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May 30, 2020
Vol 42, Page 1

SMARTER SATURDAY
SMARTER SATURDAY
What They Say?


When you revolutionize education, you're taking the very mechanism of how people be smarter and do new things, and you're priming the pump for so many incredible things.
― Bill Gates

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.”
― Malcolm Gladwell

EVERYDAY LESSONS



Chanakya, as you know, devised many sutras that serve as lessons to us even today, popularly known as Chanakya Neeti. One of his lessons state that ‘Education is the best friend’. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
Acharya Chanakya by this statement explained that a person may be weak in terms of strength or may be average or below average looking or may not have ample of wealth but he will be still treated as wise person and gain a lot of respect from everyone and everywhere if he is well educated. A rich person can lose his wealth, beauty may be lost in due course of time, relations and love made fade out but education and knowledge never leaves a person in any condition. Acharya Chanakya Neeti gave best life lessons that Education and knowledge can only be increased and in any condition it can not be stolen from you.



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This Day for You - May 30



The World Celebrates:

Mother’s Day (Nicaragua)
Lod Massacre Remembrance Day (Puerto Rico)
Parliament Day (Croatia)

You Share Your Birthday With:

1868 - Abdulmecid II, Ottoman Prince and Caliph
1940 - Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian Cricketer and businessman
1945 - Dhritiman Catterjee, Indian Actor and Filmmaker, National Award winner, who has worked with Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen.
1955 - Paresh Rawal, Indian film actor, comedian and politician known for his works notably in Bollywood.
1963 - Helen Sharman, British Chemist and Astronaut
1972 - Manny Ramirez, Dominican American Baseball Player
1975 - Marissa Mayer, American Software Engineer and Business Woman. Has a contribution in the development of Google
1980 - Steven Gerrad, English Football Player

Famous Events:

1431 - Death anniversary of Joan of Arc
1574 - Henry III becomes the King of France
1593 - Christopher Marlow, Elizabethan Poet, Writer and Playwright died. He was the most important contemporary of Shakespeare
1631 - The first newspaper of France was published. It was called Gazette de France
1635 - The Peace of Prague was signed in Thirty Years War
1774 - Alexander Pope, English Author, died
1778 - French Philosopher and Author, Voltaire died
1814 - The treatise of Paris was signed, ending Napoleonic Wars
1826 - Udant Martand, the first Hindi Newspaper was published in Culcutta
1892 - American Astrophysicist Lewis Morris Rutherford died
1911 - The first Indianapolis 500 race had taken place in Indianapolis, Indiana
1919 - Rabindranath Tagore refused his knighthood due to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, through a repudiate (refusal) letter to the then Viceroy of India, Lord Chlemsford.
2012 - Former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, was sentenced to 50 years of prison.
2013 - Rituparno Ghosh, National Award winning Film director, died

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It's kind of fun to do the impossible. ~Walt disney



Walt Disney was an American motion picture and television producer and showman, famous as a pioneer of cartoon films, including Mickey Mouse, and as the creator of the amusement parks Disneyland and Disney World.

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Disney attend McKinley High School in Chicago, where he took drawing and photography lessons and was a supporting cartoonist for the school paper. At night, he took sessions at the Art Institute of Chicago. Disney and his brother Roy moved to Hollywood with cartoonist Ub Iwerks in 1923, and there the three began the Disney Brothers' Cartoon Studio. The company soon changed its name to Walt Disney Studios, at Roy’s suggestion.
One of Disney Studio’s most popular cartoons, Flowers and Trees (1932), was the first to be produced in color and to win an Oscar. In 1933, The Three Little Pigs and its title song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" became a theme for the country amid the Great Depression. Disney’s first successful film starring Mickey Mouse was a sound-and-music-equipped animated short called Steamboat Willie. In 1929, Disney created Silly Symphonies, featuring Mickey's newly created friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto.

Disney produced more than 100 feature films. His first full-length animated film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which premiered in Los Angeles on December 21, 1937. It produced an unimaginable $1.499 million, despite the Great Depression, and won eight Oscars. This led Walt Disney Studios to complete another string of full-length animated films over the next five years. Disney's $17 million Disneyland theme park opened on July 17, 1955, in Anaheim, California, on what was once an orange grove. The site became known as a place where children and their families could explore, enjoy rides and meet the Disney characters.


Disney is now one of the most famous theme parks, Movie producers and they have won the hearts of billions of people around the world. I am sure each one of you has at least watched one of the Disney movies in your lifetime and you would have always had a dream of going to Disneyland. Well this man made your childhood funny and cheerful, as the mission of the brand also loudly says: "To make People Happier!"

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



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Who’s your confidant? - Building Confidence in Yourself Before Others


What do you understand by confidence? Is it the ability to speak in public? Nope, that’s a skill which you can learn. Is it the ability to talk to strangers with certainty? That’s also something you develop over time. Confidence is not about things happening outside, but what really happens inside

How well can you talk to yourself, make your decisions and stand for yourself is what primarily defines confidence. Literally, it is “the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something” and the ‘confidant’ is this person you can rely on and share your secrets with! The popular belief suggests that introverted people lack confidence, but we fail to understand, the more a person is reserved within themselves or reticent about their feelings, the more are they talking to themselves and building the core of self-confidence.

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To be more confident, we need to understand what it really is and what are the ways to first develop the confidence within than to show-off outside. Mostly, in trying to show that we are confident, we tend to be overconfident in our actions outside, and actually hollow inside.
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Biotechnology Explained


According to the European Federation of Biotechnology, biotechnology is defined as “the integration of natural science and organisms, cells, parts thereof, and molecular analogues for products and services.” In layman’s terms, biotechnology is the integration of biology and biological processes with technology. Living organisms are exploited with the help of technology to produce chemicals, enzymes, or perform industrial tasks. The use of yeast in fermentation and brewing is one of the earliest known applications of biotechnology in everyday life. In this series of articles, I will try to shed some light on what biotechnology is, its applications, and how one can go venture into studying the biotech.
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Before getting into the biotechnology itself, we need a brief idea about genetics. A gene is like a code, a code that is transferred from our parents to us -- a carrier of information of sorts. It is the reason for your resemblance with your parents and your siblings if you have any. The manipulation of said genes is called genetic engineering and is a key principle that is used in biotechnology with the other being the maintenance of a sterile environment for various chemical engineering and biological processes to take place. For example, with the help of genetic engineering, the microbe Escherichia Coli can be used to produce human insulin for people suffering from diabetes. We’ll look at the applications of biotechnology in the next article.


Biotechnology is a vast field and is really more of a coming together of several branches of science. Let’s have a look at what those branches are -
a) Bioinformatics - It is the use of computational techniques to study huge amounts of biological information. Let’s say we want to map out the human genome(a genome is the complete information of an organism’s DNA). The total number of books that would be required to store that information would exceed 3000, each with 1000 pages. Could you imagine the manpower that it would take to sift through all of that information? It would be staggering. That is precisely why computational techniques are now used to process biological big data (Exercise - find out what “big data” is).
b) Blue biotechnology - It is the use of biotechnology in aquatic life. This is field is still relatively new and currently, the applications of blue biotechnology are pretty rare.
c) Green biotechnology - As you can probably guess, it is the applications of biotechnology in agriculture. In recent times, substantial progress has been made in the field of green biotechnology. This is especially significant in India because we are, for the most part, an agricultural country.
d) Red biotechnology - It is the use of biotechnology in medicine. For example, microbes are often genetically modified to produce various antibiotics or the use of genetic engineering to cure diseases that are often deemed untreatable by conventional treatment. e) White biotechnology - Application of biotechnology in industrial processes aka industrial biotechnology. An example would be the genetic modification of E.coli to produce human insulin that we discussed earlier.

I’m sure you can already imagine the huge potential that biotechnology has in improving the quality of life of humans and other living organisms and also, the environment. We are going to go over the various application of biotechnology in the next article.

Credits: Arko De
Great if you're curious about it now! Write to me at: iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
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Curiosity, 6 mins

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STAY-AT-HOME ACTIVITIES

THE CURIOSITY MISSION


Curiosity is a habit that dims with age, but it is a vital tool for personal growth, building relationships, and optimal learning. How do we encourage the continuation of curiosity? This exercise encourages both kids and the adult to explore a familiar task with Curiosity.

Instructions:


1) Plan your "Curiosity Mission." Choose a task/ routine you do often- it could be making your bed in the morning, cleaning up after dinner, taking a walk in the park, etc. Your Curiosity Mission will be to find how many ways you can do things differently than you normally would. But first, you need to…

2)Make your curiosity glasses. Using paper, pipe cleaners, or any other materials you have on hand, make some "curiosity glasses" for each participant (child and adult!) that will be completing the Curiosity Mission. Explain that while you are wearing these glasses, your focus will be on doing things differently than they've been done before- once you put them on, the Curiosity Mission has commenced!
3) Do your common task/ routine in new ways. Encourage the your parents to find new ways of doing things. For example, can you open a car door facing away from the car (backwards)? Take a different route to the park? Get down low-what does the kitchen look like if you sit on the floor? Follow you and your parents’ curiosity to see where it takes you. Also notice how you encourage or discourage curiosity.
In particular, you can pay attention to how you communicate fear vs. safety and disapproval vs. acceptance. Of course, keeping your safety in mind, become personally curious about what you say "yes" to and what you say “no" to. How do you decide what is “safe" and what is “not safe"?

Did you know that many times, adults constrain children's curiosity through
1) Fear, 2)Disapproval and 3) Absence.

How can you encourage more curiosity?
Learn more!

Take a picture of yourself in your curiosity glasses and share your Curiosity Mission with everyone on Facebook or Instagram and tell us too! Tag us at @theschoolsocial and we will share your project with our readers.

Discuss:

How did it feel to explore your common task in curious ways? How can you make your life filled with curiosity?

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Google has found a new way to help users adjust to the new normal.
- It has introduced a new AR-based tool – Sodar – that will help users maintain social distancing. When you step out of your house to run errands, you can use Google's new AR tool called 'sodar', to know exactly how far you should stand from the other person to keep safe. By pointing the camera towards the ground, it will show a visual boundary of 2 meters around you, basically a little over 6 feet that is recommended by the health authorities.



Machine learning helps map global ocean communities
- A machine-learning technique developed at MIT combs through global ocean data to find commonalities between marine locations, based on interactions between phytoplankton species. Using this approach, researchers have determined that the ocean can be split into over 100 types of “provinces,” and 12 “megaprovinces,” that are distinct in their ecological makeup.

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The UN is making schools safe for children with Albinism in Malawi
The UN is making schools safe for children with Albinism in Malawi

In Malawi, the rate of people suffering from Albinism is 1 out of 130 people. The total population of Malawi is over 134000. Around 40% (53,000) of this affected population comprises school goers and children. Malawi is an unsafe place for people with Albinism. They are the victims of hate crimes and honour killings. Mostly the younger children are attacked or exploited for they cannot defend themselves. Under such circumstances, schools have become a dangerous place for children with Albinism. But the UN has taken some measures to keep these children safe. Keep reading to find out more…

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Schools of Malawi expose the affected children to life-threatening dangers. People think that those people suffering from Albinism possess supernatural powers. That is why they try to eliminate them from their society.

Despite the reality, many children in Malawi are brave enough to access school education. They are keen on receiving education not being afraid of the circumstances. The UN tries to preserve this braveheart attitude of the children of Malawi.

That is why, with the collaboration of the schools and the Joint Programme on Girls Education, a safe environment could be built for the children suffering from Albinism, especially little girls. These children are taught how to protect themselves if they are attacked. Apart from that the children are provided with alarming devices that they can use under emergency situations. Since the Programme has been started, there has been a 16% reduction in the rate of dropouts. And the violence in schools has reduced considerably.

The UN believes that Education is the right of every child. By making schools safer for these children, the UN has actually preserved their right.

Credits: Lovely Sarkar
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A savvy English chef has come up with a unique lunch special for people who may be reluctant about returning to work: a ginormous socially-distanced sandwich.This chef Serves Up 6-Foot Sandwich for Friends to Enjoy While Maintaining Social Distance.

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Teacher's Blog

COVID 19 and our saviour ‘Smartphone’ - Conclusion

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Narita Ahuja,
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Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 of my blog, before heading out to the conclusion below:

The Covid-19 pandemic gives us a chance to re-evaluate the worth of two major initiatives of the Narendra Modi government: demonetization and digitization. And to the extent demonetization forced us to think digital, you cannot deny it as one factor in the rise of the digital economy.

But digitalisation is not just about payments and financial transactions. Consider what all will happen as the current lockdown persists across the country. Courts are beginning to use video-conferencing to conduct hearings. It is ironic that something that should have been done years ago to hasten hearings is now being done to prevent infections.

But more than any other, it is the healthcare sector that is going to change dramatically over the next few years, again thanks to digitization and technology. Remote patient examinations, analysis of symptoms with the help of databases and algorithms, and even the basic task of taking down a new patient’s medical history can all be done remotely through a digital app or interface.

To conclude we can say that to overcome the situation of covid-19 mobile phones are playing an important role. The medium of using the internet has also changed from big bulky desktops to sleek and compact smartphones. It has made the world so much smaller. Service industries have boomed up. App-based start-ups have started receiving funding in billions of dollars in each round. The exponential growth of mobile-based unicorns seems unrealistic. Making an effort to convert India into Digital India.

“If we just stop to think where we would have been in this pandemic but for digital technology, we would recognize the importance of going digital.”

May 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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