Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicAssociation for Democratic Reforms

Topic: Association for Democratic Reforms

Electoral bonds worth Rs 3,429 cr redeemed in 2019-20, over 87% received by 4 parties: ADR

The poll rights body said national parties that received the maximum income from donations or contributions include BJP, Congress, AITC, CPM and CPI.

4 pleas, 15 dates and an interim order — electoral bond case hangs fire in SC for over 3 yrs

The scheme has been challenged on the ground that it legalises anonymous funding of political parties. But Centre says it’s meant to eradicate black money.

34% of candidates in second phase of Bihar polls face criminal charges, says ADR report

The SC in in February asked parties to give reasons for selecting candidates with criminal background and why other individuals without criminal antecedents could not be picked.

Shiv Sena received highest donation among regional parties in FY17, says ADR report

Of the total Rs 91.37 crore donations, the top three parties including AAP and Akali Dal amounted for Rs 65.83 crore.

On Camera

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Illustration: Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Family man, confident investor & eternal India optimist — farewell, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who made more money on the stock market than almost anyone else, was sure 2 decades ago that India & its stock market were going to boom.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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