BIS - General awareness questions on current affairs

1)   BIS has revised Indian standards on hallmarking _________

a. Gold ingots
b. Gold biscuits
c. Gold coins
d. Gold jewellery
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Gold jewellery

Explanation:
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on 10th Jan said it has revised Indian Standard on gold hallmarking, which is effective from January 1 this year.

Indian standard on gold hallmarking has been revised and has been made effective for implementation with effect from January 1, 2017.

The hallmarked gold jewellery will now be available in three grades of 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat.

The caratage will also be marked on jewellery in addition to fineness for convenience of consumers,

For 22 carat jewellery 22K will be marked in addition to 916 (22K916), for 18 carat jewellery 18K will be marked in addition to 750 (18K750) and for 14 carat jewellery, 14K will be marked in addition to 585 (14K585).

Hallmark on gold jewellery will now have four marks.

These are the BIS Mark, the purity in carat and fineness (22K916 for 22 carat), assaying centre's identification mark and jeweller's identification mark.

Know More About BIS

  • The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national Standards Body of India.
  • It working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
  • Headquarters?: ?Manak Bhawan
  • Agency executive?: ?: Alka Panda, Director General
  • Formed?: ?23 December 1986