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National Consumer Day

Published on December 26, 2019
Current context: The National Consumer Day was observed across the country on 24th December 19.
National Consumer Day 
  • The day is observed to highlight the importance of the consumer movement and to make every consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities.
  • On this day, the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 received the then President's approval and was enacted thereafter.
  • The Act aims to safeguard consumers from any type of exploitation against deficiency in services, defective goods and unfair trade practices.
  • The theme of this year is “alternate consumer grievance/dispute redressal”.
  • The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 received the President’s assent that entails setting up of a Central Consumer Protection Authority, CCPA to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers.
  • The new Act has replaced the old Consumer Protection Act, 1986.


Q.1 The National Consumer Day is observed every year in India on _______?
a. 20th December
b. 24th December
c. 20th November
d. 24th October
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