India: In the list of ministers in the newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, Dr Jitendra Singh has been appointed as the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Space and Atomic Energy.
It is for the first time that all science and technology related ministries have been brought under one person. The decision is in line with Modi’s vision to club like-minded departments in the ministry formation in such way to convert entity of assembled ministry to organic entity.
Dr Singh is a renowned diabetologist, author, newspaper columnist and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) National Executive member and Chief Spokesperson for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Source: Economic Times