Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Cooperatives

Not just national security or politics, Amit Shah has a new obsession—the ‘sahakari kshetra’

Modi govt, which is accused of helping capitalists, wants to make the cooperative sector the backbone of governance. And Amit Shah is leading the way.

Indian cooperatives need the Amul Model more than a Ministry of Cooperation

The Amul Model worked because professionals invested in the business, and not disinterested bureaucrats, steered farmers from the start.

Youth affairs in 2000 to cooperation in 2021: Here’s how new ministries are formed

The President forms new ministries and departments on the advice of the Prime Minister. The total strength of Cabinet Ministers cannot exceed 15% of the total strength of Lok Sabha.

BJP has risen in Maharashtra by dismantling Sharad Pawar’s old empire piece by piece

NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s family has presided over a vast network of local elites for decades, creating a political equivalent of the gilded age.

On Camera


A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.