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India’s first woman candidate, Uma Sekhar, elected to Governing Council of UNIDROIT

Published on December 16, 2023
Current Context: Uma Sekhar has indeed been elected to the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), based in Rome, Italy.
India’s first woman candidate, Uma Sekhar, elected to Governing Council of UNIDROIT
  • This is a historic moment as she is the first Indian woman to achieve this position.
  • In the elections held on December 14, 2023, Uma Sekhar secured an impressive 45 out of 59 votes in the first round.
  • This victory not only signifies Ms. Sekhar’s individual achievement but also elevates India to a prominent position on the Governing Council for the term spanning 2024-28.
  • The election featured a competitive field with 32 contestants, including representatives from influential nations such as the USA, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and France.
  • Notably, candidates from Russia, the USA, and China failed to secure positions, underscoring the significance of Ms Sekhar’s successful bid for India.

Question:

Q.1 Who is the first Indian woman to be elected to the Governing Council of UNIDROIT?
a. Uma Bharti
b. Uma Sekhar
c. Indira Gandhi
d. Pratibha Patil

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