Ministry of Consumer Affairs Current Affairs, GK & News

Convergence of Ride-hailing platforms in National Consumer Helpline

Ride-hailing companies such as Ola and Uber were directed by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) to become convergence partners in the National Consumer Helpline (NCH). What is the need for convergence? Converges ensures better grievance redressal for consumers. It will also ensure compliance with Consumer Protection Act, 2019 and E-commerce Rules, 2020. What are ..

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Government seeks parliament nod for additional spending

On 20th July, Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister of India, sought the nod of the Indian Parliament so as to spend an additional Rs 23,675 crore in the current financial year including Rs 17,000 crore for the Health Ministry.   Highlights To meet the various issues related to Covid and for other health preparedness, Rs 16,463 ..

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Extension of last date: Hallmarking of precious metals to be mandatory from 1st June 2021

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Sh. Ram Vilas Paswan has declared the provision of mandatory hallmarking of precious metals like gold jewellery and artifacts will be effective from 1st June next year. Key highlights The Govt. had announced mandatory hallmarking in November, last year. The announcement of the extension has been made during the launching ceremony ..

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New Set of Rules for E-Commerce Players Coming into Force from This Week

The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan, has announced that the new set of rules pertaining to the e-commerce players in India will come into effect from this week onwards. The new Consumer Protection Act is also coming into force from July 20 and it was necessary that the e-retailers are also brought under ..

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States seek extension of free food grains scheme

The states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have requested the food ministry to extend the scheme that provides free grains to 80 million people from April to June this year. Under this scheme the beneficiaries would get 5kg of wheat or rice each month. This scheme also provides 1kg of pulses for ..

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