Ministry of Mines Current Affairs - 2020

GJEPC launches first virtual buyer-seller meet

On September 3, 2020, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council inaugurated its first virtual Buyer and Seller meet to facilitate loose diamonds. Diamond mining in India Until the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in 1726, India was the only place where diamonds were mined. In 2013, India mined 37,515 carats of diamond. This is Read More…

SATYABHAMA Portal for AtmaNirbhar Bharat in Mining and Mineral Sector launched

A portal named ‘Science and Technology Yojana for AtmaNirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement (SATYABHAMA)’ was launched by Union Ministry of Mines and Coal, Pralhad Joshi. About the Portal The portal has been designed and developed by emphasizing the need for promoting the role of digital technology in the mineral and mining sector of the country. Read More…

Sridhar Patra appointed CMD of NALCO

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Sridhar Patra as the new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO). He has been appointed as CMD of NALCO till the date of his superannuation, i.e. on 31 October 2024 r until further orders, whichever is earlier. At Read More…

India to Host International Geological Congress 2020

India is set to host the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in New Delhi during the first week of March 2020. The theme for next year conference is ‘Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Development’. About International Geological Congress (IGC) It is popularly described as ‘Olympics of Geosciences’. The IGCs are a prestigious global Read More…

KABIL: Govt sets up Khanij Bidesh India Ltd to ensure supply of strategic minerals

Union Ministry of Mines has set up joint venture company namely Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL) to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to Indian domestic market. This new company is mandated to ensure mineral security of the country and help in realizing the overall objective of import substitution. About Khanij Bidesh Read More…