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BIS Mobile App ‘BIS-Care’ & Standardization, Conformity Assessment and Training Portals

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution launched the Bureau of Indian Standard’s Mobile App ‘BIS-Care’ and three portals – the Standardization, Conformity Assessment and Training Portals of e-BIS on  www.manakonline.in for consumers. The mobile app BIS-Care can be operated on any Android phone and can be downloaded free from Google play store. Consumers can check the authenticity of the ISI-marked and hallmarked products and lodge complaints using this app. The Minister said that the government has taken several steps to protect the interests of consumers.

NITI Aayog Introduces New Program to Decarbonize India’s Transport System

The five-year project will design a tailor-made transport emissions assessment framework for India. The NITI Aayog and the International Transport Forum (ITF) of Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD), have jointly launched a project aimed at decarbonizing India’s transport sector. The program, Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE), is a collaboration between the ITF and the Wuppertal Institute, supported by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

India makes testing of imported telecom equipment mandatory

India has notified the World Trade Organization its intention to make it mandatory for telecom products sold, imported or used in the country, including feedback device, transmission terminal equipment and broadband equipment, to be tested and certified by the Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) under the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

In three separate submissions made to the WTO Committee on Technical Barrier to Trade on the three identified items, India sought comments from WTO members on the mandatory certification regime within 30 days.

Adoption of TSDSI transposed 3GPP standards National Standards by TEC

TSDSI, as an organizational partner of 3GPP has transposed 3GPP standards (same as Recommendations ITU-R  M.2012-4) totaling 402 in numbers and had provided to TEC for adoption as national standards by TEC. These radio interface standards detail the features and parameters of IMT-Advanced like compatibility, international roaming, and access to high-speed data services.   These standards have been processed for adoption as per the “Standardization Guide – A policy document for adoption of the domestic/international standards into national standards”. Now, these standards [TSDSI transposed 3GPP standards (402 Nos.)] have been approved for adoption into national standards.