Sunday, 15 October 2017

World Standards Day: 14th October

    World Standards Day is observed on On 14th October every year all over the world.

14th October was chosen to mark the date, in 1946, when delegates from 25 countries first gathered in London to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization.

The first World Standards Day was celebrated on 14thOctober, 1970.

World Standards Day theme for 2017 is “Standards make cities smarter”. 

World Students Day:15th October

    World Students' Day is celebrated on 15 October every year on the occasion of birth anniversary of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

The most loved President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam was a scientist who made India proud with his missile defense programme.

But his favourite job was teaching and that’s how he wanted the world to remember him.

Due to his love for students and focus on promoting education, the United Nations declared his birthday (October 15) as ‘World Student’s Day’ in 2010. 

Sunday, 8 October 2017

India to Conduct the First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2017'

     The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency next week from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

This Exercise will be a platform for sharing Best Practices on all aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), strengthening regional response and coordination for Disaster Management among the BIMSTEC member countries.

The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.