(The Gist of PIB) World Standard Day [OCTOBER-2019]
World Standard Day
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs inaugurated the celebrations of ‘World Standard Day’ by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on the theme “Video Standards create a global stage” in New Delhi.
World Standards Day (or International Standards Day) is an international day celebrated internationally each year on 14 October.
The date marks the day in the year 1946, when delegates from 25 countries gathered in London for the first time and decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization.
While ISO was formed one year later, the first World Standards Day was celebrated in the 1970s.
The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the ASME, IEC, ISO, ITU, IEEE and IETF.
The aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy.