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MECL begins gold mining in Kolar after 16 years

The Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited recently began the Kolar Gold Field exploration after 16 years. Background The Kolar Gold mines are located nearly 100 km from Bengaluru. They were closed in 2001 due to the fall in gold prices. The pyroclastic and pillow lava at the mines were declared as a National Geological Monument by ..

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World Gold Council Report: 37% of Indian Women never bought gold

On May 27, 2020, the World Gold Council released its report on Retail Gold Insights: India Jewellery Report. According to the report, around 37% of Indian women never bought jewellery. Highlights The report says that gold jewellery was the second most popular item among “Fashion and Lifestyle” shoppers next to clothes and silk sarees. Around ..

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World Gold Council report: RBI ranks 6th in buying gold abroad

The World Gold Council (WGC) recently released its report, “World Gold Outlook 2020”. The report says that gold has performed the best since 2010 in 2019. In 2019, the gold trade in USD has increased by 18.4% as compared to 2010. Highlights: India According to the WGC, RBI (Reserve Bank of India) currently holds 625.2 ..

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New Rules to sell hallmarked gold Artifacts

On January 14, 2020, the GoI announced that Indian jewellers shall be allowed to sell hallmarked gold artifacts that are made of 14, 18 and 22 carat gold alone. Also, it is mandatory for all jewellers to get compulsory hallmark. Currently gold hallmarking is voluntary. The mandatory ruling is to be implemented from January 15, ..

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World Gold Council Report

  The World Gold Council its latest report highlights the quantum of gold holding by the different countries. The findings of the report are: India has the 11th largest gold reserve and the current holding pegged at 607 tonnes. India’s would have been at the tenth position had the list included only countries. International Monetary ..

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