Indian Consumer at Receiving End?
Jan01

Indian Consumer at Receiving End?

An examination of the main problems facing the Indian consumer would make clear the need for more effective government intervention and consumer movement to safeguard consumer rights. The multiplicity of regulatory bodies without any coordination and independent monitoring puts Indian Citizens at a huge risk. Consumer rights, the laws protecting consumers rights and its limitations are all discussed in this article in detail. The...

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Consumer Protection: Global Scenario
Dec31

Consumer Protection: Global Scenario

Consumer protection is assuming newer and wider dimensions across the globe with products and services hitherto unheard of and unimagined hitting the market every day with their telltale impacts on our health, culture environment. Developing countries are striving hard to make consumer protection laws and standards on par with developed nations as the barriers of trade and commerce are getting eroded fast. Here is an overview of the...

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UAE Takes Strict Steps to Protect Consumer
Dec31

UAE Takes Strict Steps to Protect Consumer

The UAE has issued stringent laws that help protect the rights of customers, with the Federal Ministry and individual emirates standing up for customer protection. The history of customer protection rules and regulations in the region are rather chequered. For years, the notion of caveat emptor was predominant and it was the responsibility of the customers to ensure that they are not duped. However, with the realisation that upholding...

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Road Safety Gains Primacy
Dec07

Road Safety Gains Primacy

In a developing country like India where roads are far from ideal and automobile safety standards are nowhere near those of the developed countries, it is heartening that, finally, road safety is emerging as a top priority of policymakers and that automobile safety is a major concern of vehicle manufacturers. It is expected that the next few years will witness a major leap by India in the road safety sector. These developments comes...

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Pro-Pedestrian Vehicle Design
Dec07

Pro-Pedestrian Vehicle Design

Vehicle safety has been generally focused on improving the protection that a car can offer to an occupant, but now vehicles can also be designed to be safer for pedestrians if an accident occurs. While deaths in all other types of passenger vehicle crashes have fallen dramatically during the past decade, pedestrian fatalities make up an increasing percentage of crash deaths, according to a study. In 2012, a total of 4,743 pedestrians...

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Dubai Wants Zero Road Deaths By 2020
Dec07

Dubai Wants Zero Road Deaths By 2020

Dubai is stepping on the accelerator to achieve its goal of achieving zero road fatalities for every 100,000 people by 2020 with a concerted road safety approach. The number one killer in Dubai’s roads is speed, and the authorities are waging a battle against speeding through concerted campaigns. With a sterling track record in automobile safety with respect to vehicle condition and testing, the UAE’s challenge in achieving automotive...

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