May 2018

The Ambassador’s interview with WION regarding India’s pollution problem

Lessons from World’s cleanest cities

Ambassador Kamsvåg shared some of the experiences Norway has with making its cities greener and cleaner in the interview.

 

Ambassador’s trip to Himachal Pradesh (Embassy story May 14)

Norway keen to invest in HP: Ambassador

Ambassador of Norway to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg on Tuesday called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at his residence here and expressed his country's keenness to invest in the state's hydroelectricity and tourism sectors.

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Ambassador of Norway Calls on Jai Ram Thakur

Ambassador of Norway in India H.E. Mr. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg called on the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at Oakover here today to discuss the possibilities  of investment by Norway in the field of hydropower and tourism in Himachal Pradesh.

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Team from Norway visits BJP HQs

The Ambassador of Norway H.E. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg and secretary Marta Gjørtz visited the BJP state headquarter in Shimla on Monday.

 

Norwegian Envoy calls on Governor Acharya Devvrat

Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Ambassador of Norway called on Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhawan, Shimla, today. On the occasion, the Governor discussed issues pertaining to environment and exchange of technology.

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The Embassy’s National Day celebration (Embassy story May 28)

Capital gets a taste of Norway

A patriotic spread of red and blue — from flags to ribbons —women wearing ‘bunad’ or folk costumes, videos of stunning landscapes on display and various reincarnations of salmon ordered specially from Norway.

 

Politics

Norway to ban child marriage as it seeks to set a global example

Norway approved a law banning all child marriage on Tuesday, with campaigners saying it would set an example to others ahead of a global 2030 deadline for eradicating the practice.

Stop using single-use plastic: UN Environment chief Solheim warning against it becoming a planet of Plastic

Ahead of the World Environment Day, Erik Solheim head of United Nations Environment emphasised that it is not a war against plastics, but the focus is on its “smarter and safer use’’ with drastic reduction of ‘single use’.

 

Business and trade

Orkla invests in Indian start-up FirmRoots via local subsidiary MTR Foods

Norway-based Orkla Group is investing in FirmRoots, an Indian start-up that makes nutritional snacking products for children, via an investment fund recently launched by its local subsidiary.

 

Research

None like it hot: warmer winters worry Arctic scientists

On a damp winter’s afternoon in February, a bus driver taking visitors to the local airport grumbled that this small Arctic town, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, was the warmest place in the country.

Call for more Indian research stations in Arctic

As the world grapples with the challenge of climate change, a top Indian scientist has called for the opening of more Indian research stations in the Arctic.

 

Culture and sport

Arctic reindeer herders find out what they share with Himalayan yak herders at a high-altitude meet

Though continents apart and lacking a common language, residents of the two areas met in Norway to discuss common climate change challenges.

Cruise control: Indulge in an all-inclusive vacation for Indian families

The beautiful sighting of the Fjords is a spectacular moment for many travellers. (In the pic) A cruiseliner arrives in Geiranger, Norway while sailing into the majestic fjord that inspired the fairytale kingdom of Arendelle in the animated hit Frozen.