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World Consumer Rights Day observed on March 15

World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated every year on March 15 across the world to spread awareness about the rights and needs of a consumer. Several awareness programmes are held across the world on this day. This year, the theme of the World Consumer Rights Day, according to the Consumers International organisation is – “Sustainable ..

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GoI to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority

The GoI recently decided to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority under the Consumer Protection act, 2019. Consumer Protection Authority The authority protects, promotes and enforces rights of the consumers. It also regulates matters that are related to unfair trade practices, violation of consumer rights and misleading advertisements. Central Consumer Protection act, 2019 The act was ..

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GoI sets up Consumer Protection Authority to implement Consumer Protection Act

The Government of India is to set up a Consumer Protection Authority in order to implement the Consumer Protection Act. The authority is to begin working from April 2020. Highlights The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 was approved the Parliament in 2019 replacing Consumer Protection Act, 1986. It aims to focus on rapid settlement of consumer ..

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CCI report on E-Commerce Market of India

On January 8, 2020, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) released its report on “Market Study on E-Commerce in India: Key Findings and Observations”. The market study for the report was initiated in April 2019 by CCI. According to the report, the number of internet users have increased from 445.96 million in 2017 to 665.31 ..

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Consumer Protection Bill

The Lok Sabha has passed the Consumer Protection Bill. The bill aims to provide protection of interests of consumers and aims to set up authorities for the timely settlement of disputes. It also received the Parliamentary approval on August 6, 2019 and will now be sent to the President for his consent. What is the ..

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