Noronha will succeed fellow Indian and development economist Satya Tripathi.
Antonio Guterres had confirmed last month that he will seek a second five-year term as chief of the world organisation.
India has airlifted more than 6 million Covid-19 doses to nine countries in Phase-I under its initiative termed 'Vaccine Maitri'
Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, on Wednesday said Guterres will likely speak to the new US President Joe Biden when appropriate.
According to the coronavirus tracker, the deadly virus has so far claimed 2,008,237 lives and infected 93,816,953 people globally.
The General Assembly elects the secretary-general on the recommendation of the 15-member Security Council where the five permanent members have veto power
Guterres appealed to donate to World Health Organisation's COVAX programme, a project to buy and deliver coronavirus vaccines for the world's poorest people.
British Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi writes a letter to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab regarding farmers' protest.
The president-elect discussed future public health challenges including climate change, human rights, and regional migration.
PM Narendra Modi told the 193-member UN General Assembly that in India and the neighbourhood, “we are moving ahead with phase 3 clinical trials in India.”
The Trump administration declared Saturday that all UN sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal and is likely to ignore.
India is in the process of supplying hydroxychloroquine to 55 coronavirus-hit countries as grants as well as on commercial basis.
The Trump administration has accused WHO of taking side with China in the coronavirus outbreak that has brought America's economy to a standstill.
The UN chief appealed for the lifting of sanctions that can undermine countries' capacity to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.
A total of more than 20,800 deaths have now been reported in 182 countries and territories, according to an AFP tally, and Italy has surpassed China after it recorded over 7,000 deaths due to the deadly Coronavirus.
The assertion by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came after Guterres said in Islamabad that he was concerned over the situation in Kashmir, and that he was ready to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the long pending issue.
India maintains that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement.
In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat and obtained by AFP, Guterres said on Monday unspecified 'additional stop-gap measures' would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.