Monday, March 03, 2014

Current Affairs Updated - 4th March - Civil Services


1. Its is an international standard related to quality management system, applicable to any organization from all types of business sectors and activities.

2. Provides guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.

3.To seek continuous performance improvement for all organizations.

Eligibility for ISO 9001:2008

To meet the requirements for the ISO 9001:2008 certification, an organization should demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet applicable regulatory requirements and continue to meet changing expectations of customers.

Advantages of ISO 9001:2008

1. Ensures sustained customer satisfaction by producing, delivering services and providing support functions that meet customer’s needs and expectations.

2. Increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization through continual improvement in systems and products /services quality.

3. Involves Top management in the improvement of the Quality management System.

4. Facilitates the organization to become a customer-focused organization.

2. World Bridge Championship 2015 to be hosted by Panaji and Chennai

3. International Gandhi Award conferred on - 

a. Dr. Vijay Kumar Vinayak Dongre
b. Professor Guocheng Zhang

4. India and Bahrain signed pacts to boost bilateral trade - 

# In presence of PM Dr. Manmohan Singh and Bahrain King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa in New Delhi.

# Youth and Sports Field - Exchanging youth and sports team in various games. Bilateral cooperation in the field of sports should be considered.

# MoU signed between Diplomatic Institute of Bahrain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Service Institute to promote bilateral cooperation between the 2 institutes.

# Joint Committee for Technical and Economic Cooperation which was established in 1981 to be replaced by high level Joint Commission.

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