What you should know about the new Consumer Protection Act 2019 Definition of â€˜Consumerâ€™ expanded The definition of consumer now includes â€˜transaction made through electronic means, teleshopping, direct selling etcâ€™. ..
Highlights of the Consumer Protection Act 2019 1. Has the monetary threshold in the consumer court changed? Provision: [Sec 34(1) and 47(1)] District Commission shall have powers to entertain complaints where value of goods or service is not m..
Consumer Protection Act 2019 A new era for consumers in India History was created in August 2019, empowering Indian consumers further, when the new Consumer Protection Act 2019 was enacted by Parliament. This Act repealed the Consumer Protecti..
In emergency, you can now visit blacklisted hospitals Change in regulations IRDAI has changed regulations on pre-existing diseases and emergency hospital admissions to benefit policyholders.Â Earlier, claims were admissible in a blacklisted ..
Panasonic to refund for defective AC: Forum An AC that Dipak Seth bought started having problems within a few months. A Panasonic 2 ton spilt AC worth Rs. 33,500 with a 5-year compressor warranty was purchased by Dipak in November 2012. He sta..
Luxxuberance â€“ Misleading by exaggeration The numbers game â€˜Indiaâ€™s first multi-brand handbag and accessories storeâ€™ claimed the print advt of Luxxuberance. We were amused by this self-proclamation by the store. We w..
New electricity connection being delayed by Torrent.Â CERS intervenes No more delays You run pillar to post to make all the necessary arrangements for an electricity connection at your home. But if all this still does not yield desired resul..
10 ways to ensure you donâ€™t get hacked Cybercrime is an ever-problem plaguing individuals and organisations today. Here are 10 suggestions on how you can stay safe and avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime. Donâ€™t shop on a websit..
CERC successfully conducts GSDP courses In 2020, CERC conducted its second batch of two GSDP courses â€“Â Laboratory Assistant for Eco-Friendly Food Testing Laboratory and Laboratory Technicians/Technical Assistants for Energy Ef..
Pay mediclaim – Chewing tobacco not the only reason for oral cancer Kirit Patel of Vadodara District, had a Mediclaim policy for Rs. 3 Lakhs from National Insurance Co.Ltd. He was diagnosed and treated for oral cancer in March 2017 at an..
Govt. proposes to ban fairness cream advts Act may be amended In a draft proposed by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry as an amendment to the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements Act, 1954), advertisements for magic reme..
Airlines compensates for damaged baggage Beyond repair Nishka Mashroowala, a resident of Ahmedabad, was travelling by Sri Lankan Airlines from Colombo to Bengaluru on 6 November 2019. Two of her bags were damaged in such a manner that they cou..
Moving towards becoming sustainable consumers The theme of World Consumer Rights Day celebrated on 15 March 2020 was â€˜the sustainable consumerâ€™ If everyone lived the lifestyle of the average person in western Europe, we would need..
How to curb food wastage? Wasting food is linked to hunger, wastage of natural resources and pollution Did you know that, globally, sufficient food is produced to feed twice the world population? It is food wastage that is behind hunger and ma..
Smart Consumer App A boon for consumers Consumers need access to reliable product information when they are making a purchase. They should be able to tell if a product is a fake or a genuine one. Also, they need to be able to complain about a ..
Asian Paints Royal HealthÂ Shield â€“ Unsubstantiated claims Painting a rosy picture! Â The television commercial shows Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor discussing about painting the home. Deepika recommends Asian Paints Royal Hea..
12 foods that make you hungry Did you know that certain foods act on your body and brain to make you feel hungrier? Simply put, hunger is a physical need for food and a signal that you should eat. When you have not eaten for a while, your brai..
Are you being duped while shopping online? Donâ€™t get lured by heavy discounts during the sales season When e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart come up with sales, it is the time for fraudsters to strike and make a quick buck. Th..
Keep your brain sharp and young as you age Â You may be chronologically 80, but you can be as sharp as a 50-year-old if you adopt these practices Do you often forget where you have kept your keys or glasses? In the middle of a sentence, do ..
UK Music in the OT makes surgeons more accurate! Music soothes According to research, playing music in the operating theatre increases the speed and accuracy of surgeons. This applies to music played in low to medium volume. Classical music, s..