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New Delhi, 29 Nov' 2018: On the occasion of the annual Indo-German Bilateral Negotiations and commemorating 60 years of successful Indo-German Development Cooperation, a “Touring Exhibition” was launched on 28th November 2018 at Hyatt Regency. The exhibition showcased historical landmarks of Indo-German Development Cooperation since past six decades. This exhibition will further travel to Bengaluru, Kochi and Chennai through 2019.

The touring exhibition was launched by Dr C.S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary (EA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Dr Wolfram Klein, Head of South Asia Division, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) for the Advancement of Science is one of Germany's largest, independent, not-for-profit research organisations. In our 82 research institutes, more than 5.500 scientists conduct research of the highest caliber in the areas of natural sciences, bio-sciences, mathematics, astronomy, social sciences, and the humanities. Max Planck scientists carry out cutting-edge research at the frontiers of traditional and emerging research fields and claim no fewer than seventeen Nobel Prize Laureates among their ranks.

Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure organised Industry Interaction on “Protecting Data through Standards and Certification” on the eve of the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Mumbai.

Mumbai, 24 May, 2018: 

Recent data breaches have focused the attention of governments, citizens, and companies alike on the same question: How can data be effectively protected? On the eve of the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), around 30 German and Indian experts from industry and government met in Mumbai to discuss how standards and certification can enhance IT security and data protection.

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Forschungszentrum Jülich makes a vital contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on the future of information technologies and information processing, complex processes in the human brain, the transformation of the energy system, and a sustainable bioeconomy. Forschungszentrum Jülich develops simulation and data sciences as a key research method and makes use of large, often unique, scientific infrastructures. Its work spans a range of topics and disciplines and it exploits synergies between the research areas. With some 5,800 employees, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of Europe's large research centres.

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For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 340 employees in India, of whom 70 per cent are national personnel.

India is fast emerging as an economic and industrial power. It is a member of the ‘Group of Twenty’ (G20) as well as one of the five major emerging national economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Despite the country’s rapidly growing economy, poverty and other socio-economic issues remain a challenge. The burgeoning population and accelerated urbanisation in the country have resulted in an environment at risk and greenhouse gas emissions that continue to spiral upwards.

The focal areas of Indo-German cooperation currently are:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Development Cooperation participated in the World Environment Day (WED) 2018 from 2-5 June 2018 in New Delhi. This year India was the host country and the theme was Beat Plastic Pollution.

As part of the WED 2018 events, GIZ partnered with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India  for high level policy dialogues and conferences on the theme on ‘Sustainable Lifestyles: Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy’ and ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. In addition to this GIZ was also involved in supporting the Ministry in the conceptualisation and designing of a publication on ‘Creating Awareness for Plastic Waste’.      

It is with great pleasure to announce that the University of Cologne- India Branch office has shifted to new office premises at the German Centre, 2 Nyaya Marg, Chankyapuri, New Delhi- 110021, w.e.f. 1st January 2016. UoC India office now shares its office with the other DWIH consortium members.

H.E. Gurjit Singh, Ambassador of India to Germany, visited the University of Cologne on August 8th, 2016. Together with the Second Secretary of the Embassy and Consul Kiran Khatri from Frankfurt, the high-ranking visitors were welcomed by Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig, Vice-Speaker for the Global South Studies Center, Dr Stefan Bildhauer, Ms. Sarah Marleen Danneberg and the International Office of the University of Cologne. The focus of the meeting was to get an overview of the India related activities both in the field of research and in terms of international student support services, such as exchange programs and summer schools. Furthermore, the Ambassador met 10 Indian students who are currently studying at the University of Cologne, either for a semester or their full-time Master's or doctoral degree. Reference: http://india.uni-koeln.de/cmisnews.html

DWIH New Delhi organised the Strategy Planning Meet from 31st August-3rd September 2016 in Udaipur, Rajasthan, attended by the DWIH New Delhi consortium members, both from the India Regional offices and their German Head Offices. The agenda was to discuss forthcoming events in India of all consortium members as well as to devise strategies and appropriate outreach programmes to promote the German science and research landscape in India. As a result, several working groups were created to discuss the Annual Report, individual presentations during Info-sessions as well as to set Event formats for forthcoming years. Dr Stefan Bildhauer (Directorof International Affairs, University of Cologne) Prof Michael Bollig(Vice-Speaker Global South Study Center, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology) and, Dr Amisha Jain(Head of the University of Cologne Branch Office in New Delhi) attended the DWIH Strategic Planning Meet as representatives of UoC.

DWIH New Delhi organised the Strategy Planning Meet from 31st August-3rd September 2016 in Udaipur, Rajasthan, attended by the DWIH New Delhi consortium members, both from the India Regional offices and their German Head Offices. The agenda was to discuss forthcoming events in India of all consortium members as well as to devise strategies and appropriate outreach programmes to promote the German science and research landscape in India. As a result, several working groups were created to discuss the Annual Report, individual presentations during Info-sessions as well as to set Event formats for forthcoming years. Dr Stefan Bildhauer (Directorof International Affairs, University of Cologne) Prof Michael Bollig(Vice-Speaker Global South Study Center, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology) and, Dr Amisha Jain(Head of the University of Cologne Branch Office in New Delhi) attended the DWIH Strategic Planning Meet as representatives of UoC.

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