Piyush Goyal New Rail Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman Gets Defence


Piyush Goyal has been appointed as the Union Railway Minister after being inducted into the Union Cabinet. He replaced former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who had earlier offered to resign following multiple train derailments. Further, Nirmala Sitharaman was given the Defence Ministry, becoming only the second woman to hold the post after Indira Gandhi.

Nirmala Sitharaman emerged as the biggest gainer of the cabinet reshuffle as Prime Minister Modi gave her the heavyweight Defence portfolio.

You Must Read Takeaways from Above News-
  • Piyush Goyal was elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman was elected from Karnataka as Rajyasabha member.
Source- Hindustan Times

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