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West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Don't have a Voter ID card? You can still vote if you have these documents
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West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Don't have a Voter ID card? You can still vote if you have these documents

Don't have your Electors Photo Identity Card or EPIC or Voter's ID? Here's a list of documents that a voter can used a photo identity proof to cast their vote

Ram Navami 2021: Festival marks Lord Ram's birth; muhurat and significance of occasion
India

Ram Navami 2021: Festival marks Lord Ram's birth; muhurat and significance of occasion

Lord Ram is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and was born on Navami tithi during the Shukla Paksha as per the Hindu calendar.

World Liver Day 2021: A few simple ways to keep your second-largest organ healthy
Health

World Liver Day 2021: A few simple ways to keep your second-largest organ healthy

On World Liver Day, efforts are made to inform people about liver infections so that timely treatment from the preventable illness can be sought.

Assembly Election 2021: EC's special arrangements for differently-abled electors; all you need to know
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Assembly Election 2021: EC's special arrangements for differently-abled electors; all you need to know

A major development for PwD electors in the poll-bound states is the extension of the postal ballot facility option to them in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assembly Election 2021: What are strong rooms; an explainer on their role in storing EVMs, VVPATs
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Assembly Election 2021: What are strong rooms; an explainer on their role in storing EVMs, VVPATs

Strong rooms are sealed in a double lock system with the presence of candidates and observers of the Election Commission.

Assembly Election 2021: EC's cVIGIL portal to help citizens report MCC violations; here's how
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Assembly Election 2021: EC's cVIGIL portal to help citizens report MCC violations; here's how

cVIGIL is a fast-track complaint reception and redressal system which connects vigilant citizens with the district control room, returning officer, and a field unit.

Assembly Election 2021: ETPBS to allow for transmission of postal ballots to service voters; an overview
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Assembly Election 2021: ETPBS to allow for transmission of postal ballots to service voters; an overview

The Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System enables entitled service voters to cast their vote from their preferred location, which is outside their originally-assigned voting constituency.

Assembly Election 2021: What is ENCORE and how does it help EC manage poll process; an explainer
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Assembly Election 2021: What is ENCORE and how does it help EC manage poll process; an explainer

ENCORE has multiple modules for processes such as candidate nomination and scrutiny, permission seeking (for parties and candidates), and election counting.

Assembly Elections 2021: EC to raise voter awareness through SVEEP; here's a look at initiative
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Assembly Elections 2021: EC to raise voter awareness through SVEEP; here's a look at initiative

SVEEP, or Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation, was started by the Election Commission in 2009 to educate citizens about the electoral process.

Assembly Election 2021: An overview of EC norms for candidates facing criminal cases
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Assembly Election 2021: An overview of EC norms for candidates facing criminal cases

The EC has said that the candidates with criminal antecedents should publish information about the cases against them in newspapers and on television channels on three occasions during the campaign period.

Assembly Elections 2021: Here is what Model Code of Conduct entails for political parties, candidates
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Assembly Elections 2021: Here is what Model Code of Conduct entails for political parties, candidates

The MCC is a set of guidelines for political parties and candidates in relation to general conduct, meetings, processions, polling day, polling booths, observers, the party in power, and election manifestos.

Assembly Elections 2021: Here are the steps to get your voter information slip
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Assembly Elections 2021: Here are the steps to get your voter information slip

Voter information slips will include information such as polling station details, date and time of the poll, etc

Assembly Election 2021: Postal ballots and the ‘absentee voters’ who can avail it; all you need to know
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Assembly Election 2021: Postal ballots and the ‘absentee voters’ who can avail it; all you need to know

Through the postal ballot facility, an ‘absentee voter’ can remotely cast their vote by putting their preference on a ballot paper and sending it to the election officer before the counting is held.

Assembly Elections 2021: Braille voter slips to be provided for visually-impaired electors; all you need to know
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Assembly Elections 2021: Braille voter slips to be provided for visually-impaired electors; all you need to know

Visually-challenged electors will be given accessible voter information slips with Braille features in addition to the voter information slips.

Assembly Election 2021: From mandatory masks to curbs on campaigning, here are COVID-19-related guidelines for polls
Politics

Assembly Election 2021: From mandatory masks to curbs on campaigning, here are COVID-19-related guidelines for polls

Based on the COVID-19 guidelines, the Chief Electoral Officers will prepare comprehensive plans for their respective states and Union Territory in consultation with their nodal officers to conduct the elections.

Assembly Elections 2021: What are EVMs, how are they used? All you need to know about electronic voting
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Assembly Elections 2021: What are EVMs, how are they used? All you need to know about electronic voting

Even though the initial investment in EVMs was heavy, it has since been expected to save costs of production and printing of crores of ballot papers, their transportation and storage, substantial reduction in the counting staff and the remuneration paid to them.

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: Theme stresses on need to act to end disease; history and significance of day
World

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: Theme stresses on need to act to end disease; history and significance of day

The cause behind tuberculosis was discovered in 1882, at a time when the disease was the reason behind the death of one out of seven people in Europe and America

For Asian women living in America, racism and sexism are inseparable realities
World

For Asian women living in America, racism and sexism are inseparable realities

Scholars say the fetishisation of Asian women, and a corresponding emasculation of Asian men, have long histories shaped by United States law and policy

Regulating OTT platforms and news content providers: How new government guidelines work
India

Regulating OTT platforms and news content providers: How new government guidelines work

It would be in the best interest of the OTT platforms and online news platforms and their users to have an updated and robust legal mechanism for the redressal of their grievances

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2021: Date, history and significance; all you need to know
India

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2021: Date, history and significance; all you need to know

Shivaji Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the first Chhatrapati and founder of the Maratha Empire and is celebrated on 19 February every year.