OSSI to host conclave on diabetes, obesity in state

MUMBAI: A 3-day conclave to curb and fight major menace of diabetes and obesity, will be held in Goa from April 21 to April 23, and will be inaugurated on April 21, by Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Phadnavis and Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parikar.  Shripad Naik, Minister for Culture and Tourism & Minister for Yoga  and Traditional Medicine and Girish Mahajan, Minister of Health and Medical Education, state government of Maharashtra will grace the occasion amongst other dignitaries. The conference is organised by Society of India (OSSI) under the aegis of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). The theme of the conference is diabesity (diabetics & obesity).


IIGJ offers jewellery diploma courses

MUMBAI: Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai, an initiative of Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), now offers comprehensive and intensive training using state-of-the-art resources encompassing qualified and trained faculty and equipment, supported by audio-visual techniques. The minimum eligibility starts from SSC onwards.  This academic season, IIGJ offers 1-year post diploma course in jewellery management and 1-year post graduate diploma in jewellery techniques and management. It also offers 3-year graduate programme in jewellery designing and manufacturing techniques; and 3-year graduate programme in jewellery designing, manufacturing and management.  IIGJ offers one-of-its-kind 3-year graduate programme in jewellery design and manufacturing techniques with an introduction to management studies in collaboration with Welingkar Institute of Management.


GJF seeks 1.25% GST on gems, jewellery sector

MUMBAI: All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF), national nodal trade body for the promotion and growth of trade in gems and jewellery across India, welcomes GST and has proposed GST rate of 1.25% for the gems & jewellery sector in their representation. Over the past few months, GJF has met FM Arun Jaitley, revenue secretary, more than 15 state FMs, VAT & GST Commissioners and many other Government bureaucrats for GST concerns.