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.

Government Emphasizes Awareness and Collaboration For Management of Heatwaves

The Ministry informed that advisories emphasizing state compliance with the National Action Plan on Heat Related Illnesses were recently issued to Chief Secretaries. These plans detail essential medicine stockpiling, intravenous fluids, ice packs, ORS solutions, and public awareness campaigns. Additionally, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has prepared a guide on recommended practices for both the general public and vulnerable individuals during summer months.

Stage-III of GRAP Revoked In Delhi As Air Quality Improves

Taking into account the disruptive nature of restrictions under Stage-III of GRAP, impacting a large number of stakeholders and the public, and considering the significant improvement in Delhi’s average AQI, the Sub-Committee unanimously decided to revoke Stage-III of GRAP in the entire National Capital Region (NCR) with immediate effect.

Coastal Restoration Mission by Government of Tamil Nadu

Government of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday issued orders for the launch of the Tamil Nadu Coastal Restoration Mission which is the fourth mission mode project of the Government after Climate Change Mission, Green Tamil Nadu Mission & Wetland Mission. An announcement to this effect was made by the Minister for Finance and Human Resource Management in the Budget Speech during 2023-2024.

Hinges (Quality Control) Order, 2023

The Hinges (Quality Control) Order, 2023 reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring the quality and safety of products in the market. By implementing standardized practices and certification, the order aims to enhance consumer confidence and promote the growth of the industry while maintaining the highest standards of quality.

Measures to Enhance Railway Safety Standards

One major initiative is the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) which is a fund dedicated to the replacement, renewal, and upgradation of critical safety assets. Other measures include Electrical/Electronic Interlocking Systems to eliminate accidents due to human failure, interlocking of Level Crossing (LC) gates and complete track circuiting of stations,