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

ECI seeks restrictions on cash donations to political parties

The Chief Election Commissioner has written to the Union Law Ministry to limit anonymous political donations. He has provided several recommendations reduce election funding via black money. Key recommendations Disclose donations above Rs.2,000: Under the current rules, political parties are required to disclose all donations above Rs.20,000 through their contribution report. The EC recommends disclosure ..

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Election of the 14th Vice President of India

Election for the office of Vice President is being held on August 6, 2022. Office of Vice President is second highest constitutional office in India. M Venkaiah Naidu is the Vice President, currently. His term is scheduled to end on August 10, 2022. Important points to know; Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu was elected to ..

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SBI: Authorisation to issue of Electoral Bonds

The Union Government authorised the State Bank of India (SBI) for issue of and encashing Electoral Bonds through its 29 Authorised Branches. What are Electoral Bonds? Electoral bonds are instruments through which anyone can donate money to political parties. Electoral Bonds are valid for fifteen calendar days from the date of issue and no payment ..

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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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International Election Visitors Programme 2022

The virtual International Election Visitors Programme (IEVP) 2022 was hosted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from nearly 32 countries and four international organisations. Overview: More than 150 EMB Delegates participating online were given an overview of the ongoing elections for Legislative Assemblies in Manipur, Goa, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and ..

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Changes proposed by J&K Delimitation Panel

Delimitation Commission proposed significant changes to the electoral map of Jammu and Kashmir, by carving out new constituencies. Key Points Delimitation Commission also redraw several of existing constituencies. The draft delimitation working paper has been rejected by National Conference (NC). It was second set of proposals, proposed by the Commission and was shared with five ..

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