Piyush Goyal: News

Piyush Goyal is a chartered accountant, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, and Union Minister in the Government of India. In the past, he has worked as an investment banker and has served on the board of State Bank of India (SBI) and Bank of Baroda. He comes from a family of BJP politicians, his mother being a three-time MLA and his father having served as a Union Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Goyal has been a Rajya Sabha MP since 2010. He led the BJP’s campaign committee for the 2014 General Elections, in which the saffron party won a clear majority, with Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister. Since then, he has served as the Minister of State (MoS) for New and Renewable Energy (2014-17); Minister for Coal (2014-19); MoS for Mines (2016-17); Minister of Railways (2017-21); Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs (2018 and 2019); Minister of Commerce and Industry (2019 onwards); Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution (2020 onwards); and Minister for Textiles (2021 onwards) in the Modi Government. In July 2021, Goyal became the Leader of the House for Rajya Sabha.

19 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Farmers put protest on hold after Centre proposes MSP plan

The protesting farmers have put their "Delhi Chalo" march on hold after the Centre proposed a new five-year plan for the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.

18 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Farmers seek ordinance for MSP ahead of talks with Centre

Ahead of the much-anticipated fourth round of talks on Sunday, agitating farmer leaders urged the central government to bring in an ordinance providing a legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP).

17 Feb 2024

Minimum Support Price

Centre's 4th round of talks with farmers on Sunday

The Centre will likely hold the fourth round of talks with protesting farmers on Sunday.

16 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers to join widespread 'chakka jam'

Several farmers' unions have called for a "Bharat Bandh" on Friday, in solidarity with the "Delhi Chalo" protest march.

15 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Gramin Bharat Bandh tomorrow: See what's open and what's closed

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) and central trade unions have announced a Gramin Bharat Bandh nationwide strike on Friday, in solidarity with the farmers' march to Delhi.

12 Feb 2024


Farmers' protest: Government to hold second round of talks

Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda on Sunday said the Centre's was ready to hold discussions with farmer unions with an "open mind."

03 Jan 2024


India to become $4tn economy before 2024 elections: Piyush Goyal

While speaking at the inauguration of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Utsav in New Delhi, Commerce Minister, Piyush Goyal on Wednesday announced that India will become a $4 trillion economy before the upcoming general elections.

08 Dec 2023


India on way to $30T economy by 2047: Piyush Goyal

India is on the path to becoming a $30 trillion economy by 2047, said Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.

02 Dec 2023

Mahua Moitra

Parliament Winter Session: Debate over cash-for-query row, Manipur likely

With the Parliament Winter Session starting on Monday, the Centre and the opposition are once again likely to clash over topics such as the cash-for-query row involving Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra and the Manipur issue.

17 Nov 2023


Why India's APEC membership bid was rejected

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in San Francisco has drawn attention as US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on its sidelines.

17 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi influences countries to resolve conflict: Goyal after Biden-Jinping meet

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said nations worldwide were heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for dialogue in resolving conflicts.

14 Nov 2023


Musk-owned Tesla to double component imports from India: Piyush Goyal 

Tesla, the US electric vehicle manufacturer, is set to double its import of components from India, as stated by Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

06 Nov 2023


What's 'Bharat Atta' that government is selling at subsidized prices

The central government has launched subsidized wheat flour under the Bharat Atta brand to tackle rising prices amid the festive season.

06 Nov 2023

Indian Government

Centre to sell 'Bharat Atta' at Rs. 27.50 per kg

In response to rising food prices and in preparation for the festive season, the Indian government, led by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal, is introducing measures to ensure affordable access to essential food items.

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.

16 Sep 2023

Justin Trudeau

Canada defers trade mission to India after tension at G20 

Canada has postponed its trade mission to India, scheduled for October, due to strained relations between the two countries, according to Reuters.

13 Sep 2023


Tesla to procure components worth $1.9bn from India: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, has announced that Tesla is set to procure components worth $1.7-$1.9 billion from India.

11 Aug 2023

Raghav Chadha

Raghav Chadha suspended from Rajya Sabha over forging signature allegations

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha was suspended from the Rajya Sabha on Friday over an alleged "breach of privilege." Notably, four MPs alleged that he included their names in a house panel without their consent, in violation of rules.

08 Aug 2023

Jagdeep Dhankhar

TMC's O'Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha for 'unruly behavior'

The Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien has been suspended from the House for the rest of the Monsoon Session for alleged "unruly behavior" and "disregard" to Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar while raising the Manipur issue.

07 Aug 2023

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus on Manipur violence

The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 2:00pm on Monday amid a ruckus created by both the opposition party members as well as the Treasury benches.

04 Aug 2023


Tesla discusses India entry plans with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal

Tesla executives recently met with India's Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in Delhi to discuss plans for a manufacturing plant in India.

02 Jul 2023


Tomato's average rate same as last year: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, on Sunday claimed that the average rate of tomatoes across the country was the same as last year, reported ANI.

07 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Centre increases MSP for kharif crops for 2023-24 

The Centre on Wednesday increased the minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops for the marketing season of 2023-24.

31 Mar 2023

Indian Rupee (INR)

India aiming to make INR global currency: Commerce Secretary Barthwal

While unveiling the new Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), Commerce Secretary Sunil Barthwal on Friday revealed that India is set to trade in Indian Rupee (INR) with nations facing currency failure or having a dollar shortage.

12 Mar 2023


$100B Indo-Australia trade deal negotiations likely to conclude by December

India and Australia are eyeing to conclude negotiations for their $100 billion-worth comprehensive bilateral trade agreement by December, Economic Times reported.

30 May 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

BJP, Congress announce candidates for Rajya Sabha elections: Check here

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the names of 18 candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

02 Apr 2022


'Watershed moment': PM Modi after signing trade pact with Australia

India and Australia on Saturday inked the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement or 'IndAus ECTA' in a virtual ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

03 Feb 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi slams Amit Shah over 'shoe-incident', BJP hits back

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday in Parliament and sought an apology from him.

13 Jan 2022

United Kingdom

UK, India to boost partnership; free trade agreement talks on

The United Kingdom on Thursday announced that talks over a free trade agreement (FTA) with India have commenced.

03 Oct 2021


'Congress compromising national security,' Piyush Goyal on Punjab crisis

Targeting the Indian National Congress over the political crisis in Punjab, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday slammed the party, saying that it is "compromising on national security for petty, personal, or political gains of few people."

14 Sep 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Railway Minister promises train service to Kashmir before 2024

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday promised that rail link with the Kashmir Valley would be open to the public before 2024, an official spokesperson said.

27 Aug 2021


Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the state will start administering at least five lakh COVID-19 vaccinations daily from September 1 with the help of the Centre.

02 Jul 2021

Rahul Gandhi

July has come, vaccines haven't, says Rahul; BJP hits back

In a swipe at the government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that July has come but vaccines have not, drawing a sharp retort from the BJP.

29 Mar 2021


Piyush Goyal says BJP will implement CAA in Kerala

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in Kerala ahead of the elections in the state.

20 Mar 2021

Indian Railways

Shatabdi fire: Railways mulls severe penalty for smoking in trains

The railways is set to get cracking against those found smoking in trains and is mulling severe penalties, even arrest, for damaging public property after an initial probe in the recent fire in a coach of the Shatabdi Express, a senior official said on Saturday.

16 Jan 2021


Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.

28 Dec 2020


Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

The central government has invited Farmers for a fresh round of talks at 2 pm on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing protests over new agricultural laws.

05 Dec 2020


Next round of farmers' meeting with government on December 9

Representatives of the protesting Farmers and the government sat down for the fifth round of talks on Saturday amid the brouhaha over the Centre's new agricultural bills.

01 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Farmers' meeting with government remains inconclusive; next round on Thursday

On Tuesday, a three-member team of Union Ministers started talks with 35 representatives of farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws.

30 Nov 2020


18,000km of railway line electrified in six years: Piyush Goyal

As much as 18,065 kilometers of the railway line has been electrified under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government between 2014 and 2020, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal stated on Sunday.

05 Sep 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

27 May 2020

Navi Mumbai

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

The Left-run Kerala government has slammed the Centre for sending the trains carrying migrant workers to the state without proper communication. The Railways want to be the "super spreader" in the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted.

25 May 2020


Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

Starting today, 15 special trains will run across India, almost two months after all rail services were suspended to contain the spread of coronavirus.

19 Apr 2020


Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

21 Jan 2020


Jeff Bezos snubbed: IMF's Gita Gopinath says India needs investment

At a time when India is witnessing a historic economic slump, the government should welcome investments, said chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, on Monday.

17 Jan 2020


Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos came to India bearing gifts. The world's richest man promised to invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses, but this offer was welcomed rudely.

11 Jan 2020


#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation

The Indian Railways has introduced a new feature to ensure smooth and hassle-free train travel.

08 Jan 2020


#CareerBytes: All your questions about CA program answered

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses in the country. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

06 Jan 2020


Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

Last night, the Centre organized a special dinner with Bollywood celebrities as part of its outreach program for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.

22 Oct 2019


PM joked about media's "trap", says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

After he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said the PM joked about how media is trying to "trap" Banerjee into saying anti-Modi things.

22 Oct 2019


India proud of his accomplishments: Modi after meeting Abhijit Banerjee

This morning, a unique meeting took place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abhijit Banerjee, the 2019 Nobel Prize winner.

Piyush Goyal wants "mass movement" against NGOs for "obstructing development"

Union Minister Piyush Goyal, whose words ensure he stays in news, made another controversial remark on Saturday.

15 Oct 2019


#CareerBytes: All your questions about Chartered Accountancy (CA) answered

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses in the country. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

14 Oct 2019


India's fastest train stranded without AC, lights for an hour

The passengers on-board the Vande Bharat Express, one of the most premium trains of India, must have been wanting a comfortable journey. Instead, on Sunday they suffered for an hour without AC, lights, or even a fan, after the locomotive developed a technical snag.

03 Oct 2019


Piyush Goyal's house help arrested for stealing confidential data

On Tuesday, Mumbai police arrested a man working as a domestic help at Union Minister Piyush Goyal's house for allegedly stealing valuables and confidential data.

15 Sep 2019


Traders' body seeks blanket ban on Amazon, Flipkart festive sales

Recently, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) urged the government to ban festive season sales conducted by e-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart.

12 Sep 2019


Piyush Goyal says Einstein "discovered" gravity. Internet can't stop laughing!

Albert Einstein, the greatest physicist of all time, once said, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

28 Aug 2019

Prakash Javadekar

Government eases FDI norms for single-brand retail, digital-media, coal mining

Union Cabinet ministers Piyush Goyal and Prakash Javadekar held a press conference in the capital, following a meeting on Tuesday, concerning economic growth.

28 Jun 2019


#CareerBytes: All your questions about Chartered Accountancy (CA) answered

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses in the country. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

06 Jun 2019


Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally addressed the elephant in the room. On Wednesday, he formed two Cabinet committees to look into job creation and slow economic growth- two issues which his government is facing in its second term.

01 Jun 2019


Want confirmed train ticket? This Indian Railways' scheme can help

The Indian Railways offers 'Vikalp' scheme for waitlisted passengers to get confirmed berth in an alternate train, running within 72 hours of the scheduled departure of the original train.

24 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

After a resounding victory in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon take up the task of forming his cabinet.

17 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

Top Union ministers and BJP leaders have been campaigning in PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh with an aim to not only win but break the record for margin of victory in the constituency.

24 Apr 2019


Sunny Deol's decision to join BJP floods Twitter with memes

On Tuesday afternoon, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal.

22 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Delhi Metro first rail-network to go completely solar by 2021

The Delhi Metro is hopeful to go completely solar in all its operations by the year 2021.

13 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Don't air non-certified content on NaMo TV: Electoral Officer

A day after Election Commission said that political content on NaMo TV can't be aired without prior certification, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer wrote a letter to BJP informing about the same.

28 Feb 2019


Amid hostilities, Pakistan suspends Samjhauta Express, passengers stranded in Lahore

As tensions between India and Pakistan are escalating, the neighboring country suspended cross-border Samjhauta Express on Thursday leaving passengers traveling to Attari from Lahore in a fix.

20 Feb 2019


'Tera Time Aayega': Western Railways does a Gully Boy-inspired rap

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy has been getting rave reviews since its release and has got everyone trying their hand at rapping.

19 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK, BJP seal Tamil Nadu's deal for Lok Sabha elections

A day after BJP and Shiv Sena reached an understanding in Maharashtra for the upcoming general elections, the saffron party sealed a deal with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

17 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi

India's first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, begins commercial-run

The Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, began its first commercial run today, a day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi.

01 Feb 2019


#Budget2019: Shooting in exotic locations becomes easier for Indian filmmakers

Among several headline-inducing announcements which acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal made on Thursday, he also made it easier for Indian filmmakers to shoot at exotic locations.

01 Feb 2019

Tax Slabs

#Budget2019: What are the income-tax changes proposed in Interim Budget?

Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, while presenting the Interim Budget, proposed several changes to the tax structure to provide relief to the salaried middle class.

01 Feb 2019


#Budget2019: Key highlights from Piyush Goyal's Budget speech

With an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, due by May, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, on Friday, made major announcements for the middle-class, farmers, and unorganized sector workers.

01 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

The interim budget presented by acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday invited a flurry of reactions in the country.

01 Feb 2019

Indian Army

#Budget2019: More than Rs. 3 lakh crore allotted for defense

Speaking about national security during his interim Budget 2019 speech, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced that the defense budget for FY20 had been extended beyond Rs. 3 lakh crore - the highest in any year thus far.

01 Feb 2019

Lok Sabha

#Budget2019: No income tax for those earning upto Rs. 5L/annum

In a mega move to impress the salaried class, the Centre exempted those earning up to Rs. 5 lakh from tax in the interim budget on Thursday.

01 Feb 2019


#Budget2019: Mega pension plan for workers of unorganized sector announced

In a move aimed to benefit workers of unorganized sector, acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday announced Centre's mega pension scheme called Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan.

01 Feb 2019


#Budget2019: Rs. 64,587cr capital support announced for Indian Railways

Talking about budget allocation for the Indian Railways, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, during his interim Budget 2019 speech, announced capital support for the Railways to the tune of Rs. 64,587cr.