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May 29, 2020
Vol 41, Page 1

What They Say?

“Peace begins with a smile.”
- Mother Teresa


"A young innocent girl, coming from the neighborhood with some prasad (holy food) for us, finds out that the people in the house are fighting and quarrelling. The moment she enters the home she gets scared and simply returns back, without showing her presence or sharing the prasad.
In the same way, Peace comes to us like a young innocent girl, but looking at our fights, quarrels and selfishness, it returns. I think that we don’t need to do anything for Peace. Just if we stop all of this, there is Peace."
- Morari Bapu


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This Day for You - May 29

The World Celebrates:

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
World Digestive Health Day
Veterans Day (Sweden)
Army Day (Argentina)

You Share Your Birthday With:

1) 1630 - Charles II, King of Great Britain and Ireland
2) 1736 - Patrick Henry, American Revolutionist
3) 1830 - Louise Michel, French Revolutionary
4) 1860 - Isaac Albeniz, Spanish Composer
5) 1894 - Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American Director
6) 1903 - Bob Hope, American Actor and Entertainer
7) 1906 - T.H.White, Indian-English Author
8) 1917 - John F. Kennedy, 35th President of United States
9) 1954 - Pankaj Kapoor, National Award Winning Indian Actor
10) 1984 - Carmelo Anthony, American Basketball Player

Famous Events:

1) 1453 - The Ottomans captured the Byzantine Empire and Constantinople
2) 1500 - Bartolomeu Dias, Protugese explorer and navigator, died
3) 1658 - The battle of Samugarh had taken place. It was a contest battle for the throne of Mughal Empire Shah Jahan. It was fought between his sons.
4) 1848 - Wisconsin was declared the 30th state by the Union of US.
5) 1905 - Russia was defeated in the battle of Tushmania during Russo-Japanese war.
6) 1919 - Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity is tested and confirmed.
7) 1953 - Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary stepped on Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.
8) 1972 - Prithviraj Kapoor, founder of Prithvi Theatre in Bombay, died.
9) 1973 - Tom Bradley becomes the first black Mayor of Los Angeles, California
10) 1999 - The first space shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station
11) 2015 - One World Observatory opens at the One World Trade Centre.

ART Aficionado

Art Work by Students
Abhiram Sharma
6 Years,
DPS Sushant Lok, Gurugram
Varushka Barnes,
Tianjin International School, China
Abhiram Sharma
6 Years,
DPS Sushant Lok, Gurugram
Varushka Barnes,
Tianjin International School

Someone who can make one laugh as well as inspire- James Carrey

James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, producer, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.Carrey first gained attention in America in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color.

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Actor and comedian James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Ontario, Canada. Carrey got his start with a spot doing stand-up at a Toronto comedy club when he was just 15 years old. In 1983 Carrey headed west to Hollywood where he starred in a made-for-television movie called Introducing...Janet. Carrey's appearances on TV in programs such as The Duck Factory and Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act (1991) led to a regular role on the hit comedy In Living Color.At age 19 Carrey moved to Hollywood, where he acted in films and on television; he obtained dual citizenship to the United States in 2004.

For his dead-on portrayal of Kaufman, Carrey took home his second Golden Globe. Despite his Golden Globe success, he didn't earn a nomination for an Academy Award. Still, he became one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, with a reported asking price of $20 million. While his career as a big-screen star waned, Carrey began pursuing his painting hobby in earnest. In 2017 he released a six-minute documentary, I Needed Color, in which he explained his passion for art and showed off his completed works.

In 2017 the short documentary Jim Carrey: I Needed Color revealed Carrey’s growing interest in painting and sculpting. Although art critics derided his work, Carrey continued to practice art and went on to regularly tweet political cartoons mocking President Donald Trump and his administration.

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

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Inspiration 101, 4 Mins
We Create Aspirations. Students who Aspire, Inspire.
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Who said a Peace-enthusiast has to be in a white robe or a black one? Peace is just a state of being without conflict, and I don't think it would mind in being shorts, or skirt or even pajaamas! All it cares about is a loving heart, a little bit of respect and some real warm feelings.

Over the time, the world has made peace quite sacrilegious and tried to put it in an untouchable realm, that makes us believe that we can only talk about peace and not do anything around it! Do you think so too? (I really don’t!)
There are really really simple ways that you can spread peace in your pajaamas too! Find them here:

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1. Halt, Pause and Trash Negative News! With the rise of free data and social media craze, there is so much conflicting mis-information spreading through the internet. When you see a news-item coming from unknown sources, hold it, check it for facts by reading about it on the internet, and if you find it improper, trash it to stop further spread. Also, tell the person you got it from about it.
2. Peace is loving the people who (you think) hate you! It’s okay if someone is rude to you, hateful or disrespectful. It is a problem with their judgements, not ours! So why worry! Try to ignore and wish well for them, because how we react defines our character, not what some else thinks.
3. Get going! If you’re a true peace enthusiast, you will never be at-peace with laziness. Be it Mahatma Gandhi or Greta Thunberg, people who want to change the world do not just watch TV and sleep. Look for programs like Youth for Peace, Seeds of Peace, or the ultimate United Nations Volunteers. Participate, do your little bit and give back love and peace to the bigger world!

Spread peace in your Pajamaas by staying-at-home and containing the spread of Covid-19.

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How Young People Can Change the World?

Curiosity, 6 Mins
The Curious Case of Cancer

Cancer is a scary word. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), it is the leading cause of death worldwide and caused around 9.6 million deaths worldwide in 2018. Statistics say that every 1 in 6 deaths around the world is due to cancer and most of us probably have had someone close to us die from the disease. But have you ever wondered what it really is? How it originates and how it “grows”? Is it true that it can rarely be cured? Well, these are the questions that I will try to answer for you:
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Most of you know that a cell is the basic unit of life. The human body, for example, is made up of 30 trillion cells. These cells divide to form new cells - be it to grow, or to replace old and worn off cells. This process is highly regulated by a system of complex checks and mechanisms. One such mechanism is that of contact inhibition by virtue of which normal cells inhibit their growth when they come into contact with other cells. Cancer cells undergo a breakdown of this mechanism which results in an uncontrolled growth of cells leading to clumps of cell masses called tumours.

Tumours are of two kinds -
a) Benign (considerate), wherein the tumour remains confined to their location of origin and does not spread to other body parts and,
b) Malignant (a true evil), where the tumours spread to other parts of the body by a property called metastasis. Malignant tumours are a mass of proliferating (rapidly multiplying) cells called neoplastic cells which grow uncontrollably and choke its neighbouring cells of vital nutrients. Some of these cells then get sloughed off by blood and get lodged at some other part of the body where they initiate the formation of a new tumour. This property is called metastasis and is what makes malignant tumours so deadly and hateful.

Let’s talk about why normal cells might transform into cancerous ones in the first place. There are plenty of contributory factors that can be physical, chemical, or biological in nature. Such contributory agents are called carcinogens. For example, there are at least 69 known chemical carcinogens in tobacco smoke alone. Biological agents include viruses like Human Papilloma Virus(HPV) and Hepatitis Virus. One’s vulnerability to cancer or the oncogenic transformation of normal cells also depends on a person’s genes too.

There are a lot of myths about cancer. Most of these stem from the early understanding of cancer back in the ‘80s and the ‘90s where cancer had a remarkably high mortality rate. Recent advancements in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, and biotechnology have equipped us to battle cancer more effectively than ever before. Cancer is generally treated by a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. However, it should be kept in mind that there is no cure for cancer. All doctors can really do is treat the disease so that it can go into remission.
But there’s one thing that you can do to try to prevent it, and that is to follow a healthy lifestyle. If you’d like to know more, click here or here.

Credits: Arko De
Reach me at: iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
Sources - NCERT, WebMD, WHO.
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Curiosity, 4 mins

May 29, 2020
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Today you’ll identify emotions you are feeling and color and heart to represent what is going on inside. Identifying Emotions and recognizing that often many emotions can be going on inside. Learn sharing emotions with a safe person without having to use words.

What You Need: Papers, Pens, Colors


1)Draw a BIG heart on a sheet.

2)Now choose as many colors as you want and choose as many emotions as you are feeling.

3) Then choose one color per emotion and highlight over it. Once you have assigned a color to an emotion, color it in the heart with the colors you've selected, in whatever pattern or shape you desire.
Pick Your Emotions:

Excited, Afraid, Angry, Sad, Happy |
Fearful, Anxious Depressed, Peaceful|
Secure, Worried, Discouraged, Encouraged |
Ashamed, Doubtful, Joyful, Confident|
Silly, Surprised, Annoyed, Helpless|
Hopeful, Lovable, Unloveable, Eager|
Overwhelmed, Envious, Motivated, Proud|
Self-Conscious, Let down, Energetic, Comfortable|
Trapped, Concerned, Forgotten, Light-Hearted|
Lost, Hurt, Worthless, Easy-Going|
Irritated, Suspicious, Bitter, Foolish|
Joyful, Relieved, Satisfied, Stupid|
Embarrassed, Optimistic, Lonely |

4) Now fold the paper in half, with heart on the one side and write down the emotions on the back if you choose to.
5) You're welcome to share it with someone you love, share your emotions or just let people see the heart and guess it.


What was your favorite color?
What color took up the most space in your heart?
What color took the less amount of space in your heart?



Do you think the world needs more Peace-enthusiasts and less of persnickety people?


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May 29, 2020
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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Uttar Pradesh govt. initiative
- The state govt. To introduce “startups” as a subject in colleges and universities.
- The goal is to have more young entrepreneurs.

Cambridge to cancel lectures till 2021
- Cambridge becomes the first British university to cancel face-to-face lectures till 2021.

The UN Social: 2020 theme of International Day of UN Peacemakers
The UN Social: 2020 theme of International Day of UN Peacemakers

Every year May 29 is celebrated as the International Day of United Nations Peacemakers. The day was first celebrated in 2003. The United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) was formed on May 29 1948. It was created to ceasefire after the Arab-Israeli War. It was the first ever peacemaking mission, undertaken by the UN. That is why May 29 celebrates the anniversary of this day, every year. But 2020 has a different theme for the celebration of this day. Keep reading to find out more...

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This day is also celebrated to honour all the 3900 peacemakers who dedicated their entire lives for the UN Mission and died while serving the same purpose. This year, situations are a bit extreme for the peacemakers of the UN. They are facing even greater challenges with the upheaval of COVID-19 Pandemic. However, even under such risk, The UN has decided upon celebrating this day with the theme of “Women in Peacemaking: A Key to Peace”.

In 2009, the United Nations had put special focus on including Women in Peacemaking Missions. Ever since, there has been an expansion in the role and contribution of women as UN Peacemakers. With this reconstruction, women peacemakers have got the opportunity to bring commodities to communities and women all over the world. In regard to this, they have been able to promote human rights and protect civilians.

Even this year, with all the chaos caused by the coronavirus, women peacemakers have been in the frontline to ease the situation. Women nurses have been working day and night to take care of patients and their families affected by the virus. In fact, recent studies show that women comprise 70% of the total health care force in the world. So we can take this one day to dedicate it in the honour of these brave women soldiers, right?

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

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THE Happy Pill

Needleworkers and craft enthusiasts from all over the world have used their time in quarantine to help break the world record for the longest “bunting”—a form of decorative stringed flags popular in the UK. The record-breaking swath of bunting is made of 79,001 flags stretching 9 miles long.

Credits :@goodnewsnetwork
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May 29, 2020
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Teacher's Blog

COVID 19 and our saviour ‘Smartphone’ - Part 3


Narita Ahuja,

There are many platforms created to enable online education in India. These are supported by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), and the department of technical education. There also are initiatives like e-PG Pathshala (e-content), SWAYAM (online courses for teachers), and NEAT (enhancing employability). Other online platforms aim to increase connectivity with institutions, and accessibility to content. These are utilized for course materials and classes, and running of online modules. They include the National Project on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), National Knowledge Network, (NKN), and National Academic Depository (NAD), among others.

The National Law University of Delhi was among the first to have an open MOOC among the law schools in India, and in March, after the Covid-19 crisis broke out, it opened the course out to the public. Students can avail of study materials in law as well as digital resources as entrusted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and MHRD.

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project of MHRD initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), along with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, was created in 2003 to provide online education. The aim was to have web and video courses in engineering, sciences, and management.

Covid-19 has pushed institutions, faculty and students on to online learning like never before. NPTEL has grown since it was started, but the level of percolation was only decent. In the past six years, we have explained to people what it means to use online education, and tried to break down their inhibitions. Now, because of Covid-19, there is no option but to adapt and utilize online education.

May 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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