April 2016

Norway students get life lessons at destitute home

The Norwegian students visited DSS for three hours on Friday, spending quality time with each of the 200 mentally challenged children.

Odia IFS Debraj Pradhan appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Norway

Odia IFS  Debraj Pradhan appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Norway. Mr. Debraj Pradhan (IFS: 1981), presently Ambassador of India to Chile, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Norway.  He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

After Panama leak, Norway's open tax system inspires some

The spirit of transparency that has propelled Britain's top politicians to release their tax returns is already a fact of life in Norway, where the annual financial details of every taxpayer are published online in a searchable database.

Norway's state church votes in favor of same-sex marriages

Which is the world's best country to raise family?

Denmark has topped the list of the best countries in the world to raise a family, according to a recent study. As per the research published by Unicef, the Scandinavian country is followed by Finland, Norway and Switzerland, the Independent reported.

Business

Norway calls corporate corruption summit after Panama Papers

Norway's government invited the heads of top company boards to talks on corruption as offshore banking revelations added to a string of allegations over the ethics of some of the country's largest firms.

India joins Norway and Netherlands in wanting 100% electric vehicles

India’s Road Minister says the country will have 100 percent electric vehicles by 2030 to become the first “100 percent electric vehicle nation.” He may not have heard of Norway’s plans – or the Netherlands’.

Norway makes presence felt at DefExpo Goa

Several Norwegian defence producers recently participated in the DefExpo exhibition in Goa last week.

Telenor to roll out 4G in 55 cities using lean GSM tech

Telenor India, which offers 2G services in six circles in India, has refarmed 1.4 MHZ of its 2G spectrum for the deployment of data services.

Maritime India Summit to be game changer in development of port infrastructure

The first Maritime India Summit 2016, slated to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai on April 14, aims to attract potential investors to the vast opportunities that the various components of the maritime sector have on offer, according to Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari. The exhibition has a special India Pavilion and dedicated pavilions for South Korea and Norway.

Norway to showcase maritime firms at Maritime India Summit 2016

Norway will be one of two countries hosting a dedicated country pavilion at the Maritime India Summit 2016 in Mumbai this week. A range of Norwegian maritime companies will present their competence and technology at the pavilion.

Norway's Pension Fund Not To Invest In Coal India, NTPC, Rel Power

Norway's Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), the world's biggest, today said it has excluded 7 Indian firms from its portfolio including NTPC, CIL, Tata Power and Reliance Power.

NSC appoints project managers in India, Africa

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) has appointed two new project managers in India and Africa, as part of the marketing body's bid to reach new markets.

Telenor celebrates World Book Day by donating around 10000 books for under-privileged children

Food 4 Thought Foundation to use the books to open 25 libraries in the next 100 days.

Women directors support quotas for board diversity

The debate continues on whether quotas are the right way to ensure diversity on company boards, but women directors largely seem to agree with that approach. Norway, which has the highest number of women on company boards, also took a quota-based approach. In 2003, it mandated that 40% of all board seats should be occupied by women.

Culture

Norway group crosses language barrier with India through music

Norwegian musical group Ljodahatt recently used the medium of classical Norwegian literature and self-composed music to cross the language barrier in India. This week they played several concerts in New Delhi.

Watch: Puneeth Rajkumar's song for Akira

This one is a high energy but melodious romantic number that captures the beauty of Norway in addition to the chemistry between the film's lead pair.

By Dinesh Sharma: Embassy’s press trip contact writes about our 03 project with Khoj International Artists Association: In Delhi's Khirki, a show explores crossover of science into art

Khoj residency has thrown up interesting concepts and ideas cutting across disciplines and boundaries.

Tourism

Verve Escapes: Why Climbing This Rock In Norway Should Be On Your Bucket List

Sports

Sandhu first Indian to lead club team in Europe

24-year-old goalkeeper from Chandigarh captains the reserves team of Norway’s Stabaek FC.