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‘World’s Biggest Pearl’ Found in Philippines

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Manila: A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world’s biggest pearl, but he didn’t know it. For 10 years, the 34-kilogram (75-pound) pearl was hidden in a bag under a bed. The fisherman’s family would rub it with their hands before

Indian Exporters to Loose Incentives after GST

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New Delhi: India’s Commerce secretary Ms. Rita Teaotia told the exporting community yesterday that exemptions and incentives, which were being given for promoting exports, would go away once the GST was in place. “Exemptions and incentives will go away once the Goods and Services Tax

GJSCI Certifies 3rd Centre of Excellence in Kerala

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Mumbai: Gems & Jewellery skill Council of India (GJSCI) takes another step towards accomplishing Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s vision of a skilled India by certifying their 3rd Centre of Excellence- KTB (IGJ,Inkel) in Mallapuram, Kerala in presence of Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy- Union Minister

CIBJO Releases Marketing & Education Sp. Report


Milan: With nine weeks to go to the opening of the 2016 CIBJO Congress in Yerevan, Armenia, on October 26, 2016, the first of the CIBJO commissions’ Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by Jonathan Kendall, the

BDB Installs 118′ High Indian National Flag Mast

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Mumbai: A 118 feet high Flag Mast has been installed in the premises of Bharat Diamond Bourse located in the ‘G’ Block of Bandra Kurla Complex, a corporate hub of Mumbai. The Indian National Flag admeasuring 30’ X 20’ was ceremoniously hoisted at the hands

16 Indian Cos Participating in India Diamond Week


Mumbai: In its effort to promote the Indian gems and jewellery industry, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in association with Diamond Dealer Club is organizing the 5th India Diamond Week from August 22 to 25, 2016 at the Diamond Dealers Club, 580

Send Entries for Centurion Emerging Design Comp


Merrick: The Ninth Annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition is officially open and has begun accepting entries. Three lucky winners will receive a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale 2017 show, scheduled for January 28 – February 1, 2017. The competition, sponsored again this

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on 9th Jan ’17


New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India is organizing Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) on 9th January, 2017. PBSA are conferred as part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conventions that have been organized by the Government of India since 2003. PBSA is

KP Chair Releases Mid-Term Report


Dubai: In something of a departure, Kimberley Process (KP) Chair Ahmed Bin Sulayem released a mid-term report about the organization’s activities so far. Some of the initiatives included visits to diamond mining countries in Africa, valuation seminars, and putting under consideration a proposal for using

Urjit Patel is New RBI Governor


New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Saturday signaled continuity by naming Raghuram Rajan’s key deputy, Urjit Patel, as the 24th governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), according to media reports. “Apart from continuity, what worked in Patel’s favour is his knowledge of