Context: Recently, the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation has decided to celebrate the Statistics Day, 2020 virtually.
About Statistics Day
- It is celebrated on 29th June to commemorate the birth anniversary of Professor PC Mahalanobis.
- The theme of Statistics Day 2020 is Sustainable Development Goals -3(Ensure healthy lie and promote well-being for all at all ages) and Sustainable Development Goals-5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls).
- It is celebrated to popularise the use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitise the public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies.
- The updated version of the Report on SDGs-National Indicator Framework (NIF) Progress Report 2020 (version 2.1) will be released on the Statistics Day 2020.