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India: Mother of Democracy

The book titled “India: Mother of Democracy” was released by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently. About the book The book “India: the mother of democracy” aims to showcase the democratic ethos of India since the ancient times. It was released by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR). This academic book has 30 articles ..

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European Parliament: Hungary no longer a full democracy

The European Parliament has adopted a report that declared Hungary to be no longer a democracy. Key facts The European Parliament has recently adopted a parliamentary report that declared Hungary to be “a hybrid regime of electoral autocracy”. It concluded that the European values are currently under threat in Hungary and thus, it is no ..

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September 15: International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy is observed every year on September 15 across the world to strengthen democracies and highlight their importance. Key facts The International Day of Democracy 2022 focused on highlighting the key role played by media freedom in safeguarding the democracy, maintaining peace and achieving 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It was observed with ..

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Democracy Cohort on Election Integrity

The Election Commission has announced that it will be leading the ‘Democracy Cohort on Election Integrity’ as part of the ‘Summit for Democracy’ in association with 100 democratic countries. At this summit expertise and experience will be shared with the poll management bodies of various countries. Who are the participants of this summit and what ..

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MEA Paper on Democracy

To counter the nation’s democracy ranking from being downgraded, the Ministry of External Affairs created presentations on democracy and sent them to the Lok Sabha Secretariat so that they can be distributed among the Heads of Mission in foreign countries. Overview: In March 2021, the Swedish-based V-Dem Institute and the US-based Freedom House had downgraded ..

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Democracy Index 2021: EIU Latest Report

The Economic Intelligence Unit recently released the Democracy Index Report, 2021. The report described the state of democracy in 165 countries. About the Report The report was prepared based on five parameters. They were functioning of the government, electoral process and pluralism, political participation, civil liberties and political culture. Key findings of the report Norway ..

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