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Doing Well by Doing Good. Are they?
They come, they see opportunities, and they conquer markets. The large automobile companies, the FMCG majors, the banking, insurance, healthcare and even education service providers, the apparel leaders, the electronics and durable giants… all of them are
Huge Differences in the Sugar and Salt Content of Global Breakfast Cereal Brands
WASH (World Action on Salt & Health), a global group with the mission to improve the health of populations throughout the world by achieving a gradual reduction in salt intake which has 527 members from 95 countries conducted survey of nutritional composition (sugar and
Check your spices: there could be dung, sand, husk, colour…
This is not just another article to inform you about what harm can be caused by eating adulterated spices. That much has been talked about enough and you know all that you should. This write-up is more of a practical guide for you to find out if spices
Banking and Finance
Hospital ordered to pay 1.5 lakh compensation to woman for deficiency in service
The district consumer court in Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, has ordered the district government maternity and children’s hospital to pay a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh to a woman who became pregnant despite undergoing sterilisation surgery at the hospital in 2007.
The forum in its order said, “The petitioner
Doctor asked to compensate for damaging patient’s eye
Seven years after he lost his eyesight to a cataract surgery gone wrong, Ramesh Dedhia, a resident of Borivli in Mumbai, will get Rs 5 lakh from the eye specialist and the hospital for negligence. Dedhia won the award for the medical negligence perpetrated by Dr Hitesh Chheda
Railways asked to pay up for lost luggage
The Dehradun district consumer disputes redressal forum has asked the Railways to compensate a Dehradun-based passenger for his stolen luggage, stating that the loss was caused due to the “negligence” of railway
The consumer forum rejected the Railways’ contention that under Section 100 of Indian Railways Act
Necessity of energy efficiency star labeling in India
The Energy Efficiency Standard & Labeling (S & L) program has been successfully implemented in many countries and has brought significant impacts in terms of availability of higher quality energy efficient products in the market places resulting in energy as well as money savings
Section 12 Consumer Protection Act – Legal Boost to Unionisation of Consumers
Corresponding with the increase in exploitation of flat buyers by several unscrupulous builders, a large number of buyers have commenced litigation against builders. Since it may be difficult to fight a builder alone, consumers have taken advantage of the provision under Section 12 (1) (b) of Consumer Protection
Sahara ordered to refund Rs 84 lakh to 12 homebuyers
The district consumer court in Pune has directed Sahara Prime City Limited, a project by Sahara India in Dhanori, to refund a total of Rs 84 lakh with 9 per cent per annum interest and Rs 5,000 cost to each of 12 homebuyers for deficient service.
Towards third-party certification of lead-free paints in India
Lead (Pb) compounds have been historically used in paints mainly as a colouring agent, but also for durability and corrosion resistance, and for driers. But lead is toxic and is a poison in any form, as is borne out by the potential hazards that
How to Reduce Food Carbon Footprint
If you are thinking of ways on how to reduce food carbon footprint, avoiding meat is the first thing that needs to be done as per most research studies. Food carbon footprint or foodprint requires immediate attention as growing, rearing, processing and transporting and
Greenhouse Gases and Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse gases (GHG) are a group of compounds that trap the heat in the atmosphere, keeping the Earth’s surface warmer than it would be. These are gases which prevent the heat from escaping from the Earth. These are called green house gases. Increase in the
Kitchen and Toiletries
Think before you clean your hand with that hand sanitiser
Sanitizers and wet wipes are our go-to options in situations where we need a handy solution to maintain personal hygiene. The wet-wipe industry in particular has flourished with manufacturers offering an ever broader range of wipes – for sensitive skin, babies’ bottoms, removing make-up, and what have you.