India has won the elections for membership of two key bodies of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), during the 27th UPU Congress in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. India got elected to the Council of Administration(CA) with 134 votes, out of 156 countries. The country received the highest votes in CA elections from South Asia and the Oceania region.
Apart from this, India has also been elected to the Postal Operations Council (POC) with 106 votes. India will now work with all to strengthen cooperation in the Universal Postal Union.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Universal Postal UnionHeadquarters: Bern, Switzerland;
- Universal Postal UnionFounded: 9 October 1874;
- Universal Postal Union Director-General; Masahiko Meteko.