Thursday, November 26, 2015

GDG Devfest Birgunj 2015 happening today !

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Type GDGBRJ<space>devfest and SMS to 4001 
GDG Devfest Birgunj 2015, one of the most anticipated events in Birgunj being organized by Google Developer’s Group is scheduled on November 26, 2015. Initially, it was scheduled on November 7, 2015 but due to the unavoidable situation in Birgunj, it was postponed. Google Developer Group Birgunj (GDG Birgunj) is a group of google enthusiasts that focuses on inspiring local developers who are interested in Mobile, Web, Google and open source technologies. The event is being held for a second time in order to facilitate developers with a platform to learn and explore more.

The event will offer speaker sessions across multiple product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, code labs, and more and everyone between core developers and casual users can share their experiences and learn a lot.

The well reception of GDG Devfest Birgunj 2014 motivated organizers to put together this event this year as well. 

It aims to generate more energy and enthusiasm this year.
GDG Devfest Birgunj 2015 aims to cover topics such as Google Apps, Android, Firebase, codelab, cardboard, Web, Material Design, Geo, Developer tools, Opensource, startups, Privacy & Internet security, Virtual Reality, etc.

Sparrow SMS proudly announces itself as SMS partner of GDG Devfest Birgunj 2015
For extra details, Type GDGBRJ<space>devfest and SMS to 4001 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Letter Grading To Be Introduced in SLC Examinations

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The Officer of Controller of Examination and Ministry of Education have decided to introduce letter grading system in SLC board from this year.
In above the 80 years of SLC examinations being held, numerical grading system was used to evaluate the students’ performances which can be divided into four categories- Distinction, First division, Second division and Third division.
Letter grading system was conducted in pilot phase for technical and vocational streams last year of whom performances of 3256 students was evaluated.
The SLC exam results will be published in letter grading system which will have six categories- ‘A+’ to the students scoring between 90-100 percent, ‘A’ to 80-89 percent, ‘B’ to 60-79 percent, ‘C’ to 40-59 percent, ‘D’ to 25-39 percent and ‘E’ to the students scoring 24 and below percent.
The pilot phase was conducted for technical and vocational streams for SLC results 2071 in 99 schools last year out of which 215 students got A+, 779 students got ‘A,’ 2131 got ‘B’, 124 got ‘C’ and one student got ‘D’. 
The Ministry of Education has stated that the letter grading system will be introduced in all streams this year.
The OCE has stated, “The main motive behind introduction of letter grading is to eliminate the concept of pass and fail”. “But since this concept is not familiar with a lot of people there might be some hindrances.” the OCE said adding further.
A committee of nine members has been formed to ensure proper implementation of the letter grading system according to Diwakar Dhungel, Executive director of CDC. The members of committee are MoE Spokesperson Hari Lamsal, Examination Controller Bishnu Bahadur Dware, Educationists Dr. Lekhnath Adhikari and Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Singh among others.
The students in exempted category will be granted marks and provisions as per past provisions.
Sparrow SMS is a regular provider of SLC results in Nepal. Students can download Sparrow App at for early notifications regarding SLC. Students can also get SLC results with marksheet when the results are published using the App and SMS both. 
For now, Sparrow wishes all the students all the best for SLC.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Kathmandu Short Film Competition: Celebrating Aspiring independent Filmmakers towards Film Making.

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We spoke to one of the organizers of Kathmandu Short Film Competition, Mr. Bardan Pokharel (Executive Director, Utsav Events), to know about their vision and motive behind this Competition.
"The main aim of this program is to provide aspiring movie makers to prove themselves and to get noticed by the prominent film makers, actors to notice new talents"
He further more talks about this competition. 
Kathmandu Short Film Competition 2015 is a jury competition, open to any independent or student filmmaker in Nepal. The competition is a combined effort of Utsav Events, QFX Cinemasand Digital Cinema Nepal (DCN).
The participants can showcase their talents through short film making in the following categories:
o    Comedy
o    Action
o    Horror
o    Drama
o    Thriller
o    Crime
o    Documentary

Selected top 10-12 movies will be screened during the event and will be awarded on different categories at the end from prominent movie makers, directors and artists from the Nepali Movie Industry. The competition is open to film and video works produced after January 1, 2015 with a maximum running time of 10 minutes.
The US Embassy will also showcase Top 10-12 participants’ film at I-Hub after 16 December, 2015.

Register now!
1.    Submit Application form (Kathmandu Shot Film Competition)
2.    Submit 4 copies of CDs each containing movie, trailer, synopsis, script and the details of the entire crew.
3.    If the language of the movie is other than English, English Subtitles must be made available for the duration of the movie

The participation is absolutely free!

The Kathmandu Short Film Competition will be held on January 12, 2015 at the QFX Cinemas. 
Sparrow SMS is proud to be associated with Kathmandu Short Film Competition, Utsav Events, QFX Cinemas and Digital Cinema Nepal (DCN) to encourage such talents in Nepal.
For details, SMS - KSFC to 4001.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Making a difference with WDAC !

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In a world where internet is "The Revolution", it is sad to know that about 80% of Nepalese youth are still disconnected with internet. Internet, which is essential for educational purposes and career opportunities in today’s era, is inaccessible to a major portion of rural communities.

Women Development Advocacy Center intents to eliminate the gap between internet and people in Nepal through a wide range of projects- Connect, Digital Shikshya, Digital Connect Youth Fellowship and access to education. WDAC’s initiative has changed the lives of above 1.5 lakh people.

While talking about WDAC’s project, Executive Director of WDAC, Nanda Kishor Mandal’s eyes lit up. He says, “Our motto is to empower rural community and youth through Information and communications technology (ICT) and knowledge based interventions.” “Since the world is shifting to knowledge based resources from product based concept, we felt the need to connect our youth with internet” says exuberant Kishor.

WDAC was also a major contributor in earthquake relief programs. WDAC also promotes rural women by getting them to explore their talent and marketing their crafts.

Sparrow SMS is proud to be associated with WDAC and will extend every possible support to WDAC for all its programs.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

WordCamp Nepal Being Held on November 22, 2015!

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WordPress Nepal is here again. 

WordPress Nepal presents WordCamp, aiming to promote and facilitate the use of WordPress on November 22, 2015 once again.

WordPress Nepal’s main objective is to get Nepalese audience to adopt WordPress as its default Content Management System on the internet.

WordCamp was first organized in 2012 and aims to bring together WordPress fanatics and encourage their network with each other. WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything associated with WordPress. WordCamps include sessions on: 

  • how to use WordPress more effectively 
  • beginning plugin and theme development
  • advanced techniques
  • security, etc. 
Everyone from casual users to core developers can participate.

One of the main objectives of WordCamp Nepal is to highlight local talents into the community and the whole world.

Date: November 22, 2015
Venue: Nepal Administrative Staff College, Jawlakhel
Time: 9am-5pm
Type WP and send SMS to 4001.
Sparrow SMS is proud to partner with WordCamp Nepal 2015.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Access to Load shedding Schedules Just Got Better with Sparrow App

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Sparrow App Gets a Revamped Update for Loadshedding Schedules. 

(Download the Sparrow App to access latest Loadshedding Update and more utilities from here:

Winter comes with all sorts of problems. From freezing hands to dry skins to darkest evenings. While we don't have control over all, we thought we could provide some benefits to users who constantly need to check loadshedding schedules. Keeping this in mind, Sparrow App launches yet another updated version in order to enhance user experience and loadshedding schedule viewing. 

As winter approaches, it indicates the load shedding season is also just around the corner. Due to the current unavailability of fuel, a large number of people are dependent on electricity for their day-to-day activities.The loadshedding section in the app has been completely refined, remodeled and updated focusing on just that!

What’s new in this version?
·         Users can switch between groups with one click.
·         Load shedding schedule can be updated via internet or SMS as well.
·         Real time counter of schedule timings.
·         Users can set their load shedding group as 'My Group'
·         Introduction of widgets of different sizes to place them on the homescreen.
·         Users can turn on notifications to get notified before load shedding.
·         If you don’t know your group, you can search your group based on location.

Download the Sparrow App to access latest Loadshedding Update and more utilities from here: 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Notice For HSEB Grade 12 Supplementary Exams Center

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The supplementary examinations for grade 12 will be held on Kartik 21, 2072 (7th November, 2015) between
11 am -2 pm11am-2pm.

The HSEB has published notice about the exam centers.
The centers for respective districts are as below.

Supplementary examinations for additional subjects will not be held.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Notice for Filling up HSEB Registration Form

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For the Higher Secondary Schools/ Colleges affiliated to the HSEB, the submission date for registration forms for new admission in Grade 11 (except technical groups) has expired. 

Due to the expiry of the submission date, the HSEB received appeals to extend the date as the forms could not be submitted on time due to the current situation in Terai. Moreover, since the National Human Rights Commission also supported this issue, the HSEB has decided to extend the form submission date to Kartik 13, 2072 (along with late fee). The bank voucher/draft dated Kartik 13, 2072 has to be submitted with a registration form within 7 days in the district offices of HSEB.

Due to the additional responsibilities of the HSEB, the registration date will not be extended any further. The HSEB, thus, requests the political parties to create an environment where the students can fill up and submit the forms on time.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Picovico Launches New Web Application

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Picovico, Nepal's own video slideshow maker is all set with its new web application. Well, we guess you have heard of Picovico by now. Picovico is an application that lets you convert your photos into beautiful video slideshows though its web application or mobile app. It easily converts your photos into video slideshows in the simplest manner. What more? You can add your own text, styles and music to the video. 

Picovico is a proud Nepali application and since its inception, it has enjoyed a great adventurous ride from the Himalayas to the mountains of Chile. The concept of Picovico commenced when the founders faced the problem themselves while viewing the pictures of their trip in 2011. It got initial incubation from 'The Morpheus Ventures' in India and then got selected for program in 2012

T  Today, Picovico launches its web application with great additions such as HD videos, photo imports from Facebook, Google+, Flickr and fast GPU rendering. 

    Go ahead, try making your first video slideshow using the Picovico Web App........Its that simple with Picovico


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Notice About Grade 12 Supplementary Examinations 2072

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The supplementary examinations for HSEB Grade 12 2072 are scheduled to be held on Kartik 21, 2072. The students who have failed in one subject can take this examination. To apply for this examination, students need to submit mark sheet of Grade 11, Grade 12 attested photocopy of mark ledger, 2 passport size photographs and Rs.600 (examination fee, may be in cash or in the form of bank voucher) along with the application form.
The examinations will be held on Kartik 21, 2072 (7th November, 2015) between 11am-2pm. The information regarding exam centers will be published on national daily newspaper.
Supplementary examinations for additional subjects will not be held.
The Grade 12 examinations were recently published and the pass percentage was 39.99. This a second chance for all those who could not make it in the first time.

6th EPS Korea TOPIK Result Published

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To view your result, Type EPS<space>Registration No. and send SMS to 5001

The results of EPS Korea Language test (EPS TOPIK) has been published today. The examination was held in Asoj first week.

Today, EPS Korea office published the result. Result is live on SMS

Result can be viewed in the following way:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

HSEB Official Notice on Transcripts, Migration and Provisional Documents

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HSEB has officially published HSEB +2 Results and the official notice for Transcripts, Migration and Provisional (TMP) Documents.

As per the official notice by HSEB, TMP documents will be available 15 days from HSEB Results Publishing date, which is October 7. 

Criteria to obtain TMP Documents:

- Students whose symbol number contains 68 or more digit initially will receive documents from district offices of HSEB (except for Janakpur, Lahan, Dang and Dadeldhura districts) d

- Students wishing to have their documents re totaled for marks are requested to submit official documents and copy of admit cards at concerned district offices of HSEB

Snapshot of official notice published by HSEB

The official date for HSEB +2 Compart Results have not been published yet. We will keep you posted on the official news once we receive it from HSEB

[ HSEB +2 Results have been published. To see your result, download Sparrow App from: & see it for FREE over data/wi-fi. Or, type HSEB<space>Symbol-No & SMS to 5001. Please send SMS only after results are published.]

HSEB +2 Results Published

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To see your result,  Download Sparrow App from: & see it for FREE over Data/Wi-Fi  or Type Hseb<space>Symbol-No and send SMS to 5001 to get your result with marks via SMS

We rejoice to announce that the results of +2 Management, Education, Arts and Humanities have been published !!
Students can download Sparrow App from: & see it for FREE over Data/Wi-Fi
Also, as usual, Sparrow is providing results via SMS. Type Hseb<space>Symbol-No and send SMS to 5001 to get your result with marks via SMS
We wish all the students who have taken the examination all the best.
To see your result, download Sparrow App from: & see it for FREE over data/wi-fi. Or, type HSEB<space>Symbol-No & SMS to 5001. Please send SMS only after results are published.

HSEB +2 Results Publishing Today

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HSEB +2 results publishing today
To see your result, download Sparrow App from: & see it for FREE over data/wi-fi. Or, type HSEB<space>Symbol-No & SMS to 5001. Please send SMS only after results are published.
Breaking news: The long wait of +2 students has finally come to an end. The results of HSEB+2 non-Science faculties will be out today after around 1 pm. HSEB has confirmed this news. The examinations were scheduled to be held in April but were later postponed to June, 2015 after a massive earthquake hit Nepal on April 12, 2015.

After the results are published, the students can type HSEB<space>Symbol-No and send SMS to 5001 to get their results along with mark sheet via SMS
Also, the results can be viewed for free over Data/Wi-Fi on Sparrow App from:
SMS are to be sent only after it is officially announced on Sparrow SMS wishes all the students all the very best for their results.
To see your result, download Sparrow App from: & see it for FREE over data/wi-fi. Or, type HSEB<space>Symbol-No & SMS to 5001. Please send SMS only after results are published.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Why is HSEB +2 Results being Delayed?

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To see your result,  Download Sparrow App from: & see it for FREE over Data/Wi-Fi  or Type Hseb<space>Symbol-No and send SMS to 5001 to get your result with marks via SMS after results are published

The HSEB has announced that it’ll still require some more time to publish the +2 management, education, arts and humanities.

Even after one month since the grade 12 science results were published, the HSEB has been unable to publish the results of non-science faculties.The examinations were held on July 5, 2015. Students have been awaiting their results for 3 months now and are getting impatient for the results.

According to HSEB spokesperson, the results are delayed due to some technicalities. He was quoted as saying, “the exams were delayed by a month, and we are working on it. But it will still take some time. We had a target of publishing the results earlier. But due to the technical nature of the work, we were unable to meet the target.

After the results are published, students can type HSEB<space>Symbol-No and send SMS to 5001 (eg: Hseb 1234567A) to view results with mark sheet. Students can also view results by downloading Sparrow App from: and see result for FREE over data/Wi-Fi
A total of 346279 students took the examinations this year in Management, Education, Arts and Humanities faculties. Among these, 19196 students from the seven districts badly affected by the April 25 earthquake had taken the examination.

To see your result,  Download Sparrow App from: & see it for FREE over Data/Wi-Fi  or Type Hseb<space>Symbol-No and send SMS to 5001 to get your result with marks via SMS after results are published