Election Current Affairs, GK & News

Haryana Government postpones Panchayat Elections

On June 30, 2020, Haryana Government announced that due to COVID-19 crisis, the state government is cancelling Panchayat elections this year. The panchayat elections have been postponed to February 2021. Panchayati Raj Act According to the Panchayati Raj Act, the current Panchayat members of Haryana including the Sarpanch and Panches will continue to function till ..

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People of Age 65 years and above shall opt for postal ballot

The Law Ministry recently amended the Conduct of Election Rules. According to the amendment, the ministry has allowed the COVID-19 suspects to use postal ballot facility. Alongside, the ministry has also allowed the people of age 65 years and above to use the postal ballot facility. Highlights After the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Bihar ..

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Iraq new Prime Minister: Mustafa Al Kadhimi

Mustafa Al Kadhimi was chosen as the first Iraq Prime Minister after Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned in November 2019. On May 7, 2020, Iraq parliament voted to choose Mustafa Kadhimi as the new prime minister of Iraq. Highlights In November 2019, Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned due to massive anti-governmental protests. Since then, it is Mustafa ..

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South Korea ruling party wins election

On April 16, 2020, the ruling democratic party of President Moon Jae won the election taking 180 seats. The opposition United Future Party took 103 seats. There are 300 seats in the South Korea National Assembly. Pandemic concerns South Korea was the first country to hold national election among the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 14,000 ..

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11th tranche of Electoral Bonds sale to start from July 1

Union Ministry of Finance recently announced the launch of 11th tranche of electoral bonds sale starting from 1-10 July. This is 1st issuance of electoral bonds after conclusion of 17th general elections and formation of new government. What are Electoral Bonds? Electoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political ..

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