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Cabinet & Council of Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs the Cabinet meeting via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Union Ministers and Ministers of State during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan pose for a group photo with the newly inducted ministers of the State Cabinet, after the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel administers oath to Mahendra Singh as a Cabinet minister in the State Cabinet, at a ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel administers oath to Yashodhara Raje Scindia as a Cabinet minister, at a ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is also seen.

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Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh addresses a cabinet briefing as Minister of State for Prime Ministers Officer Jitendra Singh (R) looks on, in New Delhi. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar is also seen via video link.

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Union Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal at the launch of an online portal for TULIP - The Urban Learning Internship Program, under Smart City Mission, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses media on cabinet decisions, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a cabinet meeting, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a cabinet meeting, in New Delhi.

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Union I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar wearing a protective mask holds a meeting as he resumes office, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi. Ministers and senior government officers partly resumed offices today for the first time since the lockdown was implemented.

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Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Information & Broadcasting and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Prakash Javadekar and the Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani brief the media on Cabinet Decisions, in New Delhi.

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Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar (C), Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development Smriti Irani (R) after media briefing on cabinet meeting, in New Delhi.

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Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Piyush Goyal brief the media on cabinet decisions at PIB conference hall, in New Delhi.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference after a cabinet meeting, in New Delhi. Union I & B Minister Prakash Javadekar is also seen.

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Union I & B Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses a press conference after a cabinet meeting, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi, MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and MoS Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh arrive for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary party meeting at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal arrives for the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smriti Irani shake hands during the signing ceremony of an MoU on 'Women of India National Organic Festival', in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar takes additional charge of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar takes additional charge of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar briefs the media on cabinet decisions, in New Delhi.

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Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a group photo with the newly inducted ministers after their swearing-ing ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his cabinet to include 23 new ministers.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, VK Singh and Pratap Chandra Sarangi during a call-on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb meets Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) Prahalad Singh Patel, in New Delhi.

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Harsimrat Kaur Badal takes charge as the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, at her office at Panchsheel Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Minister of Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal with Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur at a meeting in New Delhi.

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Mahendra Nath Pandey being greeted by Minister of State Raj Kumar Singh after he took charge as the Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship at his office, in New Delhi.

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Thaawar Chand Gehlot takes charge as the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, in New Delhi. Ministers of State Krishan Pal Gurjar and Ramdas Athawale and officials clap.

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Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Pratap Chandra Sarangi arrives to assume office at Udyog Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Union Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi assume their offices at Udyog Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as Union Minister for Science and Technology, in New Delhi.

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Thaawar Chand Gehlot being greeted by Ministers of State Krishan Pal Gurjar and Ramdas Athawale as he takes charge as the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, in New Delhi.

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Nitin Gadkari, with his wife Kanchan Gadkari, greets the media as he takes charge as Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, at his office at Transport Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Seema Athawale offers sweets to her husband Ramdas Athawale as he takes charge as MoS in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at his office, in New Delhi.

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Rao Inderjit Singh takes charge as MoS (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation at his office, in New Delhi.

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Ravi Shankar Prasad is greeted by MoS in the Ministry of Communications Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao as he takes charge as Minister of Communications at his office, in New Delhi.

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Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik addresses during the inauguration of Yoga Mahotsav, in New Delhi.

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G Kishan Reddy takes charge of MoS in the Ministry of Home Affairs as MoS for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai looks on, in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, at North Block in New Delhi.

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Arjun Munda is greeted by MoS in the Ministry of Tribal Affair, Renuka Singh Saruta, as he takes charge as Minister of Tribal Affairs at his office, in New Delhi.

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Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, meets the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi.

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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as Union Health Minister at his office, in New Delhi.

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Smriti Irani takes charge as Minister of Women and Child Development at her office, in New Delhi.

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General (Retd) VK Singh takes charge as MoS in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway at his office, in New Delhi.

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Ravi Shankar Prasad takes charge as Minister of Law and Justice at his office, in New Delhi.

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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as Union Health Minister in the newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, in New Delhi.

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Harsh Vardhan arrives on a bicycle at Nirman Bhawan to take charge as Union Health Minister in the newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, in New Delhi.

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Smriti Irani takes charge as Minister of Women and Child Development at her office, in New Delhi.

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Smriti Irani is greeted as she takes charge as Minister of Women and Child Development at her office, in New Delhi.

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Newly-appointed Minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari greets supporters during his arrive, in Nagpur

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Newly-appointed union Communications and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad being welcomed by supporters during his arrival at Jai Prakash Naryan Airport, in Patna

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Amit Shah takes charge as Minister of Home Affairs in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, at North Block in New Delhi.

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Amit Shah takes charge as Minister of Home Affairs in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, at North Block in New Delhi.

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Narendra Singh Tomar takes charge as Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in New Delhi.

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Amit Shah shakes hands with RAW chief Anil Dhasmana as Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba looks on, as Shah arrives to take charge as Minister of Home Affairs in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, at North Block in New Delhi.

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Rajnath Singh takes charge as Minister of Defence in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, at South Block in New Delhi.

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Amit Shah arrives to take charge as Minister of Home Affairs in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, at North Block in New Delhi.

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Newly-appointed Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani leaves after their first cabinet meeting under PM Modis second tenure, in New Delhi.

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Prakash Javadekar takes charge as Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in newly-elected PM Modis cabinet, in New Delhi. Also seen is Babul Supriyo, MoS in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

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Babul Supriyo takes charge as Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the newly-elected PM Modis cabinet, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Agriculture Narender Singh Tomer, I &B Minister Prakash Javdekar and Minister of State (I/C) North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh address the press after the first Cabinet meeting, at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman and others during the first cabinet meeting, at the Prime Minister’s Office, in South Block, New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and others during the first cabinet meeting, at the Prime Minister’s Office, in South Block, New Delhi.

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Newly-appointed Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah leave after their first cabinet meeting under PM Modi's second tenure, in New Delhi.

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Newly-appointed Union Ministers Ram Vilas Paswan, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and others leave after their first cabinet meeting under PM Modi's second tenure, in New Delhi.

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Subrahmanyam Jaishankar takes charge as Minister of External Affairs, at South Block in New Delhi.

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Anurag Singh Thakur takes charge as MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs, at his office in North Block, New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan takes charge at his office, in New Delhi.

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Debasree Chaudhuri takes charge as the Minister of State for Women and Child Development, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal being greeted by the Secretary, Department of Higher Education, R. Subrahmanyam, New Delhi.

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Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal takes charge as he is greeted by former union minister Suresh Prabhu, in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan takes charge as Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution at his office in New Delhi.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Raj Kumar Singh takes charge, at his office in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Minister of State (Independent Charge) Kiren Rijiju takes charge of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Minister of State Rattan Lal Kataria takes charge of the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, at his office, in New Delhi.

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Subrahmanyam Jaishankar arrives at MEA to take charge as Minister of External Affairs, at South Block in New Delhi.

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Hardeep Singh Puri takes charge as Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, in New Delhi.

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Prakash Javadekar takes charge as Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Cabinet minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes charge as Minister of Minority Affairs in New Delhi.

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Piyush Goyal, takes charge as Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry in the newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, in New Delhi.

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Jitendra Singh takes charge as Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar being presented a plant as he takes charge, in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur, as the former takes charge at South Block, in New Delhi.

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The combo picture shows President Ram Nath Kovind administering oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet ministers during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind administers oath of office and secrecy to women ministers, from left to right in the top row, Nirmala Sitharaman, Harsimrat Kaur and Smriti Irani; and from left to right in the bottom row, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Renuka Singh Saruta and Debasree Chaudhuri during swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Babul Supriyo being sworn-in as a Minister of State by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Piyush Goyal being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Arjun Munda being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Newly sworn-in Cabinet minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi greets President Ram Nath Kovind during the oath taking ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Ram Vilas Paswan being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the oath taking ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Ramdas Athawale being sworn-in as a Minister od State by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Hardeep Singh Puri being sworn-in as a Minister of State (I/C) by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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General (Retd.) V. K. Singh being sworn-in as a Minister of State by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Mahendra Nath Pandey being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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D. V. Sadananda Gowda being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Prakash Javadekar being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Smriti Zubin Irani being sworn-in as a Cabinet minister by President Ram Nath Kovind during the swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the newly sworn-in council of ministers in a group photograph after the oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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