Sunday, July 5, 2015

Celebrating 10,000+ App Downloads in the First 2 Weeks!

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Even under the pressure, hustles and tough deadlines, we’ve made it through and the happiness has knocked our doors with 10,000+ APP DOWNLOADS in the FIRST 2 weeks of being launched! And the number of downloads is just increasing J

Well, the concept behind app was to deliver information even in absence of internet connection (where internet connection is very poor) via SMS without having to go through the need of remembering SMS format and short codes. And it turns out that some users voted for the concept while some were upset as it incurs SMS charge. So, we've considered every feedback seriously as we believe it will simply help us grow.

Thus, we have now revised the concept and made Sparrow SMS app available both on Wi-fi/Data (online) and SMS (offline); the app will work depending on the connection type. Except for exam results and third party services like Dish Home, Government Services, and Goal Nepal, which are available via SMS only, other many app functionalities such as Loadshedding, Jokes, Quotes, Daily Price and many more will check internet connectivity. If the you are connected, the app will provide information over Wi-Fi/Data and only in the condition when it detects no internet access, the app will work offline via SMS.

Our updated app is live and can be found at: http://sparrowsms.com/android

We expect your ongoing supports in days to come. Today we’ve reached 10,000 and tomorrow, we expect to grow bigger than this! A BIG THANK YOU to all our users for your invaluable contribution J

Thursday, July 2, 2015

5 Reasons to Download the Sparrow SMS App Right Now

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Mobile applications serve various purposes, but in the end the objective is to simplify lives and give better experience to users, solve their problems, enhance their productivity and keep them engaged.

The objective of Sparrow SMS app is to provide information to users in the easiest and the most convenient way possible

So lets look at the key benefits the App provides.

Download URL: sparrowsms.com/android

Its All-in-One
The Sparrow SMS App is an All-in-One mobile application that combines and brings together different services under one hood. The services of the app include Exam Results, Loadshedding Schedule, Government Services, Dish Home Recharge, Entertainment, Jokes, Horoscope, Daily and Live Prices, Utilities, Date Converter and more.

Just think for once how many applications do you need to download for each of them? With Sparrow SMS app, you get it all within 6 MB.  


Its Data/SMS Backed

So now how does the app operate? SMS? Data? Both? Yes, the app operates on both Data/Wi-Fi and SMS! Again, it’s about simplifying end user experience. The app automatically detects your connection and sets Data/Wi-Fi as the default configuration. If you are connected, you receive the service instantly. If you are not connected, it requests the service through SMS at your permission.

Less Updates

The app’s engine makes it require less updates. New services when added to the app can easily be accessed. The app notifies users about new services in its banner image without having to update the app.
     
Clean UI

The UI is clean and easy to use. Everything is just there and the screen does not look cluttered at all. Again, it relates to the motto of the app to serve the purpose of providing information within a few taps. 

So give it a try. Download the app from: sparrowsms.com/android

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SongsNepal Acoustic Festival 2015 Begins

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With successes in the past years with Nepali Acoustic Songs Contest, SongsNepal presents SongsNepal Acoustic Music Festival 2015.  It is a music competition that looks to promote Acoustic Music and discover talents from throughout the country .

This year's competition features bigger prizes and opportunities for the winners. Participating teams and music groups have to play acoustic versions of Nepali songs and can upload their videos in both categories, original and cover.




The event will run till August and will have both online voting and SMS voting, each bearing 50% weight. The prizes for the winning band in Original category is $500 and in Cover category is $300.

Sparrow SMS has partnered with SongsNepal as the official SMS voting partner. To vote for your favorite song, Type SN<give one space>Band ID & send SMS to 3001.

Band details can be found from the official YouTube channel for SongsNepal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU3Ssouycow

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SLC Result 2072 on Technical Category Published Today!!

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On your Mobile Message Box, type SLC<space>Symbol-number and send SMS to 5001.

The Office of the Controller of Examinations has finally published the SLC result 2072 on the technical category. The regular SLC result was published on Friday, June 19th and the technical result of SLC is out today, after around a week of general SLC result.

The system of technical SLC was launched by the Ministry of Education in 2012 for 99 public schools across the country as a pilot project. Around 4500 students have participated in the exam under five different categories of vocational and technical education - engineering, agriculture, computer science, hotel and hospitality management, and livestock farming.

From this year, the result on the technical category are published on grading system (A+ to E). The result for general SLC from upcoming year will also be in graded system.

To get your Technical SLC Result 2072, use the format below.

On your Mobile Message Box, type SLC<space>Symbol-number and send SMS to 5001.

SLC Technical Result to be Published Today in a While

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The wait is about to be over for SLC Result in Technical Category. Around 4500 total students appeared for the SLC test in technical category this year and the results can be obtained via SMS format of Sparrow SMS after being published; we are working to deliver the results at the soonest once published.

The SMS format to get your SLC result 2072 in technical category will be posted soon. Please keep following us for more updates. 


Friday, June 26, 2015

HSEB Scholarship Notice for Earthquake Victims and Districts

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Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has released official notice about scholarship opportunities for earthquake-stricken districts. According to the notice, students who have recently passed SLC or have given Grade 11 exams and whose houses have been destroyed and/or parents/relatives have been deceased are eligible to apply for special scholarships.

The official notice released by HSEB for the scholarship criteria is attached below:





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bhaktapur District with the Highest Pass Rate in SLC this year

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With 87.71 percent success rate of the students in SLC, Bhaktapur district has topped with highest pass rate for SLC this year. According to Rama Kanta Sharma, the District Education Officer, the target was set for 88 percent pass rate. Total 4,658 secured pass marks out of 5,309 SLC examinees.

Mustang district having the least number of SLC students (116) has secured second highest pass rate with 86.56 percent. Whereas Lalitpur district was third with 86.32 percent students passing the SLC exam. Similarly, Kathmandu came fourth with 85.9 percent according to OCE.

The highest number of SLC students were from Kathmandu district, total 32,579 SLC students and 26,985 students have passed. Khotang district has performed the poorest with only 16.45 percent pass rate; only 601 students passed out of 3,653 examinees.

The Examinations Controller Bishnu Bahadur Dware mentioned that the second lowest pass rate was from Dailekh district; 934 students out of 4,664 students made through SLC. Some other districts that performed poor were Salyan and Saptari districts with 20.68 and 21.38 pass percent.

Dware added that this year out of 9,400 schools that participated in SLC exam, 2 percent got nil results meaning that there was no record of students passing SLC from these 229 schools.  26 schools among them are private run and 7 are located inside Kathmandu valley. And if we gauge at the last year data, schools with nil result were 331. 

HackTheQuake - Final Day of the Idea Competition starts 12 pm Today

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An Initiative of IOE Alumni and Janaki Technology, HackTheQuake idea competition for rebuilding Nepal reaches its Final Day of the competition.  The event is supported and sponsored by Kathmandu University Business Incubation Center, Nepal Engineers Association, Robotics Association of Nepal, Dreams Magazine, Yantrakala, and Suruwat.

15 selected candidates under various categories - Water, Rehabilitation, Information, Community Center, Debris Management, Health, Volunteer, Home Design, Energy and Shelter will be presenting their ideas to the judges and audience at Nepal Engineers’ Association Building today. The event will take place from 12 pm till 6 pm.

The event will be captured by Mountain TV, Sagarmatha TV, Kantipur TV and Nepal TV. The Guests for today’s big event are
  • Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
  •  IDEA Studio
  •  Biruwa Venture
  •  Mr. Allen Chen Tuladhar
  •  Dr. Bishal Dhakal
  •  YIPL
  •  MEdep UN
  •  SONA-Housing
  •  Rajesh Thapa, Housing Competition
The winners will get the chance to win prizes worth NRS 1.5 Lakh. 3 Winners will be selected from the competition and will be awarded Rs. 50,000 each.

More information can be obtained from http://hackthequake.com    

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HackTheQuake - Idea Presentation at NEA on 24th June

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HackTheQuake, the Idea Competition for rebuilding Nepal has so far been a big success with total collection of 110 smart ideas for reconstructing Nepal to a better state. The motif of the competition was to bring out of the box ideas that could solve the challenges faced by the country as a result of the devastating earthquake.

Out of the 110 ideas, 15 path breaking ideas have been selected. Congratulations to everyone who made it! These 15 participants will be presenting their ideas on June 24, 2015 at Nepal Engineer’s Association (NEA), Pulchowk from 12 pm to 6 pm. The judges for evaluating the idea presentation are Ar. Biresh Shah, Er. Hari Prasad Sharma, Dr. Chandika Prasad Bhatta, Dr. Manish Pokhrel, and Er. Manoj Shakya. All the judges are professionals in their sector and will be examining your presentations in detail.  

Once these ideas are presented, top 3 ideas will be selected by the judges, who are the winners of the competition. Each winner will be awarded Rs. 50,000 each

But, what after the competition?
After the winners are announced, the winners are encouraged to take their idea to the next level of implementation. The manpower and the money needed will be arranged either by HackTheQuake or by the team themselves. HackTheQuake believes that if the idea is too good then it wouldn’t be so difficult to find the sponsors and volunteers for the project implementation. However, the participants will not be forced; its upto their interest and will. 

Obviously, having ideas in hand is not just everything, commitment for executing the ideas is something HackTheQuake wants to look after. So, the following things are made sure
  • First, the winning team will be encouraged to commit for the project
  •  In case, they aren’t able, the next would be to call out teams or groups who can commit to operate the ideas
  • Once the team and idea is ready, further step would be to get proper funds for the implementation
  • The idea implementation will operate once the team is moving forward with fund or the entire work can be handed over to an organization as well.
So, get ready for the presenting your ideas to the best tomorrow!

Venue Details

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2015
Time: 12 PM - 6 PM
Venue: Nepal Engineers Associtation, Engineers Bhawan, Pulchowk

Monday, June 22, 2015

SLC supplementary exam stats: total 124,436 students to appear for the exam

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According to Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), total 124,436 students who failed in maximum 2 subject in SLC exam 2071 will be allowed to take their exams starting Shrawan 20. Out of these 124,436 students, 55,555 students failed in one subject whereas 68,881 failed in two subjects

The SLC result 2072 for SLC exam 2071 was published around 1 PM last Friday and only 47.43% students were able to make it. Among 405,338 regular students who appeared for the SLC exam on March, 213,071 have failed the exam. And total 88,635 students have failed in more than 2 subjects among 213,071 students.   

Also, the results of the students under technical category are yet to be published by OCE. This is for the first time that 3,888 students from 99 public schools in the country appeared for SLC exam in this category. Their results will be published in grading system. In this grading system, ‘E’ means failing the exam. So, according to Bishnu Bahadur Dware, the Examination Controller, those students securing ‘E’ grade will also get to sit for the supplementary examination and finally improve their grades in this exam. 

The exam routines for the supplementary exam are also out already. Get your routines here!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

SLC Compart Exam to be conducted from Shrawan 20

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SLC result for 2071 was published last Friday and 47.43% of the total 574,685 students could successfully make their way through the exam. The statistics for this year for pass students is 3.51% more than the previous year.

As per the rule of Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), students who failed in total 2 subjects in the exam are allowed to take re-exam in the following month, known as compart exam. So, the students failing in one or two subjects in SLC exam 2071 can now re-take their exams from Shrawan 20 as announced by OCE. Exam will be conducted from Shrawan 20 till Shrawan 27 (8 am to 11 am).

The exam routine for the compart exam is posted below.  

क्र.सं.
मिति
विषय
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साउन २० गते बुधबार
अनिवार्य अङ्ग्रेजी वेद विद्याश्रमतर्फः अनिवार्य संस्कृत भाषा साहित्य/ अनिवार्य अङ्ग्रेजी
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साउन २१ गते बिहिबार
अनिवार्य नेपाली गैरनेपाली विद्यार्थीका लागि अङ्ग्रेजी (Elective English)
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साउन २२ गते शुक्रबार
अनिवार्य गणित
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साउन २३ गते शनिबार
अनिवार्य विज्ञान वेद विद्याश्रमतर्फः अनिवार्य संस्कृत व्याकरण तथा अनुवाद
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साउन २४ गते आइतबार
अनिवार्य सामाजिक अनुवाद
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साउन २५ गते सोमबार
अनिवार्य स्वास्थ्य, जनसङ्ख्या तथा वातावरण शिक्षा वेद विद्याश्रमतर्फ : अनिवार्य कर्मकाण्ड, अनिवार्य फलित ज्योतिष संस्कृततर्फ : अनिवार्य संस्कृत भाषा
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साउन २६ गते मङ्गलबार
ऐच्छिक प्रथमपत्रका सबै विषय
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साउन २७ गते बुधबार
ऐच्छिक द्वित्तीयपत्रका सबै विषय



WLiT Bootcamp 2015 starts Today – the Beginning of Women Lead in Technology.

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"Don’t be afraid to be you and own it. If you think being a leader is about having some agenda, it’s not. Being a leader is actually being completely with who you are and speaking from that place, giving feedback, sharing opinions from that place. That’s why people follow you."
                       Danae Ringelmann, co-founder and CDO of Indiegogo



Hello Young Ladies! Its time, we break the thoughts and change it completely by our steps toward innovation. An event for every woman in technology, ‘WLiT Bootcamp 2015', a Technical and Professional Workshop starts today. The event is jointly organized jointly by Women Leaders in Technology, Robotics Association Nepal [RAN], Women LEAD Nepal and Karkhana “make break innovate”, the transitioning ladders for origination of a creation.

The number of women participation is always found less in technology. And have you ever have that zeal to change it? The vision of this boot camp is to empower young women, to help them become innovators in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

We’ve experienced it, the feel when someone calls you incapable and we are aware that a difference will always persist between the followers and the creators. So, why not vote for yourself, where do you think you want to stand?  

With the supportive hands of WLiT, you will gain a solid exposure in technical line. The entire curriculum is designed to excel the technical skills in you. The event is 2 weeks long (June 21 to July 4); in the first week, the participants will learn technical and leadership skills and the following week will be about developing a product (an android app).

WLiT Bootcamp 2015 is starting from today! The guidance and mentorship from the bootcamp will help participants implement what they have learnt in the long run J

Friday, June 19, 2015

SLC Result 2072 Finally Published Today

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Good News for SLC students, you’ve made it! The SLC result 2072 is finally out and many students are celebrating their success. Even after the devastating earthquake, the OCE has made it possible with minimal delay for result publishing.

So, if you are not yet aware, here’s how you can get SLC result quickly.

1) Send SMS to 5001
Type: SLC<space>Symbol-number and send SMS to 5001.
Example: SLC 0123456A and send SMS to 5001.

2) Sparrow SMS Nepal app
Download the app and Install it. Register your mobile number and tap EXAM RESULTS then tap SLC Results. Enter your symbol number and tap Get Results. Results will be soon delivered to your mobile number.

The wait is over, SLC Results are out! Receive SLC result instantly from Sparrow SMS http://sparrowsms.com.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

1000+ Downloads on the First Day Launch – Success Story of Sparrow SMS Nepal

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Maximum chances for SLC Result to be out by tomorrow; stay tuned and download our app from http://sparrowsms.com/android or simply type SLC<space>Symbol-number (Eg. SLC 0123456A) and send SMS to 5001 from mobile phones after the results are published. 

YES! WE MADE IT HAPPEN!! Sparrow SMS Nepal app goes viral from last evening and has already crossed over 1000 downloads on the very first day. We are very thankful to everyone for believing on us and our services; this grand achievement is the ladder to another innovation. And if we are to get same ongoing support and responses, we are sure, reaching the next big level isn’t far!

Sparrow SMS Nepal is an SMS based app, which means it functions fully offline once downloaded. Obtaining results in Nepal has always been troublesome and we are here to bridge this fight between students and the results. Also, we are equally devoted in delivering information to hands as soon as a request is made. Sparrow SMS Nepal is a synonym to quickness; every info within reach in seconds! That’s what makes us the Sparrow SMS J

We have loaded tons of feature in the app with the following categories 
·      Exam Results (SLC/HSEB Results)
·       Government Service
·       Load shedding Schedule
·       Dish Home
·       Utility
·       Entertainment
·       Daily & Live Price
·       Emergency Contacts

More than thousands of user have tried our app on the first day of its launch; why not become next?
We appreciate and value the feedback from our users and look forward to having them in reviews. We definitely want to grow from here to provide world class SMS SAAS product at global level.

Maximum chances for SLC Result to be out by tomorrow; stay tuned and download our app from http://sparrowsms.com/android or simply type SLC<space>Symbol-number (Eg. SLC 0123456A) and send SMS to 5001 from mobile phones after the results are published

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sparrow SMS Android App Launched

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Download the Sparrow SMS mobile app: 
sparrowsms.com/android

The Power of Text is now on Android. Sparrow SMS is delighted to launch the mobile app that brings all its services on its mobile platform. With the Sparrow SMS Nepal mobile app, we are bringing everything together. It is a SMS based application which does not have to rely on internet connection. The app has everything preset and hence users only have to press the Send button to receive information they are requesting. The app inputs SMS format the user.

The app will also deliver SLC Results 2072 !!





Everything is now in reach of your fingertips. The app will be delivering SLC Results 2072 and all other Sparrow SMS services.

Download the app: sparrowsms.com/android

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