December 2017

Ambassador Kamsvåg’s interview to the Statesman newspaper

‘We support India’s UN bid’

The year was 2015, when Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg took charge as the Norwegian Ambassador to India. Since then, the ambassador has been taking various initiatives to strengthen India-Norway relationship.

Audio of Ambassador's radio interview here.


The Norwegian Embassy’s seminar on green transport solutions:

India can become massive market for green solutions: Norwegian Envoy

Norway is currently the world’s demonstration project for green transport solutions and India can become a massive market for green solutions, Norwegian Ambassador to India, Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg said here on Wednesday.

India, Norway can collaborate on green mobility solutions

India can learn a lot from Norway in terms of green transport solutions and can also plan its policies accordingly to achieve its targets in green mobility, Norwegian Ambassador to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg said today.

Experts mull over transport sector adopting green technology

At times when national Capital is reeling under high level of pollutants in its air with its ill-effects explicitly evident on human health and environment, a seminar on "Greening the Indian Transport Sector" and electrical vehicles and green shipping was organised at Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday.

India should look to Norway to develop green transport

India should look to Norway to see how green transport solutions work in practice in order to plan for a green transport sector.

The seminar was also discussed in the following media:

Times of India


Interview with Norwegian Minister Vidar Helgeson

Some incentives for EVs a good thing; charging infra should get high priority: Vidar Helgesen

In an interview with The Indian Express, Helgesen indicated that Norway, a leader in e-mobility, would be open to sharing its experiences and foster collaborations.

Video interview by Ramarko Sengupta, Times of India

Also shared on Times of India's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Electric cars: What India can learn from one of the pioneers in adoption

India has a rather ambitious target to be selling only electric cars by 2030. Ambitious and bold, because Norway, which was one of the early adopters of electrification of vehicles, starting in the late 90s and boasts of a robust infrastructure to support e-vehicles, has a target just five years short of India's 2030 vision.



Trump to host Norway's Solberg on January 10, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Washington next month to discuss various security and economic issues, the White House said on Wednesday.



Norway investment group sees ‘fantastic upside’ on Irish salmon deal

A Norwegian investment fund named Seafood Technology Group (STG) has spoken of the "fantastic upsides" it sees in the investments it has made in Ireland.

Mumbai: TISS conference on disability marks year of new Act

The state programme officer of the Norway-India initiative Dr Dipak Ganvir who is in-charge of the new born project spoke about early intervention of neonates born with defects and also made a presentation on sickle cell anemia/disease which is one of disability under 21 categories of RPWD Act 2016.


Research and technology

Mahindra confirms three new EVs in the works

At an electric vehicle conclave held at the Norwegian embassy in New Delhi, Mahindra’s EV arm, Mahindra Electric disclosed plans to launch three new electric vehicles in India.

Norway's Green Contact to launch app for EV users in India

App will help locate and rate charging stations

Suven Life Sciences secures product patents in Eurasia and Norway

The company has secured one product patent from Eurasia and one product patent from Norway.

Greenland shark Found in North Atlantic Ocean Could be 512 Years Old

Earlier this year, professor Kim Praebel, from the Arctic University of Norway found that Greenland sharks could live up to 400 years. But with the new study, it seems that these sharks can live even longer.

TCS’ household connect in faraway Norway

India's largest IT services firm, Tata Consultancy Services, or TCS, appears to have a household connect in faraway Norway. In fact, it has majorly altered modes of payment for the Norwegian masses. TCS launched Norway's first peer-to-peer mobile payment solution 'Vipps' with DNB, the country's largest financial services group, in the summer of 2015. "It's changed the way people pay small amounts here," said Mats Ronning, a journalist with the Norwegian News Agency also known as Norsk Telegrambyra.

Kolkata: Publication on sustainable energy marks the launch of BCC&I Knowledge Forum

The book is the outcome of one of the collaborations (INCP-2014-10086) under the Indo-Norwegian Cooperation Program between the Jadavpur University, India and the University Of Stavanger, Norway.

Pact soon to build marine capacity

ITCOocean has also tied up with Norway’s Nansen Scientific Society and the Research Council to collaborate in teaching and research.

Aquaculture: How the salmon thrived in Norway’s robust fish farming industry

That the salmon is a staple today is thanks to a robust fish farming industry that has expanded at rapid speed in recent decades in Norway, where in 2016 around 1.18 million metric tonnes were produced.



Nordic nations to be 'series partners' in Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

The Nordic Embassies in India- Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Iceland have come together as 'Series Partner' for the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) 2018. Norway will also be the 'Country Partner' at Jaipur Bookmark, JLF's publishers event held simultaneously with the literature festival.

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Travel & Tourism

A hiker’s haven in Norway

Popular for the sights of the midnight sun and northern lights, the Lofoten Islands bring you close to nature.

The story about Niyog: the first Malayali to be shortlisted for Fjällreven Polar

Off to the Arctic

26-year-old Niyog is all set to represent India at an adventurous north pole expedition starting in April.

Meet Niyog Who Will Represent India At Fjällräven Polar 2018, Extreme Adventure Trip To Arctic

An adventure traveller from India is on a journey of a lifetime, a 300km-long journey by dogsled through the Arctic wilderness. Niyog is participating in the Fjällräven Polar 2018 along with some 20 others from across the globe from Signaldalen in Norway to Vääräjärvi in Sweden.

Going on an Arctic adventure, mallu style!

But for this youngster, the answer might not be too tough — travel and adventure. He is the first Malayali and Indian to be shortlisted for the Fjallraven Polar, termed the toughest expedition in the world and also a dream trip of adventure enthusiasts across the globe.