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World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day – June 07, 2020 The second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on 7th June, 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable […]

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Let’s Be Realistic About Eating Healthy

Instead of over-ambitious food resolutions, small changes in eating habits can make a big difference. Dr Rajni Chopra | Feb 22, 2020 Setting unrealistic dietary resolutions like zero eating out, zero-packaged foods, et al. are more often than not impossible to keep. Instead, moderation rather than abstinence would to be a more […]

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Trans Fat: The Next Epidemic To Watch Out For

Nilanjana Bose | May 21, 2020 More people die annually from heart diseases than from any other cause. And trans fats are to blame. Currently, the world is reeling under a global pandemic that has exposed colossal chinks in the world’s ability to deal with this scourge. COVID-19 has shown its unprecedented […]

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Trans Fats: The Devil Is In The Details

Ramananda Sengupta | Jul 03, 2020 India plans to cap the amount of this deadly unsaturated fat found across various food sectors before the WHO deadline of 2023. But some loopholes in the draft law need to be plugged first. Apart from the fact that they taste good, what do the cakes […]

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Righteous move to remove ‘fair’ from lovely

Righteous move to remove ‘fair’ from lovely

Beauty is beyond color, caste, and creed. And the recent fallout by the several consumer bodies for promoting the notion of ‘fairness is determinant of beauty and success’ has been vehemently ridiculed. Facing such immense protests and reactions from various platforms, now FMCG major Unilever has decided to drop the […]

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High fibre’ claim by Cremica biscuit is false

High fibre’ claim by Cremica biscuit is false

Five popular brands of digestive biscuits and cookies were chosen to interpret the nutritional information given on their labels. Selected brands for study were-Britannia Nutri Choice, Cremica, McVities, Tasty Treat, and Parle Nutricrunch Honey and Oats Cookies. The energy value of all brands was found approximately the same (481 to […]

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What is mindful eating and how it can save you?

What is mindful eating and how it can save you?

Mindful or sustainable eating stands on the concept of a healthy diet together with sustaining the environment for future generations. So what is a sustainable food item? The entire process involved in bringing it to the present state of consumption should have caused minimal damage to the environment, It should […]

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World No Tobacco Day 2020 – Towards a tobacco free generation

World No Tobacco Day 2020 – Towards a tobacco free generation

Tobacco products kill more than 8 million people every year which effectively means the future generation. With each passing day, tobacco and related industry is becoming smarter by the day. To target adolescents, the tobacco industry is coming up with several tricks and tactics. Some of these are: Sponsored events […]

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Say no to vanaspati (ghee)

Vanaspati is an industrial product and formed by partial hydrogenation of refined edible vegetable oil or oils. Hydrogenated oils are more stable than corresponding natural oils. They are not only stable and make the fried food product last longer but also adds taste. The reason being, there is widespread use of […]

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Webinar on Tea for Good Health – Hosted by Consumer VOICE Chai, cha, tea, call it by whatever name, a cup of good tea is all you need to cheer you up in the morning.  The ritual of drinking tea in India transcends all boundaries and it comes with different […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Maintenance Charges

Mrigank Sharma, a first-time home buyer, who invested in a 3BHK flat knew was in for a rude shock when the developer asked for an extra Rs 2.5 lakhs against the original payment plan as part of maintenance charges. Little did he know that to get the complete possession of […]

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Legal Provisions Under RERA & FAQs On Maintenance Charges: Part II

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) makes it compulsory under Section (4)(d), for the developer to be responsible for providing and maintaining the essential services, on reasonable charges, till it is taken over by the association of the allottees. On possession, the builder makes the buyer enter into a […]

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कोविड-19: इस दौर में बच्चों का टीकाकरण है जरूरी, रखें ये सावधानियां… डाँ. एच. सी. भट्ट (एमडी)

इस समय पूरा विश्व कोरोना महामारी के दौर से गुजर रहा है। सरकार ने अपने लॉकडाउन-3 पीरियड के समय देश को अलग-अलग जोनों में बांट दिया है। सबसे सुरक्षित जोन को ग्रीन कैटेगरी में रखा है जहां जनता को सबसे ज्यादा छूट दी गयी है। बता दें कि डब्ल्यूएचओ ने […]

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सामान खरीदने से पहले तुलनात्मक जांच करना जरुरी

भारत में विदेशी कंपनियों के आने का एक सीधा-साधा फायदा अब उपभोक्ताओं को यह हुआ है कि कुछ भी खरीदने के लिए एक वस्तु के बहुत सारे विकल्प उनको बाजार में मिल जाते हैं। एक ही सामान को बेचने के लिए बाजार में कितने ब्रांड हैं इसका पूरा पता लगाना […]

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अनुशासित होकर लड़ें कोरोना से जंगए अपनाएं इन घरेलू उपायों को

पूरे विश्व में फैली इस वैश्विक महामारी और भारत के लॉकडाउन पार्ट 2ण्0 के लिए जरुरी है कि हम सब कुछ दिन और सेल्फ आइसोलेशन को बनाए रखने के लिए तैयार हैं। हमने सामाजिक दूरी को बनाए रखते हुए भारत और राज्य सरकार द्वारा बताएं आदेशों का पालन करने के […]

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RBI announces fresh liquidity measures to bolster lockdown impact 2.0

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday (17th April, 2020) announced additional measures to cushion the economy and maintain liquidity amidst the coronavirus lockdown. RBI announces Long Term Repo Operations (LTRO) to conduct long-term repo operations–Rs 50,000 crore to begin with–in tranches of appropriate sizes. The move will boost […]

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Stay Cool with the Best Inverter AC

Check noise level, capacity, star-rating, and after-sales to buy an inverter AC this summer You don’t go to buy an air conditioner every day. Therefore, when the need hit you badly, know that choosing an inverter air conditioner over other conventional AC may seem to be a smart decision. But […]

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कोविड-19 का प्रकोप: ऐसे बढ़ायें अपनी प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली यानी इम्यून सिस्टम

कोविड.2019 का प्रकोप पूरी दुनिया में फैल गया है। वैश्विक महामारी के इस दौर में जब हम सामाजिक दूरी को बनाए रख रहे हैं तो इस समय हमें अपने स्वास्थ्य का भी विशेष ध्यान रखना महत्वपूर्ण है। इस लेख के माध्यम से कंस्यूमर वॉयस यही समझाने का प्रयास कर रहा […]

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Consumerism – Present and Post Covid-19

We have already started thinking about how and how much consumerism and the role that it plays in the future, will change in the post Coronavirus scenario. COVID-19 is spreading like wild fire throughout the world creating a path of death and destruction. Unfortunately, India has also fallen prey to this. The world is […]

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“OIL FORTIFICATION – A Drive against Malnutrition”

The harmful effects of vitamin and mineral deficiencies have gained considerable recognition in India and are now seen as a pressing public health challenge. India has the second largest population in the world and this population is growing at the second highest rate of growth globally. India also has the […]

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RBI Announces Economic Policy Measures

RBI Announces Economic Policy Measures

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic- how does it impact the common man? On 27th March 2020, the RBI Governor announced certain measures to mitigate the sufferings of the capital market and the common man. Let’s highlight some of the main points: RBI announces a cut in the Repo […]

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Economic Package as announced by the Government of India

Economic Package as announced by the Government of India

India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on 26th March, 2020 a slew of economic measures totalling to Rs.1.7 lakh Crores aimed to offset the negative impact, albeit partially, in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our Country, so that the common man gets some relief from ‘the locked down’ […]

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Covid 19 and Hypertension

Covid 19 and Hypertension

Covid 19 is wreaking havoc worldwide to say the least. Though this virus does not distinguish between males and females, young and old, race and gender, yet there are certain section of the society who are more vulnerable. Among those are people with hypertension or high blood pressure. As researchers […]

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Consumer VOICE Survey On Trans Fat In Foods

50% of sample food products have not met the draft standard – Consumer Voice Survey On 28th August 2019, FSSAI issued a draft notification that said, “Food Products in which edible oils and fats are used as an ingredient should not contain trans fatty acids more than 2 per cent […]

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The Price of Misleading Advertisements

BY MR. ASHIM SANYAL, COO CONSUMER VOICE Did you know irresponsible advertising can boomerang? Businesses are not allowed to make statements that are incorrect or likely to create a false impression. The Consumer Protection Act 2019 provides provisions for deterrent punishment to check misleading advertisements. The authority will have power […]

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Hand hygiene is the single most effective way to prevent coronavirus and various infections. Human skin provides a favourable environment for the existence and multiplication of a variety of microbes. The hands/skin come in contact with harmful bacteria/ germs while using common public places, public transport, polluted/contained environments, etc. Several […]

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World Consumer Rights Day 2020

World Consumer Rights Day 2020

Climate change is affecting millions of people the world over. This problem should be urgently addressed by global leaders to avert an environmental breakdown and one of the solutions is sustainable consumption. Consumers have a great role to play in this and as a recent study shows that 66% of […]

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Sunflower Oils – Who is the first among the equals?

Golden, light and healthy-sunflower oil is naturally extracted from sunflower seeds and bears a subtle taste. The oils are refined through different processes such as express and solvent refined to make them edible. The Indian Standard (IS 4277:2014) though prescribes different grades of the oil, however, both expressed and refined […]

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Relief to Star Plus and Bharti Airtel in KBC case

Supreme Court Division Bench, set aside National Commission’s order, in Star India (P) Ltd. v. Society of Catalysts & Anr, directing Star India and Bharti Airtel to collectively pay punitive damages amounting to Rs. 1 crore to the complainant organisation for unfair trade practice in their extremely popular TV game show ‘KBC’ (Kaun banega […]

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National Youth Day 2020 -Tobacco Intervention

Every year National Youth Day is celebrated across India on 12th January to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, to spread his ideas among the youth in our country. To remember his values and ideals, Consumer VOICE along with its state partners circulated a press note urging the government to […]

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Are you using the Number 1 Product – Find out here?

Did you know Delhi Jal Board (DJB) water is better than Bisleri and Kinley in 20 litre packaged drinking water? Do you know that you could be having frozen dessert in the name of ice cream? Well how do you know if your brand of oil contains saturated fat or […]

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Top Ten Judgments Of 2019

The new Consumer Protection Act of 2019 has finally seen the light of the day by replacing the old Act of 1986. Lot has been done in 2019 in Consumer Law. Well, the Act has been modified to strengthen the Consumer Law. It is the case laws where court/commission interprets relevant sections and […]

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Top 10 Judgements of 2019, Top 10 consumer cases of 2019

Homebuyers can’t be forced to accept possession in case of unreasonably delayed flat: Supreme Court. Pioneer Urban Land & Infrastructure Ltd. vs. Govindan Raghavan In The Supreme Court of India Civil Appellate Jurisdiction Civil Appeal No. 12238 Of 2018 Bench: Justices Uday Umesh Lalit & Indu Malhotra Decided On: April […]

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Road Safety Network urges government to strengthen helmet law

Despite having a dismal record of road fatalities of two wheelers in 2019, Government of Gujarat has made the use of helmets optional in the state. The number of casualties stood at 55,336 in 2019 with 43,614 (79%) of them due to non-use of helmets.  Of the 7996 fatalities in […]

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राष्ट्रीय उपभोक्ता दिवस (24 दिसंबर) पर विशेष रिपोर्ट : ताकि गुमराह न हो देश का उपभोक्ता

देश में 24 दिसंबर को राष्ट्रीय उपभोक्ता दिवस मनाने का उद्देश्य उपभोक्ताओं को उनके हितों के संरक्षण के प्रति जागरूक करना है। बढ़ते बाजारवाद के चलते आज के दौर में हर कोई उपभोक्ता है। उदारीकरण के इस दौर में जैसे ही हम अपनी जरूरत की कोई चीज या सेवा लेते […]

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It takes time to Empower Consumers !

BY MR. ASHIM SANYAL, COO CONSUMER VOICE The year 2019 will be remembered as the year of consumer empowerment with the passage of Consumer Protection Act 2019 after 30 years. It has been a long haul for many consumer organizations working in the space of consumer education including Consumer Voice, […]

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आपको मिलेगा 59 मिनट में बिजनेस लोन, ऐसे करें अप्लाई

बाजार में प्रतिस्पर्धा और मौजूदा विकल्पों की उपलब्धता के कारण बैंक/एनबीएफसी और दूसरे संस्थानों को सुरक्षित लोन करना मुश्किल हो जाता है। क्या होगा जब सरकार द्वारा समर्थित प्लेटफ़ॉर्म आपका 59 मिनट में लोन पास कर दें? हम आपको यही बता रहे हैं कि किस तरह आप चरण-दर-चरण एक घंटे […]

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E Cigarettes Act 2019 Explained

The Parliament of India passed the “ Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage, and Advertisement) Bill, 2019” by voice vote and with long discussion in both the houses (Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha). Earlier it was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of […]

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World Day of Remembrance 2019 “Life is not a Car Part” The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November every year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and […]

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Road Accidents in India – A Stark Reality for All

151,417 road fatalities in 2018 467,044 road traffic accidents 479,418 injuries registered in 2018 Children below 18 years accounted for 9977 (6.6%) road deaths and Young & adults in age group of 18 – 35 years accounted for 72,737 (48%) deaths Least one can say about these facts are that they are alarming! Road traffic continues to be a major developmental issue, […]

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The Curse of Child Labour and Generating Consumer Awareness

BY MR. ASHIM SANYAL, COO CONSUMER VOICE According to the Census of India 2011, 10 million children are engaged in labour or seeking work. This picture is alarming. Add to that, instances of children working in the harshest of conditions like mining, zari and carpet factories, the case of child […]

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Air Purifier

Air Purifier

Thinking of breathing some fresh air this pollution season? Then get home the best air purifier that suits your needs and your home. Get a complete guide on air purifier and comparison of the top brands for your purpose.

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Green Action Week Workshop in Vivek Vihar and Ghaziabad

As part of Green Action Week, on the theme of sharing community, Consumer VOICE organised an event on 31st October 2019 with the residents of Vivek Vihar and Ghaziabad (NCR). The residents joined hands by planting air purifying plants and trees to contribute towards clean air for all campaign activities. Vivek […]

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Do you know the difference between artificial and natural sweeteners? Do you think you are at risk of getting diabetes? Get all your diabetes related answers and queries solved in Consumer VOICE Guide on diabetes.

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Education Loan

Education Loan

Now you need not sacrifice your career for lack of finances. Most Indian banks offer education loans at reasonable rates for your to pursue your dream of higher education. To know which bank offers what kind of education loan, get your copy on education loans right away!

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Water Purifier

Water Purifier

Is your water unfit for drinking? Then get yourself and your family a water purifier that gives you the best drinking water both in taste and quality. Grab your copy of Consumer VOICE Water Purifier Buying Guide for your home right now!

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Workshop on Tans Fats with Government School Teachers in Mayur Vihar

Consumer VOICE, a leading consumer organisation working for the protection of consumer issues, is campaigning at different levels for the elimination of trans fats from food in India. As part of this campaign, Consumer VOICE reached out to Government Co-education School, in Mayur Vihar Phase I,  Delhi to sensitise school […]

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