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11th October marks the International day of the Girl Child – adopted by the United Nations in 2011. Celebrated for the 5th time this year, it was created to increase the global efforts towards gender equality and the battle for a secure word; free of discrimination of girls and women. Norway joins the global community in celebrating the day of the Girl Child today!

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Photo: Travel News Digest.

The Scandinavian Tourist Board (STB) India hosted workshops for one week in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai earlier this month. This was a business to business platform created for Scandinavian partners from Norway, Denmark and Sweden to meet key travel and trade professionals involved in promoting tourism to Scandinavia.

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Wind farm in Indian agricultural field

The cooperation between Norway and India is well established and is developing rapidly. The two countries share expertise, resources, technology, experience on a broad range of areas for the mutual benefit. An important element in this cooperation its focus on clean energy.

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Students from 7 different countries were gathered at the Indo-Norwegian Winter School in Hyderabad

Students from India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Cameron, Russia and Norway are spending this week learning how to predict the oceans through Operational Oceanography at the Indo-Norwegian Winter School in Hyderabad. As the oceans hold potential to be part of the solution to many of the challenges of our time, predicting the state of the ocean is valuable knowledge.

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Norwegian Salmon Tandoori. 

The Norwegian seafood council estimates the potential market for Norwegian salmon in India to over 200 million people across the country. Indian companies take advantage of home delivery system in order to market seafood. There is an interest for various species of Norwegian seafood in India; the most demanded are Salmon, Cod, Halibut and Mackerel.

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Picture from HiVolda's study-catalogue. 
Photo: Høgskulen i Volda.

Students from Volda University College in Norway are currently in India as a part of their journalism course. The India visit aims to help the students to work as journalists in unfamiliar and demanding circumstances. The goal of the project is for the students to independently research, familiarize with local sources and write a story for Norwegian media.

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Erik Solheim at the Versova beach clean-up in Mumbai. 
Photo: Flickr/UNEP.

“India is an important part of my agenda right now”, says former Norwegian Minister of Environment, Mr. Erik Solheim, the new Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme. Mr. Solheim recently visited India, attending the Versova beach clean-up event in Mumbai and speaking at the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi.

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Variety of Nordic seafood in Mumbai

Norwegian seafood council continues to expand its reach in India. This time it teamed up with the Sweden & Norwegian missions to cater to a bigger group of Nordic consumers of Salmon.

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