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1 Pres Release- "The World Press Photo Exhibition 2016 comes to New Delhi”

This travelling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of the World Press Photo Foundation’s worldwide annual contest on photojournalism and documentary photography. It is brought to New Delhi with the support of The Embassy of The Netherlands, in cooperation with India International Centre and Adaan Foundation.

2 Passport- and ID card applications not possible in Mumbai from 20 until 27 March 2017

From Monday 20 until Monday 27 March 2017 (included) it won't be possible to submit passport or ID-card applications at the consulate-general in Mumbai.

3 European Reintegration Network (ERIN)

On the 25th of January 2017 a combined effort of 18 partner countries resulted in the publication of the European Reintegration Network (ERIN) Specific Action program- slow track tender.

4 RECRUITMENT OF A LIAISON - AGRICULTURE

Job Details India is the second largest producer of fruits. But productivity is relatively low. In the coming years, the Indian government plans to replace existing orchards for temperate fruit trees. This will increase the demand for Indian apples, but also pears, cherries and walnuts. The Netherlands has the knowledge and technology to support India in this process. To position the Netherlands in this sector in India a cluster of Dutch companies and institutes signed a covenant with the Dutch Government. A liaison officer will be appointed and contracted by the Netherlands Embassy for the specific period of the covenant to facilitate this cluster. Attached a more detailed job description. How to Apply Interested Candidates could apply to the e-mail address below, enclosing a personal statement and a curriculum vitae. Wouter Verhey Agricultural Counsellor for India & Sri Lanka e-mail address: rima.rai@minbuza.nl Last date for submission of application: 06 February 2017

5 Upcoming Tender - ERIN

The European Reintegration Network (ERIN) Specific Action program offers socio-economic reintegration assistance in the form of counselling and referral and/or reintegration assistance to migrants who return voluntarily or non-voluntarily to their country of origin. A tender associated with this program will be published around 25 January 2017 on TenderNed website.

6 Indian Sports Minister Shri Vijay Goel Invites Dutch Sports Industry to do Business in India and from India

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel has invited the Dutch Sports Industry to do business in India and from India. Inaugurating the colourfield concept here today the minister said Modis Government is dedicated to provide a conducive environment for doing business in India. He said India today is a land of opportunities and government is committed to facilitate cross border trade, ease of doing business and manufacturing in India. He said in no time people will witness the change in demand for sports infra and sports goods industry.

7 Revitalising the canals in Alappuzha, India

On Friday 25 November a team of water experts from Witteveen+Bos has concluded a first visit to the city of Alappuzha in the Indian state of Kerala. The mission was initiated and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in India upon a request by the Government of Kerala. It is linked to the cultural heritage programme of the Embassy. The objective was to develop short-term and long-term sustainable solutions for the quality of the canals in the city.

8 The Indian Rupee 500 and 1000 bills are no longer legal tender

On the 8th of November 2016, the Indian government announced the scheme that all the 500 and 1000 Rupee bank notes would from that point on, no longer be legal tender.

9 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

10 Indo-Dutch CSR & Sustainability Forum

The Indo-Dutch CSR & Sustainability forum was co-hosted by the Center for Responsible Business (CRB), specifically focused on the Supply-Chain aspect of the CSR/Sustainability question.