Cabinet Allotments: Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ashwani Vashnaw, Mansukh Mandaviya Get Plum Portfolios, Full List

INDIA Team Latestly|

A number of key portfolios - including health, law, information and technology and railways - have gone to new ministers & junior ministers who were elevated in PM Modi's Council of Ministers that underwent a reboot on July 7. The total strength of the Council of Ministers is now 78, including the Prime Minister. The current reshuffle has boosted the number of cabinet ministers from 21 to 30. The number of junior ministers has gone up from 23 to 45. There are fewer junior ministers with Independent charge, the figure has dropped from nine to two. As the country braces for a third wave of Covid-19 following a debilitating second surge, Dr Harsh Vardhan was asked to step down. Mansukh Mandaviya has been given the challenge of leading the containment efforts as the head of the crucial health ministry. Newcomer Ashwani Vashnaw, the Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha, has been given charge of the Railways and IT ministry. The crucial Law and Justice ministry has gone to Kiren Rijiju, a law graduate who earlier handled the Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ayush ministry and was also the Minister of State for Minority Affairs. Jyotiraditya Scindia has been given charge of the Civil aviation ministry at a time the sector is struggling under the Covid-19 onslaught. Watch the video to know more.

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