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.

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.

25 May 2019


Five famous Chartered Accountants turned politicians to know about

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

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.

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