Important Events of October – 14
World Standards Day
- World Standards Day or International Standards Day is celebrated internationally each year on 14 October. The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
- 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.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism
On October 14, 1956 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers see Neo-Buddhism.
Suicide Bomb Attack in Pakistan
On October 14, 2015, A suicide bomb attack in Pakistan, kills at least seven people and injures 13 others.
Massive truck bombing in Somalia
On October 14, 2017 A massive truck bombing in Somalia kills 358 people and injures more than 400 others.
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