The GoI celebrates the Statistics Day to popularize the use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitize the public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies.
The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis, on 29th June.
Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI) announced that it will institute the Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis National Award in Official Statistics to recognise and honour the work of Official Statisticians working in the Central Government, State Governments and their Institutions.
Theme of Statistics Day for year 2019: Sustainable Development Goals.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO/ADO Mains:
- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of MoSPI: Rao Inderjit Singh.
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