Election Commission of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Election Commission of India

For the conduct of free and fair elections an independent Election Commission has been provided for in Article 324. Constitution of India has provided a separate chapter for elections and has not left the elections to jurisdiction of the executive and legislative departments of the government. This is mainly because the makers of the constitution ..

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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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Democracy Cohort on Election Integrity

The Election Commission has announced that it will be leading the ‘Democracy Cohort on Election Integrity’ as part of the ‘Summit for Democracy’ in association with 100 democratic countries. At this summit expertise and experience will be shared with the poll management bodies of various countries. Who are the participants of this summit and what ..

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New voters to get Personalised Letter from EC

The Election Commission launched a new initiative on August 26, 2021 in order to reach out to new voters by sending them a personalised letter along with voter identity card. Key Points Initiative was launched by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar. Under the new initiative, a package would be sent ..

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ECI releases Atlas on 2019 General Elections

Election Commission of India released ‘General Elections 2019: An Atlas’ recently. Highlights Atlas was released by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey. This document would be beneficial to researchers and academicians and help in exploring vast landscape of Indian elections. General Elections 2019: An Atlas ..

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Bihar Election: Election Commission of India announces results

On November 11, 2020, the Election commission of India announced election results for the state of Bihar. The NDA has won absolute majority winning 125 seats. Key Highlights According to the Election commission of India, BJP won 72 seats, the JDU won 42 and the RJD had won 75 seats. Congress contested in 70 constituencies ..

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US Elections: How does US count its votes? Why is it taking so long?

The United States 59th Quadrennial Presidential Election was held on November 3, 2020. However, the election verdict of the country still remains inconclusive. How are elections supervised in US? All the three elections in the US, that is, for the federal, local and state are directly organised by the ruling governments of the individual state. ..

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