Celebrations mark the Day of German Unity
A reception was held at German Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney’s Residence in New Delhi on 8th October to celebrate 25 years of German Unity. “The Day of Unification, 3 Oct 1990, is the happiest day of recent German history,” Ambassador Dr. Ney said in his welcome address. The choir group “Capital City Minstrels” performed the national anthems of India and Germany. The jazz band “Revisit Project” contributed to an enjoyable evening in the garden of Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney’s Residence.
Frank Witzel took the German book world's top prize at the Frankfurt Book Fair for his novel set in late-sixties West Germany. The award seeks to cast a spotlight on German-language authors.
The Festival of Lights transforms Germany’s capital into a world of light art from 9th to 18th October.
German Health Minister Hermann Gröhe (CDU) has opened the seventh World Health Summit in Berlin. The effects of the refugee crisis on health services is at the top of this year's agenda.
The G7 ministers of science believe that solutions to global challenges will only be found through joint research and action. At their meeting in Berlin they agreed to step up cooperation.
The 3rd Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations on 5th October have been a resounding success. Germany and India concluded 18 substantial agreements in the areas of security cooperation, economy, development cooperation, clean energy, railway, urban mobility, innovation, science, skills development, culture and food security. The signing of this plethora of agreements has given another boost to the thriving Indo-German partnership.
Chancellor Merkel and PM Modi talk business in Bangalore
On 6th October, Chancellor Merkel began the Bangalore leg of her India visit at the innovation centre of the German company Robert Bosch GmbH. She was accompanied by Prime Minister Modi. The two Heads of Government also visited Bosch’s award-winning vocational training centre.
Afterwards, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with German and Indian business leaders at an event organised by NASSCOM and the Fraunhofer Institute. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel both also gave speeches on Indo-German economic cooperation. Five business-to-business agreements concluded during the Chancellor’s visit were exchanged in the presence of the Heads of Government. Chancellor Merkel completed her visit to India with another bilateral meeting with PM Modi.
German Agribusiness Alliance and Agriculture Skill Council of India signed a MoU with the objective of jointly developing the establishment of 'Indo-German Centers of Excellence in Agriculture', a platform for practical skill development in agriculture in India.
PhD calls for Solar System Science at university of Göttingen
The Solar System School invites applications for PhD positions in Solar System Science. The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen offers a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. Application deadline is November 15, 2015.
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Call for Applications: Germany fellowships for Indian journalists
Indian journalists can now apply for the Media Ambassadors India-Germany fellowship program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the International Media Center Hamburg. Successful candidates will visit Germany from April to June 2016. The application deadline for Indian journalists is October 31, 2015.
For more information about the program and the application process please visit