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November 2017

Ambassador's interview on NIPI

Norway To Cooperate India In Improving Maternal Health

Norway would extend its full cooperation to India in improving maternal and newborn child healthcare as inequitable mortality across states in this area here remains a challenge, its envoy said.

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The New Indian Express


Seminar on energy security at the Norwegian Embassy

Electrical vehicles will reduce demand for oil worldwide: Rystad

The penetration of electrical vehicles (EV) is set to grow in the coming years and may reduce the growth in global oil demand, according to Rystad Energy at a seminar on India's challenges to achieve energy security held recently at the Norwegian Embassy.

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Consul General Ann Ollestad in Goa

Norwegian Consul General offers to cater to Goa’s maritime needs

Goa is a small state but it is of strategic importance in India’s maritime sector, said Ann Ollestad, Consul General of Norway in Mumbai.



Hexagon CEO's share trades were no crime, court hears

Hexagon Chief Executive Ola Rollen did not commit insider share trading when he bought shares in Next Biometrics in 2015, the Swedish businessman's lawyer told a Norwegian court on Wednesday.

EU’s child-welfare rules and Europe’s ‘soft empire’ games

Studies have shown that immigrants in welfare states such as Norway, whose child protection measures are held up as an ideal by the EU, are disproportionately targeted by their child welfare services.

Two Kashmiri activists receive Rafto Prize for human rights on Sunday

Norway’s prestigious Rafto Prize for human rights will be conferred here to two prominent human rights activists, Parvez Imroz and Parveena Ahangar, from disputed Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday, November 5. Both the Kashmiri activists will be speaking at the ceremony titled, ‘Voices of Kashmir - Defending Civilians in a Heavily Militarized Zone.’



The 12 most pro-business countries in the world

This year Norway made paying taxes less costly by reducing the statutory corporate income tax rate. It also performs particularly well, coming in 6th overall, for resolving insolvency, which takes an average of 0.9 years and costs 1% of an estate.

Funding cuts mean NSC will pull out of India

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) has said it will withdraw its dedicated work in India, to continue marketing efforts there from its headquarters in Norway.

Norway's Fram field partners approve 1 bln crown project

Partners in Fram licence have decided to invest in a new project to increase production from Fram field.

Norway's wealth fund seeks better currency market deal for clients

Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, on Friday called for more transparency in global foreign exchange markets to cut the cost of transactions and make them more efficient.

Norway Oil Bosses Insist End Isn't Nigh After $35 Billion Shock

Can Norway dump $35 billion in oil and gas investments, and simultaneously convince that same industry to throw money into the country’s own fossil-fuel future?

Norway keen to work with Goan companies on shipping

With India's economy on an upswing, Norway is looking to capitalize on the trade and investment opportunities available in India, especially Goa, which occupies a strategic location in peninsular India. A Norwegian delegation headed by consul general Ann Ollestad arrived in Goa to explore partnerships in the shipping, renewable energy, defence manufacturing and information technology.

Nordic countries to invest in five Indian cities

The Nordic Innovation, an organisation working for promotion of cross-border trade for countries including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland recently visited Ghaziabad exploring opportunities for investment.


Research and technology

Eni could restart Arctic Goliat oilfield within weeks

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority ordered the closure of the 100,000 barrel of oil per day field in the Barents Sea on Oct. 6 because of safety issues with its explosion-proof electric motors.

Norway Celebrates Arrival of First Three F-35 Aircraft

“We mark the start of a new era for the Norwegian Armed Forces,” said Norway’s Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen. “The new combat aircraft will be a key factor in deterring any attack on Norway, as well as ensuring that we meet our obligations to the NATO alliance. The F-35 remains crucial to the continued modernization of our Armed Forces and our ability to preserve Norwegian and allied security and interests.”

Norway should cancel 2015 Arctic oil licenses, court told Times of India

Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional and should be stopped, an Oslo court was told on Tuesday.

AIIMS student in Norway doing new research on air pollution

Early exposure to environmental toxins like lead, air pollution, and arsenic can have long-lasting and irreversible consequences for children’s brain development, especially in the developing world. Kam Sripada, is a PhD candidate at the Norwegian University for Science and technology.

Norway budget throws carbon capture plant plans into doubt

The Norwegian government's plan to slash funding for its carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology unit Gassnova has thrown the plans for building Europe's first industrial CCS plant into turmoil, Gassnova and industry executives said.

Women may be better drivers than men: study

Ole Johansson, from the Institute of Transport Economics in Norway, surveyed a large group of high-school students and a group of adults.

Statoil plants flag in Big Oil's race for 'cleaner' crude

There’s oil and then there’s oil, says Norway’s Statoil, which is pitched in a race to develop the cleanest crude as countries wean themselves off fossil fuels



Pages and brushstrokes of divinity

Her husband Rune Jul Larsen is from Norway, a country with its own unique mythology and which gives Sujata the ability to draw inspiration from nature, while Paris continually elevates her aesthetic repertoire.

I don’t understand the term ‘saleable’ actor’: Adil Hussain

His film What Will People Say, a Norwegian-Urdu drama, directed by the Oslo-based Iram Haq was screened at the recently concluded Dharamshala Film Festival where he also conducted a masterclass.

First Nordic-Baltic youth film festival begins

Organised by the Nordic-Baltic embassies -- Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden -- the festival will take place from November 13 at India Habitat Centre here.

Papagoya does more than just ‘look after’ your children while you work

Papagoya is a unique kindergarten started by Helen Issar and Darshana Rajaram. It follows the Barnehage model and aims to help working women not choose between work and their child.

DJ Kygo: Alan Walker and I could make a track together

Fans of the Norwegian powerhouse of talent Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, popularly known as DJ Kygo and Alan Walker can rejoice as a probable collaboration between the duo might be a possibility in the near future.

Kygo gets candid about his India tour and what it’s like to be a world famous DJ

Keeping it as simple as a Scandinavian can, Kygo is casually dressed in a white tee and cream coloured hoodie with black shorts, sneaker and his signature black snapback. The Norwegian DJ, who shot to fame after his mix of Ed Sheeran’s I See Fire went viral, humbly introduces himself as Kyrro Gørvell-Dahll. Now, the 26-year-old has had two new albums, multiple chartbusters and he’s traveling the world.


Travel and tourism

Denmark, Sweden, Norway bullish on India, woo Indian tourists

Denmark, Sweden and Norway are expecting Indian tourists to consume more than 3.5 lakh hotel room nights in a year as the three Scandinavian nations are going all out to attract travellers from the country by promoting their tourism destinations.

The Mind-blowing Scenery at Lofoten Islands; View Pics!

Diverse in its sights, sounds and landscape, Norway's Lofoten islands.