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Australian writers to light up Jaipur literature festival
Celebrated author Christos Tsiolkas will join a compelling line-up of Australian writers taking part in the 2015 Jaipur Literature Festival this week. Read more
Australia's Minister for Trade & Investment Andrew Robb: Australia India trade ties closer than ever
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today said Australia and India were on the cusp of a new dawn in their commercial relationship as he officially wrapped up Australia Business Week in India (ABWI), a week-long roadshow designed to boost trade and investment between the two countries.
"There is something special going on in India. The enormous vision of Prime Minister Modi has excited many people. Australia is looking forward to being a part of this very important period in India's re-emergence as a significant power," Mr Robb said. Read more.
Australia's Minister for Trade & Investment, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, leads major business mission to India
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb will lead Australia’s largest-ever business mission to India from 9-16 January, building on the growing economic momentum between our two countries.
Australia Business Week in India (ABWI) will include around 450 Australian business leaders who represent a wide range of sectors, including resources and energy, infrastructure, transport, agribusiness and food, financial services, health and medical, sport, cultural services, tourism, education and training.
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.
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।