Elections in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ inaugurated in Gurugram

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

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

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

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

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 ..

EC Launches Voter Verification and Information Programme

Keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched the Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) so that citizens can verify their names, new registrations, changes in the voter details and check corrections in the voter ID cards. A 2-days Training-cum-Workshop on the use of Information & ..

BJD leader Ladu Kishore Swain passes away

Ladu Kishore Swain (71), the senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader, has passed away in Bhubaneswar on 5 February 2019. He was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha in May 2014 from Aska constituency of Odisha.

National Voters Day (NVD-2019)

The National Voters Day (NVD) is celebrated every year in India on January 25 since 2011 to enhance participation of citizens in the electoral process. The day also marked the Foundation day of Election Commission of India (ECI), which was established on 25th January 1950. The main purpose of the celebration is to encourage, facilitate ..