Consumer Awareness Current Affairs, GK & News

Consumer Awareness  Current Affairs, GK & News

Government unveils revised Building Code

The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution unveiled the revised Building Code, making builders liable for the structure’s safety. The code has been prepared by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). It is voluntary in nature, but the states can incorporate them in their building bylaws.  Some provisions of the code  Safety ..

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March 15: World Consumer Rights Day

The World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is celebrated every year on March 15 to pay solidarity with the international consumer movement and give more attention to promote basic rights of consumers. Significance of Day: It provides (i) an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers (ii) demand those rights that must be respected ..

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Union Government launches Smart Consumer mobile App & OCMC for speedy redressal of consumer grievances

The Union Government has launched ‘Smart Consumer’ mobile App and an ‘Online Consumer Mediation Centre (OCMC)’ to provide speedy redressal of consumer grievances. Apart from this, a helpline 14404 was also launched for consumer related grievances on the occasion of National Consumer Day (24th December).  Key facts The OCMC has been launched in association with ..

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Google India, Ministry of Consumer Affairs tie up for Digitally Safe Consumer campaign

Google India has partnered with the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs to launch nationwide Digitally Safe Consumer campaign to raise awareness among consumers about online safety and better protect consumer interest online. The campaign is expected to be rolled out in January 2017. It will reach out with training materials to over 1,200 consumer organisations ..

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