Wednesday, 26 January, 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

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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