UGC mandates strict compliance to Academic Calendar by Higher Education Institutions

The Higher Education lnstitutions are requested to announce their academic calendar, giving the schedules for all its activities during the year, and also adhere to the timeline for the commencement of the academic session, exam schedule, and declaration of results, etc. as prescribed by the UGC or the relevant Statutory Regulatory Councils, where applicable.

Launch of Phase-II Internship Program in Technical Textiles

The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, continues its stride towards fostering innovation and expertise in the technical textiles sector with the commencement of Phase-II of the Internship Initiation Program. Under the umbrella of the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM), this initiative aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, empowering students with hands-on experience and industry exposure.

BIS Withdraws Series of Standards From March 26th, 2024

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has withdrawn several standards effective from March 16, 2024. This notification was dated April 9, 2024. These standards include Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices, Guide for Evaluation of Medical Devices for Biological Hazards, Internal Fuses and Internal Overpressure Disconnectors for Capacitors for Inductive Heat Generating Plants, etc

Rules For Competitive Examination For Combined Medical Services

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has released the rules and eligibility criteria for the upcoming Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination 2024. This exam is conducted to fill vacancies in various medical officer positions across Central Health Services, Railways, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Ortho Phosphoric Acid (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2024

The amendment exempts Ortho Phosphoric Acid used as a raw material in fertilizer production from the quality control order for a period of 90 days from the notification date. Hence, Ortho Phosphoric Acid used in fertilizer production is exempted from this quality control order until July 12, 2024.

CCTV Cameras to Require BIS Certification for Sale in India

The Indian government has recently amended the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021. The amendment now mandates Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for Closed-Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV Cameras) sold in the country.

CAQM Steps Up Fight Against Paddy Stubble Burning

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in National Capital Region (NCR) and Adjoining Areas has issued a directive emphasizing stricter measures to control paddy stubble burning during the 2024 harvest season. The directive also urges the Government of NCT of Delhi and the state government of Rajasthan to make significant efforts towards eliminating paddy stubble burning during the upcoming season. All relevant states are required to submit monthly status reports on their actions taken based on the plan’s timelines and milestones.