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July 30, 2020
Vol 93, Page 1

Friendship Week

Friendship WEEK

What They Say?

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
— Dale Carnegie

""There is no friend as loyal as a book."
— Ernest Hemingway

How to Make Friends?

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This Day for You - July 30


The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year. The UN has a special day to promote the concept of friendships across diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The World Celebrates:

National Cheesecake Day

National Father-in-Law Day

National Whistleblower Day

National Chili Dog Day

National Intern Day

You Share Your Birthday With:

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 30 July 1947

Lisa Kudrow, 30 July 1963

Terry Crews, 30 July 1968

Sonu Nigam. Jul 30, 1973.

Sonu Sood. Jul 30, 1973.

Trivikram Srinivas. Jul 30, 1974.

Gina Rodriguez, 30 July 1984

Joey King. 30 July 1999

On this day:

1883: Badridas Goenka, famous industrialist, was born.

1886: S. Muthulakshmi Reddy, distinguished medical professional, was born.

1957: Export Risk Insurance Corporation of India (Private) Ltd was formed.

1992: The Supreme Court declares that capitation fee in educational institutions is unlawful.

Sheryl Sandberg

Time Magazine ran a cover article on Facebook’s inspiring COO whose title read, “Don’t hate her because she’s successful. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and her mission to reboot feminism”. From running the operations for one of earth’s most impactful companies to authoring her own best-selling book to traveling around the world spreading her message, Time said, “It’s probably not an overstatement to say Sandberg is embarking on the most ambitious mission to reboot feminism and reframe discussions of gender since the launch of Ms. magazine in 1971.”

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Sheryl Kara Sandberg is the chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook, the founder of LeanIn.Org, and a philanthropist. In June 2012, she was elected to Facebook's board of directors, becoming the first woman to serve on its board. Before she joined Facebook as its COO, Sandberg was vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, and was involved in its philanthropic arm Before that, Sandberg served as chief of staff for United States Secretary of the Treasury, Lawrence Summers.

In 2012, she was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the most influential people in the world. As of December 2019, Sandberg is reported to be worth over US$1.8 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies.

Sandberg’s mission and message alone is exciting and empowering. But what inspires me most about Sheryl is how intimately she shared with the world her mourning of the death of her beloved husband, Dave Goldberg. With her millions of Facebook followers, she shared her heart and soul on the beautiful relationship she cherished and now mourns. It’s one thing to spread a message of global connectivity and it’s another to live it and breathe it. Thank you Sheryl for inspiring us with your vulnerability and humanity.

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Be Better, 5 Mins
Check Your Privacy Online - Socially Smart

Day before, we talked about 3-steps to make you Socially Smart. Hope you were able to take hold of your online-profiles.
We know with the increased online population during the lockdown, there is absolutely a spark in cyber-crime. But you don' t have to worry, we will simplify ways to tackle it for you and your family. Let' s look at some simple steps to check Social Media Privacy and how at the count of 1, 2, 3, you can become Socially Secure:
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Number 1: Talk about it
From day one, we' ve taught each other to be careful while talking to strangers in a public space. You don' t tell them about your personal whereabouts, you don't engage with them in private conversations and you maintain respected distance. What is social media is an online public space, the rules remain the same! Never share your personal information, never post about your immediate whereabouts, and maintain respectful distance. The best way to imbibe these things as a family would be to start talking about it among your loved ones and take it as a crucial matter.

Number 2: If you can' t limit your actions, limit your audience
It is natural that we all get driven by appreciation. If my first post got 25 likes, the next one should be more personal and get atleast 40!
We tend to treat social media as a platform to gain more respect, appreciation, fame and of course friends. But, believe me, the guy you chatted with on your metro ride today is as much a stranger as the rest of the passengers. You wouldn' t bring them all home!
When we tend to add our personal information / posts / stories to the sacrality of the social media space, then we should keep a check on whom do we allow inside! Sour but true, everone is not there to just 'like' what we share. There have been burglars at homes when people checked-in for a vacation.
Number 3: Check Your Privacy
On every app that you use, before you get driven by the temptation of its experience, go and check the privacy norms. It could be extracting your contacts, your location and may be even your photo gallery. Give only as many permissions as they should get, they can always tweak their policies and forget your trust.

Locked down? Spend the day checking the privacy of all the apps in your phone and alter permissions cautiously.
Be happy being mindfully social.
Would you like to have a LIVE Session with me to talk about it?
Credits: The Writer is an entrepreneur, an Editor, a Social Media Expert, Digital Branding Consultant, Online Marketing Trainer and a Positivity Enthusiast, all at 27.
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Curiosity, 4 Mins
Why are spider webs so strong?

Okay, spiders are terrifying. But they’re also some of the most unique species to have ever been discovered. There are plenty of reasons for that but one of them is the silk that they produce.

Spider silk is very strong. In fact, technically it’s five times as strong as steel. Yeah...I know that that sounds whack considering that you can literally rip apart a web with one finger but that is what I’ll try to explain in this article.

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Alright, saying that spider silk is five times as strong as steel is not entirely accurate. This is because there are many types of steel with varying strength. This strength can be measured in terms of tensile strength. Tensile strength is the maximal strength any material can withstand before breaking.

Try hanging a stone using a string and a hanging dish and keep then adding more stones. There will come a point when as soon as the next stone is added, the string will break. That weight is the measure of the string’s tensile strength. Now, for steel, that ranges from 0.2 GPa(more common variety) to 2 GPa(much rarer variety of steel). The same for spider silk is an average of a little over 1 GPa. Well, if it is so strong, then how can I tear a spider web down with my pinky finger? Well, that is because spider silk that is present in webs is very, very thin. If steel had the same thickness, it would have required an even lesser effort to break it apart. This unique property of spider silk comes from its molecular composition and is being intensely researched so that it can one day be produced artificially. Just think of its potential applications!

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Tell the World About Your Friends!

Today is International Day of Friendship and August 2 is Friendship's Day, what better time to bring your friends some fame!

Tell the world about your friends or your views about friendship. Everyday we will bring you 3 Prompts, Pick any of the following and write on it:

Day 1 writing prompts:

1) What qualities do you look for in your friends?
2) Write about a quality your best friend has that you admire.
3) What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you? How did it make you feel?

Rules of the Game:

1. Word-limit: Less than 200 words
2. No plagiarism: Original entries will only be accepted. Strictly no copy-paste!
3. Date of Submission: July 31, 2020.
4. Email your entries to

Eligibility: Anyone who loves their friends. Open to students, teachers, and parents too.

Award: Best Entries get featured in the magazine and on


Tell us your views

Does no-school make you miss your friends?


Got Love for Words? Be a proud



First recorded use in 1599


Meaning: A spoilt child.

Usage: Man, Timmy, what a mammothrept, his grandma still washes his underwear.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Biggest Asteroid of 2020 Flew Between Earth & Moon Undetected, Scientists Realised It 2 Days Later!
Asteroids fly past Earth all the time and thanks to the scientists, we know the exact time and all the necessary details. However, in June, one huge asteroid flew so close to Earth that at one point of time, it was nearer to the planet than the moon.

Moment of Pride: Two 14-Year-Old Girls in Gujarat Discover New Asteroid ‘HLV2514’, NASA Confirms.
In a moment of pride for India, two girls from Gujarat’s Surat have discovered an Earth-bound asteroid ‘HLV2514′ which is expected to pass our planet in the near future. The asteroid is presently near Mars and its orbit is expected to cross that of Earth in about one million years’ time, according to SPACE India.

THE Happy Pill

Washington Man Rescues 2.4 Million Pounds of Farmers’ Crops Going to Waste, Gets Them to Food Banks Across State

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Teacher's Blog



Aashna Chadha, New Delhi

And the sunshine said a new hello to the onset of his dawn
The dawn of life
The dusk of living life independently
The dusk to the road of MYSELF
Who are elderly ?

They are grandparents! Our grandparents who wait to savour one look of ours , they wait to see our eyes draining whatever youth and childhood is left in them , they are old uncles and aunts who look forward to catch hold their sons and daughters from their typically busy routines, they are dusty books and broken letters waiting for the parchment to come back to them from heaven, they are those teary eyes who water with happiness, pain, trust, little moments and what not, they are independent steps to finally do something for themselves, they are those final moments of life in which one mutters to god about every small detail of their life about how they escaped their parents when they did not do well in exams and lie, apologizing to their husbands and wives for those little moments which they stole to eat something restricted from the kitchen, about the several times they had a chance but couldn’t meet their grandchildren, about the various unfinished friendships they had to escape to grow in life. It's the journey of life , it started on a train to this world wherein people love to love and hate, judge, explore, grow, earn etc. and it ends when the sudden wave oscillates on the damp sand to take along those last imprints of a humans feet.

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