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National Consumer Day 2020 – Time for consumers to awake and arise

National Consumer Day 2020 – Time for consumers to awake and arise

By Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE Every year 24th December is observed as National Consumer Dayin India with a specific theme. On this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President. The enactment of this Act is considered as a historic milestone in the consumer movement […]

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Shopping online? These hacks may come in handy

Do you shop online while your device is connected with a public wifi network or do you check the seller’s details first before making the e-payment? Upgrade yourself with such relevant information by reading the following writeup penned down by Sandeep Kamble, Founder & CTO, SecureLayer7. E-commerce has become the […]

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Say NO to trans fat to live with a healthy heart

For years only nutritionists and cardiologists knew about trans fats – the meanest of all fats. This fat is the heart’s worst enemy and different research starting from the early 1990s raised the alarm bell for the harmful effects of trans fats which are also known as partially hydrogenated oils. […]

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10 things to consider before buying your next smartphone

Smartphone has invaded every living moment of our lives. Be it personal or professional usages, the need of a smartphone is just like the need of anything essential. However, with the given endless options of smartphones, it is really cumbersome to make the best decision. The following guide is here […]

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Front-of-package labelling (FOPL) – Healthy choice for consumers

Front-of-package labelling (FOPL) – Healthy choice for consumers

By Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE Did you know that poor diet is not limited to insufficient intake of nutrients but also excess intake of salt, sugar and fat which is one of the biggest cause of non-communicable diseases worldwide, with India being no exception. According to the National Diabetes […]

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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Green Action Week Workshop in Rajpur Khurd village

As part of Green Action Week, the residents of Rajpur Khurd village joined hands by planting air purifying plants and trees on 12 Oct 2019. Based on the theme of sharing community, Consumer VOICE celebrated Green Action Week, with the residents of Rajpur Khurd village who enthusiastically planted trees for […]

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Student Workshop on Trans Fat on World Food Day

On the occasion of World Food Day, 16th Oct 2019, Consumer VOICE sensitized the students of Soami Nagar Model School, New Delhi on trans fat in food and why they should avoid it for a healthy life. Ms.Rinki Sharma, Head, Projects Consumer VOICE, interacted with students of the school and […]

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OYO: Your Stay Provider

OYO: Your Stay Provider

Consumer VOICE, editor, Sharmila Das in conversation with Aditya Ghosh, CEO, India & South Asia, OYO Hotel & Homes Hotel and hospitality brand OYO first opened its door in 2013 with a single property. Up till now, surely it traversed a long path. As in 2019, OYO now hosts guests […]

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Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner

Say goodbye to the scorching heat with the best and cheapest air conditioner. A detailed product survey of the top 20 split air conditioners by Consumer VOICE experts will help you choose the best.

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