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May 28, 2020
Vol 40, Page 1

What They Say?

- Mark Twain

- Amelia Earhart


Bible: Treat others how you want to be treated.
“Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”
Jesus gives this instruction in the midst of his teaching to love our enemies. He’s telling us, “It doesn’t matter what someone else does to you. Love them. Be kind anyway.” Our kindness cannot be based on the actions or attitude of another.
When they come to us with friendship trouble, we always say to our kids, “You cannot control what your friend does or says. You only have control over your words and actions. Choose kindness.”
But what does kindness look and sound like? Jesus tells us clearly in this passage...
Whatever it is you would want someone else to do or say in a situation . . . do or say just that.
Even though kindness isn’t all about our outward actions, it does come out in what we say and do. If we are developing a spirit of kindness deep within our hearts, we will more easily choose to treat others the way we want to be treated.
The more we choose kindness, the more it will become our natural reaction.
Remember: Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.(Ephesians 4:32 ESV)


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This Day for You - May 28

The World Celebrates:

- Republic Day of Nepal.
- Menstrual Hygiene Day
- TDFR Republic Day of Azerbaijan and Armenia

You Share Your Birthday With:

1) 1660 - George I, King of Britain
2) 1779 - Thomas Moore, Irish Author and Composer
3) 1883 - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian Nationalist
4) 1888 - Jim Thorpe, American Athlete
5) 1912 - Patrick White, Australian Author, Novelist and Playwright
6) 1923 - Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian Actor, Director and Politician
7) 1968 - Kylie Minogue, Australian-British singer

This Day in History:

1) 1291 - Crusader rule came to an end. The Mamluks captured the city of Acre, Jarusalem.
2) 1804 - The establishment of the French Empire was proclaimed by Napoleon.
3) 1871 - The Paris Commune falls after only two months
4) 1934 - Dionne Quintuplets were born. It was the first set of quintuplet babies to survive in history.
5) 1937 - German automobile maker Volkswagen was founded. Initially it was run by the Nazis.
6) 1940 - Battle of Belgium comes to an end with Belgium surrendering to Germany. 7) 1961 - Amnesty International was founded today in London.
8) 1999 - After two decades Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper was reopened in Santa Maria delle Grazia, Milan.
9) 2003 - Peter Hollingworth resigns as Governor-General of Australia.
10) 2010 - The Jnaneswari Express train derailed in West Bengal, India. 148 people died.
11) 2014 - American Poet and Memoirist Maya Angelou died.

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Art Work by Students
Vihaan Pal Singh
Ananya Chaurasia
Pathways World school, Noida
Vihaan Pal Singh
Ananya Chaurasia
Pathways World school, Noida

Bethany Meilani Hamilton

Bethany Meilani Hamilton was born on February 8, 1990, in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii raised in a surfing family. Hamilton learned to handle the waves at an early age. She began competitive surfing at age 8, and by age 9 she had earned her first sponsorship. Her promising career was seemingly thwarted at age 13 when a shark bit off her left arm, but she resumed surfing soon after and won a national title in 2005.

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On the morning of October 31, 2003, Hamilton went out to surf at Tunnels Beach in Ha'ena with her best friend, Alana Blanchard, and Blanchard's father and brother. While lying on her board, Hamilton suddenly felt extreme pressure on her left arm and was pulled back and forth for several seconds before the flurry passed. Initially feeling no pain, she noticed the water around her had turned red, and her shocked friends realized that her left arm had been divided nearly to the shoulder. Blanchard's father created a quick tourniquet from his surfboard cord and led everyone to shore. Hamilton was rushed to the Hospital, bumping her father from the operating room where he was about to have knee surgery. Although she lost approximately 60 percent of her blood following the attack and endured numerous surgeries, she was stabilized and was released after a few days.

As the story drew national care, it was ascertained that Hamilton had been beaten by a 14-foot tiger shark. Professedly level-headed about the incident and the drastic change to her body, she vowed to return to surfing as soon as possible. Hamilton also demonstrated that the loss of an arm was no barrier to fulfilling her surfing goals. She won the Explorer Women's division at the 2005 NSSA National Championships and began competing on the pro circuit in 2007, winning the T & C Surf Women's Pipeline event that year.

Hamilton subsequently launched her Unstoppable Year online course to help people overcome obstacles and achieve fulfillment.A successful author and public speaker, Hamilton has accorded her adventures in documentary films and obliged on several popular reality TV programs.

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

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What’s With Kindness?

Have you ever wondered what people mean when they ask us to ‘be kind’? Why should one be kind or promote kindness? What if I don’t get the same in return? What if every time I am caring for someone, they respond with indifference or be selfish? When everyone around us is in a competition to be smart, look best and be successful, how do I maintain kindness?

This is not just your concern, but something that bothers all of us. In the rat race of staying ahead, what goes missing are values like kindness, honesty, love and compassion. But believe me, once you’ve got all the success, fame and fortune, all these little things will make you feel even more proud of yourself.
Make note to keep the ‘Kindness Button ON’ while:
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1. Talking to anyone and everyone: How you talk to people casually tells a lot about your true nature. Be kind in picking words.

2. Completing a Particular Task: Be it a school task or home chores, be kind to yourself and others, even if it is a competition. Never let momentary actions overshadow your real values.

3. Asking for a Favour or giving a hand: We all love to help anyone who is kind and caring for all. Keep the ‘helping’ mode always on.

4. In the middle of a Controversy: Even if you’re in an odd situation and some people are against you, never let your innate compassion fade away. A warm heart always wins, even if they seem to lose a materialistic battle.

5. You’re talking to someone you don’t like: Mostly, we tend to develop likes and dislikes unknowingly, much before we really know people. Though it is difficult to change that, what we can try is to be kind. Try to speak politely, smile and not to be unkind even to them.

Be Kind today, and always.

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Carl Jung's Theory of Introvert, Extrovert and Ambivert

If you already knew these, You’re a True GearHead!

What’s with the kind of enthusiasm that does not make you dig deeper? For all the car-lovers, here’s what confirms that you’re a true Gearhead:

Stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke, translated in English as Bavarian Motor Works. The white and blue chequered roundel in the logo represents the flag of Bavaria while the black exterior circle is derived from the logo of BMW’s predecessor – Rapp.

Mercedes was a brand of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). Half of its name came from Daimler’s partner Emil Jellinek’s daughter, Mercédès Jellinek. The other came from Karl Benz, the man responsible for making the first car. When the two came together in 1926, Mercedes-Benz was born. The famous three pointed star comes from a postcard sent by Gottlieb Daimler to his wife which said that he was living in a three pointed star and that ‘one day this star will shine over our triumphant factories.’ The three points are meant to signify land, sea and air and was first seen on a car in 1910.

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At the time of establishing, four of seven Maserati brothers became the founders, Bindo, Ernesto, Ettore, and Alfieri. Each of them had a deep passion for engineering and designing automobiles. The only one that didn’t seem interested was Mario who became a painter instead. It’s speculated that he helped to create the Trident, the Maserati logo.

Elon Musk’s Tesla is named after the designer of the alternating current electricity system, Nikola Tesla. Infact, the first model by the brand, the Roadster, had a motor which was descended from Tesla’s original design. The ‘T’ seen on the logo signifies a cross section of an electric motor. The upright part represents a rotor pole while the curved line over the top symbolizes a stator.
Hope you know that Musk only joined the company as a CEO in 2004, whereas the company was founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in 2003.

To be sure of the strength of its vehicles, Volvo has a unique piece of machinery in its Gothenburg test lab. Originally intended to assess how buildings withstand earthquakes, Volvo has modified it to crash test cars. The company carries out 450 full-scale tests per year, taking up to 10 days to prepare for a full test. Cameras then record 1,000 frames per second and the crash test barrier weighs 800 tonnes. That’s how the company secures its reputation for building the world’s safest vehicles, inspiring confidence among motorists across the globe.

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Kindness can be deeper than “please” and “thank you.” But it can be confusing sometimes when actions are mistaken. How can we show kindness? How can we be clear about our intentions to do good for others?

This exercise prompts you to explore how the same act can be kind or unkind depending on context and intent. Do it with your parents at home or with you friends online.


1)Choose any or all of these prompts that you think are best for your team. You can write these acts down on pieces of paper that the players can draw from a cup or hat, or you can choose a few to read out loud and talk about.

2)The person who draws the questions will answer the question, “When have you experienced this as kindness?” Another person will answer “When have you experienced this as unkind?” If they don’t have a personal experience with the prompt, they can make up a story.

3) Go until all of the prompts are gone. Then, talk about the discussion questions.
Draw one:

● Telling someone what they did wrong |
● Saying “you hurt my feelings when...”|
● Laughing |
● Hugging someone|
● Complimenting someone |
● Saying “no” |
● Saying “Yes”|
● Stopping someone|
● Helping someone |
● Making a joke

For example:

The card drawn says, “making a joke.” The person who draws the card might say, “Last week at lunch, Jim was joking about how dumb my drawing looked, and that was not kind.” The other person might say, “Yesterday, when I was feeling sad, Aza was joking with me to help me feel better, and that was kind.”


What makes something kind or not? How do you know if someone else is being kind or not?
How do you know if you’re being kind or not?
What are some important things to remember about being kind?
What’s a time when you were trying to be kind, but it actually came out unkind?
What would you do differently next time?
Now that you have new insights about kindness, how can you share your experience with others?



Do you think that the lockdown is changing our habits?


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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Students who moved due to lockdown can write Board exam from new location: Govt
-CBSE Class 10 and 12 students who have moved to different states or to their home districts due to the lockdown can appear for the pending Board Exams from there, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said.
-The CBSE will issue a notification in this regard and modalities for registration of such requests.

SpaceX raises $346M ahead of crewed flight launch with NASA.
-SpaceX raised $346.2 million in a new funding round ahead of its maiden crewed flight launch with NASA. With this round, SpaceX has raised nearly $1.7 billion since beginning of 2019 and is valued at $36 billion. Two NASA astronauts will be flying in SpaceX's Crew Dragon to the International Space Station on May 27.

The UN Social: India bags the UN Military Gender Award
The UN Social: India bags the UN Military Gender Award

The United Nations created the UN Military Gender Advocate Award in 2016. This award recognises the dedication and effort of an individual military who promotes the UN principles on Women, Peace and Security. For this prestigious award, women peacemakers are nominated every year. This year this award was given to Major Suman Gawani, of the Indian Army and Commander Carla Monterio de Castro Araujo, a Brazilian Navy Officer.

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Major Gawani was deployed to the UN mission in South Sudan. There she has mentored over 230 UN Military Observers to work on issues related to sexual violence. She also included women military observers in each of the Mission’s team sites. She trained South Sudanese government forces and with their aid, launched an action plan to reduce gender violence there.

Major Gawani was extremely overwhelmed on receiving this award. To the world she conveyed that no matter what our duties are, we should always integrate an all-gender perspective in our daily work, Be it interactions in the work field or within communities.

According to the UN chief Antonio Guterres, both the women were rightly deserving of this award. He believes that with respect to the various issues of the world, both Major Gawani and Commander Carla, showed signs of inspirational UN peacemakers. Their works brought a new perspective to the gender issues pertaining today. Their work has never been more important and relevant.

Major Gawani really made all the Indians feel empowered and proud of themselves. Don’t you think?

Credits: Lovely Sarkar
Reach me at papris705@theschoolsocial.in

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THE Happy Pill

School Bus Drivers Arrange Heartwarming Aerial Tribute for Graduating Students in Quarantine

Since the novel coronavirus shutdowns have canceled thousands of graduation ceremonies across the country, these devoted Ohio bus drivers went above and beyond the call of duty to honor their senior high school students.

Credits :@goodnewsnetwork
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Teacher's Blog

COVID 19 and our saviour ‘Smartphone’ - Part 2


Narita Ahuja,

Time spent by Indians on smartphones increased by 24% to 4.3 hours per day in March driven primarily by the lockdown, according to data from analytics firm App Annie of android phones.

This is a significant spike as compared to 3.5 hours a day on average in 2019 as consumers spent increasing time on mobile games like PUBG, social networks like TikTok and Facebook besides using video-chatting applications like Zoom for both interacting with friends and family besides office work and attending school.

India also saw the biggest jump in video consumption of 40% to over 2.9 billion hours during the week starting March 22 as compared to the last week of December 2019, when the number stood at 2.1 billion hours a week.
Another highlight from the report was that Indians are also increasingly spending on healthcare and meditation applications during the lock. While downloads of these applications increased by 30% to 3.9 million during the week starting March 22 spending jumped 60% to $400,000 or about Rs 3 crore during the week.
Some of the other applications which became favourites in India during lockdown was Google Classroom in the education technology space and Ludo King in the gaming segment.

Mobile phones can be connected to the internet at any time and at any place which is advantageous to browse anything it relates. Online education is at its boom in India which can be conducted in two ways — either through recorded classes or via live online classes conducted as webinars.>br> Soon as the Covid-19 crisis broke out in India, the larger universities like Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) announced the suspension of classes until March 31.

While others waited to see what would happen next, they started exploring online classes.
COVID-19 vaccine is still far from fruition.
Join me on the final part of my Blog tomorrow!

May 28, 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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