Bureau of Indian standards Act 2016 Current Affairs, GK & News

BIS Performance standards for EV batteries

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has created performance standards for batteries being used in electric vehicles, after the recurring incidents of fire. Key Facts BIS has released standard test specifications for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems (performance testing) for the vehicles. Standard IS 17855:2022 was created for these battery packs and systems has ..

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75th Anniversary of Bureau of Indian Standards

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) came into existence in January 6, 1947. In 2020, BIS celebrated its 75th anniversary. During the anniversary celebrations, the Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs Shri Piyush Goyal provided five growth mantra. Five Mantras To grow in future To develop a global organization by learning and integrating global standards ..

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Mandatory Gold Hallmarking from June 1

The Government of India recently announced that it is fully prepared to implement mandatory hallmarking of gold artefacts and jewellery from June 1, 2021. Currently, Gold Hallmarking is voluntary in the country. What is Gold Hallmarking? Gold Hallmarking is providing purity certification to the gold jewellery and artefacts. Only three grades of jewelleries will now ..

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Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016 comes into effect

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has brought into effect new Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 which was notified in March 2016. The Act replaced Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.  It aims to help in ease of doing business in country, enhance ‘Make In India’ campaign and ensure availability of ..

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