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- 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.