India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation under a category that represents nations with the largest interests in international sea borne trade.
India was re-elected to the body under Category B at an assembly of the organization at its headquarters. Indian High Commissioner to the UK Y K Sinha represented India at the assembly where India secured the second-highest number of votes (144) from member-countries, just after Germany’s 146 and ahead of Australia’s 143.
India- re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)- under Category B– Y K Sinha (Indian High Commissioner to the UK) represented India.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
- The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships.
- Secretary-General of IMO- Kitack Lim, Headquarters- London, UK.
Source- DD News