January 2016

Business

Norway’s Petroleumsoft to support Indian startups

In a bid to strengthen the startup culture in India, a Norway-based oil and petroleum firm is expanding its operations in the country to provide long-term financial, skill and emotional support to new Indian IT businesses.

Culture

Envoy meets Tollywood's who's who, pitches Norway for film shoots

Norwegian Ambassador to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvag hosted a dinner meeting with the who's who of Tollywood in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Events

Norway Empowers Village Women in Rajasthan Through The Hunger Project

Norwegian Ambassador Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg visited The Hunger Project’s convention for elected women representatives at the Panchayat level (local governance) in Jaipur Wednesday 2 October.

Two Indian seafarers awarded Operational Medal of Norwegian Armed Forces

Two Indian seafarers were last week awarded the Operational Medal of the Norwegian Armed Forces by Consul General Torbjørn Holthe in Mumbai.

Climate

QUANTUM LEAP: The Arctic is opening up despite warming fears 
"Just a month ago, the world was celebrating the deal hammered out during the Paris round of climate change talks. Now we are inundated with reports of extreme and erratic weather events, and their possible connection with climate change," Dinesh Sharma reports from the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway.

Research

Memorandum of Understanding between SINTEF, Norway and Central Public Works Department

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SINTEF, Norway and Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for cooperation on Recycling of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste in India.

Health

Norway-India Partnership Initiative's (NIPI) Newborn project with the United Nations agency of development

Tourism

'Sweden eyes 22 % rise in Indian tourists this year'

"We have a partnership with VisitNorway and VisitDenmark for our marketing efforts in India to create better impact, as we know that the Indian traveller like to do round-trips and the three Scandinavian countries are a perfect combination,"

Indians Overseas Travel Looks Up

As industry players predict that a cheaper dollar would boost the industry further, the segment is happily growing. Countries like Seychelles, Maldives, Vietnam, Finland, Norway, Cyprus, Latvia, Romania, and Argentina are the newer locations explored by Indians off-late. An Indian spends on an average about Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 abroad on a trip.