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EXHIBITIONS COMMEMORATE SHARED HISTORY OF INDIANS AND ANZACS
Two photographic exhibitions commemorating the role of India, Australia and New Zealand in World War I will be launched today at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi.
The exhibitions pay tribute to the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landings on April 25, 1915 – and 100 years of shared military co-operation between the three nations. Read more.
ROBB RETURNS TO INDIA TO ADVANCE TRADE TALKS
Building further momentum towards the conclusion of an Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) is the key objective of a visit to India this week by the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb.
Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi have set a target of completing negotiations by the end of this year. During his visit (21-24 April) Mr Robb will meet with Indian government counterparts, senior business leaders, investors and policy experts in both New Delhi and Mumbai to advance this objective. Read more.
Indian comedians tickle Melbourne audiences
The Indians are coming to take on Melbourne – not just on the cricket pitch but at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), which begins on 25 March.
Three comedians – the biggest contingent so far from India – will appear at the world-renowned festival, now in its 29th year, giving Australian audiences another chance to experience the depth and breathe of Indian culture.Read more.
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.
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.