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Major News and Events of 05 July 2016

What Happened on 05 July 2016

Modi's Cabinet Expands with Nineteen New Members

Modi's Government Expands with Nineteen New Members

After meeting the council of ministers on Monday, the cabinet has expanded by adding nineteen more ministers to it. However, the portfolios that will be allocated to each of them will be known in the evening. There is no change in the major four sections – Finance, Home, Defence and External Affairs. Prakash Javadekar has been elevated to cabinet rank.

Arvind Kejriwal's Principal Secretary Along with Four Others Arrested

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Principal Secretary, Rajendra Kumar along with Deputy Secretary, Tarun Sharma and three others have been arrested by the CBI in link with a scam of Rs. 50-crore and various other projects. The CBI mentioned that Kumar is the man responsible for the scam between 2006 and 2014 when he was holding various positions in the state government. Reacting furiously to the arrests, AAP said the Centre is trying to paralyse the Delhi government.

Supreme Court Questions NDA Government Over Cow Protection

Supreme Court on Monday questioned NDA government's commitment on cow protection. The center has sought an explanation on the delay of the rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. After many requests for adjournments, Justices J S Khehar and Arun Mishra directed the government to come up with a deadline by which all the rules will be framed to protect the animals.