May 20, 2018
New Medical Device Rules are all set to change the Indian healthcare scenario : Jibu Mathew
By Jibu Mathew Business Head, Life Health Sciences, UL(Middle East, South Asia, ASEAN and Korea) The new medical device rules which came into force from January 2018 has finally given the medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic devices (IVD) industry a distinctive regulatory identity.By delinking devices from drugs, the multitudes of devices used in the country… read more
April 17, 2018
Making Fire Safety Outlive the News : A Ten Point Strategy
Bengaluru: National Fire Service Week is celebrated every year in India from April 14 until April 20. It is in remembrance of the 66 firemen who perished in the fire that erupted and the explosions that followed on April 14, 1944 at the Victoria Dock in the Bombay Port. Here is a 10-point agenda for… read more
April 13, 2018
New Quality Standards for Solar Modules Will Help Consolidate Growth in the Indian Solar Sector
The government’s recently introduced Quality Control Order has received mixed reactions from domestic solar sector stakeholders. A plethora of project developers are unhappy with the timing of the order, though they think the order is well-intentioned. Mercom’s news team recently sat down with Peeyush Gupta, Director, sales and marketing, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), South Asia, at their… read more
April 4, 2018
The Smart Shield
With the country ambitiously gearing to evolve as a ‘Smarter and Digitally’ developed nation, the safety and security solutions industry pushes for a safer, secure and a smarter tomorrow. Have you ever noticed a day without a case of burglary being reported in your morning newspaper? Waking up to the crime reports of the morning… read more
April 1, 2018
Underwriters Labs bets on Indian renewables space
‘E-transactions, compliance consulting to spur expansion’ UL India, a safety consulting and certification company, is counting on new rules planned by the government for a third-party certification to grow in the country, along with a focus on renewable energy, electronic transactions and ensuring the safety of buildings, said Suresh Sugavanam, vice president and MD, South… read more
March 21, 2018
91% of BMTC passenger deaths happen while boarding, alighting bus
An astounding 91% of all passenger fatalities in accidents linked to BMTC buses happens while boarding and alighting. This is a key finding of a comprehensive study of safety in public bus fleets, conducted by global safety science firm Underwriters Laboratories and World Resources Institute. Launched in March 2015, the study tracked 1,964 fatal crash… read more
March 15, 2018
Quality Council of India and UL bring government and industry to accelerate standards development for multiple sectors
QCI and UL bring together government agencies and industry associations to accelerate the development of a robust quality ecosystem for building ‘Brand India’ Third edition of the Standards Roundtable provided industries with an unique platform to share feedback with the Government to enhance global and local competitiveness through consensus-based standardization in India New Delhi, March… read more
March 1, 2018
Consumers must demand safety, it’s the key to growth
Global safety science major UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has set up a state-of-the-art facility in Gurugram, its second such centre in India after Bangalore. UL conducts safety audits for companies across industries, testing, inspecting and certifying products to ensure they measure up to global safety standards. Suresh Sugavanam – V-P and MD, UL South Asia –… read more
February 28, 2018
Indian pharma cos bracing up to comply with European General Data Protection Regulation
With new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) slated to be enforced from May 25, 2018 to strengthen data protection for all European origin individuals and businesses, the Indian pharmaceutical industry with operations in EU or having distribution partners, CROs, software vendors etc in Europe are rushing against time to comply with new data protection… read more
February 26, 2018
UL Bangladesh Managing Director Sarbajit Mukharjee hands over a certificate to RR-Imperial Director and CEO Mahbub Hossaian Mirdha at a ceremony at UL Bangladesh office at Uttara in the capital on Sunday. UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the USA’s highest standardisation authority, handed over the certificate to RR KABEL, as the first ever any Bangladeshi cables manufacturer… read more