Union Cabinet: News

20 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

India will lead world in AI capabilities: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India is set to become a global frontrunner in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Women's Reservation Bill cleared in key Union Cabinet meeting: Report

The Union Cabinet cleared the Women's Reservation Bill at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening, reported ANI.

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs Union Cabinet meeting amid Parliament's special session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a key Union Cabinet meeting on Monday to discuss the agenda for the ongoing special Parliament session.

How election commissioners appointment bill will change ECI

The Centre tabled the Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023, in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

07 Aug 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Lok Sabha passes Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023, with a voice vote, amid strong protests from the opposition.

07 Aug 2023

Om Birla

Why Editors Guild is opposing Data Protection Bill's certain provisions

The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has raised serious concerns regarding certain provisions of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

18 Jul 2023

Data privacy

Data Protection Bill may expand the scope of data deletion

The Union Cabinet recently approved the draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2022. The government is yet to publish the Cabinet-approved draft.

Centre approves Digital Personal Data Protection Bill: Reports

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-awaited Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, thus clearing the way for it to be tabled before Parliament in the upcoming Monsoon Session, reports said.

05 Jul 2023

Data privacy

Union Cabinet approves Personal Data Protection Bill: What it entails

India is being ushered into a new era of digital privacy. Today, the Union Cabinet approved the draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022.

20 Apr 2023


India's National Quantum Mission: What it is and its significance 

Quantum technology has the potential to revolutionize the world we live in. India's Union Cabinet, on Wednesday, approved the National Quantum Mission (NQM).

26 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended till September, says Modi

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) to offer free ration to the poor has been extended till September 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday.

24 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Union Cabinet clears bill to repeal three farm laws

The Union Cabinet Wednesday cleared The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement last week.

21 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Union Cabinet meet on Wednesday on farm law repeal: Reports

The Union Cabinet is likely to meet on Wednesday (November 24) to discuss the repeal of three contentious farm laws as announced by Prime Minister Modi on Friday.

31 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Ahead of elections, new ministers to embark on three-day yatra

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up for its upcoming three-day-long Jan Ashirwad Yatra, which will see newly-inducted ministers being paraded across states to introduce them to the public.

13 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Modi reshuffles Cabinet Committees; Irani, Sonowal among new faces

After reshuffling the Union Cabinet last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday rejigged Cabinet Committees, introducing several new faces.

08 Jul 2021


Four new faces from Karnataka inducted into PM Modi's cabinet

With PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday inducting four new faces from Karnataka into his Ministry, and Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanda Gowda resigning ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, the state's representation in the Union Council of Ministers now stands at six.

07 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah made Co-operation Minister; Aviation for Scindia

Shortly after 43 new ministers were sworn into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expanded Union Cabinet on Wednesday, ministries were allocated to each member.

07 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Cabinet Expansion 2021: Sonowal, Scindia, others sworn-in as Modi's ministers

The swearing-in ceremony for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new Union Cabinet Ministers took place on Wednesday.

07 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Modi's new Cabinet to be more diverse; India's 'youngest ever'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to reshuffle his Union Cabinet on Wednesday evening.

06 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's meet with Ministers amid Cabinet expansion buzz canceled

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with top Union Ministers and the chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scheduled for today has been canceled, News18 and NDTV reported.

02 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Modi's Cabinet expansion expected soon. Who are the frontrunners?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce the expansion of his Cabinet soon for the first time in his second term.

04 Feb 2021

Lieutenant Governor

Cabinet approves amendments to give more power to Delhi's L-G

On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet approved proposed amendments to the Government of NCT of Delhi Act, that will give more power to the Lieutenant Governor.

05 Jan 2021

Lok Sabha

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

The Union Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will be presented on February 1, sources were quoted as saying by PTI on Tuesday.

Cabinet clears crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank's merger with DBS Bank

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the amalgamation of the crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL), the Indian arm of Singapore's DBS Bank.

21 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bonus pertaining to the year 2019-2020 for 30.67 lakh central government employees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

21 Sep 2020


Government announces MSP hike amid protests over farm bills

Amid intense protests over the controversial farm bills, the Union Cabinet has approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops for the 2021-22 season, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the Lok Sabha, today.

20 Sep 2020


Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

19 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

19 Sep 2020


Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

02 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a scheme designed to bring post-recruitment reforms in civil services.

19 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET). This process will help streamline the recruitment process for central government jobs.

29 Jul 2020

Prakash Javadekar

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.

18 Jun 2020

Narendra Modi

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Jammu and Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020.

23 Apr 2020

Dearness Allowance

Coronavirus: Installments of Dearness Allowance for government-employees put on hold

With coronavirus pandemic hurting the economy, the government said on Thursday it was holding installments of Dearness Allowance meant for Central government employees and pensioners.

23 Apr 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 21,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory statistics.

22 Apr 2020

Prakash Javadekar

7-year jail for attacking health workers, says government

Addressing a press conference after the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced stricter laws for the protection of doctors and healthcare staff against violence.

06 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

30% cut in salaries of MPs, including PM, for one-year

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions, the Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries of all Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by 30% for a year, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Pensions will be reduced too.

Yes Bank rescue plan unveiled, withdrawals restrictions to be lifted

Crisis-hit Yes Bank got a lifeline after the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, notified a reconstruction plan backed by the State Bank of India (SBI).

09 Feb 2020

Nitin Gadkari

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.

29 Jan 2020

Prakash Javadekar

Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

In a move that will bring a sigh of relief for women, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill that will allow abortion at 24 weeks, as opposed to the earlier upper limit of 20 weeks.

24 Dec 2019


NPR green-lit by Modi Cabinet; Rs. 3,941 cr budget approved

As nationwide protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) continue, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday green-lit the National Population Register (NPR).

09 Dec 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Amit Shah to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill today: Details here

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

04 Dec 2019

Lok Sabha

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

On Wednesday morning, the Union Cabinet cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said the Bill is a top priority for the government, deeming it as significant as revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

09 Oct 2019


Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

Diwali has come early for lakhs of central government employees as the Centre on Wednesday announced that their Dearness Allowance will be increased by 5%.

18 Sep 2019


Government has banned e-cigarettes in India, announces Nirmala Sitharaman

The Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday banned e-cigarettes with immediate effect, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithararam announced.

10 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

Explained: How Modi government plans to change lives of workers

In his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for labor reforms, which will affect the workforce in both organized and unorganized sectors.

23 Jun 2019


Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

Political connotations aside, the current Modi 2.0 government is quite tech savvy and know their social media game well.

02 Jun 2019


Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expands Cabinet, ignores ally BJP

On Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his Cabinet by inducting eight new members.

31 May 2019

Narendra Modi

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

30 May 2019


Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

30 Mar 2019

NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog offering internship opportunity: All you need to know

NITI Internship Scheme is an opportunity for all students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses in any recognized institute or university.

21 Feb 2019

West Bengal

Bengal: Class 10 student, appearing for board exams, rapes 6-year-old

In a harrowing incident, a Class 10 student of West Bengal's Durgapur was arrested for allegedly raping a Class 1 girl, police said.

09 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

RS passes bill to give 10% reservation to economically-weaker sections

After hours of debate, the Rajya Sabha passed the reservation bill on Wednesday.

07 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi government's 'reservation for economically-weaker sections' move draws brickbats

In a surprise move, the Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation for economically challenged sections of the society.

02 Jan 2019


Cabinet approves Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank, Bank of Baroda merger

On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet approved the merger of state-run Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with the larger Bank of Baroda (BoB).

28 Dec 2018


Cabinet approves Rs. 10,000cr for sending 3 Indians to space

On Friday, the Union Cabinet approved Rs. 10,000cr for the ambitious 'Gaganyaan' mission to send three Indian astronauts to space in 2022.

26 Nov 2018


Chief Minister Amarinder flays Pakistan over terror attacks in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh today hit out at Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, blaming him for terror activities in the state and killings of Indian soldiers at the border.

24 Nov 2018


PM Modi on Kartarpur corridor: 'Even Berlin Wall fell'

A day after the Union Cabinet cleared the development of the Kartarpur corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he hoped it would serve as a bridge between India and Pakistan.

22 Nov 2018


Govt to build Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan urged to follow suit

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the development of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur district to the international border shared with Pakistan.

22 Nov 2018


Government to build corridor from Gurdaspur to International Border

India will build a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district (Punjab) to the International Border for Sikh pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the banks of Pakistan's Ravi river, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

12 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a special meeting of the Union Cabinet today to condole the demise of senior minister Ananth Kumar, official sources said.

08 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Ashok Chavan calls demonetization biggest mistake of Modi government

Speaking on the second anniversary of demonetization, senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan today described it as the "biggest mistake of Modi government" and claimed that it resulted in the slowdown of the economy.

01 Nov 2018


Odisha: Jharsuguda Airport is now 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'

The Cabinet today approved renaming the Jharsuguda aerodrome in Odisha as 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'.

08 Oct 2018


SC to hear plea challenging Rafale deal on October 10

The Supreme Court will hear a fresh PIL against the Rafale deal on October 10.

22 Sep 2018


#ModiInOdisha: For stalling triple-talaq bill, PM criticizes Opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a one-day visit to Odisha, laid the foundation stone of Talcher Fertiliser Plant and said this would boost the industry.