Bayreuth Festival kicks off with hit 'Tristan and Isolde'
The opening of the legendary Bayreuth Festival on Saturday was a success, with the audience hailing the premiere of "Tristan and Isolde." For Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, the evening wasn't without problems.
The largest Jewish sports event, European Maccabi Games, with 2,300 athletes from 36 countries, will take place for the first time in Germany from 28th July to 5th August 2015 in Berlin.
Following over two weeks of continuous negotiations in Vienna a deal has been reached: the E3+3 partners and Iran were able to agree on a solution to the nuclear dispute. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called it a historic agreement.
On 16 July 2015 the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, wished all muslims around the world on the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast (Eid‑ul‑Fitr) at the end of Ramadan.
Order of Merit conferred on Monika Naik
On behalf of the German Federal President Joachim Gauck, Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen handed over the Cross of Order of Merit to Mrs. Monika Naik of Bantra St Thomas Home Welfare Society in Howrah. The Order of Merit lauds the work of Mrs. Naik, as the anchor woman of St. Thomas's co-operation with 'German Doctors', aimed at fighting tuberculosis in West Bengal and East India.
On Monday morning, one week after the Greek referendum, the Heads of State and Government of the euro area reached a consensus in Brussels on key points of a new aid programme. In return Athens promised to implement extensive reforms. Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcomed the consensus as proof that Europe can act as one, rationally and with a sense of solidarity.
GWP-Award India 2015: Water Re-use from municipal or industrial waste water
German Water Partnership (GWP) invites applications for the “GWP-Award India” for young water professionals, specialising in the issue of water and wastewater. The topic of this year is “Water Re-use from municipal or industrial waste water”. The application deadline is September 6, 2015.
Call for IMPRS-ESM fellowhips 2016
The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research. The PhD program is open to applicants holding a Master’s degree in physics, geophysical sciences, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or political science. Application deadline is September 15, 2015.
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Call for Entries
To encourage environmental journalism in India, GIZ India along with IFAT India, and under the patronage of the German Embassy, has been organising the All India Environmental Journalism Competition since 2013. The third All India Environmental Journalism Competition 2015 is being organised in association with IFAT India, ICLEI South Asia, The Third Pole, Asian College of Journalism and DW Akademie. Last date for submission of entries is August 15, 2015. For more details on how to participate, please click
If you are a prospective leader from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA and have already acquired initial leadership experience, if you work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture and would be interested in spending a year working on a project you have developed yourself with a host of your choice in Germany, then apply for 'The German Chancellor Fellowship' for tomorrow's leaders. Application Deadline is September 15, 2015.