Election Commission of India (ECI) Current Affairs - 2020

Rajiv Kumar, former finance secretary appointed as Election Commissioner

On August 21, 2020, the former finance secretary was appointed as the Election Commissioner. The outgoing Election Commission Ashol Lavasa is to join the Asian Development Bank as its vice president. Highlights Mr Kumar has 30 years of experience in public policy and administration in several sectors. He holds LLB and BSc degrees along with Read More…

Maharashtra’s First Woman Election Commissioner passed away

On July 16, 2020 the former IAS officer and the first woman election commissioner of Maharashtra Smt Neela Satyanarayan passed away. The 1972 batch officer was admitted at the Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai after she was diagnosed with COVID-19. Highlights Neela Satyanarayan retired in 2014. She has penned more than 150 songs. Also, she has Read More…

ADB appoints Ashok Lavasa as new Vice President

On July 15, 2020, Ashok Lavasa was appointed as the vice president of Asian Development Bank. Highlights Ashok Lavasa, a 1980 batch retired IAS officer. He was serving as the Election Commissioner and is next in line to become Chief Election Commissioner. He has now been appointed as Vice President of ADB for Public-Private Partnerships Read More…

Election Ink allowed to stamp Corona Patients

The Election Commission recently allowed the use of Election ink for stamping “home quarantined” on infected or symptomatic patients. The Corona Virus infected patients are to be stamped on hands. The ink is also called indelible ink, election ink, phosphoric ink, electoral ink. Election Ink The ink is semi-permanent. It is used during elections to Read More…

Election Commission launches PPRTMS-an online system

On January 1, 2020, the Election Commission of India launched an online system that will allow political parties to track their applications. The system is called Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS). Highlights The system will track applications registered by political parties. The status of the application shall be obtained through SMS or e-mail. Read More…