June-19: NEWS FLASH
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- Posted in Jun19
Passenger charter for air travel released Â Â Â
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has released a passenger charter which specifies rights of air travellers.Â The charter states that if a domestic flight is expected to be delayed by more than six hours, the airline should offer an option of â€œalternate flightâ€ to the passenger within that time, or refund the full price of the ticket.
If a passenger is informed of flight cancellation less than two weeks before departure, the airline must offer an alternate flight or refund. Again, if any passenger is denied boarding due to overbooking, the passenger could claim compensation if he or she is not given an alternate flight within one hour of original flight’s departure, states the charter.
Rights upheld Â Â Â
Label use of atta, maida properly: FSSAIÂ
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed packaged food companies to labelÂ attaÂ as whole wheat flour andÂ maidaÂ as refined wheat flour to help consumers make better choices. This decision was taken in public interest as it was observed that companies had sold bothÂ attaÂ andÂ maidaÂ under the same term, â€œwheat flourâ€.
FSSAI has stated that â€œusing the term wheat flour for maida on the label of the food products does not convey the exact nature of the ingredient used for manufacturing various food items.
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TV channels told to run scroller on misleading advts
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TheÂ Ministry of Information and BroadcastingÂ (MIB) has directed broadcasters to run a scroller against objectionable advertisements. The scroller should say: â€œObjectionable ads? Complain to The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) 7710012345 ascionline.orgâ€.
The step has been taken to create mass consumer awareness about the self-regulatory mechanism of ASCI. The government wants all programmes and advertisements telecast on TV channels to adhere to theÂ Programme and Advertising CodesÂ prescribed under theÂ Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and rules.Â As per Rule 7(9), no advertisement should violate the ASCI Code.
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