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Planning to buy a Water Pump? Here’s what you should know

India has always been facing troublesome water issues, both in rural and urban areas. With World Water Day around the corner, our Standard IS 8472 on Water Pump can help you make the smart buying decisions. Over the years, water pumps have proved to be an integral part of residential setups. Thanks to these powerful and efficient water pumps, moving water from ground levels to top floors of high-rise buildings that too without any major manual interference, has become possible. The use of water pumps to extract water from underground...

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अंतरराष्ट्रीय मातृभाषा दिवस

  मातृभाषा व्यक्ति जब जन्म लेता है तो खुद को अभिव्यक्त करने के लिए भाषा को अपना माध्यम बनाता है। जन्‍म लेने के बाद मनुष्‍य जो सबसे पहली भाषा सीखता है वही उसकी मातृभाषा होती है। भाषा ही किसी भी व्यक्ति की...

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How females can save themselves from contracting HIV/AIDS.

HIV is a term that instils fear and confusion among many. Ever since the epidemic was discovered, it has claimed the lives of around 35 million people, while over 70 million have been affected by it. As per reports by the World Health Organization, by the end of the year 2017, about 36.9 million people across the globe had been living with HIV. The HIV infection is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This virus lives in human blood, breast milk and sexual fluids, and attacks the immune system, thus exposing the body to various...

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Are you handling customer complaints in the right way?

Customer complaints are diverse in nature and occur in all types of businesses. A lot depends on how these customer complaints are handled by the company in question. If handled tactfully, this can boost business, but if ignored or mishandled, such issues can become chaotic. The manner in which a company deals with customer complaints says a lot about how customer-centric they are. That’s because Taking care of customer issues is a task that requires a lot of thought and care. Here are the good practices which will really help in that...

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A basic guide to Induction Motors

  What is an induction motor? An induction motor is a type of motor that only has armotisseur windings. A very commonly used motor in different applications, an induction motor is among the most modest motors when it comes to its construction. As is suggestive from its name; the induction motor works on the principle of induction. So, when the rotating magnetic field of stator cuts the stationary rotor, an electro-magnetic field gets induced into the rotor. An induction motor is commonly utilized in residential, commercial, as well as...

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Things you should know about Alpha Picoline

  What is it? Alpha Picoline, also denoted as α-picoline, is a methyl pyridine isomer that is colourless at room temperature and pressure, and gives off a characteristic odour similar to that of pyridine. Due to its miscibility with water and various organic solvents, alpha picoline is used as an intermediate in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and latex manufacturing industries.  2-vinylpyridine is the largest single derivative of alpha picoline.   Are there any risks associated with it? Alpha Picoline is flammable in both...

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How to choose a good Laundry Detergent

We all need a good laundry soap to do our laundry. Laundry soaps emulsify oil so that it could be washed away with water. In addition to this, laundry soaps also work towards allowing insoluble particles to dissolve in water, in order for them to get carried away by water. Whenever we see some laundry detergent bottles, we find a similarity in them. We do not dig deeper and see the qualities present in them which set them apart. Instead, we just take a quick glance at all the bottles, choose one and then buy it. You will be shocked to know...

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Contribute to making the world better this World Food Day

If you go around asking people, you will find that everyone has something different and interesting to say about food. Some may even relate it to emotions, and why not? Food, after all, has been our constant source of happiness. Delve into a hot bowl of noodles or a hot cup of tea or whatever your favourite delight is, and you will realize what true bliss food can be. Given, the importance of food in our lives, it seems legit to have a day dedicated to it, doesn’t it? However, although this notion makes a lot of sense, the celebration of...

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BIS Grants Quality Certification to Etawah Swachha Bharat Mission

BIS has recently granted the Etawah Swachha Bharat Mission, Management Committee, U.P, a Quality Management System (QMS) Certification licence as per IS/ISO 9001:2015. This is the first QMS Certification to be awarded to such an Organization. The Etawah Swachha Bharat Mission, Management Committee is chaired by the District Magistrate, and is engaged in conducting several awareness programmes through information, education and communication, HRD activities, and internal office management activities, all working towards making the district...

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Disinfectant Fluids – The modern approach to clean homes

Disinfectant fluids or liquids refer to antimicrobial cleaning products, which when applied to different surfaces of non-living objects, for instance, kitchen sinks, floors, and bathroom walls and so on, work to eliminate the harmful microorganisms residing there. We live in a world where normal cleaning using soap and water is not enough for homes and the various surfaces in it. Researches have revealed that contaminated environments lead to transmission of microbes which further cause healthcare-associated infections. Germs are widespread...

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World Bio-Fuel Day 2018 – A Step towards a Sustainable India

August 10th has been christened as the World Bio-Fuel Day, a step that is a bid towards creating awareness about green fuels, or non-fossil-fuels. It was on this day, back in 1893, when the inventor of the diesel engine, Sir Rudalph Diesel, successfully managed to run a mechanical engine with peanut oil. Thus, to mark this achievement, World Bio-Fuel Day is observed on the 10th of August every year. About Bio-fuels Bio-fuels are renewable, sustainable, bio degradable, and environment friendly; and are seen as alternatives to conventional...

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World Ozone Day

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, also known as World Ozone Day, is celebrated on the 16th of September every year. The theme for World Ozone Day 2018 is “Keep Cool and Carry On”. OZONE LAYER The Ozone layer present on Earth’s stratosphere is a shield which protects us from harmful ultraviolet rays. It is a made of ozone gas that is naturally present in the atmosphere. This layer stretches for about 20-30 km from Earth’s surface, and is essential to support all forms of life on Earth. At any given time,...

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Buying Gold on Akshaya Tritiya? Here’s How You Can Do It Right.

Akshaya Tritiya is traditionally earmarked as a day for beginning new ventures, purchase valuables and make investments. It is believed to be an auspicious time where investments and other good deeds bring success and luck. It is also a time to stay aware and alert With such deep-rooted beliefs which are surrounded by ancient tales of prosperity, NBFCs and jewellers in India see strong footfall on Akshaya Tritiya to buy at least a token gold coin at the very least. Since buying gold is a popular practice on this day, it is also a time to...

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Family Planning is a Human Right – World Population Day 2018

World Population Day is an awareness day established by the UN which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and the importance of population issues, including their relation to development and even the environment. The day was marked on the 11th of July, 1990 in over 90 countries. Every year, World Population Day follows a particular theme, concentrating on the various aspects of population issues. This year, on 11th July, 2018, World Population Day will follow the theme – Family planning is a human right. The Need for Family...

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A brief on IS 1:1968 ‘Specification for the national flag of India (cotton khadi ) (Second revision)’

The National Flag of India is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (kesaria) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion. The ratio of the length of the flag to its width is 3:2. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel which represents the chakra. The top saffron colour indicates the strength and courage of the country. The white middle band indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The green shows the fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land. The design of the Ashoka Chakra is...

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BIS – Enhancing credibility and sustainability in Management System Certification

“As the National Standards body of India, it has been our endeavour to operate a credible and proficient Management Systems Certification (MSC). We believe that identifying essential elements of current best practices and adopting it, with an objective to deliver timely, efficient, and transparent value added service to their clients, througha technically sound and simplified process on a cost effective scale, is the best way for a futuristic, sustainablecredible certification system.  Capacity building coupled with effective and...

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