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May 15th, 2020 - Issue of the Week
Vol 29 Page 1

What They Say?

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
-Barbara Bush

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
-Robert Frost

Basketball after COVID-19

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This Day for You - May 15


International Day of Families- 15 May of every year is observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. Celebrate this day by celebrating the other days today:

National Chocochip Day-On May 15th, we recognize a morsel of a thing. It’s National Chocolate Chip Day!Nestle initially included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars. Starting in 1941, Nestle and other competitors started selling the chocolate in chip or morsel form. Bake something using chocolates today!

Bring Flowers to someone Day-Bring Flowers to Someone Day is just another excuse to give some you love and treasure flowers. Of course you can't go out to buy flowers, but you can definitely try doing some gardening from simple seeds from your kitchen.

Pizza party day-If there’s one thing that makes any day better it’s a hot slice of pizza shared among friends. Make yourself a Pizza dinner today.


1817 - Debendranath Tagore (Indian philosopher and author)
1859 - Pierre Curie (Esteemed physical chemist and Nobel Laureate)
1914 - Tenzing Norgay (One of the first two men to climb Mount Everest)
1953 - George Brett (Baseball player)
1967 - John Smoltz (Baseball Player)
1967 - Madhuri Dixit (Indian actress)
1978 - Amy Chow (Gymnast)


1940 - The first McDonald's opened in San Bernardino, California
1941 - Baseball player Joe DiMaggio starts his record-breaking 56-game hitting streak.
1796 - France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris.
1800 - King George III survives a second assassination attempt.
1862 - US Department of Agriculture created.
1905 - Las Vegas founded in Nevada.
1918 - The first regular airmail route was inaugurated in the US for its operation between New York City and Washington, D.C.
1928 - Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"
1991 - Edith Cresson of the Socialist Party became the first female premier of France but lost the job a year later because of poor support from her own party and rising unemployment in the country.

ART Aficionado

Art Work by Students
Abhiram Sharma, 6,
DPS Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
Abhiram Sharma, 6,
DPS Sushant Lok, Gurgaon

The First Female Judge of India

Anna Chandy (also known as Justice Anna Chandy) became the first female judge of India in 1937. Infact, she was the first Indian female to become a judge in the British Empire. She was also the second woman in the world to become a female judge. Besides that, she was also the founder and editor of a magazine called Shrimati, that dealt with the issues of women’s rights under British Rule. But in the 1930s, it was very difficult for any woman to even seek education, then how did Anna Chandy become a judge at the High Court? Read more to find out…

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Anna Chandy was born in 1905 and is known to be raised in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). She was a Syrian Christian by religion. She was the only woman in her state who had a postgraduate degree and a law degree. At that time, women were not appreciated enough to go out and study. They somehow received primary education to only get married and take care of the households. Hardly any woman went to universities for further studies, and even if they did, they were considered immoral and unfit for the society.

Under such circumstances, Anna Chandy faced a lot of discrimination and criticism from the male-dominated society. However, she did not give up on her dreams. She went ahead and started practising as a barrister in 1929. She specialized in Criminal Law. She also fought social evils like, like child marriage and fought against the laws that affected women. She encouraged education for women and also the practice of widow remarriage. In 1931 she stood in the elections for the representative body of Travancore State, but faced strong opposition and lost that year.

However, Justice Chandy was another name for perseverance (determination). She stood in the elections again and finally won. From then on, she only went closer and closer to her dream and finally became the first female judge of Kerala High Court in 1959. She was the reason the law that prevented women from working government jobs, was abolished.

She died in 1996 at the age of 91. She also happens to have written an autobiography called Atmakatha. She is a true hero for us, as she taught us how we should persist and endure all adverse situations in our lives, to reach our destination. If we hold on to our dreams throughout our lives, nothing can stop us from achieving them.

Credits: Lovely Sarkar
Reach me at: papris705@theschoolsocial.in for any questions, advice or feedback

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Be Better, 3 Mins
We are the YoUng ADulTs!

Attention: 'Young adult' refers to anyone who's enjoying life to the fullest while being at the threshold of adulthood. This has no real-life connection to the numbers called age and is far from any categorization based on such numbers. Young adults and 'young-at-heart-adults' have one thing in common, they don't hesitate from learning new things. Does it match your traits?

We are fun to be with, we are the go-getters, we are full of curiosity, we are the driving force of society, you know who we are! We are the YoUng ADulTs!

We are the perfect people to talk to, coz we will listen to you. But you definitely know, we don't just listen: we consume, we think, we analyze, we question and we speak. So you would definitely think twice before talking to us, but we'll suggest you not to, coz we don't judge.

We are the perfect people to reach out to when you need help, because we're not biased. We're honest and right on the face, that sometimes freaks some people out. Some people have difficulty understanding us, but we're not even that difficult!

If you really want to talk to us, stop running around the bush, and talk straightaway to us! We like people who have the guts to talk, straight. - From a Young-at-Heart Adult to fellow YoUng ADulTs!

If you're a young adult, and you would like to speak for yourself, write to us at write@theschoolsocial.in.

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Curiosity, 4 Mins
Decoding Everyday Things

Who was the first person to invent a broom? Who made the first chocolate? Do you ever get curious about everyday things?
Hello readers, here we are with some secrets behind everyday things!


How is the origin of combs related to the Scandinavians?
About a thousand years ago the Scandinavians designed the first comb, carved out of bones. Later, the Egyptians made fancier versions, like a double sided comb, using ivory and wood.
The first ever plastic comb was made by the chemist Alexander Parkes in 1862. Later, in the 19th century,a more advanced and sophisticated version called brushes, for easy untangling of hair was introduced.

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What is the history of brooms?
The name broom takes its origin from Europe, where twigs of broom trees were initially used to make broomsticks.
During the olden days, dust was swept out of the house with branches plucked from trees and shrubs. It was only later that flexible sticks and twigs were bound and tied together to form an implement called the broom.
Until the 18th century, moss was used for dusting and cleaning in Britain. In 1859, the first American broom factory was established in New York.


Why is it said that the history of chocolate dates back to the Mayan period?
The cultivation of coca trees began over 3,000 years back by the Mayan. Toltec and Aztec people. They were experts in making ceremonial beverages using cocoa beans. They also used cocoa beans as currency. The Mayans considered chocolate to be the food of the Gods.
In Europe, Spain was the first country to produce chocolate. However,at that time chocolate was enjoyed as a beverage. Chocolates in solid form were first made by Italian and French confectioners.
In 1819, Francois Louis Cailler became the first person to produce chocolates in a factory.


Who founded the first alphabet?
The North Semitic alphabet is the earliest fully developed alphabetic writing system. It was known as Canaanite.It was developed in Syria as early as the 11th century BC, and was spread by traders throughout the eastern Mediterranean.
The earliest known inscriptions in the Phoenician alphabet came from the Byblos. In contrast to other languages, it contained only about two dozen distinct letters, making it simple enough for common traders to learn.

Credits: Ipsita
Reach me at: ipsita@theschoolsocial.in
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Interested about the Indian Talent Olympiad? Find out more from this given link. Prepare yourself for the olympiad tests, over this summer.

Participate in the GO CORONA 2020 International Online Art Contest for Kids
Deadline for registration - 19th May 2020
Children between the age group of 5-15 years are eligible
Cash Prize for winners




Do you think Covid-19 Lockdown is bringing families together?


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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Revisiting Schools Would be Different:
Once the lockdown due to Coronavirus is lifted, there will be a change in schooling of children. With new guidelines, the functionality of schools will have to be modified. HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal informed teachers in a live season yesterday that schools will need a different seating arrangement, changes in timetable as well as division of classes.

International Education going Local:
It is no longer a mystery that global travel is a key factor in the spread of communicable disease. The repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to produce pronounced changes in teaching and learning practices for all levels of education.

THE UN SOCIALThe UN Social: Food Africa Project
The UN Social: Food Africa Project

The Food Africa Project is a unique public-private partnership(PPP) between the UN Sustainable Development Program, the Sahara Group, UN agencies, world-renowned chefs - the Roca brothers, and the Kaduna State Government. This project aims at improving food security(a steady supply of affordable, nutritious food), strengthening the agro-food value chains (a food value chain consists of all the stakeholders who participate in a coordinated manner to produce food products), improving food productivity and yield per capita, creation of new food-producing facilities, and providing better access markets in Nigeria.

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The Food Africa Project uses strategic project management which employs both a forward and a backward integration(forward integration = manufacturing supply chain, i.e, production and distribution; backward integration = the supply chain prior to the manufacturing process, i.e, collection of raw materials and productivity) to strengthening the Food Value Chain(FVC; explained above). The Value Chain development attracts investments from private companies which allow them to expand their footing into the agribusiness sector. At the same time, managing backward integration requires a significant workforce which in turn helps provide employment to the locals. This program has been implemented in six countries - Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Kenya.

Africa is rich in biodiversity - both animal as well as plant. It has been estimated that almost 1000 different kinds of vegetables are grown in the continent. Also, aside from large animals, it is also rich in livestock. For example, almost a fourth of the world’s sheep and 16 per cent of the world’s cattle live in Africa. However, despite having such rich biodiversity, most African countries have been plagued by extremely low productivity in the agribusiness sector. Why? There are plenty of reasons - lack of proper knowledge about the agribusiness, erosion, climate change, outdated technology as well as the lack thereof, and most importantly, lack of investment in the agribusiness sector. This is exactly what the Food Africa Project aims to improve.

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THE Happy Pill

82 Year-old Grandpa Dances With a Broom Because He Isn’ t Going to Let COVID-19 Ruin This Senior’ s Fun. Frank Cicorelli is a very social guy, and he so misses being with his friends in Charlotte, Michigan.His wife passed away about 7 years ago at age 75, so he’s alone—but he’s been creating his own fun during this pandemic.

Credits :@goodnewsnetwork
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Student's Blog

Poem on Peace

Remember the day of Hiroshima's violence,
All over destruction and catastrophic circumstances.
Sadako was the victim of that disruption,
as she was exposed to that perilous radiation.
One day while running in a race,
She fumbled and toppled and realised her case.
Leukemia was the one, against her health,
and could cause her a painful death.
She wanted to fly like a bird who is free,
and wanted to live in harmony.
But because of the disease's curse,
her condition got worse and worse.
In the hope of avoiding the death's pain,
she and her friends made a thousand cranes.
They made the crane again and again,
but all that was in vain.
Because of the curse of that fatal disease,
At twelve her beautiful life ceased.

May 15, 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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