Elections in India: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ inaugurated in Gurugram
Published: April 16, 2019
India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ has recently inaugurated in Gurugram, Haryana to increase voter awareness and educating people about the electoral process. At the park, voters will get information about the polling process and the history of elections in the country. The purpose of establishing Voter Park was also to motivate eligible people to vote in ..
Assam Chief Electoral Officer launches Enajori initiative for PwD
Published: March 29, 2019
Assam Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu launched the Enajori initiative in Guwahati. It is a special initiative for persons with disabilities with an aim that ‘No Voter to be Left behind’. It is a joint initiative of CEO Assam and Social Welfare Department (SWD) with an objective to make 2019 Lok Sabha Elections accessible to ..
Facebook launches India-specific tools to boost election engagement
Published: March 27, 2019
In the wake of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Facebook has launched two new India-specific -tools to boost civic engagement on its platform — Candidate Connect and Share You Voted. The first feature ‘Candidate Connect’ allows people to see short 20 second videos uploaded by candidates and cross compare them with what other candidates have ..
Political Activity attains momentum across the country
Published: March 24, 2019
Political activities has gained momentum throughout the country as the last day of filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections is approaching. 91 constituencies, spread over 20 states and union territories, will go to polls in the first phase on the 11th April. The BJP on 23rd March announced another list ..
Indian Statistical Institute’s report on VVPAT Sample size to Election Commission
Published: March 23, 2019
Indian Statistical Institute has granted its report on the sample size of VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) slip counting to Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner. Following this, Indian Statistical Institute will systematically analyse and scientifically examine the issue of VVPAT Slip verification with an electronic count of the Electronic Voting Machines. The report submitted ..
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