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June 19, 2020
Vol 59, Page 1



What They Say?

'When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.'
- Abraham Lincoln

'Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.'
- Mark Twain


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This Day for You - June 19


Juneteenth: A mix of June and 19th, Juneteenth has become a day to commemorate the end of slavery in America. Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War is over and slavery in the United States is abolished. It is celebrated as a holiday across all US states.


1623 - Blaise Pascal, Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher. Pascal contributed widely to mathematics and the physical sciences by laying the foundation for the modern theory of probabilities, inventing an early calculator (the Pascaline), and for his work on the nature and principles of hydraulic fluids.

1945 - Aung San Suu Kyi, politician and opposition leader of Myanmar, daughter of Aung San (a martyred national hero of independent Burma) and Khin Kyi (a prominent Burmese diplomat in India), and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1991 “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.”

1947 - Salman Rushdie, a British Indian novelist and essayist. He was born in Bombay and has a British citizenship. Known for blending reality with fiction, his famous novels are Midnight’s Children and Satanic Verses.


1966 - Political Party Shiv Sena was founded by famous politician Udhav Thakrey. The party developed from a movement in Mumbai, which promoted Maharashtrians to be treated specially over the migrants of the city.

1981 - APPLE (Airline Passenger Payload Experiment) Satellite, India's first three-axis stabilised experimental communication satellite, launched marking a major milestone in ISRO’s achievements.

2015 - Pixar's animated film "Inside Out" is released on this day with voices by Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling. If you haven’t watched it yet, you definitely have to!

Ted Williams

Baseball player Ted Williams, nicknamed the Splendid Splinter, Thumper, and Teddy Ballgame has been called one of the two greatest hitters of all time, along with Babe Ruth. Williams, a left-handed batter, was known for his perfect swing and 20/10 eyesight. He would not swing at bad balls and therefore was often walked by pitchers. This talent contributed to his yet-unbroken record of bases on balls.

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Williams was also outspoken and hot-tempered and did not feed to fans and sportswriters. Yet, he was a strong supporter of children's charities. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Always pursuing perfection in his sport's most difficult task, Ted Williams was nearly unstoppable in hitting major league pitches. He perennially led baseball in the two most important aspects of hitting-getting on base and driving in runners. He was the last player to hit .400, achieving that mark in 1941. He continued to symbolize excellence in hitting and dedication to baseball.

Williams was an obsessive student of hitting. He famously used a lighter bat than most sluggers, because it generated a faster swing. In 1970 he wrote a book on the subject, The Science of Hitting, which is still read by many baseball players. Pitchers feared Williams, his bases-on-balls-to-plate-appearances ratio is still the highest of any player in the Hall of Fame. Williams nearly always took the first pitch.

Williams made news of a different kind after his death in July 2002, when his son reportedly shipped Williams's body to Arizona to be cryogenically preserved to harvest the great player's DNA. In the 13 months since his passing, his body has been suspended in liquid nitrogen at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Scottsdale, Ariz. Williams's body is not resting upside down in a liquid-nitrogen tank at Alcor, as has been reported. Instead, his head is stored in a liquid-nitrogen-filled steel can that resembles a lobster pot.

Credits: Tarini Kaushik
Reach me at: 705tk@theschoolsocial.in for any questions, advice or feedback.

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June 19, 2020
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Let us celebrate APPLE - India’s first Communication Satellite Launched by ISRO

35 years ago, on 19 June 1981, India launched its first communication satellite into space. It was a milestone in India’s Space Programme. The satellite was called Ariane Passenger PayLoad Experiment or APPLE in short. This satellite helped ISRO lay the foundation for indegenious development of operational communication satellites later on. These satellites soon grew into constellations of the INSAT and GSAT series. Because of these satellites later on the common Indian man could enable applications like Tele-education, Tele-medicine, Village Resource Centre (VRC), Disaster Management System (DMS) etc. Let us all checkout some important highlights of that day…
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It took around two years to design and build the APPLE spacecraft. At that time there were very limited resources available. It was designed and built as a sandwich passenger-carrying Meteosat on top and CAT Module below. It was used in several communication experiments including relay of TV programs and radio networking. The launch mass of this satellite was 670 kg.

Then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi dedicated APPLE to the nation on 13th August 1981. The Prime Minister handed over a smaller model of the spacecraft to the Minister of Communications and said that it was the “Dawn of India’s Satellite communication era.”

The Prime Minister addressed the nation on 15th August from the Red Fort. It was aired LIVE by the help of this communication satellite APPLE

Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department released a commemorative stamp on the first year anniversary of the launching of APPLE on 19th June 1982.

Experimentation in the field of advanced communications technology was enabled due to the launch of this satellite. It has established expertise in designing and fabricating the launch and maintenance of such a satellite into the geo-stationary orbit.

TFor two consecutive years, APPLE was used to carry out extensive experiments.
It is a day for us to feel proud of our Indian scientists of ISRO. Can you find out other important projects carried out by ISRO?

Credits: Lovely
Let me know what you think.
Write to me at paparis705@theschoolsocial.in for more information, opinion or queries.

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Stages of a Pandemic

It feels like it was only yesterday that we were reading about a mysterious flu outbreak in Wuhan, China. Now, the SARS-CoV-2 has taken over the world by storm, infected more than 8 million people and killed more than 440,000 and shows little signs of slowing down. However, this pandemic too, like every other pandemic in history, follows a pattern. You must have seen an epidemic curve(it looks like this). This curve is of prime significance to epidemiologists because it allows them to pinpoint the stage a pandemic is at. In this article, we will discuss, without going into details, the sequential phases of an epidemic.

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1) Phase 1, Investigation - A novel virus has been identified by scientists, either in animals or in humans, which is suspected to affect human health.

2) Phase 2, Recognition - The number of positive cases increase. Clusters of infected people begin popping up more frequently. The virus, if not contained, now poses an increased threat by person-to-person transmission.

3) Phase 3, Initiation - The number of cases increases further and the virus is said to be in a person-to-person transmission phase.

4) Phase 4, Exponential phase - The number of cases rise exponentially and it is no more possible to trace the source of the infection. The virus is said to be in a community transmission phase.

5) Phase 5, Deceleration - The number of positive cases outweigh the number of negative cases and the virus has fewer uninfected individuals to infect. The rate of new infections thus begins to slow down.

6) Phase 6, Preparation - After an epidemic has concluded, epidemiologists and health officials keep vigil on new infection clusters so that preventive measures can be taken at once to prevent a second wave of the epidemic.

Credits - Arko De.
Source - verywellhealth

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June 19, 2020
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A POSTCARD OF POWER - Continued from Yesterday

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
~Leo Buscaglia

While we are stuck here at our homes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our dear soldiers at there at the borders, the hospitals, the crematories, on the roads and everywhere on the frontline to ensure that the country is safe.

Let’s take out some time today and make a postcard of power for all our soldiers.

Step 1. Cut a thick sheet in any shape of your choice for your postcard.
Step 2. Find an old stamp from your old letters or if you don’t have any, draw one. You can try to buy one online from India Post too:
Step 3. Write a powerful message of encouragement for the soldiers.
Step 4. Click a picture and send it to us on WHATSAPP at .

Last Date to send: June 19, 2020

We will bring together all the postcards and send them to Indian Defence Forces on your behalf.





Is twitter the right place to reach out to authorities, like @PMOIndia?


Got Love for Words? Be a proud


5 Words to use instead of ‘Powerful’:

Formidable: Causing fear or discouragement as a result of size, strength, or some other impressive feature; commanding respect; causing wonder or astonishment.

Assertive: Boldly self-assured; confident without being aggressive.

Robust: Evincing strength and health; strong, violent; rough; rude.

Pungent: Having a strong odor that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.

Cogent: Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence, appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning.

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June 19, 2020
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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Researchers at Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru, Karnataka, have developed an online self-assessment tool for companies to know how prepared they are to reopen workplaces amid coronavirus spread.
The tool has been named COVID-19 Workplace Readiness Indicator (COVID-19 WRI).
Apart from scoring an organisation's readiness, it also provides suggestions if specific weaknesses are found.

India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the eighth time, securing the seat for the Asia-Pacific Group.
India got 184 out of the 192 valid votes polled.
Non-permanent members are elected for a two-year term, with the newly-elected members' terms set to begin in January 2021

THE Happy Pill

Black Protestor is a Hero After Carrying a White Counter-Protester to Safety who was injured at an anti-racism rally in London: ‘It’s not black vs white’. It's not black vs white here that we are protesting about! It is about the respect that not only black lives deserve but the respect that everyone deserves! #blacklivesmatter #AllLivesMatter .
Stand with them not against them.

Credits :@goodnewsnetwork

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June 19, 2020
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Student's Blog

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About the Author:

Hello there! I am Anureet Kaur, I am 15 and I love writing!
Writing is a way I can express myself. All my articles are on random topics but their motive is to make sure they bring change. I hope you like them. Happy reading!

“Our lives are like clay and we are the potters. They become how we want them to be.”

Ever given this a thought? Probably not. So today let’ s take a break from the daily hustles of life and give a moment of thought just to ourselves. Have you ever felt out of place? Well it’ s a common trait all of us share, and no matter how much one seems to be comfortable with changes in environment, trust me that guy has also been in an out-of-place condition once. But do you know it’ s what you think of yourself. I mean being out of place.

Since how did this ‘place’ officially arrive?

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When we start to underestimate ourselves. We need people to build each other up not the ones throwing dynamite sticks on others like psychopaths.
This underestimation of self is a strong thing. It can break you within a blink of eye. Take my example for an instance. I am a bit plump, can’ t get my legs waxed like other people in my grade do, eyebrows ‘reshaped’ or anything like that because I am a Sikh. And believe me at one moment I completely let it break me. But then I realize that a territory is only annexed if it is beautiful but is ruled by a weak ruler. So I finally realized that life isn’ t going to favor some weak bones. So I became the one who no one can ever invade. Now, I have a ton of friends and good ones too. How exactly?

Let me be simple with this, because to become the non-invasive personality above mentioned you don’t care about these things and miraculously no one does as well! I just be myself. So you see, if you let people break you, they succeed. So stand up! Tell those who try to decide how you should live and tell them right in their faces that you don’t give a damn about it! ( if their decision leads to your loss.)

In the end I would just like to say dear reader do not forget, “ You were born to give birth to legends.” Be that legendary person you know you are. Be you. ;)

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June 19, 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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