“Science Express” launched by India and Germany

New Delhi, Oct 30 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that the “Science Express”, an exhibition which is the result of a partnership in science and technology between India and Germany, will build new bridges of understanding and goodwill between India and Germany.

Flagging off the “Science Express”, a special exhibition mounted on a train at Safdarjung Railway Station today, along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Singh said: “It will symbolise the exciting partnership between our scientists that befits the 21st century. It will symbolise and showcase our cooperation in the popularisation of science and its importance to our relationship.”

India visit will boost bilateral ties: Angela Merkel

New Delhi, Oct 30 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is on her first trip to India, today said that her visit will boost the economic, scientific and strategic partnership between India and Germany.

"I hope that my visit will be giving a contribution to further enhancing the very strong relationship between India and Germany. It will enhance strategic partnership in political field as well as in science and technology," said Angela Merkel after receiving a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who welcomed Merkel here, said that India is looking forward to having discussion with Merkel on bilateral, regional and global issues.

Science Express flagged off to mark science and technology cooperation between India and Germany

New Delhi, Oct 30 : Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and German Chancellor Angela Merkel flagged off “Science Express”, a special exhibition mounted on a train at Safdarjung Railway Station today.

The exhibition is the result of a partnership in science and technology between India and Germany, at Safdarjung Railway Station today.

The exhibition on wheels explains how scientists have uncovered some fundamental understanding of nature.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Manmohan Singh was lavish with his compliments for the design teams, Department of Science and Technology and the Indian Railways for planning such a science exhibition that would reach people in 57 places.

One in four Germans think Nazi rule was not bad

London, Oct.18 : One in four Germans thinks that Nazi rule had its good points.

According to a survey undertaken by Stern magazine, 25 percent of the Germans polled said they agreed that National Socialism had positive aspects such as 'the highway system, elimination of unemployment, low criminality rate and the encouragement of the family.

Seventy per cent of those polled, however, responded in the negative, according to the Daily Mail.

The survey was commissioned after a talk show hostess was fired for praising the Nazis' attitude toward motherhood.

Sony BMG wins second European Commission approval

Sony BMG
Japanese Electronics major Sony has won European Commission approval for its joint venture with Germany's Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG). The JV will create the second largest music company in the world. No conditions were imposed by EU’s antitrust authority on Sony BMG, the company that would place Sony and BMG in a strong position in music and records entertainment market.

This is the second approval for a Joint venture between both companies. An earlier approval was awarded in year 2004.

Nazi doctors’ training college in Germany up for sale

London, Sept.27 : A manor house in an idyllic north-east German village, which was once used as a college to train Third Reich doctors’, is up for sale.

According to The Times, these trained doctors went on to sterilise “sub-humans” - the mentally and physically handicapped, and gypsy women, and ran a terrifyingly thorough euthanasia programme.

Now, the cash-strapped elders of Alt Rehse where the manor house, which trained about 20,000 doctors is located, want to get rid of the house.

Sulphur in shipping smoke trails cools atmosphere, reveals study

London, Sept 18: Particles found in smoke plumes produced by cargo ships has a surprising cooling effect on the Earth's atmosphere, a new study by a team of German researchers from the University of Bremen, has revealed.

Shipping fuel is less refined than aeroplane fuel and contains more sulphur. As a result, tiny particles of sulphur dioxide contained in ship exhaust fumes create cloud tracks – similar to plane contrails – in the sky above a travelling vessel.

Kalyani Group Takes Over RSB Consult GmbH For Undisclosed Amount

Kalyani Group
New Delhi: To escalate its presence in the fast- developing wind power segment, India’s Kalyani Group has adopted Germany’s wind turbine manufacturer RSB Consult GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

RSB is a well-established design and consulting firm with experience in the wind industry and clients all through the world.

Bird Flu confirmed in Germany - Mass culling continues

Bird Flu
A deadly bird flu outbreak has been reported this Saturday in a southern German poultry farm. Many ducks were culled to prevent of the spreading of the virus. There were around 160,000 birds in the farm and the health authorities have suggested killing all of them. The farm has been sealed off as the killing of birds continues.

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