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July 23, 2020
Vol 88, Page 1



What They Say?

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
— Martin Luther King Jr.

"I am surprised how difficult for people is to say "I love you". They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear "I love you too" back. C'mon! Spread the energy of love without expecting anything! Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave"
— Paulo Coelho


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This Day for You - July 23


National Refreshment Day is observed annually on the fourth Thursday in July which falls on 23 July in 2020. This day is basically to celebrate the fun and refreshment during the hottest time of the year that is in summers.

The World Celebrates:

Gorgeous Grandma Day

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

National Refreshment Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Jul 23, 1856.

Chandra Shekhar Azad. Jul 23, 1906.

Himesh Reshammiya. Jul 23, 1973.

Paul Wesley, Jul 23, 1982.

Daniel Radcliffe, Jul 23, 1989.

On this day:

1829 - William Austin Burt patents America's first "typographer" (typewriter)

1942 - Adolf Hitler's Directive number 45: order for army to advance on Stalingrad

1946 - Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

1956 - Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

1961 - American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

1962 - The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed

1966 - Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is No. 1 on the US charts

1979 - George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

2010 - One Direction is formed during the X Factor show as Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson join together

2019 - US Senate passes bill championed by comedian Jon Stewart to ensure 9/11 first responders fund never runs out of money

Tessy Thomas - The missile Woman of India

Who does not know about APJ Kalam, the missile man of India, let us get to know the missile woman of india, who has been a very close ally of the great Kalam!

Meet the missile woman of India!
Tessy Thomas is an Indian scientist and Director General of Aeronautical Systems and the former Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation.She is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India.

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Tessy Thomas studied in St. Michael's Higher Secondary School and St. Joseph's Girls Higher Secondary School in Alleppey (Alappzuha). She had a natural flair for mathematics and physics. She scored one hundred percent in mathematics during her 11th and 12th years in school. In the same year she had also scored more than ninety five percent in science.

She grew up near Thumba Rocket Launching Station and says her fascination with rockets and missiles began then. She was stimulated even by the wonderment of aircraft flying.

She took an education loan of Rs. 100 per month from State Bank of India to study engineering from Government Engineering College, Thrissur. She also received a scholarship that covered her tuition fees having been entered into the first ten students of the merit list during her admissions. The loan gave her the courage to live in a hostel while pursuing her B. Tech.

She also has an M.Tech in Guided Missile from the Institute of Armament Technology, Pune (now known as the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology).She also pursued MBA in Operations Management and Ph.D. in guidance missile under DRDO.

She joined DRDO in 1988.She was placed in the department of design and development of the new generation ballistic missile, Agni. For the Agni Programme, she was appointed by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Her work on the missile project

Tessy was associate project director of the 3,000 km range Agni-III missile project.She was the project director for mission Agni IV which was successfully tested in 2011.Tessy was appointed as the Project Director for 5,000 km range Agni-V in 2009. The missile was successfully tested on 19 April 2012. She was appointed as Director-General, Aeronautical Systems of DRDO in 2018.

She is a fellow in various universities such as Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Institution of Engineers-India (IEI) and Tata Administrative Service (TAS).

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Curiosity, 5 Mins
Weird Laws from Around the World

Laws are absolutely essential for the healthy functioning of a society. It provides people with a list of guidelines for acceptable conduct without which said society would crumble into anarchy (a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems) and dissonance (lack of agreement or harmony between people or things). However, here is a list of laws around the world which are...well...peculiar.

1) Get rid of that frown!
In Milan, Italy, it is illegal for people to frown in public unless he/she is attending a funeral or is at a hospital. In fact, a pretty heavy fine might be levied on you if you are caught frowning in public. I guess that’ s one way to prevent the dreaded frown lines!

2) No kissing on the train.
In France, it is illegal to kiss on trains. However, it is allowed on the railway stations as long as it is done before the train arrives at the station. And here I thought that France was called the country of love.

3) Stop that chicken from crossing the road!
Why did the chicken cross the road? Quitman, Georgia in the United States doesn’ t care because they’ ve made it illegal for chickens to cross the road there.

4) Bad singers are not allowed.
It is illegal to sing off-key in North Carolina. Bad singers are advised to keep their autotunes at max at all times if they ever find themselves in North Carolina.
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5) I’m sorry sir, but you cannot bring your lion inside.
In Baltimore, Maryland, to bring a lion with you inside a cinema hall is prohibited. Oh no, I guess my pet lion will just have to watch the latest Star Wars at home.

6) No cactus deforestation in Arizona.
Cutting down a saguaro cactus in Arizona can result in a hefty fine along with up to 25 years of prison time. Cactus cruelty is strictly forbidden there.

7) No smoking, especially if you’ re a monkey.
It is illegal for monkeys to smoke in South Bend, Indiana. In fact, in 1924, a chimp was arrested, tried, and fined for $5 for smoking a cigarette as part of a circus act.

8) Need to use the loo? Please come on in.
A law in Scotland mandates that its citizens must allow someone into their house if they call at their door needing to use the bathroom. Scottish Robber: Write that down, lads!

9) Can’ t run out of juice on the highway.
This German law states that one cannot run out of petrol/diesel while driving on the autobahn, the German controlled-access highway. Fines can range from €30 to €70 depending on the case.

10) Can’ t ride your cow whilst you are drunk.
In Scotland, it is illegal to ride a cow while you are under the influence of alcohol. I guess the police would ticket you under RUI(Riding Under the Influence)?

11) No swearing, please!
You better be careful if you’ ve got a potty mouth because it is illegal to swear in the United Arab Emirates. It can lead to a pretty hefty fine, imprisonment, or deportation. It doesn’ t just cover swearing out loud, but it also extends to text messages, social media posts, and general obscene physical gestures as well.

All of these laws might look ridiculous at first glance but most of them have some kind of background for their enactment. For e.g, the law that prohibits cutting down saguaro cactus in Arizona stems from the fact that saguaro(Carnegiea gigantea) is endemic(native to a particular place) to Arizona and is classified as endangered species. They also take a long time to grow, ranging from 50-100 years.

Got a little curious? Go and look for more reasons behind these weird laws!

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Mr. Bean at the Dentist

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People who shaped 'IT'

The internet, which has made our world a global village, started as an invention to be a part of American defence requirement; it evolved into one of mankind's most useful inventions.
Here we are to narrate some stories of 'IT' legends.

Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn - The founding fathers of the Internet

Vinton Gray Cerf is regarded as a pioneer in the field of Information Technology, Cerf is one of the founding fathers of the internet along with another computer scientist Robert Elliot, Cerf designed internet protocols names transmission control protocol and internet protocol serves as a computer expert began with the United States department of Defence advanced research projects agency where he played a key role in internet development and security Technology. Later he also led the engineering of the first commercial email service named MCI mail.He won the prestigious AM Turning award or what is known as the Nobel prize of computer science in 2004.

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Robert Elliot Castle properly known as Bob Kahn is another prominent figure who shaped the history of Information Technology. Along with Vint Cerf, Kahn designed the transmission control protocol and the internet protocol these two together form the fundamental communication protocols of the internet. For this invention and other contributions made to the field Kahn and Cerf share the title of fathers of internet.

Tim Berners Lee - The guy who gave us the World Wide Web

British computer scientist Lee’s invention of the world wide web has indeed been a landmark in world history. He designed a system which helped users across the world to view web pages through the internet. It was while working at CERN the European organisation for nuclear research that Lee first describe the concept of a global system based on ‘hypertext’ that allow users anywhere in the world to share information.

Sabeer Bhatia-The Hotmail Man

Sabeer Bhatia is an Indian American engineer who co founded the webmail company known as which once had more users than Gmail. In 1994 Bhatia along with his former colleague Jack Smith started working on what later became a part breaking innovation. They setup Hotmail on July 4th,1996 and created history attracting more than 4 million users within 6 months.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin - The duo that made us a Google generation

Not many wings of the internet have been as influential as Google, the most successful search engine in the history of information technology. Its popularity is such that the very term Google has entered our common parlance. For any doubt regarding anything under and above the sun we Google it up. In 1998 is Larry Page and Sergey Brin launched their major project Google. The years that followed witnessed Google branching out to form new projects including the social networking site Orkut, Google desktop search, Google Maps etc. It is no less than our lifeline nowadays.

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July 23, 2020
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Let’s Become Self-Reliant

Theme: Creating Real Toys!
Eligibility: 4 yrs to 15 yrs

What to do? : Don’t we all know that most of the toys that we play with come from China? It is time to ditch them and join our country in becoming self-reliant.
Take paper, scissors and all that you can gather from scratch at your home, and make a real-like toy to play with. It can be a puppet, a card-board car or a battery operated helicopter. Summer is the time to get creative.

Reward: Click a picture of your toy with yourself and best entries will get a chance to be featured in the E-Magazine.


Tell us your views

Do you think eating in restaurants is safe if the Covid safety measures are being followed properly?


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Noun - /ˈkaŋkəfrɛt/

Meaning: A cankerous sore or blister in the mouth.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

US Sports Groups Work to Start Up Again
Professional sports groups in the US are facing huge challenges as they try to restart. The US has the largest number of coronavirus cases in the world and is facing a sharp increase in new cases.

KFC plans to 3D print chicken nuggets
A fast-food chicken chain is creating lab-grown meat made from stem cells to create a “meat for the future”, as a burger chain feeds cattle lemongrass to try to cut methane emissions

THE Happy Pill

2 Million People in India Gather to Plant 20 Million Trees Along the River Ganges – All While Social-Distancing

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Student's Blog

Optimistic Nihilism

These are things which are not confirmed, therefore please take everything with a grain of salt.

The universe started out by something most of the world agrees is the big bang. If this theory is true then we think about how we are considered alive. If people came from the earth and the earth came from particles then that means we came from particles. If we consider ourselves alive then we don’t understand what does it mean and how did we become living when we are made from non-living particles.

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People also know that one day like all things, this universe will end, if this is true then that means none of the things we do matter, every embarrassment, crime, wrong thing we have felt or done won’t matter either. We all will die and since nothing will control it and nothing will matter, we, humans, who are positive in nature, should try to do the best we can to change the life of ourselves, better if we change the life of others and even better if we can change the entire world by helping in human development.

Scientists even say that we might be stimulated, we feel we are real but are actually controlled, same goes in this case; we should do the best we can to bring change as that is our purpose and change is nature. If nature wants, we may be a negative change to balance a positive change.
At this stage, our end is far beyond our lives, we have got other things to worry about. Even if nothing is real and nothing matters, why not try to save a planet which will also eventually die just for fun and for the sake of being human. We are the senses of the universe to feel itself.

Think of it this way, In a game of tic tac toe, it is almost certain you will draw the game but you still play the game just for fun. Life is a game that you play until you are bored or until you want to quit. If you are bored at the beginning from playing a game you want to change it with power ups, variations to make it interesting. Similarly we develop, increase our knowledge of the universe and socially interact with other players, to play the game better.

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