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1246. 

Who has been nominated as the head of Food and Agricultural Organisation?

[A]. Neelashi Shukla
[B]. Sanjana Manaktala
[C]. Amitabh Kant
[D]. Ramesh Chandra

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

India has nominated Ramesh Chandra, a member of Niti Ayog, to head Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). Ramesh Chand's candidature is challenged by Qu Dongyu of China, Medi Moungui of Cameroon, Catherine Geslain-Laneelle of France and Davit Kirvalidze of Georgia. To get elected to the post of Director-General of FAO the candidate needs to secure a simple majority of the 194 members. The only Indian to head the FAO is Binay Ranjan Sen, who was the Director-General from 1956 to 1967. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO): FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations which leads international efforts to defeat hunger It was established as a specialized agency in 1945.

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