Blood diamonds: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme inaugurated by Commerce Secretary

The Plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is being hosted by India.  The meeting was inaugurated by Commerce Secretary, Dr Anup Wadhawan. Presently, India exports around USD 24 billion cut and polished diamonds. It is expected to reach an export target of USD 1 trillion in few years. The KPCS is important ..

India current chair of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)

India is one of the founder members of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and is the Chair of Kimberley Process for the year 2019 with Russian Federation as Vice Chair. The Inter-sessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP) is being hosted by India from 17th to 21st June, 2019 in Mumbai. Besides meetings of different Working ..

India to chair Kimberley Process (KP) from January 2019

India will chair the Kimberley Process (KP), a global initiative to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain, from 1st January 2019. KP is a joint initiative of different countries, industry and civil societies to control flow of conflict diamonds, which are used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments in the ..

India elected as Vice Chair of Kimberly Process Certificate Scheme for 2018

India has been elected as the vice chair for 2018 and chair for 2019 of Kimberly Process (KP) Certificate Scheme. It was announced by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). The decision regarding the same was taken at the recently held KP Plenary meeting in Dubai. India is a founder member of Kimberley Scheme ..