Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicDepartment of Consumer Affairs

Topic: Department of Consumer Affairs

India’s financial sector sees no point in addressing consumer grievances. Here’s how to fix it

It's not enough to have laws that regulate firms or nodal officers who address grievances. India needs a system that sets right incentives for firms and consumers.

Festive season sees drop in pulses prices from June peak: How Modi govt made that happen

The prices of pulses like tur, urad and moong are hovering near the Rs 100/kg mark in retail and wholesale markets. This is around 10-15% lower than the peak this year.

After govt notices, 6 companies withdraw ads promising ‘99% protection’ against Covid

Department of Consumer Affairs says advertisements in question did not necessarily relate to handwashes or sanitisers, but even products like wall paint and fabric.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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