Norway: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Cochin Shipyard Limited Signs Agreement to Build Fully Automatic Electric Vessel for Norway Firm

Published: July 16, 2020

Cochin Shipyard Limited created history by signing a contract to build the world’s first fully automatic electric vessels for ASKO Maritime AS, Norway with an option to construct two more identical vessels. This order was received by CSL after competing with various global players. ASKO Maritime AS is the subsidiary group of Norges Gruppen ASA, ..

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India will be UNSC President for August 2021

Published: June 19, 2020

After securing 184 out of the total 192 votes on 17th June 2020, India became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a period of 2 years. India’s term will begin on 1st January 2021. Apart from India, Norway, Kenya, Ireland, and Mexico were also elected for a period of 2 ..

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Abel Prize, 2020 to Hillel Frustenberg and Gregory Margulis

Published: March 25, 2020

The Norwegian Academy of Science is to award the Abel Prize for the year 2020 to the two great mathematicians Hillel Frustenberg and Gregory Margulis. They are being honoured for their work towards probability and dynamics in number theory, combinatorics and Group Theory. Hillel Frustenberg He is an American-Israeli mathematician at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ..

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Norway minister participates in Mithi river clean-up drive

Published: March 2, 2020

Recently, Norway’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein, during his three-day visit to India participated in Mithi river clean-up with the environmental activist Afroz Shah. Afroz Shah is an environmental activist from Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is known for organising the largest beach clean-up drive. He was also awarded the ‘UN Champions of the Earth’ award ..

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India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development inaugurated

Published: February 19, 2020

The India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development was recently inaugurated by India’s Earth Sciences Minister- Harsh Vardhan and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment. The two countries also started a new framework for cooperation in ‘Integrated Ocean Management & Research’. The task force was introduced in January 2019, jointly by the Prime Ministers ..

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