India, Jan. 8 -- The United States Congress, in the early hours of January 7, officially announced Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next US president and vice president respectively. The confirmation means January 19 will be president Donald Trump's final day in the White House, with the Biden-Harris duo set to be sworn-in the next day.

Since he was announced as the president-elect by the US media in November, Biden has announced his nominees for several key portfolios. Except for the vice president, who is elected alongside the president, the cabinet nominees are appointed only after confirmation by the US Senate. Here's a look at some of the nominees announced by Joe Biden:

1. Antony Blinken (secretary of state): A former deputy nat...