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.'

Question: 

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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