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Indian Maestro Zubin Mehta to lead AWO Tour
Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling today welcomed Australian Government support for a tour to India by the Australian World Orchestra, led by one of India’s most famous sons, Maestro Zubin Mehta.
The AWO will receive $250,000 in assistance from the Australian Government for its tour to Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi in October 2015. The AWO was invited to perform in India by Maestro Mehta. Read more.
Australian High Commissioner inaugurates a Technology Centre for Differently-abled Children at Tamana
Australia’s High Commissioner, Mr Patrick Suckling, today inaugurated a new Technology Centre at Tamana’s ‘Nai Disha’ School that helps the mentally challenged, the multi-disabled and the autistic.
Mr Suckling addressed the children in Hindi , which was met with a loud applause by the students and teachers present. He said “The Australian Government is privileged to associate with Tamana and contribute to this great cause. The Australian Government is committed to lending a helping hand to NGOs that support India’s economic development and strengthen communities."Read more.
New online database launched to help Indian students heading to Australia
Australia’s Acting High Commissioner, Mr Bernard Philip, has launched an online database to help Indian students find Australian university courses which are recognised for credit by Indian universities.
The database will also help Australian students looking for study opportunities in India. Read more.
Australian artists at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Three Australians will join 94 artists from 30 countries in the second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an increasingly important international exhibition of contemporary art on the world stage.
Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling welcomed the strong Australian participation as another sign of the deep commitment both Australia and India had to strengthening cultural relations. Read more.
New South Wales (NSW) State election
The New South Wales (NSW) State election will take place on 28 March 2015. An information bulletin has been published on Smartraveller detailing how Australians can vote in the election if overseas: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/TravelBulletins/NSWElection
Overseas missions are no longer voting centres for the purpose of NSW elections.
Australians undertaking surrogacy arrangements in India should be aware that India will rigorously assess visa applications to ensure full compliance with Indian surrogacy laws and regulations. This may result in significant delays in the processing of applications for medical visas made by Australian parents seeking to travel to India. We encourage you to update yourselves regularly on visa/policy changes issued by the Indian government for parents commissioning surrogacy.
Australia's Group of Eight Universities make Global Top 100
Australian universities have again been rated among the best in the world, with eight Australian institutions making the global top 100 – and four making the top 50 – of the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings for 2014.
The eight universities are:
• Australian National University
• The University of Melbourne
• The University of Sydney
• The University of Queensland
• The University of New South Wales
• Monash University
• The University of Western Australia
• The University of Adelaide
The Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, said the rankings demonstrated that Australian higher education institutions were excellent choices for Indian students. Read more.
New Smartraveller Business Travel Advice
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched a Smartraveller business travel web page to advise Australian businesses operating overseas: www.smartraveller.gov.au/business.Many Australian businesses are now global in scope and even small businesses are operating in remote locations. Consequently, the ability to work safely in a variety of situations and locations is more critical than ever. Read more.
Applying for a passport for a child born through surrogacy – New Policy
New requirements for Indian visas for parents of a child born as a result of surrogacy arrangements have been transitioned from April 2013 until 30 October 2013. Click here for more information.
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इस वेबसाईट पर हिन्दी जानकारी आपकी सुविधा के लिए दी गई है । आपसे अनुरोध है कि यदि आप उच्चायोग में किसी फंड की अर्ज़ी देते हैं , वीज़ा आवेदन करते हैं , नौकरी की अर्ज़ी देते हैं अथवा इस वेबसाईट पर दी गई जानकारी के आधार पर किसी भी प्रकार का लिखित संपर्क स्थापित करते हैं , तो केवल अंग्रेज़ी भाषा का ही प्रयोग करें।