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Sharmeen Obaid appointed new counsel general of Norway in Karachi

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with ambassador Tore Nedrebo standing besides the letters of her appointment as new honorary consul general for Norway in Karachi.

Ms. Chinoy looks forward to building stronger ties between Pakistan and Norway Pakistani filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been appointed as the new honorary consul general of the Kingdom of Norway in Karachi on 23rd May 2017. Ms. Obaid Chinoy takes over from Mr. Muhammad Moonis, who is retiring after 38 years as the consul general of Norway in ... Read More »

Telenor and Huawei successfully test 5G technology in Norway

Telenor Huawei claim E-band breakthrough after conducting 5G Tests with 70 Gbps speeds Chinese multinational networking company Huawei claimed they have achieved 70 Gbps speeds while jointly conducting 5G test with Telenor in a controlled lab environment in Norway. Huawei said that this was their first 5G based E-band multi-user MIMO demo with any mobile operator. The E-band multi-user MIMO ... Read More »

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway announced a zero deforestation policy in its procurement of goods, two years after making a pledge with Germany and Britain to ‘promote national commitments that encourage deforestation free supply chains.’ Norway has declared a complete ban on deforestation, and has become the first nation to commit to a zero deforestation policy. The announcement comes two years after Norway issued ... Read More »

World’s 10 best countries for working women

World's 10 best countries for working women

Finland, Norway and Sweden are the top 3 countries for working women The Nordic countries — Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland —  are the best countries to be a working woman, according to The Economist’s glass-ceiling index 2016. In these countries, women are present in the labour force at similar rates to men. Finland has the largest share of women who have gone through ... Read More »

Samina Peerzada to open Ibsen Exhibition in Norway

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Pakistani actress Samina Peerzada will be the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the National Library of Norway’s exhibition exploring Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House – the world’s most performed theatre play throughout history. Mrs. Peerzada played Nora – the leading role – in Karachi in 1992. In Oslo, she will meet former director of Norway’s National Theatre ... Read More »

Denmark ranks world’s happiest country for the third time

Denmark ranks world happiest country for the third time

Denmark has reclaimed its place as the world’s happiest country, while Burundi ranks as the least happy nation, according to the fourth World Happiness Report.  The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. Denmark topped the list in ... Read More »

Finland, Norway, Sweden among world’s most literate nations

Finland ranked world's most literate nation

Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, US, Germany are among the most literate country in the world, according to a new study. The Nordic countries dominated the list of Most literate nations, with Finland in first place and Norway in second, and Iceland, Denmark and Sweden rounding out the top five. The World’s Most Literate Nations study, conducted by John W. Miller, ... Read More »

Americans and Britons least concerned about climate change

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The United States and Britain are the main barriers when it comes to tackling climate change, according to a new survey. The survey by YouGov, spanning four continents and 15 countries, found that both the US and British public trail other countries in terms of general climate change concerns as well as formulating strategies to curb emissions. Countries from across ... Read More »

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