June 2016

Footloose in Oslo

Blog: Fifteen years ago, while serving as India’s high commissioner in Kenya, I learnt that my next diplomatic posting would be to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Immediately, I began to dream of the majestic beauty of the midnight Sun and the Northern Lights, prospects of savouring fresh salmon and pleasures of reading countless books during the long winter months.

Norway MPs vote to go carbon neutral by 2030

Lawmakers have voted for Norway, a major energy-producing nation, to become carbon-neutral by 2030, two decades ahead of schedule, as a result of the UN's December 2015 climate accord.

Norway adopts the world's first zero deforestation policy

The Norwegian government has taken a stand against deforestation and has become the first country in the world to commit to a zero deforstation policy

Repeal 377, let Rainbow Flags fly-Diplomats

Expressing his deepest condolence at the Orlando killings, Baard Hjelde, Head of Political Affairs at the Norwegian Embassy stressed that LGBT rights are human rights which apply to all and guides the country's national and international policy.

Diplomatic missions in Delhi reaffirm LGBTI rights

"In 2009, gender neutral marriage became legal in Norway," said Norwegian Head of Political Affairs, Baard Hjelde.

Culture

Kochi Biennale to organise talk by Pedro Gómez-Egaña

Pedro Gomez-Egana, a Colombian-born artist from Norway who is among the 'First 25' artists announced as participants in the third edition of India's only Biennale, which runs up to March 29, 2017.

Shruti Hassan’s next movie shooting in Norway

The talkie part of Premam has been completed already and the songs are yet to be picturised to complete the movie. For two of the songs, they shoot is planned in Norway in beautiful locations.

Premam heading to Norway

Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s ‘Premam’ is nearing completion. The movie shooting is all complete except for two songs. The songs shoot will begin from Monday. The team is heading to Norway for songs shoot.

Team ‘Premam’ gears up for Norway schedule

The film’s shoot is nearing completion and the makers have decided to shoot the last two songs in the exotic locales of Norway. The filming will kick start in the third week of July and the entire shooting will be wrapped up with this schedule.

Naga chaitanya’s Premam Audio Release Date Fixed 

Spoof video 'tribute' created by a Norwegian on the song from Shivam 

Business

India-Norway: burgeoning busines synergy

A recent visit to the capital of Norway---Oslo---offered the opportunity to study the country’s economic success story and note its increasing interest in Asia’s emerging economies, especially India, and immense scope for deepening cooperation for mutual benefit.

Second issue of Norway-Asia Business review

Norway may become the first country to ban sales of gas-powered cars

The drive toward electrified vehicles will come faster and easier for some countries and cultures than others. If legislation pending in Norway is enacted, it will be the first country to mandate the shift from cars with gas engines. Four major Norwegian political parties are in favor of laws to ban sales of new gasoline-powered cars starting in 2025, according to Electrek.

Telenor India Completes Largest Commercial Deployment Of Huawei Blade Site Solution

Telenor has completed the largest commercial deployment of Huawei’s Blade Site wireless base-station solution in India.

Poly Medicure: In pursuit of excellence

The company has successfully implemented a QMS (Quality Management System) which has been accredited by DNV, Norway with ISO 9001:2008, ISO-13485: 2003 and CE – 0434 from DNV, Norway thus making the entire product range compliant with international quality standards.

Adecco Group India announces ‘CEO for one month’ internship experience

'CEO for One Month' was launched in Norway in 2011. In 2014, it became a global initiative offering one 'Global CEO for One Month' position alongside Adecco Group's global CEO.

EVRY India to hire 600 at Mohali unit

Bengaluru-based IT player EVRY India is planning to invest Rs 100-125 crore in next 2-3 years to build infrastructure and strengthen research and development (R&D) etc.

The software player, a 100 per cent wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian IT player-EVRY ASA, is also targeting to double its headcount in Mohali and Bengaluru in three years. At present, it is employing 600 people in Mohali and 1500 in Bengaluru.

Evry to double headcount

Evry India, formerly known as Span Infotech, plans to double its headcount and revenues from India operations in the next three years.

ONGC Sets New Pre-Monsoon Rig Move Offshore India

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. (ONGC) has, with the support of Norway's Aqualis Offshore, set a new pre-monsoon rig move record offshore India recently that involved 33 mobile offshore drilling units (MODU).

Norway to amend laws governing foreign-crew use

The Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs says that it is now in the process of amending legislation to allow for the employment of foreign nationals onboard locally registered carriers and aircraft.

Norway looks for new market in India

The council, which is a public company owned by the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries, has appointed business expert Yogi Shergill as country director for India.

Sports

Gupreet likely to start in Europa League qualifier

Indian national team's goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is likely to start for Stabaek FC in Europa League's first qualifying round match against Welsh side FC Nomads of Connah's Quay at Wepre Park on Thursday. Even if the tall shot-stopper sits in the dugout, which is unlikely, no Indian has come close to achieving this feat.