The Earth System Science Organisation has now deployed its first Sub-Surface Ocean Moored Observatory in the Arctic called “The IndARC” in a fjord in Svalbard, Norway. Ministry of Earth Sciences call this is a milestone in India’s scientific endeavors in the Arctic region.

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Norwegian Ambassador to India, HE Mr Eivind S. Homme today presented to Consul Arvind Gopinath the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight 1st Class award, conferred to him by His Majesty, King Harald V of Norway, for having performed “exceptional services in the promotion of Norway and Norwegian interests in India, for our bilateral relations”.

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In a meeting this morning with H.E. Mr Arun Jaitley Hon’ble Minister of Finance and H.E. Ms Nirmala Sitharaman Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Ambassador Eivind S. Homme handed over a letter on behalf of 27 Members of the World Trade Organization concerning the adoption of a Protocol relating to the Trade Facilitation Agreement.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende. 
Photo: MFA.

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on 26 May. Mr Modi invited heads of government from neighbouring states in South Asia to attend the ceremony.‘It is very encouraging that Mr Modi is starting his period as Prime Minister in this way. A constructive and proactive India is vital for stability and development in the region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Norway India Partnership Initiative on health (NIPI) facilitated a three-day workshop on how to integrate low cost solutions for primary healthcare based on the traditional Indian health science Ayurveda on 25-27 June 2014 in Bangalore.

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Ambassador Eivind S Homme, inaugurated the Indo-Norwegian Training Programme on Seismic Design of Multi-story Buildings, on 26 May 2014, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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