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Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary-general

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary-general 

  • Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in as Secretary- General of the United Nations, becoming the ninth U.N. chief in the body’s 71-year history.
  • The former U.N. refugee chief will take over duties from Ban Ki-moon.
  • Selection of a new secretary-general had traditionally been decided behind closed doors by a few powerful countries. But this year, the process involved public discussions with each candidate who was campaigning for the job.
  • U.N. chiefs are charged with promoting sustainable development, working for peace around the globe, protecting human rights and dealing with humanitarian catastrophes.
  • Ban had served two five-year terms.

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Chavan Suyash Yeshwant Rao (AIR -56, CSE 2017) from Maharashtra talks about his journey to Civil Services Examination with Success Guru AK Mishra in the latest episode of Success Speaks on Doordarshan.
He has done his MBBS from a government college in Aurangabad & MD from Maulana Azad University in Delhi. When the idea of giving the UPSC exam strikes him, he wanted to clear it in the maiden attempt. And with his determination, willpower, and dedication he cleared UPSC Exam in his First Attempt only with All India Rank 56 and his desired Indian Foreign Services.