Voting Rights Current Affairs, GK & News

Voting Rights  Current Affairs, GK & News

Did women of India have voting rights before Independence?

The United States observed the 100th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day on 26th August to commemorate the allowance of the constitutional right to vote to the American women. In the context of the special day let us discuss the voting rights of Indian Women before Independence. Previous conditions British officials opined that the voting right ..

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Lok Sabha passes Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to allow proxy voting to overseas Indians

Lok Sabha has passed Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by voice vote to extend the facility of ‘proxy voting’ to overseas Indians, on the lines of service voters. The Bill seeks to amend Representation of People Act (RPA), 1950 and Representation of People Act (RPA), 1951 to allow for proxy voting and make ..

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Venezuela, Libya Lose UNGA Vote for third time in 3 Years

Venezuela and Libya were suspended from voting in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2018-19 session for not paying dues to 193-member world body. It was for third time in three years these countries have been suspended from voting for unpaid dues. Key Facts Overall, 14 countries including Venezuela and Libya were in arrears for ..

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Voting Rights of Migrant Laborers in India

More than one third of India’s laborers are migrant workers. Since there is no  facility of postal ballot for anyone other than the government servants posted on election duty, a large number of migrant workers are unable the exercise this constitutional right. If someone wants to vote, all would be needed is to travel back ..

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