Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicElectoral trusts

Topic: electoral trusts

Now we know who is behind the massive funding gap between BJP and Congress: the corporates

BJP’s rise in capturing more than 80 per cent of total donations and Congress’s decline are linked to how they tapped corporate money.

Prudent is India’s biggest political funding trust and it’s backed by Bharti Enterprises

Prudent, earlier known as Satya, drew in Rs 283.73 crore in corporate donations in 2016-17, and contributed over Rs 252 crore of it to the BJP alone.

On Camera

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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