BIS prepares draft standard for water supply in states

News: Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) has prepared a draft standard for the supply system of piped drinking water. Facts: Aim: To act as a benchmark for maintaining water quality and developing a uniform process for states opting to implement it. What does the draft contain? It lays down the requirements for water utilities, including procurement… Continue reading BIS prepares draft standard for water supply in states

Delhi has the most unsafe tap water

News:Union Minister of Consumer Affairs has released the Water Quality Report for State Capitals & Delhi as analysed by the Bureau of India Standards (BIS). Facts: About the report: The samples of drinking water were tested as per Indian Standard 10500:2012 (Specification for Drinking Water) as set by the Bureau of India Standards (BIS). The… Continue reading Delhi has the most unsafe tap water

National Lab Directory

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs has launched the National Laboratory Directory. The National Lab Directory is an online platform created by the National Standards Body of India, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). It is a one-stop-shop for all testing needs of the industries, academia, researchers and other stakeholders who need to get their testing facilities… Continue reading National Lab Directory

BIS to set up Pashmina testing centre in Leh

Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) would set up a Pashmina testing centre in Leh in partnership with the lab of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council(LAHDC),Leh. The pashmina products will also get a code from the Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) certifying their genuineness and quality. Pashmina is a fine type of cashmere wool.Cashmere wool has strong, light,soft… Continue reading BIS to set up Pashmina testing centre in Leh

Refurbished mobile imports certified by BIS get govt nod

India has decided to allow the import of refurbished or second mobile phones subject to the condition that they are certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Earlier,the government was against the import of refurbished electronics products into the country.It feared that companies may use it to dump hazardous electronic waste.Also,it would negate the… Continue reading Refurbished mobile imports certified by BIS get govt nod