Articles about Advertising Standards Council of India

ASCI drafts promotional content guidelines for social media influencers

24 Feb 2021

Business
ASCI drafts promotional content guidelines for social media influencers

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has issued a set of draft guidelines that directs influencers to prominently label content that promotes products and services on social media.

Top brands Amazon, Vodafone, Jio under fire for misleading ads

06 Jul 2017

Business
Top brands Amazon, Vodafone, Jio under fire for misleading ads

Among the 199 complaints received from consumers by Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI) against companies showcasing misleading ads, as many as 130 advertisements have been upheld.

MobiKwik may get $100 million funding from BlackRock and others

09 May 2017

Business
MobiKwik may get $100 million funding from BlackRock and others

MobiKwik, which competes with firms such as Paytm and FreeCharge in digital payments space, is now going to get a big boost in its endeavors.

Reliance Jio accuses Airtel of misleading advertisements

02 May 2017

Business
Reliance Jio accuses Airtel of misleading advertisements

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio launched a complain with the telecom regulator TRAI, against its fierce rival Bharti Airtel for violation of tariff rules.

ASCI guidelines to prevent companies from making exaggerated claims

15 Apr 2017

Business
ASCI guidelines to prevent companies from making exaggerated claims

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) in a welcome move has issued a series of guidelines to finally prevent the exaggerated claims made by the companies in their ads.

Jio leads in broadband speed with 16.48 Mbps: TRAI

04 Apr 2017

Business
Jio leads in broadband speed with 16.48 Mbps: TRAI

TRAI revealed that Reliance Jio topped the list in terms of broadband speed (16.48 Mbps in February), with double that of Airtel (7.66 Mbps) and Idea (8.33 Mbps).

Airtel asked to remove "fastest internet" ad

31 Mar 2017

Business
Airtel asked to remove "fastest internet" ad

Reliance Jio approached the Advertising Standards Council of India asking it to remove an Airtel advertisement that claims Airtel has the fastest internet in India.

After Airtel's 'fastest network' claim, Jio objects

22 Mar 2017

Business
After Airtel's 'fastest network' claim, Jio objects

Airtel announced it had the fastest network speed during July-December 2016 according to renowned internet testing firm Ookla.

Court fines Patanjali Rs.11 lakh for misbranding and misrepresentation

15 Dec 2016

Business
Court fines Patanjali Rs.11 lakh for misbranding and misrepresentation

A fine of Rs.11 lakh was levied on Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, by a Haridwar court for "misbranding and misrepresentation of its products."

Reliance Jio's free call offer gets clean chit from TRAI

21 Oct 2016

Business
Reliance Jio's free call offer gets clean chit from TRAI

In a letter addressed to telecom companies in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India clarified that Reliance Jio's free call offers were not discriminatory or non-compliant.

Patanjali moves HC against ASCI notices

16 Sep 2016

Business
Patanjali moves HC against ASCI notices

Patanjali Ayurved has petitioned the High Court accusing the ASCI of defamation and seeking interim relief against the ASCI's notices.

Celebs could end up in jail for misleading advertisements

31 Aug 2016

Business
Celebs could end up in jail for misleading advertisements

Under the draft Consumer Protection Bill, 2015, provisions penalizing celebrities for endorsing products with misleading claims are likely to be introduced.

Baba Ramdev accused for 'Misusing' the Cross in Patanjali ad

16 Aug 2016

Business
Baba Ramdev accused for 'Misusing' the Cross in Patanjali ad

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali displays a cross which showcases the East India Company as a symbol of foreign companies.

Patanjali, HUL, PepsiCo face regulators for misleading advertisements

06 Aug 2016

Business
Patanjali, HUL, PepsiCo face regulators for misleading advertisements

India's advertising regulator Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) hauled up a fleet of consumer goods companies for broadcasting misleading advertisements to the public.