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CSEE NOTE CHAPTER 3 – POLITICAL AFFAIRS [CURRENT AFFAIRS]

 CHAPTER 3 – POLITICAL AFFAIRS

CURRENT POLITICAL SCENARIO 

UNION COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (AS COMPILED ON FEBRUARY 04,2020) Source: https://www.india.gov.in/spotlight/union-council-ministers-2019


Shri Narendra Modi 

Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.



CABINET MINISTERS



Sr. No.  Name of the Minister Office 


1 Shri Raj Nath Singh Minister of Defence 

2 Shri Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs 

3  Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and  

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 

4 Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers 

5 Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs

6                                                           Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution 

7 Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare;

Minister of Rural Development and  Minister of Panchayati Raj


8 Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Law and Justice;  Minister of Communications; and  Minister of Electronics and Information Technology  

9 Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Minister of Food Processing Industries 

10 Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment 

11 Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Minister of External Affairs 

12 Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Minister of Human Resource Development 

13 Shri Arjun Munda Minister of Tribal Affairs 

14 Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Minister of Women and Child Development; and  Minister of Textiles 

15 Dr. Harsh Vardhan Minister of Health and Family Welfare; 

Minister of Science and Technology; and  

Minister of Earth Sciences 

16 Shri Prakash Javadekar Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and 

Minister of Information and Broadcasting 

 17 Shri Piyush Goyal Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry 

18 Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel 

19 Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs 

20 Shri Pralhad Joshi Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal;

Minister of Mines 

21 Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 

22 Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise 

23 Shri Giriraj Singh Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries 24 Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat    Minister of Jal Shakti



MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) 



Sr. No. Name of the Minister Office 

1 Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar    Ministry of Labour and Employment 

2 Shri Rao Inderjit Singh Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Ministry of Planning 

3 Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) 

4 Dr. Jitendra Singh Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region 

5 Shri Kiren Rijiju Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports 

6 Shri Prahalad Singh Patel Ministry of Culture; and  Ministry of Tourism. 

7 Shri Raj Kumar Singh Ministry of Power; and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy 

8 Shri Hardeep Singh Puri Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; and  Ministry of Civil Aviation 

9 Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya  Ministry of Shipping 


MINISTER OF STATE 


Sr. No. 

Name of the Minister Office 

1 Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Ministry of Defence 

2 Dr. Jitendra Singh Prime Minister’s Office Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and  Pensions Department of Atomic Energy 

3 Shri Kiren Rijiju Ministry of Minority Affairs 

4 Sushri Debasree Chaudhuri Ministry of Women and Child Development Ministry 

5 Shri Raj Kumar Singh Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 

6 Shri Hardeep Singh Puri Ministry of Commerce and Industry 

7 Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers 

8 Shri Faggansingh Kulaste Ministry of Steel 

9 Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 

10 Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises 

11 General (Retd.) V. K. Singh 

 Ministry of Road Transport and Highways 

12 Shri Krishan Pal Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 

13 Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao 

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution 

14 Shri G. Kishan Reddy Ministry of Home Affairs 

15 Shri Parshottam Rupala Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 

16 Shri Ramdas Athawale Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 

17 Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Ministry of Rural Development 

18 Shri Babul Supriyo Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change 

19 Shri Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. 

20 Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao Ministry of Human Resource Development; Ministry of Communications; and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.



21 Shri Anurag Singh Thakur Ministry of Finance; and  Ministry of Corporate Affairs. 

22 Shri Angadi Suresh Channabasappa Ministry of Railways 

23 Shri Nityanand Rai Ministry of Home Affairs 

24 Shri Rattan Lal Kataria Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 

25 Shri V. Muraleedharan Ministry of External Affairs; and  Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs 

26 Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta Ministry of Tribal Affairs 

27 Shri Som Parkash Ministry of Commerce and Industry 

28 Shri Rameswar Teli Ministry of Food Processing Industries 

29 Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and  Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries 

30 Shri Kailash Choudhary Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 

APPOINTMENT OF NEW GOVERNORS 

Union Government appointed five new Governors on September 1, 2019 as under: 

Name of Governor States 

Tamilisai Soundararajan Telangana 

Kalraj Mishra Rajasthan 

Bandaru Dattatreya Himachal Pradesh 

Arif  Mohammed  Khan Kerala Bhagat Singh Koshyari Maharashtra 




 Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalraj Mishra was transferred to Rajasthan and former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya was appointed in his place as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh.  

– Kalraj Mishra will be replacing Kalyan Singh in Rajasthan. 

– Former civil aviation minister Arif Mohammed Khan was appointed as the Governor of Kerala. Khan replaces former CJI P Sathasivam, whose five-year term came to an end.  

– Senior BJP leader Bhagat Singh Koshyari was appointed as the new Governor of Maharashtra. Koshyari would be succeeding Vidya Sagar Rao, whose five-year term came to an end recently.












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