October 2016

Norway PM Solberg Warns Record Stimulus Drive Can’t Last Forever

Norway’s stimulus overdrive can’t last much longer now as the economy of western Europe’s biggest crude producer emerges from the oil crash, its prime minister said.

Bengal must be proactive to get investments, says Ambassador of Norway

He was speaking at a press conference organised at the Bengal Chamber in Kolkata. Ambasador Kamsvag said that Norway's current investment in Bengal to be weak. He said: "Bengal must do something to make Norway interested to work in this state."

Norway may collaborate with Bengal in fisheries sector 

"Norway has expressed an interest in collaborating with the state on technical knowledge in fishery and investment in this sector," state fischery secretary P K Mishra said on the sidelines of an interactive session with Norweigian Ambassador to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvag at ICC.

Legal case against Norway for allowing new oil exploration in the Arctic

“Environmental organisations Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth have invoked Article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution to challenge the government for allowing companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea.”

One week Indo-Norwegian research school opened in Hyderabad

"The Indo-Norwegian winter school Operational Oceanography: Indian Ocean circulation and sea level variation was to day opened at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in Hyderabad. Former secretary Dr Shailesh Nayak, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and HE Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Norwegian Ambassador to India, opened the research school together with the hosts Director Dr. Satheesh Shenoi from INCOIS and Prof. Ola M. Johannessen for Nansen Center and Nansen Scientific Society."

‘People have forgotten the importance of music’

The current generation is more occupied in their careers and making money so much so that they have forgotten the importance of music in their life,” Devi, who is in Goa to conduct a three-day workshop organized as a part of the 12-year-old Indo-Norwegian collaboration between Spic Macay and ministry of foreign affairs, Norway and the royal Norwegian embassy, New Delhi.

Telenor India Launches 4G Services in Kanpur

“As part of its network modernization plan, Telenor India today announced the launch of high-speed 4G affordable services for its customers in Kanpur. Subscribers will now experience high-speed wireless mobile internet on the company’s advance network architecture and get on to the digital super highway to cater to their data needs.”

Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug tests positive

“The Norwegian ski federation says three-time Olympic cross-country medallist Therese Johaug has tested positive for a banned substance contained in a sun screen.”

Singapore signs 10 collaborative agreements with Norway

“Ten collaborative agreements between Singapore and Norway were signed at the Research Council of Norway on Tuesday (Oct 11), covering areas such as educational exchanges, renewable energy and urban solutions.”

Norway's poorest people have 22 times higher daily income than India's poorest

Games PMs play: Norway PM caught playing Pokemon Go in parliament

“Solberg was playing Pokemon Go while a minister, who was also caught playing the game during a national security meeting earlier, was speaking in parliament.”

Norway delegation visits Sultanpur park

A delegation from Norway visited Sultanpur National Park on Tuesday. The visit was part of ongoing engagement between two countries to promote conservation and protection of biodiversity. The Norway delegation is also working with the National  Biodiversity Authority of India. Through workshops, environment ministry of both the countries are trying to offer capacity building training and opportunities to exchange experience in conservation.”