German Emvironment Minister, Barbara Hendricks, with her Indian counterpart, Prakash Javadekar

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.

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Germany's all set to open a new National Park in 2015.

Germany to open 16th national park

Germany's newest national park is set to draw tourists with its rare butterfly and orchid species and ancient ruins. The preserved area spans two western states and will open later this year.

The ISM confectionery trade fair is on till February 4.

Germany is the World’s number one exporter of sweets

The German confectionery industry enjoys international success – from chocolate to gummy bears. They will on full display at the ISM confectionery trade fair from February 1 to 4.

Dr. Annette Schmiedchen was awarded the Padma Shri.

Padma Shri for German Sanskrit Scholar – Boost for Indo-German Language Cooperation

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.

(L-R) Consul General Michael Siebert, Mayor of Stuttgart, Fritz Kuhn and his wife, Minister for the Bundesrat, Europe and International Affairs of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Peter Friedrich and Mayor of Karlsruhe, Dr. Frank Mentrup

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.

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World's largest toy fair in the southern German city of Nuremberg

World's largest toy fair

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.

German Foreign Minister Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble held discussions with his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.

German Finance Minister visits India to deepen economic ties

German Federal Finance Minister Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble visited New Delhi, with a view to enhance bilateral economic relations between Germany and India. He held talks with several political and business leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

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Speech at FICCI: Europe & India in the face of globalisation

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Germany unveils new trends in furniture design

Germany unveils new trends in furniture design

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.

Dr. Amrita Narlikar is the new President of the GIGA, Hamburg.

Amrita Narlikar – from India to Hamburg

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.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Presidence Joachim Gauck with the World Cup winning team.

Why the world voted Germany #1

Germany recently came out on top among 50 countries in the world in the Nations Brand Index Survey. In a series, we present to you, the most salient points why the world voted Germany #1.

Chapter 1: Culture

Chapter 2: Governance

Chapter 3: Exports

Chapter 4: People & Immigration

Chapter 5: Tourism

International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling offering selected doctoral research topics

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).

International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling offering selected doctoral research topics [pdf, 36.17k]

Call for Research Projects within the Infect-ERA

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.
Call for Research Projects within the Infect-ERA [pdf, 108.96k]
Infect-ERA Guidelines for Applicants [pdf, 533.91k]

For more information on submission, please visit

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What's Up Germany: Berlin Special is now live!

What's Up Germany launches a special Berlin edition.

A special edition to commemorate 25 years of Fall of the Berlin Wall. Come explore history with us.

Kick It Like Germany at Kids' Corner

Germany plays at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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Celebrating 25 years of Fall of the Wall

German Ambassador Michael Steiner taking out a piece of the Wall.

Today, we celebrate 25 years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, surely the most auspicious day in Germany’s history. On 9th November 1989, the Wall was brought down by the peaceful revolution of the East German people.

On the Day of German Unity, our National Day, the German Embassy New Delhi showcased the Fall of the Wall and the new modern Berlin at the garden of the Residence of Ambassador Michael Steiner.

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The 'Make it in Germany' portal gives the key information about making a career and living in Germany.

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Remembrance and commemoration - First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall

Zeitschrift Deutschland

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland focuses on the three anniversaries in 2014.