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School Assembly guide [11 July 2024]: Thought for the Day, news headlines and more

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Welcome to the complete manual for planning an unforgettable school assembly! This comprehensive guide covers all aspects, including a meaningful quote of the day, updates on current events, an inspiring speech, and an interactive hosting script. Each component aims to engage your audience thoroughly and leave a lasting impression.

School Assembly guide [11 July 2024]: Thought for the Day, news headlines and more (Image: Pinterest)

Mumbai:  Feeling nervous about your upcoming responsibilities in tomorrow’s school assembly? This comprehensive guide ensures you’re equipped with all the tools needed to shine during tomorrow’s school assembly. Whether you’re delivering crucial news updates to keep everyone informed, delivering an impactful speech to inspire your peers, sharing a thought-provoking quote to start the day on a positive note, or skillfully hosting the event, each aspect is designed to captivate and leave a lasting impression on your audience.

With careful preparation and a clear focus on engaging your audience, you’ll be ready to make tomorrow’s assembly a memorable and successful event.

Thought for the Day

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

School assembly news headlines

Find below important national, international, and sports news headlines for the school assembly.

National news headlines in English for school assembly

  1. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw emphasised the crucial role of loco pilots within the railway system and criticised what he described as misinformation and dramatic actions by the opposition aimed at demoralising them. Vaishnaw used the X platform to outline various measures implemented by the Railways to enhance working conditions for train drivers. “Duty hours of loco pilots are closely monitored, with meticulous provision of rest after trips,” he stated. He highlighted that the average monthly duty hours in June this year were kept below 8 hours, adhering to prescribed limits. Vaishnaw acknowledged that trip durations occasionally exceed standard hours, but only in exceptional circumstances. Recently, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi met with a group of loco pilots who raised concerns about “inadequate rest due to understaffing.”
  2. In a court session held on Wednesday, Mihir Shah, the main suspect in the BMW hit-and-run incident, was remanded to police custody until July 16. Shah, aged 24, was apprehended on Tuesday, following an incident where he allegedly collided his BMW into a two-wheeler, resulting in the death of a woman, Kaveri Nakhwa, and injuries to her husband, Pradeep. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S P Bhosale at the Sewri court presided over the proceedings and granted the police custody of Shah. The police argued that the incident was a callous and heartless act, pressing for extended custody to investigate accomplices involved in Shah’s escape and recover the car’s missing number plate.
  3. On Wednesday, a significant landslide occurred near Patalganga, disrupting traffic on the Badrinath National Highway between Pipalkoti and Joshimath.
  4. The Odisha cabinet endorsed a plan to establish a Rs 200-crore fund aimed at implementing initiatives to rejuvenate Odia’s Asmita (pride) and enhance the promotion of the state’s art, culture, and heritage on Wednesday.
  5. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has argued before the Delhi High Court that he is being unfairly targeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), describing it as a “witch-hunt”. He emphasised that revoking his bail, which was initially granted by a trial court in a case related to money laundering linked to the excise policy, would result in a significant injustice.

 

International news headlines in English for school assembly

  1. On Wednesday, Russia expressed optimism for a swift resolution regarding India’s request for the return of Indians enlisted as support staff in the Russian Army, emphasising that their recruitment was solely a commercial arrangement.
  2. An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has rejected the pre-arrest bail requests of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in three cases related to riots that occurred on May 9 last year. The charges against him include allegations of abetting attacks on Lahore Corps Commander House (Jinnah House), Askari Tower, and Shadman police station. Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has criticised the court’s decision, claiming it is a tactic to prolong his detention.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that he had productive discussions with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, covering global disputes such as the Ukraine conflict and the situation in West Asia. Emphasising that this is not a period for warfare, Modi underscored the need to resolve issues without resorting to armed conflict, highlighting the unacceptable toll on innocent lives. The leaders also outlined plans to enhance bilateral cooperation and outlined a blueprint for collaboration in the coming decade during Modi’s visit to Austria, following his earlier meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
  4. China’s state media reported on Wednesday about ongoing rescue operations for over 130 individuals, including tourists, who were stranded in a mountainous town in Tibet due to heavy rains and flooding that damaged parts of a provincial highway.
  5. On Wednesday, a strike by the Station Masters’ Union in Sri Lanka halted most train services across the country, forcing tens of thousands of passengers to either board dangerously overcrowded trains that remained operational or face being stranded at stations. The strike was initiated to press demands for the filling of vacancies and resolution of administrative issues within the railway system. As a result of the strike, hundreds of scheduled train journeys were cancelled, leaving the limited number of trains that continued to operate severely overcrowded with passengers.

 

Sports news headlines in English for school assembly

  1. The Indian athletics team, comprising 30 members, will undergo training at three international venues as part of their final preparations for the Olympics. These destinations include the Olympic Sports Center in Spala, Poland, Antalya in Turkey, and St Moritz in Switzerland. The team will then convene in Paris on July 28, just ahead of the commencement of track and field events at the Olympics.
  2. Rahul Dravid, former head coach of the Indian cricket team, has declined an additional bonus of Rs 2.5 crore offered by the BCCI in recognition of India’s recent T20 World Cup victory in the Americas. Despite the board’s intention to increase his reward to Rs 5 crore, equal to that of the players, Dravid opted to accept the standard coaching staff payment of Rs 2.5 crore, indicating his satisfaction with parity among the coaching staff.
  3. Novak Djokovic advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals on Wednesday in London after his quarterfinal opponent, Alex de Minaur, withdrew due to a hip injury, granting Djokovic an uncontested progression.
  4. Diksha Dagar is set to begin her participation at the Amundi Evian Championships, a significant Major in women’s golf, this week. This marks the start of a packed schedule for her, including seven events over the next eight weeks. Alongside the Olympics in Paris, she will compete in two Majors, the Women’s Scottish Open, and a Ladies European Tour event, among others, making it one of the busiest stretches of her career.
  5. President Droupadi Murmu urged the stakeholders of Indian football to collaborate for the advancement of the sport in the nation as she flagged off the trophy tour of the historic Durand Cup tournament. Scheduled to commence on July 27, the 133rd edition of Asia’s oldest and the world’s fifth-oldest tournament will be held across four cities: Kolkata, Kokrajhar in Assam, Shillong in Meghalaya, and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.

 

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