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June 30, 2020
Vol 68, Page 1



What They Say?

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
— Robert Frost

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
— Eleanor Roosevelt


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This Day for You - June 30


International Asteroid Day

The United Nations General Assembly, in 2016 adopted a resolution, declaring 30 June International Asteroid Day. The General Assembly’s decision was made based on a proposal by the Association of Space Explorers.

Aim of the observance: The day is observed each year to commemorate the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908, and to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard.

But what happened? At around 7am in the morning, it was just like any other day until an explosion - as strong as 1000 times of the atomic explosion of Hiroshima - occurred due to an asteroid burst at an altitude of 5–10 km (15,000–30,000 feet), which flattened some 2,000 square km.
International Asteroid Day aims to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard and to inform the public about the crisis communication actions to be taken at the global level in case of a credible near-Earth object threat.

International Day of Parliamentarism

The United Nations General Assembly, recognized the role of parliaments in national plans and strategies and in ensuring greater transparency and accountability at national and global levels.
June 30 is designated to celebrate the International Day of Parliamentarism.
In 1889, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) — the global organization of parliaments — was established.

Aim of the observance: This day celebrates parliaments and the ways in which parliamentary systems of government improve the day-to-day lives of people the world over.

The World celebrates

Independence Day (Democratic Republic of the Congo): Congo gained independence from Belgium on 30 June 1960 under the name Republic of the Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo shall not be confused with its neighbouring Republic of the Congo.

Philippine–Spanish Friendship Day: This day is observed to celebrate the strong links between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain every June 30.

Israel, Navy Day: This day is celebrated to commemorate the capturing of the Port of Haifa by Israel in 1948 during the Israeli War of Independence.

This Day in History

1865: 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty.

1894: London's Tower Bridge opens.

1896: W. S. Hadaway gets a patent for an electric stove.

1914: Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa

1934: "Night of Long Knives" - Adolf Hitler stages a bloody purge of the Nazi party.

1936:Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published

1937: The world's first emergency call telephone service is launched in London using the number 999.

1938: Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1

1944 :Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen

1953: 1st Chevrolet Corvette was manufactured

1961: NASA Explorer Micrometeoroid research mission fails to reach Earth orbit

1964: Last UN troops leave Congo

1975: University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance.

1975: Muhammad Ali retains his world heavyweight boxing crown by beating Englishman Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in a re-match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1992: 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)

2016: The Ikea Museum opens the very first Ikea store in Älmhult, Sweden.

2019: President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un


1966: Michael Gerard Tyson, an American former professional boxer who reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990 and was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, as well as the only heavyweight to successively unify them.

1985: Michael Fred Phelps II is an American former competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events.

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was a women's rights leader in the late 1800s. She helped lead the way for women's suffrage in the United States, which is the right to vote.
Five things you probably didn't know about Susan:-

She was the first original Woman to be Depicted on the U.S. Currency.

The 1979 dollar currency featured Susan B. Anthony which was the first time for a lady.

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A Ship Named for Susan B. Anthony Holds a World’s Record.

In 1942, a ship had been named as Susan B. Anthony. In the year 2015, it became the greatest rescue of people from a ship without any loss of life. It became a world record.

She Co-Founded the New York Women’s State Temperance Society.
Many ladies' are unable to speak at an international anti-slavery meeting. When Anthony was not permitted to speak at a temperance meeting, she formed a women’s temperance group in their state.

She Celebrated Her 80th Birthday at the White House.
At 80, Anthony was well known in public organizations and so, she was invited to celebrate her 80th birthday at the White House by President William McKinley.

The Vote of the Law Giving Women was called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
After Anthony died in 1906, the ongoing exertion to win the vote venerated her remembrance with her name for the recommended 19th Constitutional Amendment.

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

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The Monkey Buffet Festival

We all love a heartful buffet meal. And so do the animals. In Thailand, every year, in the city of Lopburi, people arrange a massive feast for the monkey residents of the town. They build a massive tower full of colourful vegetables and fruits, for the long-tailed macaques to feast on.
When did the festival begin?

The annual Monkey Buffet began in Lopburi city in the year 1989. The city inhabits a huge population of monkeys who interact and coexist in harmony with the people of the city. Lopburi is also known as the ‘Monkey City’ of Thailand.

Read on to learn more about this festival…
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How is the festival initiated?

Since one week before the festival, the locals pass out invitations to the Lopburi Macaques with attached cashews as a small incentive. They even roll out red carpet for their furry friends to come and take part in the festival.

How is the festival celebrated?

The festival takes place in the ruins of 13th-century Phra Prang Sam Yot Temple. The opening ceremony comprises humans dressed in monkey suits, dancing and singing and drawing the monkeys to the venue. After that the people participate in vibrant musicals and dance performances, highlighting the richness of Thai culture. There are also contests and fun display giving the festival a carnival vibe.

The Monkey Buffet Festival of Thailand is like no other. It is celebrated for good luck and prosperity of the region.

Credits: Lovely

Write to me at paparis705@theschoolsocial.in

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Curiosity, 4 Mins
Why do Emergency Alert Systems always use an artificial voice?

I’m sure you’ve heard an Emergency Alert System broadcast at least once before, either on the television or on the radio. They’re used by the government to warn its citizens of any impending danger like a tornado, a tsunami, or even a nuclear war. It has a particular eeriness about it that is designed to be both efficient to broadcast and to draw the attention of the viewer. Another distinct feature about it is that it always uses an artificial voice.

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Emergency Alert Systems(EAS) are designed to be short, specific, and distinct broadcast signals. Say for example, that our weather department has just received information that a flash flood is about to happen in Odisha. The ETA for the same is 2.5 hours and the minimum time that the residents of Odisha need to prepare themselves is 1 hour. Now, in order to broadcast the warning as quickly as possible, the critical information(like when the flash flood is slated to happen, which are the areas that will be the most affected, etc.) is recorded in a studio using automated tools in a way that will not only deliver said information but also grab the attention of the viewers and anyone else nearby. This will ensure that the broadcast is seen/heard by as many people as possible. This is the reason why EAS broadcasts always employ artificial voice accompanied by a harsh sounding warning tone.

Credits - Arko De.
Source - Techquickie

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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. Participate in the activity to showcase your Creativity in the CII Education Summit 2020 session on 4th July.


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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

UK chemist creates perfume that 'smells like space'
A crowdfunded project plans to launch a perfume that "smells like space". The fragrance was developed by UK-based chemist Steven Pearce, who was originally contracted by NASA to recreate the smell for helping astronauts prepare before launch. Richmond said astronauts described the smell as a mixture of "gunpowder, seared steak, raspberries and rum".

AirPods to get new 'Spatial Audio', automatic device switching features
Apple has announced that AirPods will get an "automatic device switching" feature to enable a seamless switch as users move across Apple devices. This will work on AirPods Pro, second-generation AirPods, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro and Beats Solo Pro. Additionally, AirPods Pro will get a new "Spatial Audio" feature with dynamic head tracking, offering a theatre-like surround sound experience.

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After Getting Laid Off, ‘Lasagna Lady’ Responds to Coronavirus by Cooking 1,200 Pans for Strangers in Need.

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Student's Blog

The Art of Writing

About the Author:

Akriti Kuniyal,
15yrs old, Army Public School, Raiwala

We can easily interpret, Introspect ones ideas
not just by the medium of communication but
through the “Art of writing"
A writer knows very well how to embrace all
his/her heart core in such a intriguing
way ,so that a reader can also feel the
emotion behind it. But if you think it's a easy
task to do ? nopes it's not ,because I'm also
trying and still curious to delve in finding the
hidden unrevealed secrets ...
For me it's a solace to heal, a zeal for my
aspiration and a effective source of
furnishing me abundance of euphoria
I would to like to end up here ,by some lines
as I always do.

June 30, 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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