Now, app with info on nutritional value of Indian foods 


The Ministry of Health will soon launch a mobile app giving information about nutritional value of various Indian food items. The app is being developed using the data from Indian Food Composition Tables 2017 (IFCT) released recently. All consumers have to do is to input the name of the food item and the quantity. The app will tell them the calorific value. 

The IFCT-2017 report provides nutritional information about 151 food components of 528 key foods. The data has been collected from samples from six geographical regions of the country.

Helpline for digital payments support 

The Central government, in collaboration with the telecom and IT industries, has launched the toll-free helpline number 14444 to educate people and provide support related to digital payments. The helpline will address questions regarding various platforms, including Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), e-Wallets and Aadhaar-enabled payment system.

It will be available to subscribers of all operators. Consumers can call up the helpline, which is an interactive voice response system, and in case of specific queries, can choose to speak to an agent.

Builders can be arrested for not delivering: National Commission 

Ina stern message to all builders, the National Commission has held that officials of real estate firms can be arrested for failing to hand over flats or make refunds on time. In a recent judgement, the Commission paved the way for the arrest of the director and general manager of Nitishree Infrastructure Ltd.

The bench cited Sections 25 and 27 of the Consumer Protection Act, which empower a district forum, a state commission as well as the National Commission to either order for attachment of properties of defaulters, or exercise its power as a judicial magistrate to seek their arrest. A person can be jailed for up to three years by a consumer forum under Section 27 for failing to comply with its orders.

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