BIS Current Affairs, GK & News

BIS-Care App Launched by Ministry of Consumer Affairs

The mobile application of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), known as BIS- Care, has been launched by the Consumer Affairs Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan so that the consumers can check the authenticity of the ISI-marked and hallmarked products through the application. The customers can also lodge complaints using this platform. The BIS-Care app is ..

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NSE launches refiner standards for BIS standard Gold

On July 10, 2020, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) launched NSE refiner Standards for BIS Standard Gold. Highlights Under the new standards, NSE will accept gold bars produced by Indian manufacturers. Till date, NSE accepted only gold bars that were serially numbered by London Bullion Market Association. Significance The inclusion of domestic manufacturers will increase ..

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Bhabha Kavach: New bullet proof jacket developed by BARC-to be used by CISF

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre developed a new bullet proof jacket called Bhabha Kavach. The jackets are to be used by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Highlights Around 5 pieces of Bullet proof jackets were handed over to the CISF. The nominal weight of the jacket is 6.8kg. It is the lightest level-3 plus ..

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New Rules to sell hallmarked gold Artifacts

On January 14, 2020, the GoI announced that Indian jewellers shall be allowed to sell hallmarked gold artifacts that are made of 14, 18 and 22 carat gold alone. Also, it is mandatory for all jewellers to get compulsory hallmark. Currently gold hallmarking is voluntary. The mandatory ruling is to be implemented from January 15, ..

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India to set strict restrictions on non-essential imports from China

Ministry of Commerce and industry has announced that 371 items from China will get strict restriction from March 2020. The move aims at curbing imports of non-essential items such as plastic goods, toys, furniture, sports. Highlights The rules are to be framed by the Ministry in coordination with BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). Though the ..

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