Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: consumers

Nearly half of all Indians stuck with high-value products that have inherent defects, survey finds

Survey by LocalCircles also found that 94% consumers want Central Consumer Protection Authority to take suo motu action against brands selling defective products.

Hacker says ‘flaw’ in Punjab govt power site left consumer data exposed. Firm says snag ‘fixed’

Punjab State Power Corporation has 95 lakh customers. Cybersecurity analyst Sunny Nehra says their names, numbers and addresses could have been accessed due to a ‘security flaw’.

88% Indians happy to be back in office, 83% won’t go on vacation this year: Axis My India poll

The Consumer Sentiment Index also revealed cautious optimism in consumer spending during festival season with 42% Indians saying they will spend more or same as last year.

Stringent draft e-commerce rules are not in best interest of consumers, survey finds

The proposed amendments to e-commerce rules seek to ban flash sales, raise compliance requirements, and fix liability on platforms for the failure of the sellers.

43% Indians did not buy ‘Made in China’ products since Galwan clash last year, survey says

A LocalCircles survey released Tuesday found that out of those who did buy Chinese-made items, 60% said they only bought only one or two items.

India Inc will be hurt by Indians spending less, unless Modi launches income support scheme

Wholesale prices in India, a proxy for cost buildup, surged 10.5% last month — the most in 11 years. Consumer price inflation, meanwhile, slowed to 4.3% from 5.5% in March.

Over 22% of consumer complaints in India in last 4 years are linked to e-commerce sector

Complaints related to banking and telecom sectors also form major chunks of consumer grievances, according to Department of Consumer Affairs.

Indian brands can’t wake up after lockdown. Decoding hoarders, lamenters, indulgers will help

The Kübler-Ross Model of ‘stages of grief’ can easily be applied to Indian consumers during the pandemic. Brands should know who they are dealing with.

RBI survey shows consumer confidence in India at its lowest since Modi became PM

The drop coincides with a deepening slowdown in the Indian economy, increased concerns about employment, and the NBFC crisis.

Unreleased NSO survey data shows 3.7% fall in consumer spending for first time in 4 decades

Survey on household consumer expenditure in India shows dip in expenditure on food consumption for first time.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.