Piyush Goyal new Rail Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence

Why in news ?

  • Piyush Goyal has been appointed as the Union Railway Minister after being inducted into the Union Cabinet.
  • He replaced former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who had earlier offered to resign following multiple train derailments. 
  • Further,Nirmala Sitharaman was given the Defence Ministry, becoming only the second woman to hold the post after Indira Gandhi.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman emerged as the biggest gainer of the cabinet reshuffle as Prime Minister Modi gave her the heavy weight Defence portfolio.

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