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December 2017 Edition of Power Politics is updated.         December 2017 Edition of Power Politics is updated.
Issue:Dec' 2017


India's nominee re-elected to ICJ

Dalveer Bhandari India scored a major diplomatic win with the reelection of its candidate, Dalveer Bhandari, to the International Court of Justice after the UK withdrew its nominee in the face of overwhelming support in the UN General Assembly for the Indian Judge.
This was the first time that P-5 countries (US, UK, Russia, China and France) were pitted directly against a non-Security Council member for the post of ICJ judge. Congratulating Justice Bhandari, the UK said it continues to cooperate closely with India at the United Nations and globally.

Beauty with brains

Manushi Chhillar An Indian medical student has been crowned Miss World 2017 making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant's history.
Manushi Chhillar, 20, is the sixth Indian winner of the prestigious competition, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai. Her win means that India is now level with Venezuela as they both hold six victories over the course of the pageant's 67 years.
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar took up the cause of menstrual hygiene in the country through an initiative called Project Shakti. Through her Beauty with a Purpose project – Shakti, she aggressively spread awareness about menstrual hygiene in 20 villages.
Manushi Chhillar is still pursuing Bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonipat. She hails from Harayana.
Besides being a medical student, Manushi Chhillar is a qualified Kuchipudi dancer. She has learnt the nuances of the classical dance – Kuchipudi from legendary dancers Radha Reddy and Raja.
With a keen interest in painting and poetry, she has been a part of the National School of Drama. There are chances that we may see another beauty queen in Bollywood soon…

Humanitarian Award

C B Satpathy C B Satpathy was felicitated on November 15 by the U.K. Parliament at The House of Commons, London.
In view of his immense contribution in the fields of Indian culture, philosophy, literature and support to humanitarian activities in India and abroad, Satpathy was presented with the 'Global Humanitarian Award'.
At the special event Satpathy gave a talk on 'Indian spirituality and culture - Relevance in the contemporary world'. Satpathy said that Indians should be proud to retain their culture while living in other countries. They should stress the role of India in spreading the spiritual literature like Vedas, yoga, pranayama and meditation. They should speak about the cultural heritage of India while appreciating the cultures of other nations. He extolled the teachings of Shirdi Sai and urged people to follow His teachings to have a better tomorrow.
The event was attended by an eclectic group of people from all walks of life.