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.
Indo-German Joint Declaration [pdf, 597.62k]
Details on the agreements signed [pdf, 144.52k]
Indo-German Joint Statement on Climate Change & Energy Technology Cooperation [pdf, 146.07k]
In June 2014, Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 and has invited the heads of state and government to attend the summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria. Germany will also host the meeting of the G7 science ministers in Berlin on 8-9 October 2015.
Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visits Bangalore
German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel continued her India visit in Bangalore with a visit to the innovation centre of the German company Robert Bosch GmbH. She was accompanied by Prime Minister Modi. Afterwards, the two Heads of Government visited Bosch’s award-winning vocational training centre.
Twenty-five years of German unity. 3rd October 2015 is an occasion for us Germans to celebrate, but also to look back with gratitude, says the German Foreign Minister.
To mark the 25th anniversary of German Unity, Frankfurt am Main has organized a large city festival with more than 300 events and plenty of celebrities.
The number of registered unemployed in Germany dropped to its lowest level in 24 years in September. The German federal employment agency reported from its headquarters in Nuremberg that 88,000 fewer people were registered as unemployed in September than in August.
As part of its G7 Presidency, Germany invited the G7 Foreign Ministers & high-level representatives of other countries to a meeting in New York. At the meeting, the Foreign Ministers agreed to provide an additional 1.8 billion dollar in support.
The East Side Gallery in Berlin celebrated its 25th anniversary recently. Running some 1.3 kilometres, it is the world’s longest open-air gallery.
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel has stressed the prime goal of the international community. "We aim to eradicate absolute poverty by 2030."
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