August 2016

Mumbai: Tonnes of garbage removed from Versova beach

Tor A Dahlstrom, consul general of Norway who was a part of the initiative, said, "I will write a letter to all the other consul generals in Mumbai to lend their support to this initiative."

- Unlike in Norway, Brexit is now a game of wits and patience

- It's an apposite reminder that today's Norway could have been Britain's tomorrow if the British hadn't nursed dreams of recapturing imperial glory by following Norway out of the European Union.

After Norway, Switzerland visit, 6 St Kabir School students come back confident and well-adjusted

Six students from St Kabir School, who visited Norway and Switzerland as a part of an international delegation, have not only learnt to adjust in a multicultural environment, but have also become confident and developed a positive attitude.

Norway may gift Finland a mountain for its 100th birthday

Try topping that!

MEA plans conclaves in Latin America, Europe to attract investments

In September, a business conclave with Nordic countries is in pipeline and this would be followed by India-Latin America business conclave in Mexico in November, followed by business meet of India-East European countries in December, officials told ET. While Sweden figures in the top 20 foreign investors in India and Finland and Norway have substantive investments in this country, the Modi government is keen to tap resources and skills from the economically powerful Nordic states.

Women MPs pitch for paternity leave

India joins Norway, Canada with longest maternity leave

Philippine communist leaders vow to return home from Norway peace talks

Five rebel leaders are still in detention hoping to join the 17 travelling to Oslo for the talks.

Norway Has No Plans To Ban Petrol And Diesel Cars

Nearly two months ago, the world wide web was abuzz with the news that Norway intended to ban the sale of all fossil-fuel based cars by 2025. However, Norway is now denying the reports of the country outlawing petrol and diesel-powered cars.

The Arctic knight: Penguin in Norway promoted to brigadier, officers salute

A penguin in Norway has been promoted to brigadier in Royal Norwegian Guard and serves by the name of Sir Nils Olav III. Believe it or not, it's true.

Why should India be concerned about 323 reindeer deaths in Norway?

In what appears to be a freak of nature, 323 reindeer, including 70 calves, were killed after they were struck by the same bolt of lightning in a Norwegian national park. While the numbers are staggering, it isn’t common for lightning to kill animals or individuals.

Philippine govt, Communist rebels agree on indefinite truce: Norway

The Philippine government and Communist guerrillas have agreed an indefinite extension to a ceasefire to facilitate talks on a peace deal, Norway, which is playing the role of intermediary, announced Friday.

Business

India in focus for Norwegian expertise with natural gas

Innovation Norway, DNV GL and the Norwegian Embassy organized a seminar in New Delhi recently to display Norwegian expertise within natural gas, and to address the challenges and opportunities in the evolving market in India.

Nordic CIO interview: Liv Fiksdahl, DNB

CIO of Norwegian bank tells Computer Weekly how Indian outsourcing partners help her keep costs down and digitise the business.

Norway's Yara acquires Tata Chemicals' urea business for $ 400 million

The company has acquired TCL's Babrala urea plant, which has annual production of 0.7 million tonnes (MT) ammonia and 1.2 MT urea, and distribution business in Uttar Pradesh.

Tata Chemicals sale of urea biz to Yara likely to boost credit profile

Tata Chemicals recent sale of its urea business to Yara Fertilisers India is predicted to boost the company's credit profile, said a ratings agency. 

Among FIIs, Norway fund has wider picks

Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), Norway, one of the largest pension funds globally, has a strong presence across Indian companies.

Bharti Airtel’s director of strategic alliances Manish Prakash quits, to join Telenor Group as head of enterprise

Prakash, who is currently serving his notice period at Bharti Airtel, will join Telenor in September to spearhead the group's enterprise or B2B business globally. At Telenor, he will operate from Singapore, which is the second headquarter after Oslo, Norway, the person added.

As network revenue dips, Telenor looks at ad market

Norway's Telenor will set up a separate business unit to claim a share of the rapidly growing mobile advertising market in Asia, chief executive Sigve Brekke told Reuters.

Telenor India launches 4G services in Guntur and Rajahmundry

Telenor India today launched 4G services for its customers of Guntur and Rajahmundry area in Andhra Pradesh.

Culture

Yash and Radhika get engaged in Goa today (press release confirming second film for 2016 travelling to Norway)

The couple wrapped the shoot for the talkie portions for Santhu: Straight Forward last week. They only have the song shoot left, which is slated to happen in Norway in September.

Embassy participates at film launch press conference in Bangalore

Royal Norwegian Embassy Ms Hanne Meldgaard, Minister counselor, Mr Desmon Chacko, country head of FINNAIR, Amala Locations Mr Richard and S2 Combines Chetan Kumar are assisting in the making of ‘Santhu Straightforward’ in Norway.

Zeenat Aman, Huma to attend 'Bollywood Festival Norway'

Yesteryear actress Zeenat Aman and Huma Qureshi will attend the opening ceremony of the 14th 'Annual Bollywood Festival Norway' next month.

Research

Anna Univ researchers to predict landslides in Uttarakhand area

The project will be executed by IRS researchers in collaboration with Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna (HNB) Garhwal University in Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand.

Solar flares: Experts rely on wave

Non-uniform, twisted magnetic energy from sun takes scientists closer to prediction of sun storms. A team from Indian Institute of Astrophysics and University of Oslo, Norway has found, through a numerical model, these fluxes can have non-uniform twist.

‘Ultimately, melting ice caps affect coastal regions’

Over the years, the vast ice cover around the North Pole has shrunk due to global warming. This has led to rise in sea levels which ultimately affects coastal regions like Goa, said Goa Science Centre and Planetarium, director, M M K Balaji. Explaining this phenomenon, through a series of stunning images of the Norwegian Young Sea Ice Expedition 2015, the centre in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian consulate general has organized an exhibition titled 'On Thin Ice'.

Sports

Chennaiyin FC sign John Arne Riise as marquee player

CHENNAI: Reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC has signed Norwegian defender John Arne Riise as their marquee player for the upcoming edition of the tournament.