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New India Movement 2017-2022
On the occasion of the Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement

Friends, As you may be aware, the Quit India Movement that began on 9th August 1942 was an important milestone in the Indian freedom struggle. Five years after the Quit India Movement, India attained freedom on 15th August 1947.
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Let us come together and resolve: Dirt - Quit India; Poverty - Quit India; Corruption - Quit India; Terrorism - Quit India; Casteism - Quit India; Communalism - Quit India!
H.E. Mr. Debraj Pradhan, Ambassador of India to Norway, administering the Pledge "Sankalp Se Siddhi".
Go to and make the Sankalp, take a pledge to become a Builder of New India
Meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister of Norway in G20 Summit, 2017 in Hamburg, July 08, 2017
On the sidelines of the G 20 Summit in Hamburg, Prime Minister Modi met the Prime Minister of Norway H.E. Ms Erna Solberg. Prime Minister Modi and the Prime Minister of Norway H.E. Ms Erna Solberg discussed bilateral matters, especially strengthening of economic relations. Prime Minister Modi invited participation of Norwegian pension funds in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. The Prime Minister of Norway invited India to participate in the Oceans' Conference on the sidelines of UNGA. In a gesture symbolising cooperation for attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Prime Minister Solberg presented to Prime Minister Modi, at the end of the meeting, a football with SDGs inscribed on it.
Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a Notification on June 27, 2017 extending the date for submission of the application for registration as OCI cardholder by the erstwhile PIO cardholders till December 31, 2017

12th International Railway Equipment Exhibition, 11-13 October 2017, PragatiMaidan, New Delhi, India.
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Textile India 2017, 30th June to 2nd July, 2017, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.
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Job application in the Indian embassy, Oslo. For More Details.

CLARIFICATION REGARDING MENTIONING ADHAAR CARD NUMBER IN EVERY INCOME TAX RETURN AND PAN APPLICATION - Following is the Press Release from Ministry of Finance, Government of India. For More Details.


Some NRIs/PIOs have reported to Embassy of India in Oslo that they have received telephone calls from Embassy of India number telling them that their immigration case has run into some problem, asking them to deposit NOK 10000-15000 into Embassy’s account immediately as a fine/penalty to rectify the issue. NRIs/PIOs/other applicants are advised not to respond to these telephone calls. Indian Embassy does not make any such demand from any applicants over phone. The telephone calls are fake and the makers of the call use the technology to appear as if the calls are made from Embassy of India’s telephone numbers. NRIs/PIOs/other applicants are also advised to be more cautious before responding to such fake telephone calls and to report any such unusual demands in the name of Embassy of India to us immediately.
India's International Conference and Exposition on Military Communication "DEFCOM INDIA 2017" is being organized in New Delhi, India on 23-24 March 2017.

State Government of Karnataka, India in association with CIM Global is organizing an "International Healthcare Tourism Congress 2017" on 3-4 March 2017 at Bangalore, India. India is a leading player in the medical tourism/healthcare industry. It is emerging as the destination of choice for a wide range of medical procedures.

The Congress 2017 is inviting participation from foreign Pharma companies, hospitals, medical tourism agencies and facilitators including airlines and air ambulance, health insurance companies, medical technology manufacturers, leaders in wellness and hospitality industry looking for business opportunities in India. Some of the advantages/characteristics of the Congress are:

  • Internationally accredited medical facilities widely available using the latest technologies.
  • Highly qualified Physicians/Surgeons and hospital support staff.
  • Hospitals with Excellent Infrastructure
  • Caring nurses and paramedical staff
  • Latest medical devices
  • World class medical treatment at affordable costs
  • Ultramodern pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging facilities
  • Quality medical, paramedical and nursing education and training institutions
  • Traditional medical and health practices focus on preventive healthcare
The program of the Congress includes Buyer - Seller Meet, Hospital visits, Discussions on Ayush & Wellness, Gynaecology, Geriatric Medicine, Oncology, Organ Transplant etc. A copy of the International Healthcare Tourism Congress 2016 organized last year is attached for information. For more details, please visit and

NEET: A measure to ensure a minimum standard of education in medical and dental colleges in India
A uniform entrance examination for admission to MBBS/BDS course, including for foreign students beginning academic year 2017-18. Press Release issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) -
Notification on application sent to the embassy through post/courier
Embassy will not accept any cash payments sent by applicants through post with effect from 7th February 2017. The applicants sending Consular/OCI/Passport/Misc applications through post/courier should henceforth send the requisite application fee only through Bankers Draft drawn in favour of 'EMBASSY OF INDIA, OSLO'. Any applications received through post on or after 7th February 2017 with cash fee payment would be returned to the applicants through post. Embassy is not responsible for any postal loss.
OCI applications submitted upto February 2017 have been received at the embassy. The applicants can check their application status on the OCI website ( and after confirming the staus from the website under staus enquirey link, they should submit the Passport/OCI card/PIO card with the receipt at the embassy. No separate communication is being sent to individual applicants.
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