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World Metrology Day 2022 : Theme

World Metrology Day 2022 : Theme

Celebrated annually on 20 May globally.

  • The day is observed on the anniversary of signing the famous Metre Convention in the year 1875 in Paris,
  • Theme for 2022: Metrology in the Digital Era.
  • The Day is organised jointly by The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) and Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM).

Metre Convention:

  • It was signed in Paris on 20 May 1875 by representatives of 17 nations.
  • The treaty created the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), an intergovernmental organization under the authority of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) and the supervision of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM).
  • The Convention was signed in Paris on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations.
  • It aims to set the framework for collaboration in science and measurements globally.
  • Metrology is called the scientific study of measurement.

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