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June 9, 2020
Vol 50, Page 1



What They Say?

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
― William Faulkner

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”
― Madonna

EDITORS - The Story of our Editor too ;)

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Editor’s Note:

Hey There!
I’m just dropping by to thank you for making us a part of your day, everyday! We’re glad to bring to you the 50th Issue of the E-magazine. We love to take you on a fun-read drive with something new everyday and hope that you enjoy it too! If we have helped you get-smarter or you have ever liked anything about us - Content, Design or Recommendations, be our ambassadors and tell us about it on our social media handles.
Review, Tag or Comment! Today we are doing a re-post for everything!

And also don’t worry, we’re not gonna show our history today! You get your regular dose of amazing reads that’ll get you smarter for the day.

Happy Reading
Radhika Sharma
Editor-in-Chief, TSSO

PS. Feel free to share your views with me at radhika@theschoolsocial.in

This Day for You - June 9


The 1st appearance of Donald Duck in a cartoon, "The Wise Little Hen", happened on this day in 1934.

The World Celebrates:

Autonomy Day of Åland - Finland: Åland is an autonomous, demilitarised, Swedish-speaking region of Finland. Åland consists of more than 6,700 islands, but the current population of 28,000 live on only 65 islands. Over 40 per cent of the inhabitants live in the only town, Mariehamn, which is one of Åland’s 16 municipalities. Åland was declared an autonomy on June 9 in 1920. Hence it celebrates its 100th Autonomy Day.

Day of the Murcia and la Rioja Regions - Spain: Day of Autonomy of Regions

Coral Triangle Day - To celebrate and raise awareness of the ocean conservation and protection, especially on the Coral Triangle, the world's epicenter of marine biodiversity.

National Heroes' Day - Uganda

You Share Your Birthday With:

1949 - Kiran Bedi, Indian police officer and activist
1975 - Andrew Symonds, English-Australian cricketer
1963 - Johnny Depp, American actor
1981 - Natalie Portman
1985 - Sonam Kapoor, Indian model and actress

Famous Events:

1716 - Banda Singh Bahadur, Indian commander passed away. A Sikh warrior and a commander of Khalsa army, at age 15 he left home to become a Hindu ascetic, and was given the name ‘’Madho Das’’. He established a monastery and was visited by Guru Gobind Singh, who gave him the new name of Banda Bahadur. He struggled against the Mughal Empire and died being tortured by them.

1959 - The first ballistic missile-carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, is launched.

2011 - M. F. Husain, Indian painter and director passed away

ART Aficionado

Art Work by Students
Arshiya Kaur Khanna, Ryan International School, Rohini
Arshiya Kaur Khanna, Ryan International School, Rohini
Arshiya Kaur Khanna, Ryan International School, Rohini
Arshiya Kaur Khanna, Ryan International School, Rohini

Billie Jean King

American tennis great Billie Jean King broke down barriers by pushing for equal prize money for women and becoming one of the first well-known openly gay athletes. Born on November 22, 1943, in Long Beach, California, Billie Jean King became the top-ranked women's tennis player by 1967.

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In 1973, she formed the Women's Tennis Association and famously defeated Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes." The first prominent female athlete to admit her homosexuality, King continued her work as an influential social activist after retiring from tennis.

For all her tennis accomplishments, Billie Jean King is probably best known for her 1973 match against former men's champion Bobby Riggs, dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes." The 55-year-old Riggs had assumed an overtly chauvinistic public persona to bait the sport’s top women into playing him, and after he easily defeated multi-time champion Margaret Court in the "Mother's Day Massacre" of May 1973, he secured King as his next opponent.

The match took place on September 20, 1973, at the Houston Astrodome. Embracing the spectacle of the event, King entered the court in a gold litter carried by four muscular men, while Riggs rolled in on a rickshaw pulled by a team of women called "Bobby's Bosom Buddies." But King was all business once the match started, and she handily beat Riggs in straight sets before an estimated television audience of 90 million viewers.

In 1968, having claimed the world's No. 1 ranking in women's tennis, King turned professional. Renowned for her speed, net game and backhand shot, King was a regular presence in the winner's circle in singles, doubles and mixed-doubles tournaments over the next few years.

Never shy about speaking her mind, King jolted the tennis establishment with her views that the sport needed to shed its country-club image and offer equal payouts to both genders. She became the first female athlete to top $100,000 in prize money in a single year. Her demands met, the U.S. Open became the first major tournament to offer equal prize money to women and men.

King announced her retirement from singles play after winning Wimbledon in 1975, but she resumed singles competition two years later, finally retiring for good in 1990. Altogether, King won 39 major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles championships, including a record 20 at Wimbledon.

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

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Inspiration 101, 4 Mins
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What are the different National Awards of our country?

Awards are given to people who show extraordinary performance in their respective field. We are well aware of the Oscars and the Nobel Prize that are awarded every year. But there are some National Awards that are given out in our country. They are as prestigious as any other international awards. These awards are: Bharat Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dada Saheb Phalke Awards, Ashok Chakra and the Jnanpith Award. Let us tell you in what fields these awards are given out…
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1) Bharat Ratna Award

It is the highest rank of award given out to the civilians of the Republic of India. It was instituted on 2nd January 1954. Without any distinction in race, caste, religion or gender, this award is given on the basis of performance. In 2019, the exceptional playback singer Bhupen Hazarika won the prize posthumously.
2) Arjuna Award

It is the award given out by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. This award is given to those enthusiastic sportspersons who make outstanding achievements. This award was initiated in 1961. It comes with a monetary prize of rupees 5 lakhs and a bronze statue of Arjuna. In 2019, Ravinder Jadeja received the Arjuna Award for his outstanding performance in Cricket.

3) Dada Saheb Phalke Award

It is the highest rank of award given out in the field of cinema. It is awarded in the National Film Awards Ceremony every year. The Directorate of Film Festival, set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting presents this award. In 2019, Amitava Bachchan received this prestigious award.

4) Ashok Chakra

It is the highest peacetime Military decoration award. It is given to the people who show outstanding bravery, valour and tasks of self-sacrifice in the battlefield. It is equivalent to the Param Vir Chakra Award. In 2019, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani received this award for sacrificing his life, fighting the terrorists Shophian in Kashmir.

5) Jnanpith Award

It is the highest rank of award given out in the literary field. This award is presented on the basis of outstanding contribution in the field of Literature by the Bharatiya Jnanpith. This award was established in 1961. In 2019, the most notable poet of Malayali literature, poet Akkhitam bagged this award.

Do you know any other origin story of Disney movies?

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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Curiosity, 7 Mins
The Importance of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal species in a given area. A high degree of biodiversity is generally favourable and desirable. It leads to community stabilisation, and higher productivity. In this article, we are going to look at why maintaining a rich biodiversity in an area is so important to the biotic community of that area.

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For decades, biologists and ecologists have insisted that a community with more species tends to be more stable than the ones with less species. The stability here means that the said community should not show a lot of variation in its net productivity(the amount of biomass that the community generates, for e.g, the amount of wheat produced in a wheat field). A stable community should also be resilient to environmental stresses(natural or otherwise) and invasions by alien species(water hyacinth is a common example of alien species invasion in West Bengal, India).

Now, it is impossible to deduce how a rich biodiversity in an area leads to the aforementioned community stability. Why? Because there are too many variables. However, David Tillman’s long drawn ecological experiments have proven that a community with more species, i.e rich biodiversity, shows lesser variation in net productivity per year. The next obvious question is whether all species contribute equally to the net productivity of an area. Well, no. Some species have a more pronounced impact on the net productivity of an area. However, this does not mean that the other species that coexist in said area can be left/exploited to go extinct. Why? Because chances are that those species share some sort of relationship with the keystone species of that area which might be predatory, competitive, or something else.

David Tillman

Maintaining the biodiversity of an area is imperative to the stability of the biotic community of that area. However, due to anthropogenic actions, the biodiversity of the entire world has been on the decline. In the next few articles, we will briefly look at the common causes of biodiversity loss and how said biodiversity can be conserved.

Credits - Arko De.
Source - NCERT
Reach me at: iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in

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Curiosity, 7 mins

June 9, 2020
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Writing Competition - 50th Issue Special

Eligibility: Anyone with a Passion for Writing
Topics: Covid-19 Pandemic taught me ______________.
Word Limit: 200 Words
Deadline: June 10th Midnight
Reward: Winners Get Featured on the Magazine and Be a Part of our LIVE Session on Instagram @theschoolsocial to talk about their passion for writing.

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June 9, 2020
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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

New Zealand declares itself coronavirus-free
New Zealand has declared itself coronavirus-free as the country has no active cases of COVID-19 for the first time since February 28. It has now been 17 days since the country last recorded a new case of coronavirus. Fewer than 1,500 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in New Zealand, and 22 people died.

Schools likely to reopen after August 15 if MHA permits: HRD Minister
Union Human Resources Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that the schools are likely to reopen after August 15 if the situation is conducive. The Minister also said the results of the pending CBSE exams can be expected before August 15.

THE Happy Pill

In an effort to help out a looted community, a Minneapolis middle school decided to hold a food drive. They expected a modest turnout, but what happened next was more than they could have imagined. The thousands of donations were far beyond the 100 grocery bags the school had hoped to collect when they first published their appeal on social media—it was shared so widely that some of the donors even came from out of state.

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Student's Blog


About the Author:

Kashvi, Somerville School, Noida
Kashvi is a small child with a great level of sensitivity as is evident in her piece of writing. Kashvi is fond of bharatnatyam, fashion walks, various types of writings and loves her mathematics, science and gk sessions. Kashvi is also a level 5 abacus student and yellow belt in Taekwondo.

Trees, trees and trees
Because of you we get water and cool breeze
So many other things, we get from you
From bright red cherries to wild berries which are blue
All the different things you give us
We make something out of them like a car and a bus
Even if you are young or old, but you, yourself
Save us from the thunderball
From apples to cherries and red scarlet berries
And all the other things you gave but still,
We didn’t make you so safe
Oh, my friends,
We will never leave you to an end
Trees, trees, trees
Do not leave us because
You are home to some animals and lot of honey bees
With our last tear, we fear
But we promise and we swear, we will protect you anyhow, anytime and anywhere
Trees, trees, trees,
Because of you we get water and cool breeze.

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June 9, 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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