German Defence Minister von der Leyen with Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar.

German Defence Minister in India

German Defence Minister Dr. Ursula von der Leyen is visiting India from May 26 to 28. On Day 1, May 26, Minister von der Leyen paid homage to the soldiers who lost their lives, at India Gate. The Defence Minister also exchanged views on the security situation in Asia with top Indian editors, following which she visited the Indian Army's R&R Hospital. She also had in-depth talks on various issues with Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
On Day 2, May 27, the Defence Minister had a comprehensive exchange with Congress leader Anand Sharma at Ambassador Steiner's Residence. Later, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi & had fruitful, issue-oriented talks. Day 2 concluded with the German Defence Minister speaking on security issues at an event organised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF).

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Germany increases funding for climate action

Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Germany increases funding for climate action

Germany is to provide more support for the poorest countries of the world, to help them cope with the consequences of climate change, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin.

Ambassador Steiner and his wife Eliese at Idea Exchange.

'Social peace interests investors: role of women, how minorities are treated'

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Indian Express Associate Editor Sushant Singh, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner and his wife Eliese talk about taking diplomacy ahead through steps such as a concert and music video, the German langauge row, the difference between UPA and NDA, and the challenges facing Europe.

Europe Day Celebrations & EU Film Festival in Mumbai

Europe Day celebrations & EU Film Festival in Mumbai

On Friday, 8th May, Europe Day celebrations took place at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai jointly organized by Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai. The event was preceded by the opening of the 20th European Film Festival at the NCPA jointly co-hosted by the German Consulate General along with the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.

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German Ambassador in Kashmir

German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Eliese Steiner, is visiting Kashmir this week.

IGSTC calls for pre-proposals

Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC), a joint initiative of Government of India (DST) and Government of Germany (BMBF) to promote research partnership of industrial relevance invites Pre-Proposals for joint R&D projects of industrial relevance in 2+2 mode of partnership. Deadline for Submitting Pre-Proposals is 03 July 2015.

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Lebe Jetzt - Kal Ho Naa Ho

Lebe jetzt - Kal Ho Naa Ho

Traditional diplomacy was about government-to-government relations. Modern diplomacy is more about people-to-people relations. And culture is central here. This is why Michael Steiner, German Ambassador to India, and Salman Khurshid, former Foreign Minister of India, without taking themselves too seriously, plunged into uncharted waters. Together with Eliese Steiner and under the direction of Sumit Osmand Shaw, they pay homage to the Indian film by reenacting one of its most famous music videos - thus connecting people across borders. The original video from 2003 - featuring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and the “King of Bollywood” Shah Rukh Khan - was filmed in the USA. This remake, instead, has been shot in India. It is an Indo-German tribute to Bollywood movies, which have a huge fan base not only in India, but also in Germany. The title says “LEBE JETZT” because, in German, it means exactly what the wonderful song “KAL HO NAA HO” asks us to do: Live right now to the fullest!

All India Environmental Journalism Competition 2015

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 here .

Call for Applications: Green Talents 2015

Call for Applications: Green Talents 2015

Experience Research in Germany: take part in the Green Talents Competition, promote your research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots. Deadline for submission is 2nd June 2015, 12 p.m. CET.

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