April 2017

Ambassador Kamsvåg's visit to Andhra Pradesh (Embassy story 04.04.17)

City’s beauty mesmerises Kamsvåg
The stunning beauty of Visakhapatnam with its sun-kissed tranquil beaches and green-capped hillocks has wowed Norwegian Ambassador Nils Ragnar Kamsvag.

Norway’s Ambassador meets Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu
Ambassador of Norway to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg called on Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in his chambers at the State Assembly in Velagapudi on Friday.

Naidu seeks Norway’s support in sea, ocean-based activities
Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Ambassador of Norway to India, called on Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in his chambers at the Assembly building at Velagapudi on Friday.

Norway keen on exploring investment avenues in A.P.
Norwegian Ambassador Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, who was here to interact with trade representatives and top officials of the Hindustan Shipyard Limited, a Ministry of Defence enterprise, said that despite having a small population of 5.3 million and being one-tenth of India in size, their country had emerged as the 22nd biggest economy in the world.

Norway team visits HSL
A team of officials from Royal Norwegian Embassy led by Ambassador Nils Ragnar Karmsvag visited Hindustan Shipyard Limited on Thursday.

 

Travel and tourism 

Norway visa centre opened in Thimphu
With the establishment of the Norway visa centre by the Bhutan Visa Application Centre in Thimphu, Bhutanese will not have to visit New Delhi or Kolkata to apply for visas to Norway. 
 

How I chased the Northern Lights
Aiming to make this lifelong dream come true, an ardent fan travels out to witness the Aurora borealis in Norway.

 

Politics

Norway sentences IS recruiter to nine years in prison
A Norwegian court sentenced an Islamist to nine years in prison for recruiting a jihadist candidate who wanted to join the Islamic State (IS) group.

 

Business

Norway's wealth fund may be allowed to invest in unlisted stocks next year
Norway's $915-billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, may be allowed next year to invest in unlisted stocks, the Norwegian government said.

Norway's giant wealth fund demands company tax transparency
Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, called on Friday for companies around the world to be more transparent about their tax payments.

The world's youngest billionaire still gets pocket money!
Back home in Norway, 20-year-old Alexandra Andresen is known as the horse whisperer - she is an award-winning competitor in international dressage competitions.

Norway should ensure domestic operation of key telecoms –regulator
Norway should impose regulation ensuring that owners of mobile telephone networks are able to fully operate installations domestically, without relying on staff or technical systems located abroad, the country's telecoms regulator.

Norway's Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling
Norway's Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located.

Norway's wealth fund hits NOK 8 trillion milestone
The value of Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, rose to a record 8 trillion Norwegian crowns ($935 billion) on Tuesday, data from its manager showed, increasing the money available for public spending.

Denmark and Norway attends Singapore Maritime Week
End of April equals Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), which is very significant for the stakeholders within shipping and other related maritime industries from, in particular, Denmark and Norway. It is once again time to gather in Singapore to learn, share and network.

 

Reseach

Norway Gets a Second Doomsday Vault That Stores Data
Just in time for doomsday, Norway's "Doomsday Vault" is getting an expansion. Officially known as the World Arctic Archive , the vault opened this week and has already taken submissions from two countries. This time, instead of storing seeds that will survive the apocalypse, the vault is archiving data using specially developed film.

Norway to build world’s first ship tunnel at sea
Norway today unveiled plans to build the world’s first sea tunnel to pass through a mountain, avoiding dangerous waters that intimidated even the Vikings.

Kids need their emotional hunger to be pacified
The discoveries originated from analysts at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, King’s College London, University College London, and the University of Leeds.

World can peak planet-warming emissions by 2020 - ex-UN climate chief
India, Norway and Germany all aim to switch completely to electric cars by 2030.

 

Culture

Alan Walker to join Justin Bieber on India tour
Norwegian music producer and internet sensation Alan Walker will stage the opening act for popular singer Justin Bieber's debut performance in India later this year.

Several styles of traditional Indian music are coherent with the basics of electronic music: Bjorn Torske (Embassy story 10.04.17)
Bjorn Torske, one of the most phenomenal DJs and producers from Norway is mostly responsible for influencing the Norwegian electronic music scene and putting it on the global map. The legendary Bjorn Torske will make his India debut on a four-city tour from 19 -23 April 2017.

 

Other

Reindeer police: the only force of its kind in the world
It’s the “reindeer police” in Norwegian Lapland, the only force of its kind in the world. Their job is to prevent conflicts between herders and ensure the Far North doesn’t turn into the Wild West.

Doctor who saved Swaraj collects Padma Shri
He received advanced training in organ retrieval and transplantation from the universities of Oslo (Norway), Gothenburg (Sweden), Heidelberg (Germany), Munich (Germany), and Minnesota (Minneapolis, US).