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BIS CELEBRATES WORLD STANDARDS DAY ON 14TH OCTOBER

BIS CELEBRATES WORLD STANDARDS DAY ON 14TH OCTOBER

Context:

On the occasion of World Standards Day on 14th October 2021, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) organized a day-long event on the theme of ‘Shared Vision for a Better World’ Standards for Sustainable Development Goals at its headquarters in New Delhi.

About the Event:

  • Minister of State (MoS) for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey presided over the event.
  • During his address to the, he signified environmental sustainability through standardization.
  • He emphasized the importance of the MSME sector in India and how the implementation of standards facilitate access to national and international markets.
  • He mentioned the critical role that standards play in ensuring the integration of diverse technologies and the interoperability of innovations required for propelling smart cities of the future.

World Standards Day:

  • It is an international day celebrated internationally each year on 14 October.
  • The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) and others.

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