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Narendra Modi Cabinet briefing at 4 pm today: As India begins 3-phase unlock plan, Centre set to discuss economy, COVID-19, LAC dispute with China
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Narendra Modi Cabinet briefing at 4 pm today: As India begins 3-phase unlock plan, Centre set to discuss economy, COVID-19, LAC dispute with China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly will chair a meeting of the Union cabinet today as India enters first day of the three-phased unlocking plan. The meeting also assumes significance as it will be the first after the central government completed a year of its second term in office. The timing of the meeting has still not be specified.

Nirmala Sitharaman to present Budget 2019: All you need to know about 2nd woman finance minister after Indira Gandhi
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Nirmala Sitharaman to present Budget 2019: All you need to know about 2nd woman finance minister after Indira Gandhi

Nirmala Sitharaman holds the distinction of being India’s second woman defence minister and the first one to take charge of this key ministry full time; she was also commerce minister during the first tenure of the Modi govt in 2014

Narendra Modi deliberates on employment, agriculture with economists and experts ahead of Union Budget
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Narendra Modi deliberates on employment, agriculture with economists and experts ahead of Union Budget

It said the prime minister thanked participants for their suggestions and observations on various aspects of the economy.

Ajit Doval becomes first NSA to be appointed for two consecutive terms, elevated to Cabinet minister rank
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Ajit Doval becomes first NSA to be appointed for two consecutive terms, elevated to Cabinet minister rank

Ajit Doval began his second term as the National Security Advisor with an elevated stature equivalent to that of a Union Cabinet minister

Election win gave Narendra Modi political capital to enforce quick reforms; portfolio choices show presidential style of working
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Election win gave Narendra Modi political capital to enforce quick reforms; portfolio choices show presidential style of working

The new BJP president, along with Narendra Modi and the home, defence, finance and foreign ministers, will control not only the future of the government and the party but also the country in large measure.

Rajnath Singh holds first high-level meet with service chiefs after taking charge as defence minister
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Rajnath Singh holds first high-level meet with service chiefs after taking charge as defence minister

Rajnath Singh held a held a meeting with Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and newly-appointed navy chief Karambir Singh at the headquarters of the defence ministry at the Raisina Hills during which he was apprised about the security scenario, officials said.

Armed forces welcome Rajnath Singh as defence minister; experience from CCS, internal security likely to aid him in new job
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Armed forces welcome Rajnath Singh as defence minister; experience from CCS, internal security likely to aid him in new job

The cheer so evident in military circles on Rajnath's appointment as defence minister has two aspects as its basis, the first of which relates to the allegation that the armed forces were perceivably ill-treated under the previous NDA government

Narendra Modi's first decisions set tone of second term in office; welfare likely to be focus of NDA-II regime
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Narendra Modi's first decisions set tone of second term in office; welfare likely to be focus of NDA-II regime

The decisions taken within 24 hours after Modi and his Council of Ministers were sworn in have heightened expectations from the first regular budget of the Modi 2.0 government. If this much could be given by an executive order then people would surely hope for more to be contained in finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget speech

Arjun Munda, Cabinet Minister, Tribal Affairs: BJP's tribal face in Jharkhand and former three-time chief minister makes cut
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Arjun Munda, Cabinet Minister, Tribal Affairs: BJP's tribal face in Jharkhand and former three-time chief minister makes cut

Arjun Munda had defeated Congress' Kali Charana Munda by an extremely thin margin of just 1,445 votes from Khunti Lok Sabha seat in Jharkhand.

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, Minister of State, Home Affairs: BJP leader has served as president of party's Telangana unit
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Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, Minister of State, Home Affairs: BJP leader has served as president of party's Telangana unit

A three-time MLA who had won two consecutive terms from Amberpet Assembly seat, Reddy was also the BJP’s Telangana unit’s person.

Harsh Vardhan, Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, Earth Sciences: Two-time MP from Delhi begins second stint in Modi Cabinet
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Harsh Vardhan, Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, Earth Sciences: Two-time MP from Delhi begins second stint in Modi Cabinet

Harsh Vardhan held the charge of Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Ministry of Earth Sciences in the previous NDA government.

Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Cabinet Minister 2019: Prominent Scheduled Caste leader returns as Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment
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Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Cabinet Minister 2019: Prominent Scheduled Caste leader returns as Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment

A prominent Scheduled Caste leader, Thaawar Chand Gehlot took charge of the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment for a second consecutive term on Friday

Suresh Angadi, Minister of State, Railways: Four-time MP from Karnataka's Belagavi joined BJP in 1996
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Suresh Angadi, Minister of State, Railways: Four-time MP from Karnataka's Belagavi joined BJP in 1996

Touted to be a new entrant in Modi’s council of ministers, Suresh Angadi is a four-time MP from Belagavi constituency in North Kannada.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Cabinet Minister 2019: SAD leader and two-time MP returns for second term in Ministry of Food Processing Industries
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Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Cabinet Minister 2019: SAD leader and two-time MP returns for second term in Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Known for her go-getting attitude as the food processing indusrtries minister in the NDA-I, Harsimrat Kaur Badal of Shiromani Akali Dal took charge of the ministry for the second consecutive term on Friday

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Cabinet Minister 2019: Ex-youth leader from Jodhpur gets Ministry of Jal Shakti
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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Cabinet Minister 2019: Ex-youth leader from Jodhpur gets Ministry of Jal Shakti

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, a BJP MP from Rajasthan's Jodhpur constituency took charge as the Union Cabinet Minister of Jal Shakti on Friday

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Cabinet Minister, Minority Affairs: Prominent Muslim face in Modi govt has stressed on empowering minorities
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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Cabinet Minister, Minority Affairs: Prominent Muslim face in Modi govt has stressed on empowering minorities

Naqvi, the lone Muslim face in the Modi cabinet, had said the priority of the government was to empower the weaker sections of society and work towards the goal of achieving 'New India'.

Kailash Choudhary, Minister of State, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare: BJP leader pulled off one of the biggest upsets in LS polls
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Kailash Choudhary, Minister of State, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare: BJP leader pulled off one of the biggest upsets in LS polls

Choudhary defeated former BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son and Congress candidate in Barmer, Manvendra Singh, by a massive margin of over three lakh votes.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Cabinet Minister 2019: BJP's constant counsel takes charge of telecom ministry, returns for second innings in IT, Law
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Ravi Shankar Prasad, Cabinet Minister 2019: BJP's constant counsel takes charge of telecom ministry, returns for second innings in IT, Law

BJP veteran Ravi Shankar Prasad's stature in the Modi 2.0 government just got bigger as he has regained the telecom ministry, adding it to his heavyweight portfolio of IT, and Law and Justice.

Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises: BJP leader was civil servant before he joined politics
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Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises: BJP leader was civil servant before he joined politics

In the recently-concluded election, Meghwal retained the Bikaner seat by defeating his cousin and Congress rival Madan Gopal, who had taken voluntary retirement from the Indian Police Service (IPS) to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Meghwal won the seat for the third time, defeating his cousin by 2,64,081 votes.