In India, ban on sale of gold without hallmark from 1 April: What is this tag and why does it matter?
From 1 April 2023, gold jewellery and other artefacts can be sold only if they have the six-digit HUID (Hallmark Unique Identification). This number is unique to each piece of gold. It avoids misselling, guarantees quality, and helps in tracing the item
BIS Recruitment 2022: Applications for 16 vacancies for scientist B to start today
BIS is hiring eligible candidates against 16 posts of Scientist-B. Apply from 6 to 26 August 2022 by visiting the official website at bis.gov.in.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Besides, the standards set by the government provide important guidance for all aspects of city life, the minister added.