New Head of Innovation Norway in India to begin tenure in January
Cristian Valdes Carter takes over as head of Innovation Norway's operations in India from January 2021.
Norway steps up efforts to combat non-communicable diseases in low-income countries
Norway will contribute an additional USD 133 million to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in low-income countries from 2020 to 2024. “Non-communicable diseases are the leading killers of our time.
A warm welcome to our new Consul General in Mumbai
We welcome our new colleague, Arne Jan Flølo, who took over as Consul General in Mumbai after Ann Ollestad in the beginning of September this year.
Climate Resilient infrastructures
The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) has signed an Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for providing technical support to reduce the risks to infrastructure developmental projects in the fragile mountain terrain of Uttarakh
About the corona situation
The rules for entry to Norway and other rules regarding immigration are affected by the corona situation. You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding entry to Norway, your application for residence, visa, family immigration and work.
The Ministry of Justice and Public Security abolishes requirement for visible ears on passport photo for people with religious headgear
On 17 September 2020, the Government concluded that the requirement for visible ears shall be annulled for persons with religious headgear when the Ministry of Justice and Public Security adopts new passport and ID card regulations.
New fee for Norwegian passports
From 19 October 2020, a new regulation is applicable on passports and national ID cards.
SustHome - App to track energy consumption
The Indian think tank TERI has developed an app SustHome that helps consumers to track energy consumption and provide temporal and peer-group comparison along with energy saving tips and information about energy efficient appliances.
Norway-India Joint Commission meeting
The Norway India Joint Commission meeting was held on 13 October. Strong and longstanding collaboration on issues like blue economy, health and trade were discussed.
Norway's new export action plan
The Norwegian Government has launched a new Export Action Plan that highlights the need for the government to build closer relationships with the industry and companies. The plan announces a new unit for export promotion named Business Norway.
Towards a green future
Green restructuring and exports received a push when the Norwegian national budget was announced last week. Amongst several points, the budget states that the economic policy shall serve to create a green future.
Building Resilience of Farmers towards Climate Change
Climate Change is a risk multiplier. The farming community is the most vulnerable to risks caused by climate change. Increase in rain or drought can have serious impact on livelihood of farmers. One way to address the risk is to build the resilience.