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17/01/2024 - 16:09

The Tamil Nadu State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (TNSCDRC), on 8th November, 2023 ordered the Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Hospital (MIOT) Hospital, to pay a compensation of rupees 20,00,000 to complainant Shanthi Kalai Arasan, towards medical negligence.  Over the eight years,  Shanti has been fighting for justice, in the wake of her husband Kailai Arasan's death. 

06/01/2024 - 16:32

Hypertension, a non-communicable disease (NCD), rightly termed as a ‘silent killer’, is a leading cause of serious health conditions like kidney disease, heart disease and stroke, when left untreated.

15/11/2023 - 11:07

November 14, World Diabetes Day, provides an opportunity to raise awareness on the metabolic disorder as a global public health issue. The focus of the campaign in 2023 is on delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes and diabetes related complications, with the slogan being “Know your risk, Know your response.”

So, do you know your risk in terms of what you’re consuming?

12/10/2023 - 11:50

The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 is the primary document of reference concerning any and all cases related to consumer disputes and conflicts. The Act describes a consumer as  anyone who buys goods or avails services for a consideration (ie, a price). The Act also describes who is not a consumer, even though there has been a transaction, as anyone  who buys goods or avails services for further commercial use or profit making purposes.

31/07/2023 - 15:57

More than a decade ago, I was living in the nation’s capital. Navigating New Delhi’s traffic, dredging up my high school Hindi and coping with work and managing my own place was quite a juggling feat. In the middle of this, I got a call from my landlord gently chiding me for not paying the previous month’s rent. But I distinctly remembered writing the cheque and depositing it and so couldn’t fathom what had gone wrong.

27/07/2023 - 15:58

In today's complex marketplace, ensuring fair trade practices and protecting consumer rights are vital elements for any thriving economy. In India, the Legal Metrology Act of 2009 stands as a crucial legislation that aims to establish transparency, accuracy, and uniformity in weights, measures, and packaging of goods. The Act, along with its subsequent rules and regulations, creates a strong framework to safeguard the interests of consumers and promote equitable business practices.

20/07/2023 - 15:48

The importance of food safety cannot be overstated, especially with  accessibility and convenience taking priority over health and nutrition in our modern lives. Questions around food safety become more crucial as e-com portals enter the space.

29/05/2023 - 14:02

இரத்தம், இரத்த நாளங்களில் உடல் முழுவதும் கொண்டு செல்லப்படுகிறது. இதயம் துடிக்கும்போது, ​​இரத்தம், இரத்த நாளங்களுக்குள் செலுத்தப்படுகிறது. அவ்வாறு செல்லும் இரத்தம், இரத்த நாளங்களின் உட்புறச் சுவர்களில் கொடுக்கும் அழுத்தம், இரத்த அழுத்தம் என்று அழைக்கப்படுகிறது.

13/04/2023 - 15:10

Over the past few decades, the e-commerce sector has evolved significantly. Consumers are making more online purchases than ever before. To battle growing competition,  e-commerce retailers are modifying their online platforms such that it attracts customers, grabs their attention and nudges them towards completing the purchase by well designed user interfaces that influence users’ behaviour.

13/01/2023 - 17:09

The online gaming industry in India is a flourishing one. Some decades ago, gaming was limited to being played on expensive consoles with barely-there internet. If not consoles, it at least needed a desktop computer. Not many households had the means of procuring any of these devices, leaving gamers to access their favourite games in internet cafes, and that too, only in top tier cities. And then came the internet and smart technology boom.