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The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath as Cabinet Minister to Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 07, 2021.

Odisha”s Ashwini Vaishnaw and Biseswar Tudu has been inducted into the Union Cabinet of Modi 2.0.

Newdelhi:7/7/21:Rajya Sabha member from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw has been inducted into the Union Cabinet of Modi 2.0.

He along with Narayan Tatu Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Kiren Rijiju, Raj Kumar Singh, Hardeep Singh Puri, Bhupender Yadav, Parshottam Rupala, and Mansukh Mandaviya took oath as ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. The oath-taking ceremony is on.A total of 43 ministers will be sworn in during the Cabinet expansion, the first in the second term of the Narendra Modi-led government.

A 1994-batch IAS officer, Vaishnaw is the lone Rajya Sabha member, representing the saffron party, from Odisha.

Interestingly, BJD president Naveen Patnaik had first announced Vaishnaw’s candidature for Rajya Sabha in 2019 but later backed him as a BJP candidate.

Mayurbhanj MP Biseswar Tudu will also be sworn in as a Union Minister. Earlier in the day, Union Minister and Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi had resigned as Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. A total of 12 Union Ministers had quit ahead of the reshuffle.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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