Re-elected as German Chancellor: Angela Merkel is the country's leader for a fourth term
Angela Merkel has been elected to her fourth term as the German Chancellor by the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament.
On Wednesday, 14th March, Heiko Maas took over from his predecessor Sigmar Gabriel as German Minister for Foreign Affairs.
German Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney (Flute), Dr. Gabriele Ney (Flute) and Prof. Dr. Jochen Arnold (Organ and harpsichord) performed a well-attended concert with compositions of the Baroque era, classical and Romantic period. The concert took place at the Cathedral Church of Redemption on Saturday, 10th March.
Germany is this year’s partner country at the ‘World Utility Summit (WUS)’. At the inauguration of the 2-day conference of the utility sector Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission of the German Embassy, emphasized, “the German ‘energy transition’ is already a synonym for a futuristic vision of a transforming energy industry, not only in Germany, but worldwide”.
The German Embassy supports the organisation 'Shakti Shalini' through donations like sewing machines, furniture or electrical appliances, in order to improve the facilities in Pehchan women’s shelter and to increase the range of courses. Three staff members of the German Embassy visited Shakti Shalini and interacted with the women.
National Science Day
To mark National Science Day today, 28th february, the theme of which this year is 'Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future', Deputy Chief of Mission, Dr. Jasper Wieck, received Vice Chancellor of TERI University, Leena Srivastava, at German Embassy New Delhi to talk about cooperation on climate awareness.
The Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy brings together participants from rising powers of the South and from Europe to participate in a dialogue and advanced training programme.The MGG Academy 2018 is taking place from 9 August – 2 December 2018.
Application Deadline: 15th March 2018
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on 27th June. The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (GMF) 2018
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (GMF) will take place 11th to 13th June 2018 in Bonn in germany. GMF offers a unique interdisciplinary perspective on the media’s role in solving our current and future global challenges. This year’s theme is Global Inequalities.