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May 9th, 2020
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World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day
What They Say?

“Why is it,” Jonathan puzzled, “that the hardest thing in the world is to convince a bird that he is free, and that he can prove it for himself if he’ d spend a little time practicing? Why should that be so hard?”
- Richard Bach' s Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“Pan, who and what art thou?" he cried huskily. "I'm youth, I'm joy," Peter answered at a venture, "I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


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This Day for You - May 9


World Migratory Bird Day:- World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated by people across the world on Saturday, 9 May with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”. The UN-led campaign aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them. Participate Now

Windmill day:-The second Saturday and Sunday in May is National Windmill Day in Holland. 950 windmills open their doors to visitors. For centuries, these mills have played an important role in reclaiming land, processing raw materials, and manufacturing products.

Buckfast day:- Each year, Buckfast day there are a large variety of pubs all over Scotland that take part in the celebration of this wine. Events such as Wreck the Hoose have their annual festival where people get to drink and have a good time.


1874 - Howard Carter (Archaeologist who discovered King Tut' s tomb)
1914 - Hank Snow (Singer)
1918 - Mike Wallace (Journalist)
1946 - Candace Bergen (Actress)
1949 - Billy Joel (Singer)
1960 - Tony Gwynn (Baseball player)
1965 - Steve Yzerman (Hockey player)
1984 - Prince Fielder (Baseball player)


1429 - Joan of Arc defeats the English troops besieging Orleans.
1502 - Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his fourth and final journey to the New World.
1901 - Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
1994 - Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa' s first black president.

ART Aficionado

“The day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.” - Peter Diamandis

How many people can say that they’ re a molecular biologist, an entrepreneur, a physician, and an engineer? Clearly, Peter Diamandis did something (read - everything) right in his life to achieve what most fail to...absolute success. Or maybe it' s because he’ s Greek. Who knows?

Keep reading to discover more about his life.

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From a ripe age of 8, Peter discovered his love for space and the mysteries that it entailed. At the age of 12, he nabbed the first place in the Estes Rocket Design Competition wherein he demonstrated a launch system that could launch multiple rockets simultaneously. After graduating from high school, he attended Hamilton College but then transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study molecular biology and physics. During his time at MIT, he confounded the Students for the Development and Exploration of Space.

After graduating from MIT in 1983, he got accepted into Harvard Medical School for its coveted M.D. program. Diamandis, however, never lost his appetite for space exploration and put his M.D. on hold to return to MIT to obtain a master’ s degree in aeronautics and astronautics. After completing his masters, he resumed his medical studies and by the last year of med school, he became the managing director of the International Space University and the Chief Executive Officer of International Micro Space, a microsatellite launch company.

He went on to launch several companies and served as a board member for others. When his company International Micro Space failed, he immediately rebounded with The X-Prize Foundation. The crucial takeaway from his story isn’ t the stories of successes or failures but rather the fact that he never lost sight of what he loved i.e., space exploration. His love for the subject compounded by his entrepreneurial skills makes him truly stand out from the crowd and is an inspiration to all the budding entrepreneurs of the world.

Sources - Wikipedia.

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May 9th, 2020
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Be Better, 5 Mins
Ready to be Socially Smart?

Yesterday, we saw how Facebook, the most popular social media platform, went from bringing 'people around you' together to helping you 'connect and share with people in your life'. This, instantaneously, opened the doors to our virtual life, where we started connecting and sharing with people who may not even be around us!
There is ample theory to understand how the social media impacts human behavior and also, how, unknowingly, one becomes a proponent of the web of digital channels, but I’ ll put it to another day! Everything has its pros and cons, but For now, let’ s show you how at the count of 1, 2, 3, you can become Socially Smart:
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Number 1: Be your own Boss!
Your social media account should be smartly handled as it is your identity in the digital space. When I teach Digital Marketing, I give immense value to digital identities as they become our defining features in the online world. So, build all your accounts (FB, IG, LinkedIn, Reddit or whatsoever) preferably using 1 email-ID. This will help you inter-connect with friends across channels. (Cheat code: Use a family ID for teens’ social media handles. Trust them, but be careful too!)

Number 2: Build a Positive Profile
Again, your profile is your identity. Everything you put out there, including your DP and ‘About’, tells your fellow mates or followers briefly everything about you. Never try to act dumb and put false information there. The social media channels are getting smarter, the upcoming game is to deal with the fakes.

Number 3: You, Your Profile, Your Connections
Oh please! This is not a number game and you don’ t have to surpass others with a maximum number of friends / followers / or connections. Really! Facebook is not going to give you free-likes if you befriend anyone and everyone you see, nor would Instagram. Even if they do, in the near future, don’ t get lured.
It’s immensely crucial to keep a check on who you connect with. Connect only with family and friends or just some acquaintances with overlapping circles. We don’t want a repetition of the Bois Locker Room scenario.

Assess your profile for these and we will come back with some important ‘privacy’ practices and how to make people really like your digital identity aka social media profile! Be happy being mindfully social.

Credits: The Writer is a startup-reneur, an Editor, a Social Media Expert, Digital Branding Consultant, Online Marketing Trainer and a Positivity Enthusiast, all at 27.
Reach her at radhika@theschoolsocial.in.
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Curiosity, 5 Mins
Five Unsolved Mysteries of the World

We all love to read detective stories, or watch thriller movies. Something about them makes us anxious as long as the mysteries are not solved, or the culprits are not caught! However, there are some real-life mysteries that all the investigators of the world have failed to solve. Keep reading to find out what they are:

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The Tomb of Cleopatra
From the writing of Plutarch, Cleopatra and her lover, Mark Anthony were buried together near the temple of Isis, an Egyptian goddess, with treasures containing tonnes of gold, silver, ivory, pearls and ebony. However, in an excavation conducted in 2010, a lot of tombs were discovered, but the tomb of Cleopatra was not one of them. The location of the tomb and the treasures is still a mystery to the world.

What Happened to Amelia Earhart?
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic vanished into thin air. On June 2nd 1937, Amelia Earhart and her aircraft Lockheed Electra disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. On January 5 1939, she was declared dead, but any of her traces were not found. There are many conspiracy theories regarding her disappearance, but even after seven decades, nobody knows what had happened to her.

is still a mystery to the world.

The Collapse of Mohenjo Daro
4,500 years ago, a civilization emerged around the river Indus and its tributaries. In the plains of Indus River, also emerged a town of Mohenjo Daro. It is a well-known town for its advanced drainage system, well-planned roads and buildings. However, the fate of the people, the decline of this city and the entire civilisation is yet to be discovered.

It is a prehistoric monument of massive upright stones, located in southern England. It is to be believed that Neolithic builders built this structure, in an estimated time of 30 million hours. But some scientists believe it to have formed due to natural causes like glaciers or moving ice. Whatever it is, the cause and significance of the structure still remains an unsolved mystery.

Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle or the Devil’ s Triangle is the most popular unsolved mystery in the last 500 years. Ships and aeroplanes have gone missing from the triangular territory between Miami, Florida, U.S., and the territory of Puerto Rico. Scientists have come up with thousands of theories including sea monsters, but no scientific evidence has been found till date.

So, charge your investigating minds, and turn them ON. Who knows, maybe someday you will solve one of these unsolved mysteries of the world?

Credits: Lovely Sarkar
Reach me at: papris705@theschoolsocial.com with your question, opinion or feedback.
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Curiosity, 5 mins

May 9th, 2020
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Let’ s Read ‘Nature’ by Ruskin Bond

‘A delightful read... no one understands nature like Ruskin Bond and it takes his ability to put this wonder into words’-Deccan Chronicle. For over half a century, Ruskin Bond has celebrated the wonder and beauty of nature as few other contemporary writers have, or indeed can. This collection brings together the best of his writing on the natural world, not just in the Himalayan foothills that he has made his home, but also in the cities and small towns that he lived in or travelled through as a young man.

Let’s Watch Birds

On this World Migratory Bird Day, spare some time and try to go to the balcony or the terrace, and look for some birds. You might find some new friends visiting you. Don’t miss feeding them with snacks and Water. Have a look at the data for Bird Extinction in India.




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May 9th, 2020
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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

CBSE to conduct pending Class 10 and Class 12 Board exams from 1 to 15 July, says HRD ministry

Vande Bharat Mission: A total of 14,800 Indian citizens, stranded in 12 different countries, will be brought back in 64 flights in the first phase, from May 7-13. This is globally the biggest evacuation plan. .

The Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls

Hello, to all the curious minds out there. As earlier (visit) we talked about United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, you must have noticed that SDG Number 5 is ‘Gender Equality’. Lets throw some light on the efforts being made by the UN in collaboration with European Union.This initiative is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Here are some key highlights:

1) The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) embarked on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) called The Spotlight Initiative.

2) The Initiative is so named as it brings focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women' s empowerment.

3) An initial investment in the order of EUR 500 million was made, with the EU as the main contributor.

4) The modality for the delivery is a UN multi- stakeholder trust fund, administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, with the support of core agencies UNDP, UNFPA and UN Women, and overseen by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General.

For more information visit:www.spotlightinitiative.org

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May 9th, 2020
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Student's Blog

What's Your Opinion

When I saw my friends in relationships, these questions jumped into my mind. I could not answer these questions and so I thought that I should ask some people about these questions. The best way I could think of is putting all my questions on a piece on paper and then posting it on my blog. And so did I !
What’ s your opinion?

Is it the girl who likes to play?
Or it is the guy who treats her like a clay.

Is he the one who try to mould her,
Or she is the one who is a cheater.

Will ego be a matter?
Or concern will be the solution.

Is it the god who is responsible?
For they aren’ t compatible and amiable.

Is it a joke or a sensitive relation?
If a joke, then it isn’ t a matter of concern.

If a relation,
There shouldn’t be any question.

Will it always remain a ruckus?
Or apology will stop it from being a circus.

Let us keep it upon them,
They will deal on their own.
Maybe they didn’ t realise that it is the only care,
Which they haven’ t shown.

May 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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