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

Published: November 5, 2020

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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International Virtual Election Visitors Programme organized by Election Commission of India

Published: November 5, 2020

The Election Commission of India is to organize a three-day International Virtual Election Visitors Programme. The programme is meant for foreign election organizations. Highlights Over 40 countries participated in the programme. This included Australia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh as well. Apart from these countries the international organizations such as International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral ..

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Election Commission sets up panel to revise Expenditure Limit for candidates

Published: October 22, 2020

On October 21, 2020, Election Commission constituted a committee under Harish Kumar, the former director general investigation and the election commission Secretary General Umesh Sinha. The two- member committee will examine the expenditure limit of candidates contesting in Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections. Highlights The need to increase expenditure has come up due to the ..

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ECI makes provisions for Postal Ballot for Elderly People and disabled

Published: October 5, 2020

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has come out with new instructions for people with disabilities. The form required for postal ballot is to be delivered at the residence of all those who are above 80 years of age. Highlights If the person opts for postal ballot, the Booth Level Officer will collect the filled ..

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