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

11th Annual Meeting of the Forum of Election Management Bodies of South Asia

11th Annual meeting of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for the year 2021 was inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner of India & Chairman of FEMBoSA, Sushil Chandra. Key Points He was accompanied by Election Commissioners Rajeev Kumar and A.C. Pandey. This virtual meeting was hosted by the Election Commission ..

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Anup Chandra Pandey appointed as Election Commissioner

Union government has appointed Anup Chandra Pandey, as Election Commissioner. He is a retired IAS officer if 1984 batch from Uttar Pradesh cadre. He will serve the office for around three years and will retire in February 2024. Highlights He has been appointed to position after retirement of former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora. ..

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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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