TNPSC Current Affairs 2016 November 17
1.Vladimir Putin Withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court.
Russia pulls out from International Criminal court following United Nations committee condemning Russia's occupation of Crimea in Ukraine and abuses some people of the region.
Russia has annexed Crimea from Ukraine on 2014 after the region was occupied by Pro Russian separatists, this led sanction against Russia by West.
Russia is also under International pressure over Air strikes over Aleppo with Syrian government.
Russian Ministry said that the court has failed to match the hopes one had and did not become a truly independent and respected body of international justice," and also in the ICC's 14 years of work ICC has pronounced only four verdicts and spent over $1bn of expenses.
Russia's announcement may welcomed by Gambia and south Africa which recently announced their withdrawal.
About International Criminal court.
International Criminal court is a intergovernmental organization and international tribunal which has headquarters in Hague, Netherlands.
It is first permanent criminal court was founded in July 1998 and came into force from 2002. it will conduct legal proceedings against the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity an war crimes
It has more than 120 countries as members. India, US , China, Iraq,
2. India and China begins Joint Traning Exercise in Pune
The 6th India-China Joint Training Exercise 'Hand in Hand 2016' was held at the parade ground in Aundh Military Camp, in Pune.
The Exercise was held in the presence of Maj Gen YK Joshi, Additional Director-General of Military Operations of the Indian Army, and Maj Gen Wang Haijiang of the People’s Liberation Army and other senior army officers.
The 13-day joint training exercise schedule is focused upon training on crossing of obstacles, special heliborne operations, firing of various weapons, handling & neutralisation of improvised explosive devices and conduct of cordon & search operations in insurgency and terrorism environment as statement said.
3."Sunway Taihlight" China's Supercomputer wins top spot in the list of the world's fastest super computers