Election Commission of India (ECI) Current Affairs, GK & News

Supreme Court refuses to Stay Sale of Fresh Electoral Bonds

Supreme Court of India, on March 26, 2021, refused to stay sale of fresh set of electoral bonds from 1 April. This decision was taken ahead of assembly elections across four states; Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Tamil Nadu and in Union Territory of Puducherry. Highlights Supreme Court, while refusing the stay, underlines that these ..

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Election Commission to Launch Digital Voter-ID Cards

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is all set to launch the Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card (e-EPIC) programme on the occasion of National Voter’s Day. The new digital card is being launched by keeping in view the upcoming polls in five states namely, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. What is e-EPIC? ..

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What is Digital Voter ID Card?

Digital voter ID card is the electronic form of EPIC or Elector’s Photo Identity Card. This would make the voter ID card available on people’s phone. It can be downloaded through OTP authentication. This will help the Election Commission cut costs need for printing and distribution of the hard copies. Currently, EPIC is available only ..

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Why did Supreme Court issue notice over election of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Rajya Sabha?

On November 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of India issued notice on petition against the election of the Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Rajya Sabha. What is the issue? The Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justice Ramasubramanian and Justice A S Bopanna issued notice challenging the election of ..

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Election Ink allowed to stamp Corona Patients

The Election Commission recently allowed the use of Election ink for stamping “home quarantined” on infected or symptomatic patients. The Corona Virus infected patients are to be stamped on hands. The ink is also called indelible ink, election ink, phosphoric ink, electoral ink. Election Ink The ink is semi-permanent. It is used during elections to ..

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