Category: International Appointments


Two agricultural specialists from India selected by UN chief to a scientific group for 2021 food summit

Prof. Rattan Lal of Ohio State University and Dr. Uma Lele of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
  • Two agricultural specialists, Prof. Rattan Lal of Ohio State University and Dr. Uma Lele of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), honoring from India have been nominated members of an international scientific group, planned to provide foremost scientific evidence for sustainable food systems, formed by UN chief Antonio Guterres ahead of a global food summit next year.

Indra Mani Pandey selected as India’s Permanent Representative to UN in Geneva

Indra Mani Pandey
  • Indra Mani Pandey has been designated as India’s next Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva. Mr. Pandey replaces Rajiv K Chander in Geneva.

Russian voters overwhelmingly back a ploy by President Vladimir Putin to govern until 2036

Vladimir Putin

  • President Vladimir Putin has won a loud victory in his effort to remain in power until the middle of the next decade, as Russians voted happily to endorse the country’s political status quo, according to preliminary results.

India ties ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’ at UN as founding member

  • India has become a founding member of an Alliance for Poverty Eradication at the UN, started by the President of the General Assembly, targeted at focusing on efforts to uplift the global economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Micheál Martin appointed as Ireland’s new prime minister

Micheál Martin
  • Micheál Martin has been appointed as Ireland’s new prime minister nearly five months after an indecisive election that smashed the twin pillars of Irish politics and pushed them to finally govern together.

Australia and New Zealand are designated hosts for 2023 Women’s football World Cup

Women’s football World Cup
  • Australia and New Zealand were given the liberty to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup football tournament by a satisfactory margin after a vote by the FIFA Council on 25th June.

Cricketer Clare Connor to be appointed as first female MCC president in 233 years

Clare Connor
  • Former England women’s captain Clare Connor is to be appointed as the first female president of Marylebone Cricket Club in its 233-year history.
  • Connor, now the England and Wales Cricket Board’s head of women’s cricket, is prepared to take up her new post on October 1, 2021, subject to the membership’s approval.

India to be United Nations Security Council President for August 2021

UN Security Council
  • India, which has been selected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, will appoint as the president of the powerful 15-nation UN body for the month of August 2021.

Turkey’s Volkan Bozkir chosen as president of 75th UN General Assembly

Volkan Bozkir
  • The UN General Assembly on 17th June selected Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir to be its president for the 75th General Debate in September.
  • In a secret ballot vote Bozkir, who was unanimous for the post, got 178 ballots in support as 11 nations abstained, Anadolu Agency reported.