Election Commission of India (ECI): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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

Published: November 19, 2020

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

Published: March 26, 2020

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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Election Commission launches PPRTMS-an online system

Published: January 2, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the Election Commission of India launched an online system that will allow political parties to track their applications. The system is called Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS). Highlights The system will track applications registered by political parties. The status of the application shall be obtained through SMS or e-mail. ..

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SC asks government to formalise Election Commissioners’ appointment through Law

Published: July 6, 2017

The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to formalise appointment of election commissioners through law. Need The Supreme Court has observed that even though the Election commissioners have been so far appointed in a very fair manner, there exists a legitimate expectation in the Constitution of India that Election Commissioners, who are charged with the free and fair conduct of elections be ..

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Election Commission joins hands with Facebook to Launch First Time Nationwide “Voter Registration Reminder”

Published: June 28, 2017

The Election Commission of India has joined hands with Facebook to launch nationwide voter registration reminder aimed at reminding eligible Indian voters to register themselves on the electoral rolls. Salient Highlights As a part of the initiative, Facebook will activate a unique ‘Register Now’ button reminding all the eligible Indian users to enrol themselves as voters. ..

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