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Centre to launch software to detect dark patterns used by firms on web

Consumer affairs ministry collaborates with IIT-Benaras Hindu University for open-source software

Union government to launch a software to detect dark patterns on the internet, says consumer affairs secretary Rohit Kumar Singh. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 04:47 AM IST

Global rice prices surge 15-year high after India bans exports: Report

Rice prices have increased exponentially and hit a 15-year high in August after India banned overseas grain sales of Indica white rice.

Representational image(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 02:59 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Neha Yadav

Scheme to boost grain storage capacity cleared

The scheme’s overall goal will be to augment grain storage capacity of the country from a current 145 million tonne to 215 million tonnes

A warehousing network linked to the negotiable warehouse receipt system will allow farmers to use stored commodities as collateral for loans (File photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:22 AM IST

You don’t have to share your mobile number with a shopkeeper after a purchase

Government has issued an advisory after several consumers complained that sellers refuse to provide services unless the consumers share their contact details.

Saying that there was a privacy concern too, Singh said that an advisory was issued in the interest of consumers to the retail industry and industry chambers. (File)
Updated on May 24, 2023 11:38 AM IST

Wheat procurement in Punjab to end on May 25: Minister

Food, civil supplies and consumer affairs minister Lal Chand Kataruchak on Tuesday ordered closure of wheat procurement operations in mandis in the state from May 25

State government has operationalised 2,780 mandis in the state during the present rabi season: Minister. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2023 09:26 PM IST
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