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News in Short - 19-November-2019

NASA detects unusual orbital movements from Neptune’s moons

Date: 19 November 2019 Tags: Space
  • Astronomers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have discovered two of Neptune’s fourteen moons orbit the planet, while performing a dance like movements.
  • According to the research, the innermost moons, Naiad and Thalassa, orbit Neptune in a weird unison. Naiad, with a tilted orbit, takes seven hours to complete a revolution while Thalassa, on its outer orbit, takes seven and a half hours to go around Neptune.
  • Due to it’s tilted orbit, Naiad will be seen twice from above and twice from below as it overtakes the slower Thalassa by four laps.
  • Researchers think that the previous satellite system was disturbed by Triton, the largest moon of Neptune, which made the current unusual movements.

Oxygen bar opened in Delhi

Date: 19 November 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A oxygen bar has opened in Delhi, which aims to provide pure flavoured oxygen for customers for a session of 15 minutes.
  • The session hopes to displace harmful free radicals and neutralizes anaerobic infectious bacteria as well as environmental toxins.
  • It supposedly has many health benefits as it helps the body to rebuild itself, increases oxygen circulation while strengthening the immune system.
  • Some of the reported lifestyle benefits associated with oxygen intake are higher concentration and alertness.
  • It helps in the detoxification of the blood and helps fight depression. It also helps with relaxation and even prevents disease while also alleviating headaches.

Indira Nooyi inducted into National portrait gallery

Date: 19 November 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • Indian-American former PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have been inducted into the prestigious Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for their accomplishments and positive impact on America’s shared history, development and culture.
  • Founded by Congress in 1962, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery tell the story of America by portraying the people who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the US.
  • Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery presents poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives form America’s national identity are included in the gallery.

Justice S. A. Bobde sworn in as CJI

Date: 19 November 2019 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office of the Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • Outgoing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had recommended Justice Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the apex court, as his successor.
  • Justice Bobde will serve as CJI for around 18 months and retire on April 23, 2021.