Arjun Ram Meghwal: News

Arjun Ram Meghwal is an ex-civil servant, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Bikaner, Rajasthan. Meghwal is an MA in Political Science and has done his LLB from Sri Dungar College, Bikaner. He completed his MBA from the University of Philippines and subsequently joined the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS). In 1999, Meghwal was promoted as an IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre and worked for nearly a decade in various government departments. He took voluntary retirement from the IAS and joined politics in 2009, contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Bikaner constituency on a BJP ticket. He was elected consecutively in the 2009, 2014, and 2019 General Elections and has served as a Union Minister in the Narendra Modi government since 2016. Meghwal was known for cycling to the Parliament instead of riding a car, until 2016, when he had to alter this habit of his due to security concerns. As of 2021, Meghwal is the Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture in the Government of India.

15 Nov 2020


Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

28 Oct 2020


Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

06 Oct 2020


Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala tests positive for COVID-19

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

29 Sep 2020


Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old had been found positive for the novel coronavirus during a routine test for the viral disease.

14 Aug 2020


Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for coronavirus

Home Minister Amit Shah informed through a tweet on Friday that he tested negative for coronavirus, twelve days after he contracted the infection.

11 Aug 2020


Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who informed on Monday that he tested positive for coronavirus, has been put on ventilator support after brain surgery, multiple reports said.

24 Jul 2020

Narendra Modi

'Bhabhiji Papad' can develop antibodies, fight coronavirus: Union Minister

At a time when the world is scrambling to develop a vaccine against coronavirus, a Union Minister launched a "papad" claiming it develops antibodies to fight the highly contagious disease.

Amid economic slowdown, Anurag Thakur faces embarrassment at auto event

On Friday, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur addressed the slowdown in the auto industry at the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) annual summit in New Delhi.

16 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

Ahead of the first session of the newly-elected Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi held the first all-party meeting at the Parliament after reclaiming power at the Center.

23 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

The Indian Civil Services are a dream for lakhs of youngsters.

03 Oct 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Amit Shah, RaGa to visit Bikaner ahead of Rajasthan polls

BJP President Amit Shah and Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi will be in Bikaner on October 4 and October 10 respectively where they'll hold meetings ahead of the Assembly elections in Rajasthan.

06 Aug 2018


Govt trying to start 5 river inter-linking projects in FY19

The government is trying to start work on five river inter-linking projects in the current fiscal and secure financial assistance from World Bank and Asian Development Bank for the Rs. 2 lakh crore project, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

24 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

Alwar-lynching: Action against four cops due to 'error in judgment'

The post-mortem report of Alwar lynching victim Rakbar has confirmed he died of "shock as a result of ante-mortem (before death) injuries."

22 Jul 2018


Alwar: Family's sole bread-winner killed by 'gau-rakshaks.' Minister cries 'conspiracy'

Yesterday, Rakbar Khan's family in Mewat, Haryana, was eagerly awaiting him. After he returned home, Asmina, his wife, planned to cook biryani, his favorite.

Demonetization: Still counting number of returned notes, says Urjit Patel

RBI Governor Urjit Patel appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to answer queries regarding demonetization.

13 Jun 2017


RBI introduces new Rs. 500 notes, old notes remain valid

The RBI will soon introduce new Rs. 500 notes, but the old ones will continue being legal tender.

27 Apr 2017


RBI to issue new Rs. 5, Rs. 10 coins

The RBI will issue new Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 coins on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Allahabad HC, and 125th year of the National Archives of India respectively.

04 Apr 2017


RBI approves printing Rs. 200 notes

Media reports have indicated that the RBI has given its approval for the printing of Rs. 200 notes.

02 Apr 2017

North Korea

Govt to change security features on notes every 3-4 years

At a meeting held between senior officials of the Finance and Home Ministries, it was decided that the security-features of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes would be changed every 3-4 years.

17 Mar 2017


RBI to try plastic Rs.10 notes

Sources said that the RBI will soon conduct field trials of plastic Rs. 10 notes that are expected to be more durable than their paper counterparts.

09 Mar 2017


RBI to introduce new Rs. 10 notes

The RBI has stated that it will soon issue new Rs. 10 notes with enhanced security features.

09 Dec 2016

North Korea

Plastic currency to outwit counterfeiters

The government said that it would begin printing plastic currency notes and that procurement of materials is underway; the move seeks to thwart the efforts of counterfeiters.

10 Nov 2016


RBI launches notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.2000

Today, the RBI will launch brand new currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000.

25 Oct 2016


India's economy to grow 8%, agriculture 4%

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said India's economy would grow 8% this fiscal while agricultural growth is expected to grow over 4%.