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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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BIS: Water Quality Report for state Capitals and New Delhi released

The Water Quality Report was released by the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Shri Ram Vilas Paswan. The report is in line with the Jal Jeevan Mission that was launched to provide clean and safe drinking water to all by 2024. Water Quality Report In order to make sure if clean and safe drinking water ..

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India’s position is 4th in world to provide international standard bulletproof jackets

According to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), India has become the 4th country after the US, UK and Germany to have its own national standard on bulletproof jacket which provides 360-degree protection. Now, India has also begun exporting bulletproof jackets as per its own standards to over 100 countries including European nations. As per ..

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Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution launches National Lab Directory

The National Lab Directory (NLD) has been launched by the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan. The NLD is a one-stop-shop for all testing needs of the industries, academia, researchers and other stakeholders who need to get their Testing Facilities accredited / certified / recognized. Presently, the NLD encompasses ..

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