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Cabinet Reshuffle: Piyush Goyal Gets Additional Charge of Finance Ministry

Published on May 15, 2018
In the recent Cabinet Reshuffle, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been assigned the independent charge as minister of state in the I&B ministry, in place of Smriti Irani.
Cabinet reshuffle – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to handle I & B Ministry whereas Piyush Goyal to handle additional charge of Finance Ministry
  • Prime Minister Modi gave Railway Minister Piyush Goyal the additional charge of Finance Ministry till Arun Jaitley fully recovers after his successful kidney transplant surgery.
  • Smriti Irani will handle the Textile Ministry.
  • This is the second time that Irani has been removed from a key ministry as she was earlier shifted out of the HRD Ministry to the Textile Ministry.
  • She was appointed Minister for Human Resource and Development in May 2014.
  • In July 2017, Smriti Irani had assumed the charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu had resigned following his nomination as NDA's vice presidential candidate.
  • The I and B Ministry had issued an order last month with provisions of punishing journalists found involved in generating fake news which was widely criticised by a large section of the media. 
  • It was later withdrawn on the directive of Prime Minister Modi.
  • S S Ahluwalia has been relieved from the charge of Minister of State in Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry and assigned a new portfolio of Electronics and Information Technology.

Expected Questions

Question 1. Who is the new Information and Broadcasting Minister of India?
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Question 2. Who is given the additional charge of the Finance ministry in the absence of Arun Jaitley?
Piyush Goyal

Question 3. Who is the new Union Textile Minister?
Smriti Irani

Question 4.Which Ministry is Piyush Goyal handling at present?
Railways Ministry

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