World Standards Day
- 15 Oct 2019
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14 October is celebrated as World Standards Day for paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.
- It is being officially celebrated since 1970.
- It is an annual event.
- The theme for 2019 is ‘Video Standards Create a Global Stage’ — about standardizing the video compression technologies as mobile phones and other electronic devices related to video production is estimated to be 80% of all internet traffic by 2020.
- In India, it is celebrated by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
- BIS also highlighted the road map for ‘One Nation One Standard’ for India.
Bureau of Indian Standards
- BIS is the National Standard Body of India for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods.
- BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to the national economy in a number of ways by:
- Providing safe reliable quality goods.
- Minimizing health hazards to consumers.
- Promoting exports and imports substitute.
- Control over the proliferation of varieties etc through standardization, certification, and testing.