ECI Current Affairs, GK & News

Rajiv Kumar: New Chief Election Commissioner of India

From May 15th, 2022, Rajiv Kumar, the current Election Commissioner (EC), will take over as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). This announcement was made by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice. Who is the current Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)? Sushil Chandra is the incumbent Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) who will demit his office ..

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Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA)

India is elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-24. Who is the current chair of AAEA? Commission on Elections, Manila. When was India elected as chair of AAEA? India was unanimously elected as the Chair of AAEA at the meeting of the Executive Board and General Assembly ..

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No Postal Ballot for Persons above 65 years of Age in Bihar Assembly Elections: ECI

The Election Commission of India has issued guidelines that electors above the age of 65 years will not be extended the postal ballot facility in the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar and also the by-elections. The decision has been taken due to the problems arising out of logistics, manpower and safety protocols during the COVID ..

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Compulsory Voting Bill

The Lok Sabha discussed and deliberated upon a private member’s bill on the need for compulsory voting in India. The legislators on both sides of the aisle support have deliberated on the bill. The support for the bill is on both sides of the government but so is the opposition. What is Compulsory voting? Compulsory ..

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EC orders early end to the Campaigning in West Bengal

In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered to bring an early end to campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal. The ECI has invoked Article 324 for this effect. The decision was taken in the light of incidents of violence being reported in the state. The decision to ..

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SC directs EC to raise random matching of VVPAT slips

The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to increase the random matching of paper trail machine slips with EVM results from one to five polling booths in each assembly segment for the multiphase Lok Sabha polls. The Supreme Court has said that the move will bring more “credibility” and “integrity” to ..

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