Brajendra Navnit becomes India’s new ambassador to WTO

India has appointed Brajendra Navnit as India’s new ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO). He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre. He will be posted at the Permanent Mission of India (PMI) to the WTO in Geneva. Navnit, who recently completed his tenure as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. He replaces JS Deepak at the PMI, whose two-year extended term ended on May 31.

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, which approved Navnit’s foreign post, also gave a nod to the appointment of Anwar Hussain Shaik for the post of Counsellor, at the PMI to WTO, Geneva. He is a 2000 batch IRTS officer.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Trade Organization Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  •  World Trade Organization Membership: 164 member states.
  •  World Trade Organization Founded: 1 January 1995.

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