PIB Analysis : 20th June

PIB Analysis for UPSC CSE

Topics Covered

  1. National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies
  2. Facts for Prelims : Operation Sankalp

1 . National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies

Context : The National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), India’s national accreditation body, secured international equivalence for its accreditation programme for personnel certification bodies in the annual meetings of the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation in Singapore today.


  • NABCB, a constituent Board of the Quality Council of India provides accreditation to Certification and Inspection Bodies based on assessment of their competence as per the Board’s criteria and in accordance with International Standards and Guidelines.
  • NABCB is internationally recognized and represents the interests of the Indian industry at international forums through membership and active participation with the objective of becoming a signatory to international Multilateral / Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MLA / MRA).

About the Release

  • NABCB has currently accredited one certification body for Personnel Certification and has 4 applicants.
  • This programme will help professionals to get certified based on their competence in any required field.
  • NABCB is already supporting Ministry of AYUSH and has accredited a certification body for certification for Yoga professionals. This would promote Yoga certification scheme internationally.

2 . Facts for Prelims

Operation Sankalp

  • Indian Navy launched Operation Sankalp to safeguard its vessels transiting through Persian gulf and gulf of Oman
  • This comes amidst growing tensions in the Middle East, after attacks on oil tankers

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