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  • While making the announcement, Ramachandran added that all 89 nominations proposals were found to be valid, and Rahul had been elevated to the top post since there was only candidate.
  • Rahul will take over the reins of the party from his mother and current president, Sonia Gandhi, on December 16.
  • The announcement of his elevation came on the last date of withdrawal of nominations.

  • The World Human Rights Day is being observed on 10 dec. It is observed every year on 10 December the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • UN chief in his message on the human rights day has said.. "on 10 dec, we see a disturbing hostility towards human rights.
  • Let us stand against those negative forces. Let us stand up and speak out for human rights"

  • Soon, patients seeking a heart transplant could be left with two including one in the tummy. City-based cardiac surgeons have put an extra heart in the tummy of two dogs to see if it could help those with a weak heart survive. The answer was yes.
  • A Frontier Lifeline team has sought the state transplant authority's permission to retrieve 'misfit' hearts from donors for 'piggyback transplants' in patients not fit for a full-fledged heart transplant.
  • On 05 dec, when a few heart transplant surgeons presented their experiment to other heart surgeons and Transtan officials, they admitted they would have to do larger human trials to see if it will be successful. "We will be forwarding the recommendation to the government," said Transtan member secretary Dr P Balaji.
  • Surgeons discard donor hearts if their pumping capacity is below 30%. On the contrary, many patients with heart failure may not be able to go in for transplants because of multi-organ failure or other complications, said Frontier Lifeline chief Dr K M Cherian. Such patients will require a left ventricular assist device, a mechanical pump implanted inside the s chest to help a weak heart pump blood. "That machine costs up to Rs 1 crore, he said.

  • In a significant development, elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on 7 dec decided to admit India as its new member, which is expected to raise New Delhi's stature in the field of non-proliferation besides helping it acquire critical technologies.
  • The decision was taken at the two-day plenary meeting of the grouping in Vienna.
  • "Wassenaar Arrangement participating states reviewed the progress of a number of current membership applications and agreed at the plenary meeting to admit India which will become the Arrangement's 42nd participating state as soon as the necessary procedural arrangements for joining the WA are completed," the grouping said in a statement.
  • India's entry into the export control regime would enhance its credentials in the field of non-proliferation despite not being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
  • The WA membership is also expected to build up a strong case for India's entry into the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
  • Significantly, China, which stonewalled India's entry into the 48-nation NSG is not a member of the Wassenaar Arrangement.The Wassenaar Arrangement plays a significant role in promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies.
  • Its member countries are required to ensure that transfers of these items do not contribute to the development or enhancement of military capabilities which undermine these goals. The aim is also to prevent the acquisition of these items by terrorists.
  • In June last year, India joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), another key export control regime, as a full member.

  • The Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said Jadhav, will be allowed to meet his wife and mother on December 25. He has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism.
  • Pakistan succumbs to global pressure. Finally allows Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother on December 25.
  • External Affairs Minister tweeted saying, Pakistan has agreed to facilitate the visit of mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav and assured us of their safety, security and freedom of movement in Pakistan.
  • MEA Spokesperson Ravish Kumar said that government is working out modalities of meeting.
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav is languishing in Pak jail. He was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April on charges of espionage and terrorism. His sentencing had evoked a sharp reaction in IndiaBut, the International Court of Justice, in May halted his execution on India's appeal.
  • On November 10, Pakistan agreed to allow his wife to meet him but India demanded a visa for Jadhav's mother as well on humanitarian grounds.
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawraj had recently discussed Jadhav's case with Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi Sohail Mahmood.

  • Centre has recently hiked the price of certain minor forest produce (MFP) like lac, tamarind, sal leaves and others but the raise may not be enough to provide "fair returns" to forest dwellers who gather this produce.
  • Odisha based Vasundhara, an NGO working on issues related to forest rights has conducted an analysis of the new MSP after the ministry of tribal affairs sent the revised rates to state governments last month.
  • The prices of some of these forest products were drastically reduced last year leading to outcry among tribal communities and forest rights activists. The minimum support price scheme for these products was approved by the union cabinet in 2013.
  • The Tribal Affairs Ministry in a press release had said that "this will be a measure towards social safety for MFP gatherers (forest dwellers), who are primarily members of the scheduled tribes (STs) - most of them in left wing extremism (LWE) areas."
  • About 100 million forest dwellers in different parts of the country are dependent on collecting forest produce for their livelihoods. But only two years after launching the scheme, the government revised the rates, slashing them to half for some products. Now, the ministry has increased prices of some of the produce but not enough to match the market rates according to experts.

  • UNESCO has inscribed 'kumbh Mela' on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • The decision was taken during the ongoing 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage at Jeju in South Korea.
  • This inscription is the third in two years following the inscriptions of 'Yoga' and 'Nouroz' on 1st December 2016. The Committee observed that 'Kumbh Mela' is the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth.
  • The festival is held in Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik, represents a syncretic set of rituals related to worship and ritual cleansing in holy rivers in India
  • The legend around KumbhMela includes the battle between Gods and Demons over a pot of Amrit (Nectar of immortality). In the ensuing battle between Devas and Asuras, a few drops of this nectar fell in Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nasik and since then KumbhMela has been held in these places.

  • Armed Forces Flag Day is being observed throughout the country to honor the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought on our borders to safeguard the country's honor.
  • December 7 marks the annual Armed Forces Flag day in India since 1949. The Flag Day as the name suggests, brings to the forefront our obligation of looking after our disabled comrades-in-arms, widows and dependents of those who have sacrificed their lives for the country.
  • The day is also dedicated towards collection of funds from people for welfare of Indian Armed forces personnel and to commemorate the soldiers, airmen and sailors of the armed forces for their yeomen services.
  • Government measures at the Centre and the State level alone are inadequate to provide support to the disabled, non-pensioner, old, their families, war widows and orphaned children. It, therefore, becomes the collective responsibility of each citizen to make to ensure rehabilitation and welfare of the dependents of our brave martyrs and disabled personnel.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently appealed to all Indians to actively contribute to Flag Day fund. In a tweet, the Union Minister has said that this Armed Forces Week,"Join us in wearing Armed Forces flag between 1-7 Dec to pay respects to the brave sons & daughters of our nation."

  • The Government has enhanced the monetary allowances for the Gallantry Award winners vide notification dated 04 December 2017.
  • This will come into effect from the 01 August 2017.
  • The enhancement is for the recipients of post-independence Gallantry Award, pre-independence Gallantry Award and the monetary allowance attached to 'Jangi Inam', a pre-independence Gallantry Award.
  • The allowances have been doubled in most of the cases and in a few cases have been increased by more than 100%.

  • The nation is remembering the architect of the Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna Dr. B R Ambedkar on his 62nd death anniversary.
  • He passed away on this day in 1956. Since then, Mahaparinirvan Diwas is observed every year to pay tributes to him.
  • President Ram Nath kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime minister Narendra Modi offered their floral tributes to Babasaheb in the Parliament House in New Delhi.
  • Dr. Ambedkar is remembered for his triumphant struggle against age-old social discrimination against dalits, women and labour classes. he was also the first Law minister of independent India.
  • Prime Minister remembered Babasaheb on the day and tweeted a video.
  • Rich tributes were also paid to Dr. Ambedkar by thousands of his followers who converged at his memorial, Chaityabhoomi, in Maharashtra.
  • State chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who visited Chaityabhoomi near Shivaji Park in Dadar 6 dec morning, said the work on Dr. Ambedkar's memorial at the Indu Mill land will begin in a month. Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao also paid tributes to Dr. Ambedkar.

  • After withdrawing recognition to nearly 1,000 teacher education institutions (TEIs) across the country, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has asked them to close operations. Another 3,000 institutions offering bachelor in education (BEd) and diploma in education (DEd) courses are under the scanner.
  • A senior official at the ministry of human resource development said notices will be served to the other institutions soon.
  • There are around 16,000 TEIs running under NCTE, an autonomous regulatory authority under the HRD ministry, which had asked the institutions to disclose data about their operations through affidavit last year.
  • Despite extending the deadline to December 31, 2016, only 7,000-odd colleges submitted the data. The Council further extended the deadline by six months, but many institutions failed to submit the affidavit. Many failed to substantiate their claims during the inquiry process.
  • "The whole exercise is to integrate the databases we have and make it transparent so that when the institutions come for recognition and accreditation, we can easily validate the claims during inspection. However, despite repeated reminders and extensions, many institutions didn't disclose their details," said the official.

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar urged the Centre on 3 Dec that the birth anniversary of Dr Rajendra Prasad be observed as 'Medha Diwas' (merit day) across the country.
  • "Prasad, who lived a simple life, was an epitome of merit. It is a well-known anecdote that once while evaluating his answer script, the examiner had remarked that examinee is better than examiner.
  • We are therefore observing his birth anniversary on December 3 as Medha Diwas. The decision to observe this day as Medha Diwas had been taken some time ago. From 4 Dec we have begun this new tradition in Bihar. I would urge the Centre to consider doing so at the national level", said the chief minister.
  • "The day should be celebrated, across the country, by promoting merit and rewarding the meritorious. It should be done the way former President S Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary is observed as Teachers' Day across the country and Maulana Azad's birth anniversary is observed as Education Day in Bihar", he added.
  • The chief minister admitted that the state lagged behind in educational opportunities but said, "yet by virtue of their merit, students from Bihar have always made their mark in competitive exams at the national level".
  • Kumar also spoke about measures taken by his government to reduce drop-out rates and increase enrolment of girls in schools and noted with satisfaction, "today more girls are seen at schools than boys".

  • An online rant about language politics or an argument about gau rakshaks might make you feel better, but could raise a flag if a potential employer sees it. But share too little on social media, and you're just as likely to be overlooked for a job.
  • A recent survey shows that 17 per cent of recruiters might not hire a candidate who is too active on social media. But it's worse if the candidate's invisible online: The survey found that 57 per cent wouldn't hire a social media ghost.
  • About 92 per cent of companies use social media, particularly Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, to look for and screen candidates, says Asavari Sharma, communications expert, "Candidate quality has improved and it also takes companies less time to hire," he says.
  • There have been instances of people landing jobs because of their social media activity. Quora user Josh Lim got a job offer because the CEO of a company loved his answer to a question on the portal.
  • Scanning social media profiles also gives recruiters and employers the context and detail they may not find in a resume. "For tech and digital roles, online activity has significance. If you... participate actively in tech and coding discussions online, the recruiter gets a fair idea about your interests," says Rishabh Kaul, co-founder, Belong, a recruitment startup.

  • India has been awarded a certificate of commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
  • Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the award was given to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) under the Ministry on November 30 by the Secretary General of CITES in Geneva.Currently, 183 countries are signatory to the CITES.
  • Mr. Vardhan said the award was given to WCCB for its efforts in conducting and coordinating a species-specific wildlife enforcement operation, codenamed ‘Operation Save Kurma’.
  • The operation was conducted to combat the proliferating illegal trade of live turtles and its parts from the country to destinations abroad.
  • During the operation conducted from December 15, 2016 to January 30, 2017, approximately 16,000 live turtles and tortoises were seized and released back into the wild.

  • Giving triple talaq will be a cognizable and non-bailable offence and would attract a jail term of three years, according to a draft law aimed to curb the practice which continues despite the Supreme Court striking it down.
  • The draft law has been finalised by the Centre and was sent to states for their views on 29Nov, even though it is not binding on the Centre to take the concurrence of states on any law passed by both the Houses of Parliament. The law, however, will not be applicable to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The draft was prepared by an inter-minister group headed by home minister Rajnath Singh. The other members included external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, finance minister Arun Jaitley, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and his junior in the ministry PP Chaudhary.
  • According to the proposed law, a victim of instant divorce can seek the custody of her minor children as well as maintenance from her husband by approaching a magistrate after registering a complaint with the police.
  • Under the draft law, triple talaq in any form spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp - would be banned.
  • The government has received 67 complaints from Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice even after the Supreme Court in a majority judgment held it illegal in August

  • Indian Navy's only nuclear-powered submarine, INS Chakra, has suffered a damage and a board of inquiry has been ordered into it, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on 1 Dec.
  • "There has been some damage to her sonar domes where two panels have been dislodged. A board of inquiry has been instituted," he said.
  • INS Chakra is a nuclear-powered submarine which was taken by India on lease from Russia in 2012 for a period of 10 years.
  • Lanba said a joint team of Indian and Russian experts has already examined the submarine to assess the damage.
  • "It was a joint team of Indian and Russian experts who examined the submarine. We have already ordered the panels," Lanba told a press conference ahead of the Navy Day on December 4.
  • He hoped that the submarine will be back into action "sooner than later".INS Chakra is propelled by a 190 MW nuclear reactor. The submarine had suffered the damage around two-and-a-half months back.

  • Nearly 46,100 odd Indians obtained US citizenship during 2016, making them the second largest group, even as Mexicans continued to top the chart.
  • Indians accounted for 6% of the total citizenship conferred by the US government on 7.53 lakh individuals during the fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016), according to recent data released by the US department of homeland security (DHS).
  • A slight year-on-year decline in the number of citizenships being granted is already visible, with immigration from Mexico showing a negative growth.
  • There is an extreme vetting of applications and an uptake in denials on 'odd' grounds that date back many years. At the same time, uncertainty on work visa policies has spurred a significant spike in the number of applications.
  • With 9.72 lakh applications for US citizenship (or naturalisation), the fiscal year 2016 saw a rise of 24% over the previous year. Comparatively, the 7.83 lakh applications in 2015 was only 1% higher than the number in 2014 (see table for more data).
  • Normally, only green card holders can opt for naturalisation. While green card is a permit to live and work longterm in the US, the flux in visa policies and focus on more jobs for citizens is inducing many green card holders to opt for US citizenship

  • Former Miss Asia Pacific, actor, producer, entrepreneur and environmentalist, Dia Mirza, was appointed UN Environment's Goodwill Ambassador for India.
  • A long-standing supporter of environmental conservation, Dia will take up the role to add more weight to her work on raising awareness of and seeking solutions to environmental issues that the world, and India in particular, faces.
  • "I feel honoured and inspired by this opportunity to work with UN Environment to protect the environment and promote sustainable development," said Dia. "Environmental issues will be the defining challenge of this era, and I am committed to helping the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador to do everything I can to provide a better future.
  • "Together, we will continue working towards conservation of nature, tackling climate change and inspiring people to live more sustainably."
  • Dia is a committed voice for change, and has contributed her efforts in the field of social change, conservation and environment. She has been to the face of many pivotal environmental campaigns across India, and has worked towards the conservation of wildlife.
  • As a Goodwill Ambassador, Dia will work with the United Nations to further spread the message on priority areas including clean air, clean seas, wildlife protection and climate change.

  • A request made by Paris-based historian JBP More for access to a secret file of the French military authorities, which may unravel the mystery behind the death of Subhas Chandra Bose, was refused by the French national archival authorities recently. They said the file was closed for 100 years.
  • "After years of research, I can confirm that Bose's life ended in Saigon, most probably at Vietnam's Bot Catinat prison, on the basis of the French secret service records," he said. "The letter of the French authorities not to allow me to consult a lone file pertaining to the INA and Bose in Saigon has come as a great surprise to me.
  • This goes to affirm my conviction that Bose's life ended in Saigon sometime in September 1945. That is why this file has been classified as out of reach for consultation for 100 years," said More, who teaches at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales, Paris.
  • More said it is now up to the concerned people or the Indian authorities to demand the French to open up this lone file that is withheld from the public for 100 years. "This file must contain information about the last days of Bose," said More.
  • In July, based on a French secret service report dated December 11, 1947 at the National Archives of France, More had come up with a finding that Bose didn't die in an air crash.

  • The Indian IT companies emerged as the major player to spend more of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds in 2016-17 on education, a survey conducted by Nasscom Foundation has found.
  • Industry top body Nasscom Foundation at its CSR Leadership Conference on 29Nov said, "Education remains the focus area of IT firms' CSR activities, with 76 per cent of multi-national companies reporting highest spend on it, followed by 18 per cent on gender equality and 12 per cent on hunger and poverty in fiscal 2016-17."
  • "The IT/BPM Industry has been at the forefront of social development initiatives and it is heartening to see the industry emerging as one of the most efficient and innovative adopters of corporate social responsibility," said Foundation Chief Executive Shrikant Sinha.
  • He added that, "Technology continues to be a force multiplier in social impact, with more than half of the companies that spent 100 per cent of their CSR funds, claiming efficient use of technology to deliver CSR programmes aligned to the government agenda."
  • A survey, titled "Catalysing Change", conducted by the Foundation with global CSR platform Goodera revealed that around 62 per cent of the Indian and multinational companies have spent 100 per cent of their CSR funds on education and allied social activities in the last fiscal.

  • Mitra' is a robot, Made in India, who can meet your customers, interact with them, holds discussions, provide customer support, welcome guests and what have you. 'Mitra' can do just about anything including tweet for you
  • If PM Narendra Modi got the loudest ovation, Ivanka Trump was a major attraction and CM K Chandrasekhar Rao was impressive, 'Mitra' was the cynosure of all eyes at GES-2017.
  • Developed by a Bangalore-based start-up, 'Mitra' can just about do anything. On 28 Nov, his actions were restricted to just welcoming Modi and Ivanka. "From Hyderabad, Mitra will next be taken to Helsinki on November 30," Balaji Viswanathan, CEO of the start-up, told TOI at HICC.
  • And it is in Finland that the prowess of 'Mitra' will be exhibited before another international audience. The launch of 'Mitra' at GES was to showcase it before a major global gathering. Mitra can be a party photographer, an intelligent DJ, and an entertainer too.

  • The government on 27 Nov. announced that former revenue secretary NK Singh will be the chairman of the 15th Finance Commission (FC) that will recommend distribution of taxes between the Centre and the states. Other members of the Commission are former economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das, former chief economic adviser Ashok Lahiri, Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand and Georgetown University Adjunct Professor Anoop Singh.
  • The Commission will work on “the principles which should govern the grants-in-aid of the revenues of the States out of the Consolidated Fund of India and the sums to be paid to the States by way of grants-in-aid of their revenues under Article 275 of the Constitution for purposes other than those specified in the provisos to clause (1) of that article,” the government said.
  • The Commission will also suggest measures to augment the Consolidated Fund of a State to supplement the resources of the Panchayats and Municipalities.
  • The panel has been asked to take into account the impact of the GST, including payment of compensation for possible loss of revenues for 5 years, and abolition of a number of cesses, earmarking thereof for compensation and other structural reforms programme, on the finances of Centre and States.
  • The Commission will also suggest measures to augment the Consolidated Fund of a State to supplement the resources of the Panchayats and Municipalities.
  • The panel has been asked to take into account the impact of the GST, including payment of compensation for possible loss of revenues for 5 years, and abolition of a number of cesses, earmarking thereof for compensation and other structural reforms programme, on the finances of Centre and States.

  • In a first, the World Health Organisation has formulated clinical guidelines on responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused.
  • The guidelines put forward recommendations for the frontline health care providers general practitioners, gynaecologists, paediatricians, nurses and others who may directly receive a victim of sexual abuse or may identify sexual abuse during the course of diagnosis and treatment.
  • While Indian doctors have welcomed the new guidelines, they feel that there is more than just guidelines required in the country.
  • “We welcome the WHO guidelines. These should be followed with ground training of all first line respondents,” said Dr. Samir Dalwai, president of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Mumbai chapter.
  • However, Dr. Dalwai says guidelines and training is not the end of the issue. “The victims and their families face the worse in terms of investigation and its outcome.
  • It is not adequate to pass on the burden on the healthcare sector. The government needs to adopt a policy that will streamline all the other aspects as well,” he said, adding that in 2010, the IAP released similar guidelines on ‘recommendations on recognition and response to child abuse and neglect in the Indian setting.

  • Tamil Nadu has won the 'Best State' award for organ donation for the third time in a row.The award was announced at the 8th Organ Donation Day even held in Delhi.More than 5,933 organs have been donated by 1,056 donors in Tamil Nadu.
  • The state's health minister Vijaya Baskar and health department secretary DrRadhakrishnan both received the award from Minister of State Anupriya Patel.
  • Tamil Nadu had nine years ago launched a registry to push up cadaver organ donations. Now, it has also launched an app for the transplant authority.
  • Transtan, available on Playstore, was to be launched by chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami in late November, along with a new web address. But the moral code of conduct kicked in after the Election Commission's announcement of the RK Nagar bypoll, and that has led to the launch being postponed."But the app is available for download," the health minister has said.
  • Every year, the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation and the Union health and family welfare ministry organise an organ donation day to award the states doing well in the area.

  • Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on 23 Nov walked from house arrest as a free man and moments after the release he said he will gather people across Pakistan for the "cause of Kashmir" and help the Kashmiris secure "freedom".
  • The JuD head, who carries a bounty of $10 million announced by the US+ for his role in terror activities, was set free after the Pakistan government decided against detaining him further in any case. He has been under detention since January this year.
  • "I was detained for 10 months only to stop my voice for Kashmir," Saeed told his supporters who gathered outside his residence to celebrate his release.
  • The Judicial Review Board of Punjab province comprising judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) had unanimously ordered Saeed's release on the completion of his 30-day house arrest which expired tonight."I fight the case of Kashmiris. I will gather the people from across the country for the cause of Kashmir. And we will try to help Kashmiris get their destination of freedom
  • Saeed said he was detained when he announced a month of solidarity for Kashmiris this January. He used the release order to buttress his claims of "innocence".
  • "I am very happy that none of the allegations against me proved as three judges of the LHC ordered my release ..India had levelled baseless allegations against me. The LHC's review board decision has proved that I am innocent," Saeed said.The JuD chief said that the US, on India's request, pressured Pakistan to detain him.

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Council of Ministers

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space; All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister

    1. Rajnath Singh: Home Affairs
    2. Sushma Swaraj: External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs
    3. Manohar Parrikar: Defence
    4. Suresh Prabhu: Railways
    5. Arun Jaitley: Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information & Broadcasting
    6. M. Venkaiah Naidu: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs
    7. Nitin Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways, Shipping
    8. D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Law & Justice
    9. Uma Bharati: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
    10. Dr. Najma A. Heptulla: Minority Affairs
    11. Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Science and Technology, Earth Sciences
    12. Ramvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
    13. Kalraj Mishra: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    14. Maneka Gandhi: Women and Child Development
    15. Ananthkumar: Chemicals and Fertilizers
    16. Ravi Shankar Prasad: Communications and Information Technology
    17. Jagat Prakash Nadda: Health & Family Welfare
    18. Chaudhary Birender Singh: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation
    19. Ashok Gajapathi Raju: Civil Aviation
    20. Anant Geete: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
    21. Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries
    22. Narendra Singh Tomar: Mines, Steel
    23. Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs
    24. Radha Mohan Singh: Agriculture
    25. Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment
    26. Smriti Irani: Human Resource Development


    1. General V.K. Singh: Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs
    2. Inderjit Singh Rao: Planning (Independent Charge), Defence
    3. Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Textiles (Independent Charge)
    4. Shripad Yesso Naik:AAYUSH (Independent Charge), Health & Family Welfare
    5. Bandaru Dattatreya: Labour and Employment (Independent Charge)
    6. Rajiv Pratap Rudy:Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs
    7. Dharmendra Pradhan:Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge))
    8. Sarbananda Sonowal:Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)
    9. Prakash Javadekar:Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)
    10. Piyush Goyal:Power (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge), New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
    11. Dr.Jitendra Singh:Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space)
    12. Nirmala Sitharaman: Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)
    13. Dr. Mahesh Sharma: Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), Civil Aviation
    14. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minority Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs
    15. Ram Kripal Yadav: Drinking Water & Sanitation
    16. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary:Home Affairs
    17. Sanwar Lal Jat: Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
    18. Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya:Agriculture
    19. Giriraj Singh:Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
    20. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir:Chemicals & Fertilizers
    21. G.M. Siddeshwara: Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
    22. Manoj Sinha: Railways
    23. Nihalchand: Panchayati Raj
    24. Upendra Kushwaha:Human Resource Development
    25. Radhakrishnan P.: Road Transport & Highways, Shipping
    26. Kiren Rijiju:Home Affairs
    27. Krishan Pal:Social Justice & Empowerment
    28. Vijay Sampla:Social Justice & Empowerment
    29. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan:Agriculture
    30. Manuskhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava:Tribal Affairs
    31. Vishnu Deo Sai:Mines, Steel
    32. Sudarshan Bhagat: Rural Development
    33. Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria: Human Resource Development
    34. Y.S. Chowdary: Science and Technology, Earth Science
    35. Jayant Sinha: Finance
    36. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore:Information & Broadcasting
    37. Babul Supriyo: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
    38. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti:Food Processing Industries

    केंद्रित मंत्रीमंडळ

  • पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी: कार्मिक,जनतक्रार निवारण आणि पेन्शन,अणुउर्जा,अंतराळ विभाग,सर्व महत्त्वपूर्ण धोरणात्मक व्यवहार,आणि इतर कोणत्याही मंत्र्यांना विवक्षितपणे नेमून न दिलेले विभाग किंवा विषय
  • कॅबिनेट मंत्री

    1. राजनाथसिंह: गृह
    2. श्रीमती सुषमा स्वराज: परराष्ट्र व्यवहार,प्रवासी भारतीय मंत्रालय
    3. मनोहर पर्रीकर: संरक्षण
    4. सुरेश प्रभू: रेल्वे
    5. अरुण जेटली: वित्त,कंपनी व्यवसाय,माहिती व प्रसारण
    6. एम.वेंकैय्या नायडू: नगर विकास,गृहनिर्माण व शहरी दारिद्र्य निर्मुलन,संसदीय कामकाज
    7. नितीन गडकरी: रस्ते वाहतूक व महामार्ग,जलवाहतूक
    8. डी.व्ही.सदानंद गौडा: कायदा व न्याय
    9. श्रीमती उमा भारती: जलसंसाधन,नदी विकास व गंगा संरक्षण
    10. श्रीमती नतमा हेपतुल्ला: अल्पसंख्यांक विकास
    11. डॉ.हर्षवर्धन: विज्ञान व तंत्रज्ञान,भूविज्ञान
    12. रामविलास पासवान: ग्राहक आणि अन्न व सार्वजनिक वितरण
    13. कलराज मिश्र: सूक्ष्म,लघु व मध्यम उद्योग
    14. श्रीमती मेनका गांधी: महिला व बाल विकास
    15. अनंतकुमार: रसायन व खते
    16. रविशंकर प्रसाद: दळणवळण व माहिती तंत्रज्ञान
    17. जगत प्रकाश नड्डा : आरोग्य व कुटुंब कल्याण
    18. चौधरी वीरेंद्र सिंह: ग्रामीण विकास,पंचायत राज,पेयजल व स्वच्छता
    19. अशोक गजपती राजु: नागरी उड्डाण
    20. अनंत गिते: अवजड उद्योग व सार्वजनिक उपक्रम
    21. श्रीमती हरसिमरन कौर बादल: अन्न प्रक्रिया उद्योग
    22. नरेंद्र सिंग तोमर : खान व पोलाद
    23. ज्युएल ओराम: आदिवासी विकास
    24. राधामोहन सिंह: कृषी
    25. थावरचंद गेहलोत: सामाजिक न्याय व संक्षमीकरण
    26. श्रीमती स्मृती ईराणी: मनुष्यबळ विकास


    1. जनरल व्ही.के.सिंग: सांख्यिकी आणि कार्यक्रम अंमलबजावणी (स्वतंत्र प्रभार),परराष्ट्र व्यवहार,प्रवासी भारतीय मंत्रालय
    2. इंद्रजितसिंग राव: नियोजन (स्वतंत्र प्रभार), संरक्षण
    3. संतोष गंगवार: वस्त्रोद्योग (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
    4. श्रीपाद नाईक:आयुष (स्वतंत्र प्रभार),आरोग्य व कुटुंब कल्याण
    5. बंडारु दत्तात्रेय: कामगार व रोजगार (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
    6. राजीव प्रताप रुडी:कौशल्य विकास व उद्यमशीलता(स्वतंत्र प्रभार),संसदीय व्यवहार
    7. धर्मेंद्र प्रधान:पेट्रोलियम व नैसर्गिक वायू (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
    8. सर्बानंदा सोनवाल:क्रीडा व युवा कल्याण (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
    9. प्रकाश जावडेकर:पर्यावरण,वने आणि हवामान बदल (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
    10. पियुष गोयल:ऊर्जा,कोळसा,नवीन आणि नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
    11. डॉ.जितेंद्र सिंग:पूर्वोत्तर विभाग विकास (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
    12. श्रीमती निर्मला सीतारमण: वाणिज्य व उद्योग (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
    13. डॉ.महेश शर्मा: संस्कृती (स्वतंत्र प्रभाव),पर्यटन (स्वतंत्र प्रभार),नागरी उड्डाण
    14. मुख्तार अब्बास नक्वी: अल्पसंख्यांक,संसदीय कामकाज
    15. रामकृपाल यादव: पेयजल व स्वच्छता
    16. हरिभाई चौधरी:गृह
    17. सांवरलाल जाट: जलसंसाधन,नदी विकास व गंगा संरक्षण
    18. मोहनभाई कुंदरिया:कृषी
    19. गिरीराज सिंह:सुक्ष्म,लघु व मध्यम उद्योग
    20. हंसराज अहीर:रसायने व खते
    21. जी.एम.सिद्धेश्वरा: अवजड उद्योग व सार्वजनिक उपक्रम
    22. मनोज सिन्हा: रेल्वे
    23. निहालचंद: पंचायत राज
    24. उपेंद्र कुशवाहा:मानव संसाधन विकास
    25. राधाकृष्ण पी.: रस्ते वाहतूक व महामार्ग,जलवाहतूक
    26. किरण रिजिजू:गृह
    27. कृष्णपाल:सामाजिक न्याय व सक्षमीकरण
    28. विजय सांपला:सामाजिक न्याय व सक्षमीकरण
    29. डॉ.संजीवकुमार बालयान:कृषी
    30. मनसुखभाई वसावा:आदिवासी विकास
    31. विष्णुदेव साई:खाण व पोलाद
    32. सुदर्शन भगत: ग्रामीण विकास
    33. डॉ.रामकृष्ण कथेरिया: मानव संसाधन विकास
    34. वाय.एम.चौधरी: विज्ञान-तंत्रज्ञान, भूविज्ञान
    35. जयंत सिन्हा: वित्त
    36. कर्नल राजवर्धनसिंह राठोड:माहिती व प्रसारण
    37. बाबुल सुप्रियो बराल: नागरी विकास,गृहनिर्माण व शहरी दारिद्र्य निर्मुलन
    38. साध्वी निरंजन ज्योती:अन्न प्रक्रिया उद्योग
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