which is proactive for global concerns within their local peripheries. The catalyst in this growth has been majorly the ‘medium of internet’ and the drivers of this catalyst are the ‘Netizens’ or a tribe of Young Adults who are ready to be the change-makers by driving positive-activism across the globe.

Not just to glorify, but to dig deeper into the making of these young change-makers, and also to see if we can join their tribe, we bring to you, our series ‘Young Change-Makers,’ which will bring to you stories of very special young enthusiasts who live a normal life like us, but are making a positive impact on the society with their work.

The last series was about Ishan Shah, a young Anti-Slavery Activist. Read it HERE!

The person in the spotlight now is Wizard Ayush Chopra.

A wizard with super powers might remind you of Mr. Potter or the Wizard from the Marvel Universe, but we are not talking about fiction here.

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This is a real wizard, with some real superhuman powers. Don't believe it? So tell us, what do you usually expect from a 17 year old? Can be good in academics, sports, co-curricular or an all rounder in school? Shining bright in all of these, our young wizard, Ayush Chopra is a blogger, a vlogger, a social worker, a speaker, a National Squash Player, the Founder of SDGs for Children, Indian Ambassador at Teach SDGs and #sos4loveproject and on the top of the list, a delegate at Human Rights Summit for Youth for Human Rights International - 2017, held at United Nations, New York.

Hailing from Delhi, recently shifted to Canada, Ayush Chopra is a teenager with a passion to spread awareness about United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights. He is also the founder of the “SDGs for Children” community. He was invited as the youngest Ambassador for the Youth at Human Rights International Summit at the United Nations, New York in 2017.

Continuing his passion to spread awareness about SDGs, he has authored a book – ”Shaping a fairer world with SDGs and Human Rights”. The book is the culmination of his travels, experiences and involvement in social transformation.

Ayush is appointed as one of the pioneer Ambassadors for the TeachSDGs project, initiated by the Global Goals Education Task Force, a volunteers-based worldwide network of teachers established in 2017. He is popular as as #WizardAyush among his peers.

Tomorrow, we will talk about some more super-power of this Wizard!

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Why do fans have three blades?

Three-bladed fans are unique to the Indian Standards. Fans in the US or Canada generally have more than three blades. The reason lies in the kind of climate we live in. Read further to unravel the answer.
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1) In the US or Canada where the climate is cold, every house has a centrally air-conditioned system. In those households, fans rotate at a slower pace to only provide secondary help to spread the cool air throughout the room. But in India, fans are the main sources of cooling. So, it comes with three blades to spread cool air to every corner of the room.

2) Another reason is that, the more blades a fan has, the more it will chop the air. Hence, its efficiency will reduce. However, a fan with three blades has a perfect balance, and so it can produce a good amount of air, to beat the scorching heat in the summer.

3) In the western countries, fans also do not have three blades because they are used with lighting fixtures and hence need to move slowly. But in India, the lighting and the fans are done separately for every household. Hence, they have three blades mainly.

Do you have fans with more blades than three in your house? Let me know.

Credits: Lovely
Let me know what you think.
Write to me at for more information, opinion or queries.

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Curiosity, 4 Mins

Dolphins are, hands down, some of the cutest beings on planet earth. However, that’s far down on the list of things that make them so special. Evolutionary biologists, zoologists, and veterinarians have long been fascinated by our marine, mammalian friends because of the complexity in their anatomical make-up, intricate behavioural characteristics, and other features, some of which we’ll discuss in this article.

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1) Intelligence - Dolphins are very intelligent beings. This is demonstrated by their proficiency in problem-solving, quick learning abilities, mimicry, and portrayal as well as an understanding of human emotions like grief, joy, anger, etc.

2) Sentience - Research has shown that dolphins are, indeed, sentient, i.e, self aware. They can actually recognise themselves in a mirror!

3) Echolocation - Dolphins use a complex system of echolocation to hunt for their prey. Although used by bats as well, echolocation is an extremely useful way of “seeing” the world in a place where “normal” vision would otherwise be extremely obscured.

4) Rest - Dolphins can’t afford to rest like humans or other terrestrial animals do, lest they should drown. They rest by switching off one side of their brain at a time. This helps them conserve energy.

5) Altruism - Dolphins are known to be altruistic animals which aren’t limited by their species barrier. Besides helping their own kind in need/danger, dolphins have been recorded to help other animals and even humans! Friendly sort, aren’t they?

To sum up, dolphins are awesome and should not be kept in human captivity except for the need of conservation of species.

Credits - Arko De.
Source - Onekindplanet /

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Curiosity, 4 Mins

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Anything that you can do uniquely yet smartly, becomes your talent. Some of us have weird talents too, have you ever thought about it?

It’s lockdown time, time to nurture our unique talent!

Write or send a video of your unique talent and get a chance to get featured in the Magazine or our Social Media channels.

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Last Date: July 10, 2020

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Slangs - Informal spoken phrases - to know:

BAE: Before Anyone Else. Usually used for someone who’s closest to us.
‘My Mom is my ‘BAE’.’

Lit: Something that is really cool or enjoyable.
‘Last night’s dinner was lit with laughter.’

GOAT: Greatest of All Time
‘You may believe otherwise, but Amitabh Bachchan is the GOAT.’

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

ICSE Class 10, ISC Class 12 exam results will be declared at 3 pm tomorrow.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)announced that the results of the Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) examinations will be declared on 10 July at 3 pm. The results will be made available through the CAREERS portal of the council, the website of the council and through SMS.

CBSE 10th Result 2019
Students awaiting their CBSE Class 10 Result 2019 will have to wait a bit longer. The CBSE 10th Result 2019 will not be declared on the 10th of July, as per the CBSE officials. The Board has clearly stated that the result date of CBSE Class 10 Result 2019 has not been confirmed and that these were just rumors carried by every other media house.

THE Happy Pill

How an Indian Architect is Sucking Carbon Emissions Out of the Air and Turning it into Stylish Tiles:
Tejas Sidnal is the mastermind behind Carbon Craft Design: a Mumbai-based startup that specializes in capturing carbon emissions from the air and turning it into stylish tile.
Using a device called the AIR-INK, the company is able to draw CO2 out of the polluted city air, combine it with a mixture of marble chips and powder, and then press it into elegantly-designed tiles.

Credits :@goodnewsnetwork

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Student's Blog


About the Author:

Grade 6, Bal Bharati Public School,

In these troubles we have today
I have something to say
Maybe these days feel long
As a country we have to stand strong
Lockdown everywhere, everyone at home
There is no place to roam
Markets are shut
Big lock on Pizza Hut
No movie theatres to go
But the courage is not low
We will fight together
But don’t keep any get-together
Don’t come out. Please, please
Unless you have some urgent needs
Animals and birds are wandering out
We are having our classes on Hangout
Don’t panic. Be at home

July 10, 2020 Credits

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2) Ipsita -
3) Arko De -
4) Tarini -

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