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Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Posted on : 17 Dec 2019

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  • The Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 establishes the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the National Standards Body of India.
  • BIS is the National Standard Body of India for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods.
  • BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to the national economy in a number of ways by:
  • Providing safe reliable quality goods.
  • Minimizing health hazards to consumers.
  • Promoting exports and imports substitute.
  • Control over proliferation of varieties etc. through standardization, certification and testing.
  • BIS Act 2016 allows multiple types of simplified conformity assessment schemes including self-declaration of conformity.
  • BIS Act provides enabling provisions for making hallmarking of precious metal articles mandatory (Gold jewellry, gold artifacts, silver jewellry and silver artifacts).
  • Penal provisions for better and effective compliance have been made stringent under BIS (Hallmarking) Regulations, 2018.
  • New areas identified in standardization are:
  • Alternate fuels
  • E-mobility
  • Medical Devices
  • Smart Cities
  • Digital Technologies (e.g. Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain etc.)
  • New and Renewable energy.

Article Related Questions

  1. With reference to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) consider the following statements
    1.BIS is the National Standard Body of India for activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods.
    2.BIS can check for standardization in alternate fuels, e-mobility, New and Renewable energy.
    BIS can also check for drinking water quality in cities
    Choose the correct answer

  2. 1.2 only

    2.1 and 2 only

    3.2 and 3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1, 2 and 3


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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