BJP president Amit Shah and former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar are the most prominent faces in the considerable number of first-timers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.
In the portfolio allocation, which was announced on Friday, a new ministry, Jal Shakti, has been introduced, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll promise of providing safe drinking water to people.
BJP President Amit Shah will be the new Home Minister in the Narendra Modi government while Rajnath Singh will be the new Defence Minister and Nirmala Sitharaman the Finance Minister.
Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday took over as the Chief of the Naval Staff succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba, who is retiring after over four decades of service.
Consequent upon the severe cyclone Fani affecting Bhubaneswar, Puri and some other coastal cities of Odisha, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has extended the last date of registration for JEE (Advanced) 2019 Examination to May 14.
Justice Vikram Nath was appointed on Wednesday as the first Chief Justice of the newly-constituted Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Shriniwas Chanderashekar Mudgerikar on Wednesday has been selected for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited (RCF) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board.