World Standards Day

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World Standards Day is organized every year on 14 October at the international level.

Important facts

  • The day is dedicated to informing consumers, policy makers and businesses about the importance of standardized measures, technologies and industries.

  • On this day many organizations plan programs to convey the importance of standardization on a global scale.

  • The day honors the efforts of thousands of experts who have played an important role in the development of standards on a global scale.

  • The theme for World Standard Day 2022 - ‘Shared Vision For a Better World.'

Background of the day

  • The day marks the first meeting of representatives of 25 countries, held in London in 1956, who decided to create an international organization to facilitate standardization.

  • This day was first organized in the year 1970.

  • The Indian Standards Institute was established in 1947 with the objective of harmonious development of standardization activities in India.

  • The Indian Standards Institute has been transformed into the Bureau of Indian Standards through the Bureau of Indian Standards Act 1986.

  • The Bureau of Indian Standards carries out the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods.

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