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Jewellery traders shout slogans during their nationwide strike to protest against Centre's implementation of mandatory hallmarking of jewellery items, in Bhopal on Monday.(PTI Photo)

As jewellers hold strike, key things to know about gold hallmarking rules

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Gold hallmarking was earlier voluntary in nature, but the government made it mandatory with an aim to ensure gold consumers are not cheated by sellers.
BIS (Hallmarking) regulations were implemented with effect from June 14, 2018.
BIS (Hallmarking) regulations were implemented with effect from June 14, 2018.

Govt makes gold hallmarking mandatory: What it means

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 07:46 AM IST
According to Bureau of Indian Standards, the hallmarking of jewellery is required to enhance its credibility and customer satisfaction through the third party assurance for the marked purity/fineness of gold, consumer protection.
Interested and eligible candidates can apply online at the official website of BSI. (ANI File Photo)
Interested and eligible candidates can apply online at the official website of BSI. (ANI File Photo)

BIS Recruitment 2021: 28 Scientist-B vacancies on offer, here's how to apply

PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 11:30 AM IST
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has invited application for the post of Scientist-‘B’ in the specified disciplines and categories.
Compulsory BIS certification and publication of the Quality Control Order is necessary for the sale of protective helmets, according to the road transport ministry.(Abhinav Saha/HT Photos)
Compulsory BIS certification and publication of the Quality Control Order is necessary for the sale of protective helmets, according to the road transport ministry.(Abhinav Saha/HT Photos)

Govt revises safety standards for two-wheeler helmets: Here’s what you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 03:05 PM IST
The International Road Federation has welcomed the road transport ministry’s move to bring helmets for two-wheeler riders under the mandatory BIS regime.
Parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.(PTI)
Parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.(PTI)

Over 50% mobile, electronic manufacturers registered with BIS are Chinese: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Most traders in markets such as Lajpat Rai market, Bhagirath Palace and Sadar Bazar are concerned over the government raising duties on Chinese items.
Most traders in markets such as Lajpat Rai market, Bhagirath Palace and Sadar Bazar are concerned over the government raising duties on Chinese items.

Little bits of China all around us

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Ashok Malhotra’s first-floor shop is a fascinating jewel in this crown. Almost all of the lights on display in his flickering shop, Malhotra informs us, are imported from the Guzhen, famous as China’s (and slowly the world’s) lighting capital.
IIT Roorkee. (HT file)
IIT Roorkee. (HT file)

IIT Roorkee inks MoU with Bureau of Indian Standards

Dehradun | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 03:47 PM IST
As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), both entities will collaborate in a number of fields including civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, earthquake engineering, development and management of water resources and renewable energy projects.
Currently, masks and hand sanitizers have been declared as essential items till June. Its prices are fixed by the government.. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Currently, masks and hand sanitizers have been declared as essential items till June. Its prices are fixed by the government.. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Govt relaxes manufacturing norms for PPE makers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 02:15 PM IST
BIS is a national standards body that functions under the Consumer Affairs Ministry. It has framed more than 25,000 quality standards for different products/services.
BIS Recruitment 2020. (Screengrab)
BIS Recruitment 2020. (Screengrab)

BIS Recruitment 2020: Registration process to fill 150 vacancies of scientists begins at bis.gov.in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 09:40 AM IST
BIS is conducting the recruitment drive to fill 150 vacancies of Scientist-‘B’ in the specified disciplines and categories.
BIS Recruitment 2020. (HT file)
BIS Recruitment 2020. (HT file)

BIS Recruitment 2020: 150 vacancies of Scientists notified, check details here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 03:36 PM IST
The recruitment drive is being conducted to fill 150 vacancies of Scientist-‘B’ in the specified disciplines and categories.
From April 1, all liquor bottles in the will have on their labels prominent statutory warnings, asking consumers to not drink and drive and outlining how alcohol consumption is harmful for health.(Getty Images)
From April 1, all liquor bottles in the will have on their labels prominent statutory warnings, asking consumers to not drink and drive and outlining how alcohol consumption is harmful for health.(Getty Images)

Alcohol bottles to carry health warnings from April 1

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 11:46 PM IST
For alcoholic beverage bottles up to 200 ml, the letters on the label, all in capitals, should not be less than 1.5 mm high; bottles larger than 200 ml will have letters 3mm tall.
Safety during a bike drive is utmost necessary, and the reason behind most of the deaths due to two-wheeler's  accidents  on roads were because the riders did not wear the helmets(HT File)
Safety during a bike drive is utmost necessary, and the reason behind most of the deaths due to two-wheeler's  accidents  on roads were because the riders did not wear the helmets(HT File)

No new two-wheelers to be sold without helmets in Bihar from 2019

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Tripathi, Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2018 10:59 AM IST
The state government on Friday issued letters to all district magistrates ( DMs ), superintendents of police (SPs) and district transport officers ( DTOs ) directing them to ensure the order making it mandatory for dealers to make available quality safety head gear- helmet.
Rajasthan had, in 2015-16 used 100 million tonne of river sand. Following the ban, it came down to 63 million tonne in 2016-17.(AFP/Representative image)
Rajasthan had, in 2015-16 used 100 million tonne of river sand. Following the ban, it came down to 63 million tonne in 2016-17.(AFP/Representative image)

Rajasthan studies if sand could be manufactured from mine waste

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:31 PM IST
The Supreme Court had imposed a ban on river sand mining in November last year following which construction works have been badly affected.
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