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World Consumer Rights Day

Published on March 16, 2020
Current context: The World Consumer Rights Day is observed on the 15th of March every year.
World Consumer Rights Day
  • The day is celebrated to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs.
  • The day is was inspired by US President John F Kennedy, who sent a special message to the US Congress on 15th March 1962 for addressing the consumer rights issues.
  • The consumer movement first marked that date in 1983.
  • Consumer International, a non-profit based in the UK, organises awareness drives across 120 countries to mark the day.
  • In India, the government replaced the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 with the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 for the protection of the rights of the consumers.
  • Under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 the consumer rights is defined as ‘the right to have information about different aspects of a good or service such as its quality, quantity, potency, purity, price and standard.'


Q.1 Which day is celebrated as the World Consumer Rights Day?
a. 11th March
b. 15th March
c. 21st April
d. 24th May

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