Germany, India deepen environmental cooperation
On the first day of her visit, German Environment Minister Dr. Barbara Hendricks opened the second Indo-German Environment Forum with her Indian counterpart Minister Prakash Javadekar. She’s also holding meetings with Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, and Minister of Water Resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation Uma Bharti.
More on the visit
On Sunday, January 25th, the Government of India announced the conferment of the Padma Shri on German citizen Dr. Annette Schmiedchen. German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, has conveyed his heartiest congratulations to Dr. Schmiedchen who was thrilled to receive this prestigious Indian Award.
Mumbai welcomes 4 German delegations between January 18-26, 2015
The Consulate General is playing host to several guests from Germany in the days from January 18-26. Various delegations headed by the Minister for the Bundesrat, Europe and International Affairs of the State of Baden-Württemberg and Mayors from the cities of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart are currently in Mumbai.
The international toy industry is about to gather for its biggest event of the year, the world's largest toy fair, which opens on Wednesday in the southern German city of Nuremberg.
The international furniture fair, IMM Cologne, has opened its doors in the Rhineland metropolis. And the new major trend this year? Comfort and coziness.The fair is on until January 25.
In an interview, Dr Amrita Narlikar, the new President of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, talks about her goals for GIGA and her family’s connection with Germany.
Over the next four days, the international fashion scene will descend on Berlin with designers and fashion icons presenting the trends that will dominate the upcoming autumn and winter.
With heads of state and government from around the world, the Chancellor and German Cabinet ministers attended the rally in Paris to demonstrate solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. "We stand firmly at the side of our French friends," declared Angela Merkel.
Call for Applications
All students holding a Master’s degree (with written thesis) in physics, geophysical sciences (incl. meteorology), chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or engineering, a selection of doctoral research topics is being offered at the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), Hamburg, Germany.
Online registration closes January 28, 2015; all written documents have to be submitted by February 4, 2015. The selection procedure includes an interview (March 16, 2015).
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Call for Applications for Research Projects within the Infect-ERA
The EU Infect-ERA call with funding for Indian participants is now open. Please note that the deadline to submit pre-proposals is March 18th, 2015. The following themes are covered (equal in relevance):
• The host-pathogen interaction in regards to clinically relevant strains and the assessment of factors influencing this interplay.
• Diagnostics based on components of host-pathogen interaction, including development of markers for a clinical and personalized setting and detection of high risk clones in various diseases.
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