She will be the second female face in the Cabinet Committee on Security apart from Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.
A senior bureaucrat in Modi's office said the selection of new ministers was based on "passion, proficiency, professional and political acumen" to deliver on his vision of "a new India". Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also joins the Cabinet, retaining the Minority Affairs Ministry.
Piyush Goyal will be the new Railway Minister and Suresh Prabhu who held the Railways portfolio earlier will be the new Commerce Minister.
He has often dealt directly with officials especially on his big initiatives such as developing 100 smart cities, bank accounts for millions of citizens and cleaning up the country, bypassing the ministers. Sitharaman, who held the Commerce and Industry portfolio before being named the Defence Minister in today's Cabinet reshuffle, said: "We will have to talk with the USA on trade policy-related matters".
The ministers' performance have been looked into consideration and their performance has been classified as being "positive" or "negative".
Modi Government To Induct New Ministers Today
As Minister of State for Power, Goyal had initiated a number of reform initiatives to improve health of power distribution companies in states.
Out of the five states in the mix, it is noteworthy that Rajasthan, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh will head to the polls over the course of the course of the next two years. Finance minister Arun Jaitley was holding additional charge of the portfolio since Manohar Parrikar resigned from the cabinet to take charge as the Chief Minister of Goa.
Sunday's exercise did not involve BJP allies Shiv Sena and Janata Dal-United or new friend AIADMK. P. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State in Shipping, lost Road Transport and Highways and got Finance.
Dr Satyapal Singh: Minister of State For Human Resource Development and for Water Resources.
Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67
Becker enjoyed a brief solo career as well, releasing "11 Tracks of Whack" in 1994 and his final album, "Circus Money", in 2008. Walter Becker , co-founder, guitarist, and bass player of Steely Dan , has died at the age of 67.
Alabama vs. Florida State
WHAT SHARPS SAY: 'These are two of the best teams in the nation, so it is a shame that one will have a loss after the first week. The Big Turning Point: The 2013 National Championship where the Florida State Seminoles proved victorious over SEC team, Auburn.
Weather Forecast: Very hot Labor Day weekend
This will give us a mainly overcast day with scattered showers and storms especially later on this afternoon . Some clouds will move through in the morning then skies will become mostly sunny as winds remain almost calm.