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Piyush Ved Prakash Goyal is the current Minister of Railways and Commerce in the Government of India. He was elevated to Cabinet Minister position in 2017. He is currently a Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra. He headed the BJP's Information Communication Campaign Committee and oversaw the publicity and advertising campaign of the party including the social media outreach for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Goyal was born on June 13, 1964, in Mumbai to Chandrakanta Goyal and Ved Prakash Goyal. His mother was a three-time BJP MLA from Maharashtra and his father served as the Union Minister for shipping in the Third Vajpayee ministry from 2001 to 2003.
Goyal has had a strong academic record - all-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University. He is married to Seema Goyal and the couple has two children. Goyal started his career as an investment banker and served on the board of India's largest commercial banks, the State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda as Government nominee.
During his 28-year-long political career, he has served on the National Executive and held several important positions in the BJP. He was elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha on 3 June 2016.
He became the MoS for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines in Modi ministry in 2014 and undertook multiple initiatives in his term. He became the Minister of Railways in 2017, taking charge from Suresh Prabhu. From May through August 2018, he was temporarily given additional charge of Ministry of Finance during Arun Jaitley's absence for medical treatment. He presented the 2019 Interim-Union budget of India in the Lok Sabha on February 1, 2019. In June 2019, he was appointed as the Deputy Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.
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India.com News Desk February 18, 2024 1:32 PM IST
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Video Desk November 16, 2023 1:20 PM IST
Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on November 16 met with CEO of YouTube Neal Mohan in San Francisco. He met ...
Ananya Srivastava November 15, 2023 9:33 AM IST
Piyush Goyal, who is on a 4-day visit to the US, has signed the IPEF Supply Chain Resilience Agreement and according to him, this agreement will 'fortify and strengthen' global supply chains.
Analiza Pathak November 14, 2023 12:00 PM IST
Goyal interacted with Indian engineers and financial professionals. One of the photos showed him sitting in the backseat of a red Tesla car inside the EV giant's factory.
India.com Business Desk November 10, 2023 4:44 PM IST
The meeting between Piyush Goyal and Elon Musk will stress Tesla's plans to foray into India and the manufacture of more Tesla components in the country.
India.com Business Desk October 6, 2023 10:19 PM IST
During his UAE visit, Piyush Goyal also met the Group Chairman & CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem. Notably, Union Minister Piyush Goyal is on a two-day visit to the UAE. He co-chaired the 11th Meeting of the India-UAE High-Level Joint Task Force to boost investments between the two countries.
Gazi Abbas Shahid September 28, 2023 12:15 AM IST
The Centre also extended the tenure of senior bureaucrat Piyush Goyal as the chief executive officer of NATGRID, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry.
Abhijeet Sen September 18, 2023 10:02 PM IST
The meeting was attended by several senior ministers, including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal, Pralhad Joshi, S Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nitin Gadkari, and Arjun Ram Meghwal.
Video Desk September 6, 2023 5:13 PM IST
Aseem Goyal, Ambala City's MLA, discusses the uproar during Congress meetings in Ambala (Haryana).
India.com Business Desk August 22, 2023 2:31 PM IST
On why India imposed 40% export tax on onions, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the decision has been taken so that there is an adequate quantity of onions available in the country.
India.com Education Desk June 28, 2023 2:28 PM IST
As his family could not afford a proper coaching centre and hostel fee in Kota, Piyush was forced to prepare for the examination in a jail cell.
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He noted that the National Helpline which had only 2 languages earlier, has added more languages today, with this it will provide services in 12 languages, catering to the wider consumer bases conversing in their mother tongue.
India.com Entertainment Desk November 2, 2022 6:04 PM IST
Piyush Goyal has considered 'Kantara' as an example that has showcased the rich culture of Karnataka.
India.com Business Desk September 13, 2022 8:22 PM IST
Work From Home Latest News Today: Union Ministry Piyush Goyal said he was of the opinion that the work from home culture will create more employment opportunities in small cities and increase the export of services.
India.com News Desk August 23, 2022 11:25 AM IST
This healthy snack from Bihar has now made its place in the list of GI Tags in India.
India.com Business Desk June 7, 2022 12:57 PM IST
According to the Minister, India will aim to breach the mark of Rs 1 lakh crore in marine exports in the next 5 years. A free trade agreements have been finalized with UAE and Australia.
India.com Business Desk May 26, 2022 12:47 PM IST
EU Executive Vice-President and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis held a meeting with Piyush Goyal on the sidelines of WEF meeting in Geneva. He said that the negotiations will start soon.
India.com News Desk May 21, 2022 10:12 AM IST
Ban On Cotton Export: India is the world's second-largest cotton producer after China and third-largest exporter after the US and Brazil.
India.com Business Desk March 11, 2022 6:11 PM IST
CEPA News: The two countries traded goods and services worth $11 Billion in 2021, 12 per cent higher than in 2020. The trade of only goods was worth $6.29 billion.
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