Photo: Embassy staff celebrating the 'green building' opening dressed in green, and even cutting a green cake!.Photo: Embassy staff celebrating the 'green building' opening dressed in green, and even cutting a green cake!

The new office building of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi is now in use. We are very proud inhabitants of a greener embassy, that offers sustainable solutions for water usage, electricity, cooling and heating. It is one of the few buildings in India to make use of geothermal wells, taking advantage of the cool temperature of the Chanakyapuri underground.

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The four lucky students who will compete in the Indian final of Telenor Youth Forum. 
Photo: Telenor India.

Last week Telenor India selected its final four candidates to participate in the Telenor Youth Forum 2016 in Oslo. A group of extremely motivated Indian youth between the age of 20 and 28 presented their visions for a better tomorrow using technology as a key element.

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Author Johan Harstad reading from his most recent novel. 
Photo: Long Night of LiteratureS.

Norwegian author Johan Harstad is one of Norway’s most obvious talents for many years. Literature lovers in Delhi got the chance to hear his original and rhythmic writing this week, as he attended a night of literary speed dating and visited a group of literature students.

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From the Great Pacific garbage patch. 
Photo: Cesar Harara, Algalita Foundation / Flickr.

Did you know that there is an island of garbage twice the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean? Or that the most common element found in the ocean is plastic? Appropriate measures are needed to keep the world’s waters clean, and this was the topic of the India Clean Seas Conference in Goa last week.

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The Norwegian Embassy will be closed from 29 September to 30 September, due to the Embassy's annual seminar. This might lead to increased processing time for visa applications.

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The Indian delegation visiting offshore rig in Norway. 
Photo: Innovation Norway / INTSOK.

Impressive 65 718 visitors recently flocked to Stavanger in Norway, to attend one of the world’s most important oil, gas and energy events. A delegation from India’s oil and gas industry was among the visitors to the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2016 conference.

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Indian worker receiving free health check-up including diagnostic test for malaria. 
Photo: The Global Fund / John Rae.

India is the second-largest recipient of grant assistance from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Earlier this week, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, promised to grant even more money to fight these diseases.

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Photo: Telenor Group.

How to incorporate sustainability in your company’s strategy and operations in India? This was the point of departure when the Norwegian Business Association (India), Telenor and Statkraft invited representatives from Norwegian companies in India to a knowledge and experience sharing session on sustainability at the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi recently.

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