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IIT Roorkee signs MoU with BIS to work on standardisation and conformity assessment activities
India

IIT Roorkee signs MoU with BIS to work on standardisation and conformity assessment activities

As part of the collaboration, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) will extend financial aid to set up a chair in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment at IIT Roorkee

Poor quality PPEs flood market due to lack of strict quality control; procedural loopholes lead to rise of pandemic profiteering
India

Poor quality PPEs flood market due to lack of strict quality control; procedural loopholes lead to rise of pandemic profiteering

Sources said the government is looking at several complaints filed by the notified associates flagging the names of hundreds of such certification firms that are operating without experts, experienced auditors and office address.

Gold jewellery hallmarking made mandatory from next year; here's all you need to know
Business

Gold jewellery hallmarking made mandatory from next year; here's all you need to know

Jewellers have been given one year time to register with the BIS and implement the mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery to ensure purity of the precious metal, Paswan said.

As hard as it is to believe, it’s apparently OK to drink water straight from Mumbai’s taps: BIS survey
India

As hard as it is to believe, it’s apparently OK to drink water straight from Mumbai’s taps: BIS survey

The supply of drinking water through all piped municipal lines in Indian cities is a norm, and one that only Mumbai is currently complying with.

Bank of International Settlements will set up 'green bond' funds for central banks
science

Bank of International Settlements will set up 'green bond' funds for central banks

An advisory committee drawn from a global group of central banks had been set up to support the fund.

Centre plans to make Essential Commodities Act simpler, may replace jail term with penalty, fine; seeks suggestions from states
Business

Centre plans to make Essential Commodities Act simpler, may replace jail term with penalty, fine; seeks suggestions from states

The proposed amendment in the Essential Commodities Act is being done in consultation with the NITI Aayog with an aim to boost investment and ease of doing business without compromising on consumer protection.

Govt prohibits imports of unregistered, non-compliant second-hand electronics, IT goods
Business

Govt prohibits imports of unregistered, non-compliant second-hand electronics, IT goods

Without BIS labelling, the imported goods will be re-exported by the importer, otherwise the customs authorities will dispose of them as scrap

New steel policy with with focus on quality has helped save Rs 5,000 cr, says minister; per capita consumption has gone up
Business

New steel policy with with focus on quality has helped save Rs 5,000 cr, says minister; per capita consumption has gone up

The country's steel production target is 300 million tonnes by 2030 and it has already reached 84 million tonnes which is 5.5% more in the first nine months

Czech security service says Russian players were behind cyber attacks on ministry
News & Analysis

Czech security service says Russian players were behind cyber attacks on ministry

BIS said two separate attacks on the Czech ministry were partly the work of the APT28 hacking group.

Piyush Goyal dismisses Congress' claims of increasing Indian deposits in Swiss banks, says it has dropped by 34% since 2014
India

Piyush Goyal dismisses Congress' claims of increasing Indian deposits in Swiss banks, says it has dropped by 34% since 2014

Piyush Goyal said that contrary to Congress President Rahul Gandhi's assertion that deposits by Indian nationals in Swiss Banks had increased by 50 percent, the actual Indian deposits had gone down by 34 percent

ZTE says the American ban is unfair, unacceptable and could threaten its survival; vows to use legal means to fight back
News & Analysis

ZTE says the American ban is unfair, unacceptable and could threaten its survival; vows to use legal means to fight back

ZTE said it regards compliance as the cornerstone of its strategy, adding it invested $50 million in export control compliance projects in 2017 and plans to invest more this year.

US adds 7 Pakistani firms to list of entities which pose significant risk to national security, dents Islamabad's bid to join NSG
World

US adds 7 Pakistani firms to list of entities which pose significant risk to national security, dents Islamabad's bid to join NSG

The US government has added seven Pakistani firms to a list of foreign entities that pose a "significant risk" to its national security denting Islamabad's bid to join the elite NSG.

Government prescribed standards can simplify Smart Cities project: Ram Vilas Paswan
News & Analysis

Government prescribed standards can simplify Smart Cities project: Ram Vilas Paswan

Besides, the standards set by the government provide important guidance for all aspects of city life, the minister added.

Report unearths bottled water scam: Here's how to check quality, ensure it's fit for consumption
India

Report unearths bottled water scam: Here's how to check quality, ensure it's fit for consumption

Just as the demand for packaged water is going up in India, fraudsters are mushrooming across the country to make quick bucks by inundating the market with polluted and harmful water. Officials of state and central governments are throwing up their hands, claiming to be helpless

Here are 5 things that India can learn from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco
News & Analysis

Here are 5 things that India can learn from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco

Now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is officially over, it’s time we take another look at the whole fiasco and figure out what India can learn from it.