Coronavirus Outbreak: Gems, jewellery exports stare at steep fall in Q1 next fiscal as disruptions hit operations: Report
A 41 percent annual decline in cut and polished diamond exports led to a cumulative exports fall of 19 percent year-on-year for the overall gems and jewellery industry in February 2020, it added.
Gems, jewellery exports fall by 12.29% in August on decline in manufacturing, liquidity crunch: GJEPC
Gold jewellery exports April to August declined by 1.58 percent to Rs 34,982.69 crore from Rs 35,544.47 crore during April-August 2018.
The gems and jewellery sector is already under pressure on account of stringent lending rules and working-capital crunch.
Interplanetary dust particles in comets may hold major clues to understanding how planets were formed: Study
Surviving samples of pre-solar dust are most likely to be preserved in comets – small, cold bodies that formed in the outer solar nebula.
Trade deficit widened to $14 billion during the month under review as against $11.13 billion in October 2016
Gems and jewellery contribute about 14 percent to the country's overall exports
The government may consider 2-4 percent reduction in gold import duty in the forthcoming Budget, a move that could help boost exports and manufacturing of gems and jewellery
Sitharaman expressed hope that once the CAD enters into comfort zone, the finance minister may want to reconsider relaxing the gold import norms.<br />
Scientists using two different age-determining techniques have shown that a tiny zircon crystal found on a sheep ranch in western Australia is the oldest known piece of our planet, dating to 4.4 billion years ago.