The Daily Brief – 14th October 2017

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  • The world’s largest combustion research centre, National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) was inaugurated at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras in Tamil Nadu. It is also one the country’s best diagnostic centres to understand combustion.
  • Audrey Azoulay (45) was elected as new Director General of UNESCO. She became the first Jewish director of the UN’s education, science and culture agency.
  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has brought into effect new Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 which replaced Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.  It aims to help in ease of doing business in country, enhance ‘Make In India’ campaign and ensure availability of quality products and services to the consumers.
  • October 14th is celebrated every year as the World Standards Day across the globe to mark the development of voluntary engineering and scientific standards. The theme for year 2017 is “Standards make cities smarter”.

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