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Narendra Modi allocates Defence to Rajnath, Home Ministry for Amit Shah in regime

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New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking oath yesterday for second term at Rashtrapati Bhawan along with 58 others today distributed portfolios of Ministry to his newly elected regime of Ministers.

Yesterday, President Ram Nath Kovind as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed the allocation of portfolios among the following members of the Union Council of Ministers.

 

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According to our sources, former Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has been handed over Home Ministry who has joined Cabinet for the first time. This important portfolio was earlier in hands of Rajnath Singh.

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

Here is a complete list of Ministries allotted to 58 ministers took oath along with Prime Minister:

* Cabinet Minister: Rajnath Singh gets Minister of Defence.

* Amit Shah: Given Minister of Home Affairs.

* Nitin Gadkari: Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

* D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

 

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* Nirmala Sitharaman: Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs.

* Ramvilas Paswan: Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

* Narendra Singh Tomar: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj.

* Ravi Shankar Prasad: Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

* Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Minister of Food Processing Industries.

* Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

 

Narendra Modi gives Home Ministry to Amit Shah, Rajnath gets Defence, Sitaraman to handle Finance:

 

* Subrahmanyam Jaishankar: Minister of External Affairs.

* Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank: Minister of Human Resource Development.

* Arjun Munda: Minister of Tribal Affairs.

* Smriti Irani: Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.

* Harsh Vardhan: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences.

 

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* Prakash Javadekar: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

* Piyush Goyal: Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

* Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel.

* Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minister of Minority Affairs.

* Pralhad Joshi: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.

* Mahendra Nath Pandey: Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

 

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Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer

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New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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