13 April 2016 Current Affairs:
Election Commission has announced its partnership with Facebook to reach out to 31 per cent of the electorate in Tamil Nadu and achieve 100 per cent turnout. Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni and Director of Public Policy (India, South and Central Asia), Facebook, Ankhi Das in a joint press conference announced the partnership. part of the Commission's 'Tamil Nadu 100 per cent' (100 per cent in registration, voting and honesty-ethical voting) initiative for the May 16 polls. The move comes after EC's tie-up with Twitter last month to give a fillip to its #TN100percent campaign. Stating that her company was delighted to partner with EC, Das said from May 15 onwards Facebook users will see news feed reminders with informational links about their polling station Tamil Nadu is the first state in terms of being so forward leaning (in partnering with Facebook)." Roughly there are 1.8 crore Facebook users in Tamil Nadu and approximately 5.79 crore voters, so it (Facebook users) accounts to about 31 per cent.