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Cabinet Expansion Updates: First meeting of PM Modi’s new cabinet focusses on agriculture, health

By Anuj Cariappa
Google Oneindia News

New Delhi, July 08: The first meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new Union Cabinet on Thursday took a slew of decisions with a focus on health and agriculture .

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10:44 PM, 8 Jul
PM Modi added that in such a time, there should be no space for carelessness or complacency. A single mistake would have far-reaching impacts and weaken the fight to overcome COVID.
10:44 PM, 8 Jul
In the Council of Ministers meeting, PM Modi said that over past few days, we all have been seeing pictures and videos of crowded places and people roaming about without masks or social distancing. This is not a pleasant sight and it should instill a sense of fear in us.
10:14 PM, 8 Jul
PM asks new ministers to seek guidance of those who have been removed, say reports.
10:13 PM, 8 Jul
PM Modi advises new ministers to avoid making unnecessary statements: PTI reported quoting sources.
7:58 PM, 8 Jul
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs Council of Ministers meeting via video conference.
7:02 PM, 8 Jul
Rs 23,000 crores package to be given to deal with the problems that occurred in the second wave of COVID. It will be used jointly by the Central and state governments: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
7:01 PM, 8 Jul
APMCs will not be done away with. After the implementation of farm laws, APMCs will receive crores of rupees from the Centre's Infrastructure fund, which will strengthen them and will be useful for more farmers: Tomar
7:01 PM, 8 Jul
It was earlier said APMCs would be strengthened. Efforts will be made to provide more resources to the APMCs. Rs 1 lakh crores allocated under Atmanirbhar Bharat to Farmers Infrastructure Fund can be used by APMCs: Tomar
7:01 PM, 8 Jul
To increase Coconut farming, we're amending Coconut Board Act. The Coconut Board president will be a non-official person. He will be from the farmers' community, who knows and understand the work of field: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on union cabinet decisions.
7:01 PM, 8 Jul
Union Ministers Anurag Singh Thakur, Narendra Singh Tomar and Mansukh Mandaviya address a press briefing following the first meeting of the newly formed Union Cabinet.
6:17 PM, 8 Jul
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting of the new cabinet on Thursday, the first after the unveiling a revamped council of ministers a day ago.
6:15 PM, 8 Jul
PM Modi has taught me one thing - face any crisis. There was a sizeable reduction of COVID patients due to 'kadha'. Homeopathy, Modi's yoga have a big role in saving patients from COVID. Opposition members take medicines from me: Munjapara Mahendrabhai, MoS, Ministry of AYUSH.
6:14 PM, 8 Jul
Munjapara Mahendrabhai takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH.
4:57 PM, 8 Jul
"I would like to express my gratitude to PM Modi for giving me this responsibility," he says
4:57 PM, 8 Jul
Piyush Goyal takes charge as the Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of Textiles
4:41 PM, 8 Jul
Nisith Pramanik takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
4:41 PM, 8 Jul
"I am thankful to PM Modi for this opportunity. There should be maximum women participation in the Council of Ministers, happy to see a talented pool of women in the CoM," she says
4:40 PM, 8 Jul
Anupriya Singh Patel takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
4:10 PM, 8 Jul
I'm very happy with the assignment by PM Modi to have responsibility. I belong to Northeast India bordering China, Myanmar & Bangladesh. We've to maintain good relations with neighbours as advised by PM. I'll try my best to serve the purpose: Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, MoS MEA
3:44 PM, 8 Jul
BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav plants a sapling & takes charge as the Minister of Environment & Labour
3:38 PM, 8 Jul
Pashupati Kumar Paras takes charge as Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
3:09 PM, 8 Jul
Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh takes charge as the Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)
2:41 PM, 8 Jul
Under the guidance of Hon. PM, I have taken charge as MoS of Tourism, Culture&North-East dept. After discussions, we will decide tasks to be undertaken. Along with the authorities, I will work towards development with dedication, discipline&unity: G Kishan Reddy, Tourism Minister
2:25 PM, 8 Jul
Dr Virendra Kumar takes charge as Social Justice and Empowerment minister
2:03 PM, 8 Jul
Ajay Bhatt takes charge as the MoS in the ministry of defence
1:46 PM, 8 Jul
Narayan Rane takes charge of MSME ministry
1:32 PM, 8 Jul
Parshottam Rupala takes charge as Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
1:26 PM, 8 Jul
Our focus will be on increasing domestic production of crude oil and natural gas. In line with PM's vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, we'll work towards development of natural gas-based economy in country: Newly-appointed Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri
12:54 PM, 8 Jul
Hardeep Singh Puri takes charge as the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Ex-minister Dharmendra Pradhan also greeted him on the occasion.
12:42 PM, 8 Jul
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given me the responsibility of the Health Ministry. I will work in accordance with PM Modi's expectations: Newly-appointed Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

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