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dalveer bhandari re elected to judge of icj

Justice Dalveer Bhandari

Question: On November 21st, 2017, Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected as member of International Court of Justice. After this re-election he will serve for his-
(a) 2nd tenure
(b) 3rd tenure
(c) 4th tenure
(d) 5th tenure
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On November 21st, 2017, India’s Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice.
  • It is notable that Justice Dalveer Bhandari is member of the ICJ since 27 April 2012.
  • After re-election he will serve for second terms of nine year.
  • It is noteworthy that Bhandari has been re-elected to the last seat of the ICJ after Britain withdrew its candidate (Christopher Greenwood) from the election.
  • Bhandari, 70, received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all 15 votes in the Security Council to fill the final vacancy on the ICJ.
  • However, in the 15-member Security Council Greenwood got majority (nine) of the votes as against six votes by Bhandari.
  • Earlier, On June 20, 2017, Government of India had renominated Justice Dalveer Bhandari as Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Reference:
http://www.ptinews.com/news/9253889_India–s-nominee-Bhandari-re-elected-to-ICJ-after-UK-pullout
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/QvrbeHEeODM65jPm0mHfIJ/Dalveer-Bhandari-reelected-to-International-Court-of-Justic.html

42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine

42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine

Question: On 20th November, 2017, 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine was inaugurated by Admiral Sunil Lanba. In this congress delegates form how many members countries have participated?
(a) 65
(b) 75
(c) 85
(d) 95
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On November 20th, 2017, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff (COSC & CNS) Admiral Sunil Lanba officially inaugurated the 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine at Vigyan Bhavan.
  • Delegates from 75 member nations of the International Committee on Military Medicine (ICMM) were present and officially welcomed by the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), Lt Gen Bipin Puri.
  • The keynote address was delivered by Lt Gen N K Parmar (Retd).
  • A panel discussion on ‘Women in Combat: Challenges for Healthcare Providers’ provoked much discussion and debate.
  • A plenary session on ‘Innovations in Field Medical Care’ was also held.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=173681

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi

Question: Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away recently. He was-
(a) Journalist
(b) Politician
(c) Actor
(d) Environmentalist
Answer- (b)
Related Facts:

  • On November 20, 2017, Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away. He was 72 years old.
  • He had been in coma since 2008.
  • He was elected MP for the first time in the Southern Kolkata Lok Sabha seat in 1971.
  • After that he was elected MP from Howrah Lok Sabha constituency in 1884.
  • In the year 1999 and 2004, he was an MP from Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency.
  • Apart from this, he was Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Information and Broadcasting from 2004 to 2008.
  • He has been the President of the All India Football Federation for nearly 20 years.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173668
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/veteran-congress-leader-priya-ranjan-dasmunsi-passes-away/article20571076.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priya_Ranjan_Dasmunsi

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