India Current Affairs 2017

EC prohibits publication/broadcast Opinion Polls during election in Gujarat and HP

The Election Commission put a ban on the publication/broadcast kind of opinion poll during the period of assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

As per EC there will be complete ban on display of any election matter like opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, during the period of 48 hours till the conclusion of poll.

Is this decision supported by the Law?

  • The decision taken by EC is in accordance with Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which prohibits display of any election matter by means of television or similar apparatus, during the period of 48 hours till conclusion of poll in a constituency.

What is ‘Election Matter’?

  • ‘Election matter’ is defined as any matter intended or calculated to influence or affect the result of an election, trespass of which under Section 126 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, is punishable with imprisonment up to a period of 2 years, or with fine or both.

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Bharti Airtel: World’s fourth largest mobile operator

As per the ‘Scoreboard’ report by analyst firm Wireless Intelligence, Bharti Airtel with over 250 million mobile subscribers is world’s fourth-largest operator in terms of subscribers. Airtel overtook Telefónica of Spain to reach this position.

Top 4 Mobile Operators Rankings

  1. China Mobile
  2. Vodafone Group
  3. American Movil Group
  4. Bharti Airtel
  • Reliance Communications 8th position
  • Idea Cellular 14th position

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