Bureau of Indian Standards 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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BIS: New Indian Standard for ‘Mitticool refrigerator’

National Standards Body “Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)” recently developed an Indian Standard for “non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay or “Mitticool refrigerator”. The developed standard is “IS 17693: 2022””. Who invented Mitticool Refrigerator? Mitticool refrigerator has been invented by Shri Mansukh Bhai Prajapati of Gujarat. The refrigerator uses an environmentally friendly technology. BIS standard ..

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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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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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