Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nepal brings home the mBillionth award 2014

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mBillionth is a prestigious platform that assesses the role of mobile and telecom industries in the development of South Asian countries-Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In the year 2014, 3 Projects from Nepal succeeded to reach the finals under three categories, i.e. m-Governance, m-Entertainment and m-health. The event was held on 18th July, 2014 in New Delhi, India. The mobile and telecom companies from different nations were present at the function where JanakiTechnology Pvt. Ltd. was also standing as a finalist.
Janaki technology as finalists in mBillionth 2014
Janaki Technology as finalists in mBillionth 2014

m-Governance
m-Entertainment
m-Health
Citizen’s Connect – SMC Mobile App
Next Drop
Labor Permit Status via SMS service (DoFE, Nepal)
Passport Seva
Call for Change
I Change My City
Saavn Music
Toffee TV
Picovico
Sooriyan FM
ZAPR – India’s Favourite TV Companion
MotoStunts
DittoTV
Unlockar
BoiPoka
Health SMS Tips

Sampark Setu

RHMIS (MLA)

Cold Chain

Amako Maya

Paywast m-Health Call Centre

Take Poo To The Loo

NGO Field Tracker

Contact Tracing: An Android Application to Identify TB-Infected Individuals

mSwasthya

mMitra Voice Call and Animation Service

Departmentof Foreign Employment (DOFE)'s service of providing 'Labor Permit via SMS' with the support of Sparrow SMS, succeeded in bringing the mBillionth 2014 award home under the category of m-Governance. Furthermore, ‘Aamako Maya’ application was given a 'Special Mention' under the category of m-health. Picovico, an application that helps to create a video from photos, had been nominated under the category of m-Entertainment. It is truly a moment of pride for the nation, not only to be standing amongst the recognized mobile innovations of South Asia, but also to be standing as a winner and holding the trophy of success. This has evidenced that the initiative taken by DOFE Nepal, with the support of Sparrow SMS, has brought a remarkable social change and has played a crucial role in social development of the country. 














Thursday, July 17, 2014

Three projects from Nepal selected as finalists for Mbillionth Awards 2014

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The mobile revolution has touched the lives of individuals residing in different corners of the world in social, economic and cultural aspects. mBillionth is such a platform that explores the potentiality in mobile and telecom industry in South East Asia. It covers 8 countries that include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Further, it recognizes and honors excellence in mobile communications across South Asia. This year, mBillionth is entering into its 5th year of recognizing the best practices for social development via Mobile as a first screen.


In the present context, people work and socialize their life through cell phones. The reason to increasing mobile penetration is the accessibility and reliability that lies within the mobile and telecom industry. Realizing this, mBillionth has been devoted to raising a common ground where all the mobile and telecom industries in South Asia fall together. This common platform to acknowledge the number of mobile and telecom industries has given rise to a sense of competition between these industries in regional and international level. As a result, it has given these industries a chance to sharpen themselves and flourish innovatively.

mBillionth has listed various categories to recognize and honor the excellence in mobile and telecom industry across South Asia. The categories include: m-Business & Commerce, m-Education & Learning, m-Culture & Heritage, m-Agriculture & Ecology, m-Health, m-Travel & Tourism, m-News & Journalism, m-Entertainment, m-Governance, m-Women & Children, m-Inclusion.

Janaki Technology Pvt. Ltd. is proud to be standing as the finalists in two categories: m-Governance and m-Entertainment. Departmentof Foreign Employment (DOFE)'s service of providing 'Labor Permit via SMS' has been selected as one of the finalists. One of the noteworthy efforts from DOFE and an innovative service for public, with SMS support from SparrowSMS is one of the finalists. The service was initiated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DOFE) to check the Labor Permit status via SMS, the SMS system which has facilitated thousands of people to check their labor permit status just by sending a simple text via their mobile phones which has saved a lot of time, effort and money was introduced with the collaboration with SparrowSMS for which it has been chosen as the nominee in the m-Governance category. There are other five nominees in the same category. 

Similarly, Picovico has been nominated under the m-Entertainment category where there are 8 other finalists. The competition is fierce but to be standing as a nominee in such recognized platform is a great achievement in itself for the company.


Our company will be presenting itself in the finale event of mBillionth on 18th July. The other finalists presenting with us under the two categories from South Asia will be:
m-Governance
m-Entertainment
Citizen’s Connect – SMC Mobile App
Next Drop
Labor Permit status via SMS
Passport Seva
Call for Change
I Change My City

Saavn Music
Toffee TV
Picovico
Sooriyan FM
ZAPR – India’s Favourite TV Companion
MotoStunts
DittoTV
Unlockar
BoiPoka






Friday, July 4, 2014

New Load Shedding Schedule to be effective from Ashad 21, 2071

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Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has decreased the load shedding hours again. To get the new load shedding schedule on your mobile phone,
Type G<Your Group No.> and send SMS to 5001.

The new load shedding schedule will be effective from July 5, 2014 (Ashad 21, 2071). Previously, it was 56 hours a week which has been reduced to 47 hours a week. The load shedding hours is not uniform on a daily basis. That is what makes it difficult to memorize. For your ease, Sparrow SMS provides you with the service that provides you access to the new load shedding schedule simply by sending an SMS to 5001.

New Load Shedding Schedule
New Load Shedding Schedule 

It obviously is great news for all the Nepali people now that the World Cup fever is viral in our country. We do not have to worry or rely on others to feed us the scores. The time schedule is perfect for the FIFA World Cup 2014 except one day in a week, where we have to miss the first fifteen minutes. For every group, there is one day in a week where the load shedding is scheduled up to 10 p.m. Other than this, it is time to relax and enjoy every bit of the game for this season. 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SLC Supplementary Examination Routine 2071

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Office of the Controller of Examination has announced that the supplementary examinations will be held from 20th Shrawan, 2071 this year. The students who have failed in two or less subjects can appear for the supplementary examination. The exam forms are available at the District Education Office that will have to be delivered to OCE, Sanothimi no later than 18th Shrawan

The students are required to submit the attested copy of their mark sheet and admit card of SLC examination 2070 along with the examination form. The admit card and symbol number for the supplementary exams are same as the one used to take the regular examination. The scheduled date and examination center for the examination will be fixed. In case the students do not make it, another arrangement will not be provided.



After the supplementary examination results are out, it can also be obtained with Sparrow SMS service. 
To get the results after it is officially published,
Type SLC<space>symbol-number and send SMS to 5001. 

Sparrow SMS wishes all the best to the students who are appearing for the SLC supplementary examination. 
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

CFN's first Digital Empowerment Training in Nepal

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Code for Nepal is a U.S. based initiative to boost digital and data literacy in Nepal. The first digital empowerment training program is going to held in Kathmandu in late July by the team. This program has been initiated with a view to train and empower young women in Nepal with digital skills. 

For more information on this program, 
Type CFN and send SMS to 4001.

They have conducted an online survey to know the Nepali women's goals for digital training. The questions are simple and if you are interested in learning and strengthening your digital knowledge, this might be the right opportunity for you. 
Please fill up the survey form at http://www.codefornepal.org/survey.
This survey will help the organizers understand the need and demand for digital/data empowerment  training for young women in Nepal. 
Application form is now available at http://www.codefornepal.org/application

The program will be conducted for two weeks where approximately 20 young women will be selected to be trained and equipped with digital skills. This program will further help them share their experiences whereby they can connect to the mentors who can guide them professionally. This will be a platform where you can explore the areas that you want to expertise on. It could be blogging, coding, social media, journalism, open data and so on.

Also, there is a fundraising page to help fund the training program at http://www.funddreamer.org/campaigns/digital-empowerment-training-for-women-|-code-for-nepal.





Friday, June 13, 2014

SLC RESULT 2071 PUBLISHED

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The wait is finally over. SLC results 2071 has been officially published. Sparrow SMS is a regular result provider of SLC results through SMS service. This service has been overcoming the geographical barrier of Nepal enabling the students from different rural sectors get their SLC results instantly on their mobile phone devices.

To get your results,
Type SLC, give one space, type your symbol number and send SMS to 5001. 
i.e. SLC 0298121E and SMS to 5001.

The total number of students who appeared for the SLC examination this year were 5,28,559. The total number of students who passed the SLC result is 1,88,027. The total percentage of students who passed this year is 35.57%. The other classified information regarding SLC data includes:
Distinction 18,110
First Division 83,843
Second Division 79,419
Third Division 6,655




Sparrow SMS wishes all the best for SLC students of 2070 batch for their future.

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SLC Result 2071 likely to be published Today

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Schooling was for 13 years. Never had the waiting moment for results been this difficult as for SLC results. The anxiety with SLC results is not just limited to the students themselves, but to their teachers, their school management, their family and everyone they know. Finally, the wait is about to be over for SLC students as the results are likely to be published today. 

After the results are officially published by OCE, SLC students can get their results through SMS service
To get the SLC results 2071,
Type SLC<space>symbol-number and send SMS to 5001. 
Example: SLC 0298121E and SMS to 5001. 

SLC Results 2071
SLC Results 2071

The SLC exam had started from March 20 to March 28th this year. 566,085 students had taken the SLC exams out of which 419,352 were under the regular category and 146,733 under the exempted category. There were 1836 exam centers were set all across the country for SLC examination. There were 1836 superintendents, 2757 assistant superintendents, 22593 invigilators, 7530 Office Assistants and 18360 security personnel. 

Sparrow SMS wishes all the best to SLC students Nepal

Sparrow SMS is a regular result provider of SLC, HSEB, HISSAN and IOE. 
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

SLC Results 2071 Coming Soon!

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For 3 months, students must have been wondering how their results are going to be. The wait is about to be over any moment. SLC students must be overwhelmed now that the SLC result 2071 is just around the corner. The SLC results are published by OCE, Sanothimi. Sparrow SMS is a regular result provider of SLC through SMS service.

Results have not been published yet. Once the results are published, you can get it on your mobile phone device. To get your results, you can follow the simple steps.
1. Go to your message box
2. Create message
3. Type SLC, give one space, and type your symbol number
4. Send the SMS to 5001

                          Type SLC<space>symbol-number and send SMS to 5001. 
                                  Example: SLC 1234567A and send SMS to 5001. 

SLC Results Nepal 2071
SLC Results Nepal 2071


Sparrow SMS wishes all the best to SLC students of 2070 batch for their results. May you score what you have hoped for.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Load Shedding Schedule to be effective from Jestha 21

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The long awaited months have arrived where the hours that trouble us follow the trend of reduction. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has deducted the load shedding hours again. Within the time period of 20 days, the load shedding hours have been decreased by 2 hours. Previously, the load shedding hours was 10 hours per day that had been made effective from 31st Baisakh. It has been reduced to 8 hours per day by the authority. The new load shedding schedule will be effectively implemented from 21st of Jestha, 2071. The reduction in the load shedding hours is great news for football followers, now that the World Cup Football 2014 is starting from June 12th.
The frequency of change has made it difficult for people to keep track of it. Keeping this in mind, Sparrow SMS has been providing you with a service that enables you to get entire weeks loadshedding schedule on your mobile phone device. As soon as the schedule changes, you can get it by sending a text message to 5001.
Type G<group-number> and send SMS to 5001.

(Example: For group number 4, type G4 and send SMS to 5001)


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When will SLC result 2071 be published?

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It is on the hand of OCE, Sanothimi to publish the SLC results 2071. However, we can generalize that the result might be published during the second week of June for SLC results 2014 (last week of Jestha or first week of Ashad). If we study the trend of the result date, it can be predicted somehow. However, the actual results will be published by OCE, Sanothimi only.

For 2069, the format to check SLCresult was to type SLC<space>symbol-number and send SMS to 5001.


SLC results 2071 Nepal
SLC results 2071 Nepal

The impatience level must be rising up for the SLC batch 2070 students now that the day is approaching near. The time has come for planning what to do after SLC. You need to decide on what to study next and which educational institute or college to join.
Sparrow SMS wishes the best for all the 2070 batch students for their SLC results.
For 2069, the format to check SLCresult was to type SLC<space>symbol-number and send SMS to 5001.


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

ITU Young Innovators Competition 2014

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The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition is looking for young talented social entrepreneurs with ideas for making innovative use of technology. The participants need to come up with an idea that can meet one of the challenges. People from all around the world participate in this competition where they can present their ideas for the project. Participants can gain exposure at ITU Telecom World.

Winners can receive up to $10,000 in seed funding as well as business workshops. They will also be provided with networking, showcasing and pitching opportunity at ITU Telecom World in Doha. Their idea will also be followed up by a mentorship program throughout the development phase for a year to help them boost their business idea.

The procedure to apply in the Young Innovation Competition is by following the link http://ideas.itu.int and finding out latest challenge themes. There are two way of getting involved in the competition:

1.       Start-up Challenges:
You need to tell about your business and upload your business plan. Also, you need to comment, vote and discuss the idea presented by others.

2.       Co-creation Challenges:
You need to send your ideas and create a collaborative business plans with others.

Young Innovators Competition 2013
Total number of applications: 608
Total number of countries: 88 (45% of ITU)
Total number of women applicants: 124 (20%)
  
Continent
Count
%
Countries
Africa
293
51
26
Asia
194
32
16
MENA
45
5
9
South America
29
5
15
Europe
32
5
18
North America
11
2
3
Australia
2
0.03
1

It is an event that will provide you with exposure to great expertise who can work on giving your idea a shape. Thinking is what it takes, and may be you have it in you. It is time to bring out the best you have and come up with an idea that can meet up certain challenges and create significance.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Load Shedding Schedule

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A must have document in every Nepali household today is a load shedding schedule. Everyone must have been curious regarding when the load shedding hours are going to reduce. A mutual thing that every Nepali shares is their life story related to the load shedding schedule. As for now, HSEB students must be adjusting their sleep hours at night according to the time when the light goes off. Or the IPL excitement must be driving many of its viewers to the restaurants. These are two of many examples that all of us share these days. The good news is that the hours relating our stories have been reduced slightly. The load shedding hours have been reduced by 2 hours, from 12 hours to 10 hours daily. The load shedding was 84 hours in a week which will be decreased to 70 hours a week.


As a SMS service provider, Sparrow SMS has provided you with a service that enables you to get your load shedding schedule easily on your mobile device.

You can type G<group-number> and send SMS to 5001 to get the load shedding schedule on your phone. For example, if your group number is 4, type G4 and SMS to 5001.




The load shedding increment or decrement is predictable for every Nepali. The study of the load shedding trend in 2070 shows that the highest load shedding hours have occurred during Magh to Chaitra. 



                                                                                          
As per the recent study conducted by the team of Institute of Engineering,Tribhuwan University Nepal, led by Prof. Narendra Man Shakya, Nepal has a total potential to generate 53,000 megawatts of hydropower. This study was based on using Geographic Information System (GIS).  If load shedding problems were observed and untied by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the life in Nepal would be unimaginably changed. The business houses would be standing in a remarkable position than they are standing now. The expense for every household to set up extra energy power source would be checked. It would be like removing the huge log off the highway.



Psychologically, it would benefit most of the citizens as they could do their regular life chores without considering the load shedding hours. We can relate the reasons to why most people are usually frustrated due to load shedding. However, most of Nepali people have found this problem as an opportunity to take it in another direction. There are numerous trolls posted on facebook and twitter where people find a way to cope with the situation by having a laugh about it. The developers have captivated it as an idea to create various apps which has persuaded the development in people. And in the most general scenario, the reliance on technology has been minimized for social interactions that have pushed people to interact more often than usual.

Nepal government should have a policy to implement as many hydropower projects as possible with domestic investment in order to check this ravaging electricity crisis.




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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Curiosity regarding SLC results 2070/71

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SLC Batch 2070 must be excited regarding the results now that it’s approaching near. With most of the students, they always evaluate themselves. They pile all the SLC question papers, estimate their score in each question, total it, and total all the subject scores. And somehow, they tend to see it again, and then remark themselves. We all have been there holding those question papers around and wondering what our scores will be. And we know the thrived level of heartbeat after the rumors hit the place regarding SLC results being published.
The anxiety is not just limited to scores. It lies beyond the time period after results for SLC students. First, it comes with what they want to study. Later comes with what they want to be in life. The life questions surround the mind and create confusion among them. They need to realize that nothing has to be decided right away. The best thing that they can do is explore as many plus 2 institutes as possible. That will help them put their queries forward to the college management. It can give them an orientation to the subject details whereby they can decide the subject that they want to study.



If we study the past trend of SLC pass percentage, it is seen to be in a declining state. The SLC result of 2070/71 is going to be even more interesting to study. Is it going to follow the same past trend and decline even more? Or is it going to rise by a little increment in the pass percentage of students? Well, the increase is extremely essential for the education system of Nepal to prove itself. Otherwise, everyone will assume that there may be something going wrong with the education system of Nepal.

Sparrow SMS is a regular result provider through SMS service. For 2069, SMS format for SLC students to check their SLC results was to type SLC<space>symbol number and send SMS to 5001.

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