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June 29, 2020
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Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison


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This Day for You - June 29


International Day of the tropics

To mark the anniversary of the launch of the State of the Tropics Report the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2016, which declared that 29 June of each year is to be observed as the International Day of the Tropics.
The State of Tropics Report offers a different perspective on tropics.
The International Day of the Tropics is observed to celebrate the outstanding diversity of the tropics while underlining extraordinary challenges and opportunities nations of the Tropics face.

National Statistic Day

In recognition of the notable contribution made by Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of economic planning and statistical development in the post independent era, the Govt. of India decided to designate 29th June every year.coinciding with his birth anniversary.

The World Celebrates:

Independence Day of Seychelles: Marks the independence of Seychelles from the United Kingdom in 1976.
Veteranendag : Veterans' Day is the Netherlands' annual day of remembrance for the country's servicemen. Since 2005 it has been organized on the birthday of the late Prince Bernhard. It is held on the last Saturday of June.


1613: The Globe Theatre, where most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted, burned down.

1854: Netherlands allows corporal punishment

1966: Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time.

1949: South Africa begins implementing apartheid which meant no mixed marriages.

1987: Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.

1995: Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time

2007: Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone


1893: Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, was an Indian scientist and statistician. He was a member of the first first Planning Commission of free India. He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure. For his contributions, Mahalanobis has been considered the father of modern statistics in India.

1991: Kawhi Anthony Leonard, an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

1978: Lenard Larry McKelvey, known professionally as Charlamagne tha God, is an American radio presenter, television personality, and author. He is a co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy and Angela Yee, and stars in Guy Code, Guy Court and Girl Code.

Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya Coleman, born on 1st September, 1996 in California. She was brought up in an acting family. Zendaya has spent a lot of her time at the theatre.

Five things you probably didn't know about young prodigy Zendaya:-

She has created a shoe brand by herself and it’s incredible!
Most 18-year-old girls do not get any chance to design their shoe brand but if a girl merits it, it’s Zendaya. The name of her shoe brand is Sole of Daya. She has quite a unique fashion taste, and she also could give the collection the luxury that is required to lead.

She is always willing to fight against the racial institutions.
Zendaya spotted herself amid dispute after the 2015 Academy Awards. After E!’s Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic comments on Zendaya’s dreadlocks that they looked like they would smell of weed, Zendaya replied saying it was not just about holding up for herself but also about fighting against the ignorant stereotypes that immortalize racism.

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She earned a CoverGirl contract and guaranteed to use it for girl empowerment.
Zendaya settled on a contract with CoverGirl, no uncertainty due to her willingness to explore with hair and makeup. Zendaya also stated that she would continue empowering girls and women to glorify their uniqueness.

She stood for misleading Photoshop.
Zendaya has spoken against numerous issues. She also spoke against body-shaming that results from extreme Photoshop. She told her fans that these things make women self-conscious. Anyone who knows who she is will definitely know that she stands for honest and pure self-love.

Her fashion and beauty choice is very unique
People are captivated by her talent to pull off everything from silky dresses to eccentric prints that they dubbed her one of the best-dressed celebs of 2015.

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

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A brief History of Chocolates!

Chocolate is known as the ‘food for gods’. It is an irresistible treat that we all love to have. No matter what mood you are in, chocolates always makes you happier in moments. What is more interesting is the history of chocolate, that dates back to 4000 years from now. Keep reading to find out more…
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1) Who made the first chocolate?

The first chocolate was made by the people of ancient Olmecs of Southern Mexico around 1500 BCE. From them the recipe of chocolate was transferred to the Central American Mayans. In the Mayan history there are several mentions of chocolate drinks that people drank as celebratory gestures.

2) Chocolate currency?

As the popularity of Chocolate grew, the Aztecs started considering it more valuable than gold. In the Aztec culture, they not only drank chocolate drinks but they also believed that it was given to them by gods. It was so popular among them that they had started using Cacao Beans as their currency.

3) Chocolate’s journey to Europe and America!

Gradually, in the 1500s Chocolate arrived in the city of Spain. By the end of the 16th century, Spain started importing Chocolate to various parts of the world. Through the Spanish ships, Chocolate landed in the city of Florida, America. In America, Chocolate became very popular among all the people.

4) Chocolate Today…

Today chocolate is an enjoyable edible confection all round the world. It is made in a different process and does not taste the same as the ancient Mayan Chocolate. However, dark chocolate contains a lot of antioxidants and is considered healthy for our heart.

Credits: Lovely

Write to me at paparis705@theschoolsocial.in

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The Amazing Effects of Gratitude

Curiosity, 4 Mins
Applications of Stem Cells

On Saturday, we introduced you to Stem Cells (Read Here), and today we talk about their application!

Stem cells, as mentioned in the previous article, have tremendous potential in the field of medicine and healthcare. There are two main domains of stem cell applications -
a) research and,
b) therapy

In the domain of research, stem cells can be grown in labs and their differentiation into various specialised cells is observed. The knowledge of the process of differentiation is invaluable in the field of developmental biology. Other than that, stem cells can be used to study the biology of cancerous cells which can then be exploited to battle the dastardly disease. Stem cells can also be used to grow tissues in order to study the effects of drugs on them.

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Stem cell therapy is still largely experimental. They’ve mostly been experimented to be used as treatments for various tissue damages, degenerative diseases, and genetic afflictions. Some of the most useful applications of stem cell therapy is the creation of new skin tissue for burn victims and the synthesis of new cells to replace those suffering from diseases like leukaemia and thalassemia. Other than that, induced pluripotent stem cells can even be used to create new organs that can be transplanted with lower risks of graft vs host rejection.

Credits - Arko De.
Source - yourgenome.org/

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Topic: India and the World after COVID-19

COVID-19 has definitely changed our world forever. But where is the new world headed? How has COVID-19 changed the way we live and work? What will be India’s place in the emerging post-pandemic world? How can India make itself stronger and script a bigger role to play in the international community?

Summarise your ideas in a 3000-word essay written in English language. Submit your entries to kv.vidya@ficci.com by 15thJuly 2020.

The emails should be titled ‘Entry to India and the World after COVID-19’.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all Indians, NRIs and PIOs - University Students and Professionals across the World, aged 21 years and above.


A three-day, all-expenses-paid trip to India Pavilion and the World Expo in Dubai
Gala reception at the India Pavilion to felicitate the winners
A panel discussion with the winners moderated by a media personality


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5 Positive Sentences to Appreciate Someone:

1) Thank you for your efforts.

2) Kudos to your dedication!

3) We value your presence and are proud of you.

4) You’re trying so hard! I wish to see you progress in all your endeavors.

5) You mean a lot to me.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

NASA names HQ after its first black female engineer Mary Jackson
NASA has named its Washington DC headquarters after its first black female engineer, Mary W Jackson, who joined the agency in 1958.
Jackson was a mathematician and an aerospace engineer for about two decades.

Google Photos to let users find pics, videos using interactive map
Google Photos will let users explore photos and videos that they have taken by location using the 'map view'. Users will find the map view in a new Search Tab and can use an interactive map to find their pictures.
To use the feature, users will have to enable location from their device camera, Location History or manually add locations.

THE Happy Pill

Mark Clark may be the luckiest man in Michigan after winning a second $ 4 million prize in the state’ s instant game lottery. This Man Uses Dad’ s Lucky Coin to Scratch Lottery Ticket And Wins $ 4 Million for the 2nd Time.

Credits :@goodnewsnetwork

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Student's Blog

If I had an alligator as a pet …

About the Author:

By Arohi Rayal
Class 6, Army Public School, Raiwala Dehradun

If I would have an alligator as my pet it would be definitely a crazy experience. Firstly, when I know that the state law prohibits any individual from owning any dangerous animal except for those kept in the zoo, research lab, veterinary hospital,etc, I think I will have to hide my pet from the world and keep it at a hidden place where no one is able to see it, which is completely impossible because I am very bad at hiding even a small secret from any one, I don’t think I will be able to do so.

But still, If I will have one I will name it as crocky!!!!!! I will have to take special care for keeping it healthy in and out. Firstly, I will have to brush his teeth to keep his smile a beautiful one so that I feel good looking at him. I can make a paste of baking soda and colgate for this purpose. For giving bath I will have to use the cloth brush for rubbing his hard body. I will have to wash only its body not face because if water gets into his eyes it will lose faith in me.

I will have to have a water pool for it which must be 4 times bigger of its size and that too of steel or hard plastic otherwise the alligator can spoil it by hitting it with its tail. I will have to give rats, fish, snakes etc for feeding it.( I can imagine myself catching mice, fishes etc. for it).

June 29, 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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