German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney, & Rohit Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Huge step towards introduction of a dual vocational training system inspired by the German model in India

Germany and India signed an agreement on 22nd August that will substantially propel India’s vocational training and skill development system according to the tried German model. "Germany’s dual system is one of the best in the world. We need to adapt its elements to Indian context to ensure skill training in India is closely aligned with industry's requirements", said Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the demise of Walter Scheel

"I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. We are grateful to him for many decades of tireless dedication to peace & freedom. His memory will be revered", said German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in his statement following the demise of Walter Scheel.

Ambassador Dr Ney with representatives from GLRA (German Leprosy & TB Relief Association) India

Germany supports leprosy and TB relief NGO in India

German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney, met Indian and German representatives of the German Leprosy and TB Relief Association (GLRA) on 23rd August.

Steffi Jones: new head coach of Germany women’s national team

Germany's women’s national football team has a new coach

Steffi Jones is the new head coach of the Germany's women’s national football team. Her first matches as head coach will take place on 16th and 20th September as the team plays in European Championship qualifiers.

Participants at the Kolkata Smart Cities Workshop

Smart Cities Workshops in Kolkata, Kochi and Pune

Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, prominent institutes from Germany and India, will conduct four Indo-German workshops in India that focus on Smart City: Mobility & Infrastructure in the 21st century.

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel, Italiens Premierminister Renzi und französischer Präsidenten Hollande.

Guaranteeing security - upholding European values

"We can see that we have to do more for our internal and external security" in the face of Islamist terrorism and the civil war in Syria, said Chancellor Angela Merkel after her meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President François Hollande. Their talks on the island of Ventotene also looked at the future of the EU in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave.

Indo German Energy Forum

7th Indo-German Energy Forum to be held in Berlin

The 7th meeting of the Indo-German Energy Forum will be held on 29th September 2016 in Berlin. The meeting provides an opportunity to develop a common understanding of the most promising opportunities for Indo-German cooperation in the energy sector.

Ceasefire in Syria: hopes of peace rise

Aleppo is a reminder to the world: Seibert

The cries for help of the people in the beleaguered city of Aleppo are a reminder to the world, said German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert.

Humanitarian assistance

World Humanitarian Day celebrated on 19 August

German Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid Bärbel Kofler, issued a statement on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day celebrated on 19th August.

Indo-German Health Roundtable at the German Embassy

"We are hosting this event as part of the 'International German Forum' of German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel", German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney, announced in his opening speech at the 'Indo-German Health Roundtable' held at the German Embassy on 12th August.

2016 SEED Awards in India

SEED launches 2016 SEED Awards in India

SEED has launched the 2016 SEED Awards in India for innovative start-up enterprises that aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level. Up to two awards will be available in the fields of Waste Management and Green ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Last date of application is 20th 2016, 23:59 IST.

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