Articles about Union Cabinet
13 Jul 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
25 Nov 2020
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.
23 Nov 2020
Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies
Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.
23 Nov 2020
Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here
South coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to be hit by Cyclone Nivar by Wednesday, November 25. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the depression is still 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry.
21 Oct 2020
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
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
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
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.
09 Aug 2020
PM-KISAN: Modi releases Rs. 17,100 crore to 8.5 crore farmers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released Rs. 17,100 crore to the bank accounts of nearly 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme.
30 Jul 2020
Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.
29 Jul 2020
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
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.
20 May 2020
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
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
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
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.
07 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000
The coronavirus outbreak in India seems to be accelerating as 704 positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump yet.
06 Apr 2020
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.
14 Mar 2020
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
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
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
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
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.
12 Nov 2019
Maharashtra: Governor suggests President's Rule, sends report to Centre
In a bid to end the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to Centre stating that President's Rule is the best thing that can happen to the state.
12 Nov 2019
#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena fails to get numbers, governor moves towards NCP
Just when political pundits thought the crisis in Maharashtra will end on Monday, they were given another surprise.
11 Nov 2019
#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena gets Governor's invitation, its minister resigns from Centre
The political impasse in Maharashtra took another turn on Sunday when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari that it will not stake claim to form a government.
29 Oct 2019
Justice Bobde will take oath as next CJI in November
On Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind approved a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India.
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%.