Bureau of Indian Standards Current Affairs, GK & News

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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CSIR-CMERI transfers technology of community level Water Purification

On October 8, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research transferred “High Flow Rate Fluoride and Iron removal” technology to a Howrah based private firm. The technology is used for community level water purification. Highlights The water purification system has flow rate capacity of 10,000 litres per hour. It uses commonly available raw materials ..

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Extension of last date: Hallmarking of precious metals to be mandatory from 1st June 2021

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Sh. Ram Vilas Paswan has declared the provision of mandatory hallmarking of precious metals like gold jewellery and artifacts will be effective from 1st June next year. Key highlights The Govt. had announced mandatory hallmarking in November, last year. The announcement of the extension has been made during the launching ceremony ..

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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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WHO: Ground Water contaminated with Uranium in India above 30 micro-gram per litre

On March 16, 2020, the Minister of State for Jal Shakti Shri Rattan Lal Kataria announced in the parliament that ground water is contaminated with Uranium at 30 micro-grams per litre in the country. Highlights According to the ministry, the World Health Organization has quoted that the ground water in localized areas of certain states ..

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