January 7, 2014
Fifth Fire Safety Council in India
UL in India held the fifth UL Fire Safety Council meeting Oct. 23 – 24, 2013, in Mumbai.
January 6, 2014
Drugs & Cosmetics Amendment Bill Tabled in Rajya Sabha
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has introduced the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013 in Rajya Sabha that advocates the establishment of an overarching authority for regulation of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics. The Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013 is comprehensive legislation covering various aspects of drugs and cosmetics, including regulation of… read more
January 5, 2014
Mandatory Standards for Safety Testing of Technical Textiles
The government of India Ministry of Textiles has prepared a draft notification mandating the use of four fire retardant textiles standards under Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986. The draft has been prepared by the Ministry, while working with various departments/ministries for mandatory use of certain standards for technical textiles when safety and public… read more
January 4, 2014
Compulsory Registration Scheme for Electronic Products Deferred
The government of India has extended the deadline for the requirement for Compulsory Registration Order to January 2014. This delay is due mainly to the fact that some manufacturers and importers of electronic items have not yet received registration numbers from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).  Without appropriate registration information, manufacturers and importers cannot… read more
October 22, 2013
UL Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ESMA for Safety and Energy Efficiency Testing in the UAE
Collaboration for total implementation of conformance testing and certification for suppliers as per ESMA regulations
September 30, 2013
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Appoints Suresh Sugavanam as its MD for South Asia
Bangalore, September 30, 2013: UL (Underwriters Laboratories)  announces the appointment of Suresh Sugavanam as Vice President and Managing Director for UL South Asia (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). Suresh takes over from R A Venkitachalam who is moving to a global role as Vice President, Public Safety Mission. Capitalizing on the growth opportunities in India,… read more
August 15, 2013
Samsung Becomes First Manufacturer to Receive Certificate of BIS in India
Aug. 15, 2013, Bangalore: Samsung Electronics became the first manufacturer to receive the Certificate for Safety for its printers based on UL (Underwriters Laboratories) test reports authorized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). According to the Compulsory Registration scheme, manufacturers falling under the pre-determined fifteen categories of electronics products are now required to acquire… read more
August 1, 2013
UL Inaugurates New Product Testing Facility in Gurgaon
A state-of-the-art lab facility specialized in testing and certification of textiles, garments, toys and leather products.
July 24, 2013
UL India Organizes Quiz on Fire and Electrical Safety for Bangalore Schools
In association with the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum to promote safe living among school children.
July 19, 2013
DEWI, a UL Company, Organizes its First Knowledge Forum in Chennai Around Wind Energy
Chennai, July 2013: In an effort to help entrepreneurs and industry move towards embracing wind energy, DEWI, one of the leading international consultants in the field of wind energy and now a UL company, will host its first ‘Knowledge Forum’ – to discuss the importance of measurement and usage of wind energy as well as… read more