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February 2018

Ambassador's speech at the WSDS inaugural

Norway urges world to work together to protect oceans

Norway is working to put sustainable use of oceans on the top of the international agenda, the countrys envoy here today said, exhorting the world to work together to check marine pollution.

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Business Standard

The Financial Express

Outlook magazine

India TV News

 

Women in UN peacekeeping (Embassy story February 8)

Women should play greater role in UN peacekeeping: Army vice chief

Ambassador of Norway to India, Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, said, “If India will do its bit (in increasing women participation), it will work as an inspiration for others.”

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Times of India

Financial Express

Daily Excelsior

Economictimes.indiatimes.com

 

The Nordic Ambassadors’ trip to West Bengal (Embassy story March 6)

Five Nordic countries pitch for FTA with India

Ambassadors of the Nordic countries based in New Delhi were in Kolkata today to deliberate on issues relating to trade and cultural ties with India.

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Businessworld.in

Business Standard

 

Embassy delegation visit to Odisha

European Delegation in Bhubaneswar to learn about the Startup Odisha ecosystem and Smart City Initiatives

Among the members of the delegation were Ms. Inger Midtkandal, Science & Technology, Counsellor, Norway, and Mrs. Hanne Melgaard, Deputy Chief of Mission, Minister-Counsellor, Norway.

 

The Svalbard Seed Vault

World's Largest Seed Bank Hits One Million Unique Food Crops

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle—also known as the "doomsday vault" safeguarding the world's most diverse collection of seeds—now holds 1,059,646 unique crop varieties after receiving more than 70,000 samples on Monday.

Norway to Spend $13 Million to Upgrade Svalbard Seed Vault

Norway is pushing 100 million kroner ($13 million) more to upgrade the Svalbard Global Seed Vault after 10 years of operations.

 

Business

Norway looking for business collaboration with Gujarat

Norway is hopeful of collaborating with Gujarat firms in various areas including waste management and higher education, its envoy said here today.

Norway wealth fund tells companies to fight corruption

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, today told the 9,000 firms that it owns stakes in to boost their anti-corruption measures, including by offering whistleblowers better protection against reprisals.

Government bats for oil-guzzling car industry with 'no explicit policy for electric vehicles' stance

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2017 Outlook Report reveals Norway as the EV world leader and it has already achieved 29 percent market share of electric cars followed by Netherlands at 6.4 percent.

Norway's $1 Trillion Fund Likes Volatility as Stock Spree Looms

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund says a spike in volatility may well help it with a plan to add almost $40 billion in stocks.

 

Norway in the Winter Olympics in South Korea

Winter Olympics: Norway claims two golds to top medals table

Norway claimed two more golds on Wednesday to lead the medals table at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

2018 Winter Olympics comes to an end with vibrant closing ceremony

Norway led all countries with 39 medals, including 14 gold medals. Germany also captured 14 gold medals but had eight fewer medals in total than Norway.

Record-breaking Norway out of Olympic golden shoes

Norway might have won the most medals of any country ever at a Winter Olympics but it has come at a cost -- they have run out of commemorative, gold-coloured shoes.

Norway's Marit Bjoergen becomes most successful Winter Olympian ever

Bjoergen's bronze with Maiken Caspersen Falla in women's cross country skiing team sprint free put her on 14 Olympic medals, outstripping fellow Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen who has 13 in biathlon. 

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Zee News

India.com

 

Culture

Puneeth croons for Anish’s next

 “Just like in Akira (Kanna Sanneyindalene), the romantic number in Vaasu... is also shot in Norway.

Lessons on empowerment

Anne Lene Hompland, Founder and Chair, Oslo Peace Week, Norway, also reinforced the message of valuing humanity, sharing the events that led up to the establishment of the peace organization. Her journey, she shared, began in India nearly 23 years ago after being selected for the ‘Understanding Across Borders’ programme among hundreds of other women.

Rising demands for vegan vacations

In 2017, the world’s first all-vegan cruise took place from London to Norway, carrying 1,881 guests from 34 countries. This was organized by German company Vegan Travel, which specializes in river and ocean cruises.

 

Norway as host of the 2020 International Publisher's Congress:

As IPA’s Congress Closes in New Delhi, Norway’s Lillehammer Is Named 2020 Venue

Amid strong programming on the freedom to publish and copyright concerns, the 32nd IPA congress in India mirrored world industry shortcomings in diversity challenges—and will go to Norway in 2020...The coming Norwegian congress is expected to coincide with events in Lillehammer’s City of Literature programming in the last week of May 2020, following  Norway’s Guest of Honor program at the Frankfurter Buchmesse in October 2019. The City of Literature context exists under UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network initiatives.

Also published in Printweek.