Monday, December 29, 2014

SUBISU CAN Info-Tech 2015 to start from Jan 28

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Type Can and send SMS to 35001 for more details

Once again it's that time of the year when Nepal awaits perhaps the biggest Information, Communications and Technology exhibition in the nation.

Yes, we're just a month away from CAN Info-Tech, the most celebrated and visited tech-exhibition in Nepal. Like last year's, this year's event is also expected to be big, which will be visited by thousands of people. In fact it may be even bigger this year. There will be more than 100 exhibitors at CAN Info-Tech 2015 and they will be looking to promote their brand extensively and launch various promotional offers.





Sparrow SMS has partnered with CAN once again as the 'Official SMS Partner'. We will be bringing you more on the various SMS services integrated into CAN Info-Tech in the days ahead.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

KUSOM Annual Festival kicks off - 1974 AD Concert on Saturday, Dec 27

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SMS KAF to 34001 to get tickets for 1974 A.D and Anuprastha Concert


KUSOM Annual Festival - The mega event organized by Kathmandu University School of Management starts from today.

With the theme of KUSOM Cares, Collaborates and Celebrates, the three-day event looks to combine the three themes of Corporate Social Responsibility, Collaboration with stakeholders and Celebrations with the college family.





The highlight of KAF 2014 is Day 3 which features live performances by 1974 A.D and Anuprastha. The concert will be on December 27 , 2014 from 1 pm onward. SMS KAF to 34001 for details


Sparrow SMS has partnered with KAF 2014 as the Official SMS Partner.


Friday, December 19, 2014

MOE Scholarship Exam Result of General Category is Live

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Type MOE<space>Roll-No and send SMS to 35001 to get results in your phone


Ministry of Education (MOE) has published results of scholarship exam. Each year MOE takes scholarship exams for different areas of studies such as MBBS, BDS, BSc. Nursing, B. Pharmacy and BPH.

The results are published. For General Category results, you can send SMS to 35001. Type MOE<space>Roll-No and send SMS to 35001 to get results in your phone.

KUSOM Annual Festival presents 1974 A.D live in concert!

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SMS KAF to 34001 for more details, timings, ticket prices and where to get tickets from!

One of leading management institutions in the country, Kathmandu University School of Management hosts KUSOM Annual Festival each year with the theme of KUSOM Cares, Collaborates and Celebrates.

KUSOM Cares, which is Day-1 features CSR inititiaves by KUSOM. KUSOM Collaborates, which is Day-2 feaures mostly collaboration with stakeholders and business organizations for networking, sharing ideas and parntership building.

And perhaps the most highly anticipated, Day- 3 features KUSOM Celebrates, where Kathmandu University School of Management family celebrates the event by engaging in various events and music concerts..........and anything that comes under the term 'celebration'.



Continuing its tradition, this year too KAF promises to be as mega as it has been since its inception in 2007. KAF has previously featured KUTUMBA, the folklore of Nepali folk music many times in their past events.

And this year, we have 1974 AD and Anuprastha performing at KAF....... Surely needs no further introduction from this point, does it?

The concert wil be held at Jawalakhel Ground on December 27 from 1pm onward.

 SMS KAF to 34001 to get further details. Be there and enjoy #Kaf2014

Yellow Nepal bags Global Winner Prize in GBG Stories Challenge

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Yellow Nepal, a full featured app that lets you get all the information about your favorite eateries in K-town, enjoy bags of deals and offers and get informed about various events going on has been selected as one of the Global Winners in GBG Stories Challenege hosted by Google Business Groups.


Yellow Nepal lets you discover nearby restaurants with their full fledged details and information , phone numbers, pictures, directions and also offers. Yellow Nepal were also one of the highlight speakers in the first ever Google Day in Nepal.




Download the app from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yellownepal.yellow

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HSEB Result Update: following us!

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We are again at that time of the year when students eagerly anticipate HSEB 11 Results. The HSEB Results have not been published yet. There is no fixed date announced by HSEB either for results. In fact, results never have a fixed date. HSEB informs concerned media only on the day when the results will be published. Sparrow SMS, the leading SMS services provider in the country will bring you all information about HSEB Results







For the latest updates about HSEB Result 2071, keep watching our Facebook, Twitter and Google plus pages.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

11th KCM ICMC Finals on Saturday 20, Dec

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To vote for your college band, Type ICMC<space>Band Code & SMS to 33001

It's just around the corner! - The finals of the biggest college band festival of Nepal, Kathmandu College of Management Inter-College Music Festival 2014 is on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

We're down to 13 of the best bands and only one will come out as the winners

While your favorite college bands tune their guitars, test their bass and sync their keyboards, you can help them be the Crowds Favorite Band by sending SMS votes. To vote SMS ICMC<space>Band Code to 33001

Vivace Octave - Jamsthan A (Band Code 28)
The Last Source - NMCHS (Band Code 24)
The Blacklisted - IOE Pulchwok (Band Code 23)
13th Friday - Sangeet Pathshala D (Band Code 33)
Scapegoat - Sangeet Pathshala B (Band Code 11)
Fragments - NCIT (Band Code 14)
Strychnine - Saipal (Band Code 26)
System Error - Ace (Band Code 34)
Kings Among Men - Gems (Band Code 22)
Huma
n Dementia - Sangeet Pathshala C (Band Code 10)
Crown Of Thrones - Jamsthan B (Band Code 02)
Fifth Element - Sangeet Pathshala A (Band Code 03)
Bishramba - S3 Music Institute A (Band Code 07) 

GDG DevFest 2014 taking place on Dec 20

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Google Developers Group Kathmandu - a community of enthusiastic Google Developers and Users is set to organize GDG DevFest 2014 on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Thapathali. The event will be one of a kind where professional developers, app lovers and users will share variety of experiences on using Google powered technologies and platforms. As quoted from GDG Kathmandu's website, "GDG DevFests are large scale community-run events that can offer speaker sessions across Google product areas, all-day hack-a-thons or both.'' 






DevFest 2014 will feature speaker sessions and codelabs on Anrdoid, AdMob Platform, Google App Engine, Google+, Google Maps, GWT, Games Development, Startups, Marketing etc.




A total of 200 participants are expected at the event and the event is targeted to tech lovers, studetns, professionals, entrepreneurs and companies.

For more information: SMS GDG to 34001

Monday, December 15, 2014

Loadshedding has increased to 11 hours a day.

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To get Loadshedding Schedule in your mobile, Type G<Group No> and send SMS to 35001. (Eg: G1 for Group 1)

Loadshedding has increased upto 11 hours a day from 8 hours a day. This morning NEA announced that Loadshedding schedule has changed with effect from Poush 2, 2071.









Send SMS to stay updated with Loadshedding Schedule

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SLC Grading System Changing from Next Year!

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Good news students, from next year nobody will fail in SLC! Sounds great, right? Of course, it should. Examination Controllers Office, Sanothimi has announced that the Numeric Scoring System will be withdrawn from next year and will be replaced by Grading System.

Last month, ECO had announced that it will be converting Numerical Scoring System to Grading System for SLC Vocational Exams. And from next year Grading system will be applied to all forms of SLC exam. The SLC marksheet will contain grades for subjects such as A, A-, B+ and so on.

After SLC results are published, Type SLC<space>Symbol-No & send SMS to 35001 to get results in your phone with marks.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PABSON SLC Practice Exam Routine

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PABSON has released SLC Routine of Practice Exam. The details of the exam are:

2071 Magh 4 - Comp. English
2071 Magh 5 - Comp. Nepali
2071 Magh 6 - Social Studies
2071 Magh 8 - Science
2071 Magh 9 - Health, Population and Environment
2071 Magh 12 - Comp. Math
2071 Magh 13 - Optional 1
2071 Magh 14 - Optional 2

The timing of the exam is from 8 AM to 11 AM

Monday, December 8, 2014

Answers to Your Questions about HSEB 11 Result.

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When will HSEB 11 Results be published? नतीजा कहिले प्रकाशित हुन्छ?
Results may be published within Poush or it can take up to beginning of Magh too. Again, this is not a fixed date

नतीजा पौष महिनभर प्रकाशित हुने सम्भावना छ | पौष महिनभर नभए माघको पहिलो हप्ता पनि लाग्न सक्ला | यो पनि कुनै औपचारिक जानकारी भने होइन |

When is the fixed date for results? नतीजा आउने औपचारिक मीति कहिले हो ?
There is no fixed date for results. There is never a fixed date for results.

नतीजा आउने औपचारिक मीति भन्ने हुँदैन| HSEB ले नतीजा आउने दिन मात्र हामीलाई अवगत गराउँछ |

How to know results are published? हामीले कसरी वा कहाँँबाट थाहा पाउने  त नतीजा प्रकाशित भयो भनेर?
To know about latest results related posts, news and information, check Sparrow SMS page – Facebook, Twitter and Google+ daily. Bookmark or save Sparrow SMS page on your devices.

नतीजा सम्बन्धी सम्पूर्ण खबर र जानकारीको लागि Sparrow SMS को Facebook, Twitter र Google + पेजहरु हरेक दिन हेर्दै गर्नुहोस् |

What to do after results are published? नतीजा प्रकाशित भईसकेपछि के गर्ने?
After results are published, Type HSEB<space>Symbol-No & send SMS to 35001 to get results in your phone with marks. (Eg: HSEB 12345678) and SMS to 35001.

नतीजा प्रकाशित  भईसकेपछि आफ्नो मोबाइलको मेसेज बक्स्मा गई HSEB<एउटा स्पेस दिनुहोस्>Symbol-No टाइप गरि 35001 मा एस् एम एस् पठाउनुहोस् अनि प्राप्त अंक सहितको नतीज सोझै आफ्नो मोबाइलमा पाउनुहोस् | (जस्तै: HSEB 12345678 अनि 35001 मा एस् एम एस् )

When to send SMS?  एस् एम एस् कहिले पठाउने?
Send SMS only after results are published. We will announce as soon as the results are published. 

एस् एम एस् , नतीजा प्रकाशित भाईसकेपछी मात्र पठाउने, जुन हामी यहाँँहरुलाई प्रकाशित हुनसाथ जानकारी गराउने छौँ |

Why is it being delayed ? नतीजा प्रकाशित गर्न किन ढिलाई हुँदैछ ?
We are not delaying the result. Sparrow SMS is the leading SMS service provider in the country. Result is published by Examination Board of HSEB, not by Sparrow SMS.

यस प्रश्नको जवाफ HSEB सँगमत्र हुन्छ। Sparrow SMS केवल एउटा SMS माध्यम हो जहाँबाट नतीजा मोबाइलमा नै हेर्न सकिन्छ।




Miss Plus Two Nepal going on

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To vote for your favorite candidate, Type MP<space>Contestant ID & send SMS to 33001 (Eg: MP 30)

For full list of candidates check out official Facebook page of Miss +2 Nepal: http://goo.gl/ArzGL2

Miss Plus Two Nepal - The first ever beauty pageant in Nepal exclusively for Plus Two ladies has started and is going on. The contestants are undergoing extensive training at the moment.




Sparrow SMS has partnered with Miss Plus Two Nepal as the official 'SMS Partner' for SMS voting. SMS voting for the event will run till Dec 26, 2014.

Keep sending your votes from SMS and help your favorite candidate become the winner!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sparrow SMS has partnered with Accountability Lab for Integrity Idol Nepal

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To vote for your Integrity Idol, Type IIN<space>Voting Code & SMS to 33001 (Eg: IIN 7) 

Its not quite common that efforts for integrity, honesty and authenticity get appreciated and applauded. Many times we've heard the obvious that someone's great efforts did not get noticed.

But that's all about to change now. Accountability Lab looks set to reward those who have shown the courage to stand for their duties and responsibilities in the truest manner possible. On that note, accountability Lab Nepal presents Integrity Idol Nepal - The first ever event in Nepal that looks to reward and recognize individuals for their brilliance in public sector coupled by their integrity towards their service.






Sparrow SMS is proud to partner with Accountability Lab Nepal as the official SMS Partner for Integrity Idol Nepal.

The following five candiates have been selected for Integrity Idol Nepal and their voting codes are as follows


Pawan Kumar Mandal -  01
Lila Bhattarai - 02
Prem Bahadur Khadka - 03
Bhuwan Kumari Dangol - 04
Gyan Mani Nepal - 05

Friday, December 5, 2014

11th KCM Inter College Music Competition Starts Today

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Type ICMC<Space>Band Code & send SMS to 33001. (Eg: ICMC 40)
For the full list of participating colleges click here: https://www.facebook.com/icmc.kcm

Again, its that time of the year where college students across Nepal get ready to take out their musical equipment and set out for heavy rehearsals to be the next big college band in the country. And Sparrow SMS has partnered with KCM ICMC as the 'Official SMS Partner'







Yes, we're talking about KCM ICMC - The biggest college band festival of Nepal organized by Kathmandu College of Management. As usual, this year's participation has also seen an overwhelming number of colleges in the competition. A total of 35 colleges from across Nepal will be performing at the preliminaries on 5th and 6th December, with the final taking place on 20th December.

So vote for your favorite college and help them become the winner.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Glimpses of the first ever Google Day (GDay) in Nepal

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The first ever Google Day in Nepal was successfully held on November 29, 2014. The event featured two major highlights - Celebrating Success Stories and Mobile Apps Expo. The event started off with Erica Hanson, Developer Relations Manager of Google, South East Asia sharing her valuable insights on Google Material Design. After that, a total of 15 distinguished speakers shared stories of how their ventures used Google powered technologies to create better products, solve problems  and execute ideas

Meanwhile, Mobile Apps Expo featured Nepali Android Apps which featured real-time demonstrations from developers. Viewers also got the opportunity to ask questions to their favorite app developers and learn more about the apps.

Please checkout the video for glimpses of Google Day Nepal:






Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. The term "Cyber Monday" was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005, in a Shop.org press release entitled "'Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year".

 According to the Shop.org/Bizrate Research 2005 eHoliday Mood Study, "77 percent of online retailers said that their sales increased substantially on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year (2005)".





In 2013, Cyber Monday online sales grew by 20.6% over the previous year, hitting a record $2.29 billion, with an average order value of $128. The deals on Cyber Monday are online-only and generally offered by smaller retailers that cannot compete with the big retailers. Black Friday is the best day to get cheap deals on technology with nearly 85% more data storage deals than Cyber Monday.

The past Black Fridays saw far more deals for small appliances, cutlery, and kitchen gadgets on average than Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is larger for fashion retail. On the past two Cyber Mondays, there were an average of 45% more clothing deals than on Black Friday. There were also 50% more shoe deals on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday.

Cyber Monday has become an international marketing term used by online retailers in Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Uganda, Japan, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

 Excerpt from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Monday

Loadshedding schedule - What to expect next?

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For latest loadshedding schedule: Type Group<Group No> and send SMS to 35001. (Example G1 for Group 1)

Its December and mid-winter is hitting upon in a few days time. Water flows in our rivers and reservoirs are gradually going down until the next monsoon comes to fill them up. In a country so dependent upon hydro power, this means alarming signs that loadshedding will soon increase.

The recent SAARC summit and agreement with the Indian PM during his visit to Nepal in August may give rays of hope that this age-old problem will soon come to a minimal one day, but that will surely take some time and has got many variables involved in it.



Last winter loadshedding peaked 84 hours a week - 14 hours a day. What figure it hits this time is yet to be seen. What we can expect is that loadshedding will increase rapidly in the coming days.

For latest loadshedding scheduke, Type G<Group No> and send SMS to 35001

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday

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Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November), often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened very early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth nations. Black Friday is not a holiday, but California and some other states observe "The Day After Thanksgiving" as a holiday for state government employees, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday such as Columbus Day. Many non-retail employees and schools have both Thanksgiving and the day after off, followed by a weekend, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate, have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time. In 2013, approximately 141 million U.S. consumers shopped during Black Friday, spending a total of $57.4 billion, with online sales reaching $1.2 billion. The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation was made: that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss ("in the red") from January through November, and "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or "in the black". For many years, it was common for retailers to open at 6:00 a.m., but in the late 2000s many had crept to 5:00 or even 4:00. This was taken to a new extreme in 2011, when several retailers (including Target, Kohl's, Macy's, Best Buy, and Bealls) opened at midnight for the first time. In 2012, Walmart and several other retailers announced that they would open most of their stores at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (except in states where opening on Thanksgiving is prohibited due to blue laws, such as Massachusetts where they still opened around midnight), prompting calls for a walkout among some workers. There have been reports of violence occurring between shoppers on Black Friday. It is common for prospective shoppers to camp out over the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to secure a place in front of the line and thus a better chance at getting desired items; because this poses a significant safety risk (such as the use of propane and generators in the most elaborate cases, and in general, the blocking of emergency access and fire lanes) at least one city has banned this practice. Excerpt from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_%28shopping%29

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Telecom Penetration in Nepal hits 95%

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The latest telecom statistics in Nepal published by Nepal Telecommunications are impressive. Telecom penetration rate has shoot up to 95.28% from 93.69%, in just one month, which shows a dramatic increase in number of telecom-services subscribers with 421,350 coming within that period. Ncell remains the market leader in voice telephony services with 48% followed by NTC with 45%, which has remained unchanged. On the other hand, NTC remains the leader in data-servies with 53% market share, followed by Ncell with 45%. Internet penetration rate has also increased to 34.09% from 33.76%.

The biggest winner in terms of data services in this one month has to be Nepal Telecom where is has seen significant rise in its ADSL subscription and

It still remains a question as to whether these statistics are representative of the actual scenario because of several factors such as population on which the study is based on, the number of inactive SIM cards and the number of people using multiple SIM cards. The summary of the statistics can be found in the Slideshare below:



The full report can be downloaded from here: http://www.nta.gov.np/en/mis-reports-en

THANK YOU FOR READING!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What do rules say about HSEB Result 2071?

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After the results are published, Type HSEB<space>Symbol-no and send SMS to 35001

Did you know? HSEB has its own rules regarding HSEB Results publishing date! By rule, Class 12 result should be published within the month of Shrawan and Class 11 Result should be published within the month of Bhadra. However, every year, students are forced to wait for weeks for the results, isn't it? Sparrow SMS, based on its experience of publishing results for the past five years looks to uncover the possible delays regarding HSEB results delay.

It is not strange to us that Class 12 results get published before Class 11 Result. It could be one of the factor in itself as HSEB looks to ensure that all tasks regarding HSEB 12 results are completed. Due to delays in publishing Class 12 Results, Class 11 Results are pushed backwards too. HSEB exams get completed by Jestha, but every year number of students taking HSEB exams is also increasing.

HSEB also wants to ensure that the results process is error free and so results take time to get published. Despite of that, each year many students file application for re-totaling. So you can judge from this how difficult task is it to publish the result with complete accuracy.

Recently, HSEB has also adopted double verification system, where, in the beginning all manual works are completed then the same is updated in computer system and verified with the manual records.

At the moment, HSEB Result 2071 of Class 11 maybe undergoing the same process, due to which delays are expected. We can say that HSEB 11 results may be published during the month of Poush. However, there is no official confirmation yet.

After the results are published, Type HSEB<space>Symbol-no and send SMS to 35001 to get HSEB results with marksheet in your phone.

Sparrow SMS partners with Hospitals Nepal

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How many times do we have to bear the hassles of finding the right doctor and calling the respective hospitals to make appointments with them? At times we got the first slot but other times we could not get the appointments at all. Now, patients and concerned need not worry about that. The solution is right there at their fingertips with Hospitals Nepal App.

Sparrow SMS has partnered with Hospitals Nepal to provide SMS system to do make appointments with doctors. The SMS API system enagles to do that. Users need to download the Android App from Play Store and can fix appointments by sending SMS from the app itself.






The SMS system was inaugarated by Dr. Upendra Devkota, Dr. Bhagwan Koirala and Dr. Kumud Dhital.

The app looks quicken the appointment process and provide ease to patients.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Grade 11 HSEB Results Notice

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Its winter already and with the cold comes a long cold wait for exam results too. Once again that time of the year has come when HSEB Grade 11 appeared students are eagerly awaiting the exam results. From experience, we can say that HSEB Grade 11 results normally come during Poush month. This year also we can expect the results to be published during Poush month itself. There is no official or fixed date. In fact, there is never a fixed date. HSEB only informs media on the day of the publishing itself.

Grade 11 results of all faculty (science and non-science) will come on the same day. The exam was held from Jestha 1 2071 to Jestha 12, 2071

What to do after results are published? After results are published, Type HSEB<space>symbol-no & send SMS to 35001 to get HSEB results in your phone with mark sheet.


Google Day Nepal (GDay) taking place on 29th November 2014

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The first ever Google Day (GDay) which is being organized by Google Business Groups (GBG) is just around the corner. The two major attractions of the first ever Gday will be Mobile Apps Expo and Celebrating Success Stories. Mobile Apps Expo will feature Nepali apps made from Google technologies and a lot of  developers are also expected to be at GDay to showcase and present their apps.

GDay will also be a platform where visitors can learn about companies who have successfully implemented Google technologies. Developers of these companies will share their experience and success tales on how to use various Google platforms to reap benefits in the marketplace. The main highlight of Celebrating Success Stories will be networking opportunities for technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, students and getting much more to learn.

Representatives from Google will also be at the event to share their views and ideas.

Date: November 29, 2014
Venue: Moksh, Jhamsikhel
Price: Entry free for all

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SLC Exam 2071 Routine Published

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Office of the Controller of Examinations, Sanothimi has published the routine of this year's SLC exam. The 2071 SLC exam will be held from Chaitra 5, 2071 to Chaitra 13, 2071.

In addition to this, OCE has said that from this year onward, students will have to appear for exams of practical topics too. The examination of practical exams will be monitored by OCE itself. Before, such exams were taken by schools themselves and the scores were submitted to OCE. The practical exams will start after regular exams have ended, which means SLC exams this year will end on Chaitra 16, 2071.

The routine is as follows:

Chaitra 5 - Comp. English
Chaitra 6 - Comp. Nepali
Chaitra 8 - Mathematics
Chaitra 9 - Science
Chaitra 10 - Social Studies
Chaitra 11 - Health, Population and Environment
Chaitra 12 - Optional 1
Chaitra 13 - Optional 2
Chaitra 14 - Chaitra 16 - Practical Exams

Sunday, November 16, 2014

First Ever Google Day (GDay) in Nepal is Happening on 29th November 2014

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Type GDAY and send SMS to 34001 for more details

Google Business Groups Kathmandu - a community of business professionals sharing knowledge about Google web technologies for business success is organizing the first ever Google Day in Nepal on 29th November, 2014. The community which is most commonly known as GBG is represented by local groups (GBG chapters) who organize social gatherings, workshops, online hangouts, larger events and other activities and who look to act as a bridge between technology experts and businesses to provide both groups a common platform to share their ideas. The manager of GBG Amit Agrawal said that the event will have two major highlights - Celebrating Success Stories and Mobile Apps Expo.





Celebrating Success Stories will look to uncover successful stories of tech firms who have managed to empower their businesses with Google Technologies and capitalize on the rewards provided by them. Similarly,  Mobile Apps Expo will feature Nepali apps where visitors and viewers can get to learn in detail about the applications. 


Google Day will communicate the notion that use of mobile technologies and applications can pave the path for new business models, ideas and innovation.


Its also understood that Google representatives will be in Nepal for the event. 


Date: November 29, 2014

Venue: Moksh, Jhamsikhel 
Entry: Free for all

Friday, November 14, 2014

Himalayan Science Fair 2014 Happening Today and Tomorrow

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To vote for your college, Type HSF2014<space>Stall No and send SMS to 32200

Himalayan White House International College is organizing Himalayan Science Fair 2014 - An exhibition coupled with showcasing of scientific experiments, products, inventions and prototypes from different colleges in Nepal. The contest is starting from today, 14th November and will end tomorrow, 15th November 2014. Innovation, improvisation and invention are likely to be the attraction of the two-day science fair which is being held at Himalayan White House College Premises, Tinkune, Kathmandu.

Sparrow SMS has partnered with HSF 2014 as the official SMS partner for SMS voting. The list of all colleges participating in the event along with their stall numbers are as follows:

Stall Details:

Short Code
                       College Name
HSF2014 01
Model Multiple College, Janakpurdham
HSF2014 02
Model Multiple College, Janakpurdham
HSF2014 03
Model Multiple College, Janakpurdham
HSF2014 04
Times College
HSF2014 05
Oxford College
HSF2014 06
Kanjirowa College
HSF2014 07
Banasthali College
HSF2014 08
Takshashilla College
HSF2014 09
Himalayan WhiteHouse Int'l College
HSF2014 10

HSF2014 11
Himalayan WhiteHouse Int'l College
HSF2014 12
Himalayan WhiteHouse Int'l College
HSF2014 13
Himalayan WhiteHouse Int'l College
HSF2014 14
Southwestern State College
HSF2014 15
Gurukul College
HSF2014 16
Pentagon College
HSF2014 17
NASA
HSF2014 18
Goldengate Int'l College
HSF2014 19
Princeton College
HSF2014 20
GEMS College
HSF2014 21
GEMS College
HSF2014 22
Universal College
HSF2014 23

HSF2014 24
Asian Institute of Technology and Management  College
HSF2014 25
Liverpool College
HSF2014 26
Liverpool College


HSEB Notice Regarding Transcripts, Migration and Provisional Certificates

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HSEB has published the notice for Transcripts, Migration and Provisional Certificates (TMP). TMP certificates will be distributed after 10 days from the date of HSEB Supplementary Results.

Students who have 68 or greater number at the beginning of their registration number can get their TMP documents from respective district offices of HSEB (except for Janakpur).

Sparrow SMS wishes a very bright future to all the candidates.

To see your HSEB Supplementary Results, Type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 35001

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HSEB +2 Supplementary Exam Results with latest Stats!

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Type HSEB<space>Symbol-no and send SMS to 35001 to get results in your phone with marksheet!

#hseb has published the supplementary exam results of Grade 12. Out of 29784 students, 24937 students have passed the exam. A total of 83.72% have passed the exam.

Congratulations to all the students who have passed.

HSEB Supplementary Exam Results 2071 Published

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Type HSEB<space>Symbol-no and send SMS to 35001
Eg: HSEB 12345678 

The results of the HSEB 12 Supplementary Exam have been published. After a long delay, HSEB has finally published the result today. The exam was held on Kartik 11, 2071.

Results are NOW LIVE on Sparrow SMS!

Type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 35001 to get results in your phone with marksheet!
Eg: HSEB 12345678 and SMS to 35001


HSEB Supplementary Exam Result 2071 Coming Today!

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Type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 35001 to get results in your phone with marksheet

Finally the wait is over! HSEB +2 supplementary exam results are coming today. The supplementary exam of both science and non-science stream (Management, Humanities and Education) which was held on Kartik 11, 2071 saw students who could not pass in one exam of Grade 12 appear for the exam.

After a long wait, HSEB has announced that it will publish the result TODAY! Sparrow SMS will be at Sanothimi soon to collect the results and update in our system. So please stay updated with us!

As always, Sparrow SMS brings you minute by minute update of the result. After the results are published, type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 35001 to get results in your phone with marksheet

Sunday, November 9, 2014

HSEB +2 Supplementary Exam Result Coming Soon

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The result of HSEB +2 Supplementary Exam which was held on Kartik 3 2071 (October 28, 2014) will be published soon.

As in the regular +2 exam results, there are again delays from HSEB to publish the result. The delays could be mainly due to the time involved in checking the papers, data entry tasks and double verification tasks. Since it it supplementary exam, HSEB wants to ensure that all activities are error-free. HSEB also wants to ensure that no student have to bear the hassles of coming to Sanothimi again for re-totaling.

Sparrow SMS, just like you all waiting for results can only hope that results get published at the earliest. We will bring you all the updates and we request you to visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sparrowsms and our blog posts to stay updated.

After the results are published, cnadidates have to type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 35001 to get exam results in their phone along with their obtained marks,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

WordCamp Nepal 2014 is Happening on November 22

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WordPress Nepal, one of the established powerful IT communities of WordPress lovers, power users and developers in Nepal is once again organizing WordCamp Nepal 2014. 


WordCamps are events that include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. In addition to that WordCamps are events where WordPress lovers and IT enthusiasts can find common minds to network with and find out new possibilities using WordPress.




Overall, it is a great platform for IT enthusiasts and WordPress aspierrs to share and network with IT entrepreneurs and professionals

Sparrow SMS has partnered with the event as the Official SMS Partner

Event day: November 22, 2014
For details: Type WP and send SMS to 34001



Monday, November 3, 2014

Latest Telecom Stats of Nepal: Penetration rate crosses 93%

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Nepal Telecommunications Authority has again published the latest Telecom Stats under its Management Information System Reports for the month of Shrawan (July 16 – Aug 15).

The key highlight of this issue is that telephone density rate in Nepal has gone up to 93.69%.  This is an increment from Ashad( June 15 – July 15) when the penetration rate was 92.68%. This can be attributed to 267,000 more subscribers of telephone and telecom-related services in the country in the space of one month.

Another key talking point in this issue is that NTC has managed to increase its market share from 44% to 45% in the voice telephony category, but it has suffered a disappointment in ADSL services as more than 20,000 people have unsubscribed from it.

Mobile penetration rate has also gone up from 83% to 84%, where more increases have been in NTC SIM subscribers than in Ncell SIM subscribers.  Likewise, internet penetration rate has increased from 33.15% to 33.76% of the 93.69%.

However, these data may not be indicative of the actual scenario because of different reasons. First of all, one individual can have multiple SIM cards of which some or many may be inactive. The problem of inactive SIM cards raises doubts on the authenticity of the information provided by NTA. Secondly, there may be many individuals who are connected by different internet and data services all at once. The use of constant population to express rates as its percentage is also subject to criticisms from experts.


You can find out more by viewing the slideshare below. Happy reading!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scholarship Notice from Ministry of Education for Undergraduate Biology courses

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Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced this year’s scholarship selection examination notice for Undergraduate Level Biology Group for MBBS, BDS, BSc. Nursing, B. Pharmacy, BMLT, BAMS and BSc. Forestry.

Application Opened from: Kartik 5, 2071 (October 22, 2014)
Application Deadline: Kartik 19, 2071 (November 5, 2014)
Examination Date:  Mangsir 6, 2071 (November 22, 2014)

In order to be eligible to give the exams, all candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent (Physics, Biology, and Chemistry) with minimum 50% marks obtained in each subject and in aggregate. Candidates are also eligible if they have passed HA, CMLT, Diploma in Ophthalmic Science, Diploma in Dental Science (Dental Hygiene) or Diploma in Pharmacy, with minimum 50% marks and have passed Bridge Course conducted by HSEB and secured 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

The details of the exam are as follows:
Examination Date: Mangsir 6, 2071 (November 22, 2014)
Examination Center: Will be published after Kartik 19, 2071
Examination Type: Written (Multiple-choice Questions)
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Examination fee: Rs. 500

The details of marking are as follows:
Full Marks: 100
Topic-wise marks breakdown: Physics (30), Chemistry (30), Zoology (20), Botany (20)
Marking system: 1 mark for every correct answer, -25 for every incorrect answer

More details can be found at: http://scholarship.moe.gov.np/

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Notice: SLC Vocational Stream Exam Results to be converted to Grading System

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Examinations Controller’s Office, Sanothimi has announced that it will change the SLC result formats for Vocational Stream. Previously, all vocational stream exams were graded in the same way as other SLC exams were graded (out of 100). However, from this year onward, the Examination Controller’s Office has decided to change the system to grade-based wherein all grades will be published as an A, B, C, D or F. This replaces the old system in which candidates were cited as ‘topper’, ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ and the marks were scored out of 100.

This system will only apply for the 99 schools that are running vocational program.

HSEB +2 Chance Exam Today

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HSEB +2 Chance (Supplementary) exam is being held today from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. HSEB is conducting supplementary exams of science, management, humanities and education faculties all across Nepal today. Only students who have passed all examinations of grade 11, but have failed in only one exam of 2071 HSEB exam are allowed to give the supplementary exam.


We wish all the students appearing the exam the very best.

After the results are published, type HSEB<space>symbol no and send SMS to 35001

Monday, October 27, 2014

The POWER OF TEXT: Unleashing your Marketing Potential with Sparrow SMS

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Today, the world of Information Technology and Mobile has become a global theater wherein all users of mobile and digital applications, cell phones and mobile devices have become actors, players, audiences and critics. The many cell phone networks throughout the world each make up the different stages to unite all of us throughout mobile devices in one single digital platform. This has given birth to new forms of marketing and new ways to engage with customers.

In Nepal too, this is no exception asthe mobile penetration rate has gone up to 83% of  91% tele-density rate (source: Nepal Telecommunications Authority). This means that 91% of people of the country are connected via telephones, mobile phones and data services, out of which 83% users are of mobile phones.

Globally, different researches have been conducted to analyze the use of SMS in marketing. Some very interesting facts about SMS marketing are - SMS campaigns perform seven times better than do email campaigns (source: eMarketer), an average person looks at his/her cell phone 150 times a day (source: annual Internet Trends Reports) , 98% of all text messages are read (source: Frost & Sullivan), on average text messages are read within 5 seconds (source: Frost & Sullivan) and coupons sent via SMS are 10 times more likely to be redeemed (source: Slick Text)

Due to its quick nature and highly personalized nature and supported by all these statistics, SMS marketing is an effective and highly profitable tool if combined with proper marketing tactics.  There is a huge opportunity to employ mobile marketing to tap into the growing markets in Nepal.  Being a leading VAS service provider in the country, Sparrow SMS lets you do just that. The various services Sparrow SMS provides businesses include, bulk SMS services, inbound/outbound SMS services and API integration for SMS.




What can you get from Sparrow SMS ?

Sparrow SMS provides a shortcode (3001, 4001, 5001 etc.) each time an account is created. From that short-code, the different possibilities include:

One-way bulk SMS Service

One-way push SMS system that allows you to send offers, promotions, news, notices, personalize your messages as per your needs
Beneficial for: Promoting Campaigns, Launching New products, Reminding Customers, Public Service Notices

Two-way SMS service
It lets you respond to customers queries and questions from our system. Create multiple campaigns and respond to them accordingly as per your need and interest

Beneficial for: Voting Campaigns, SMS contests, Question and Answers, Quizzes, Answering to multiple queries, Replying to urgent needs such as blood requirements

API Integration Services

If you have your own system then you can integrate your system with Sparrow SMS system and send SMS/receive queries from   your own system. API lets you integrate SMS Gateway with your systems/database and the Telecom providers. Sparrow SMS will only provide you the SMS gateway. API Integration is possible for both one-way and two-way (inbound/outbound SMS)

Beneficial for users woho have their own system and just want to integrate with the system of Sparrow

Benefits for users include:
Secure Cloud Based Service
Dedicated Server
Updated with latest technology
Secure with double verification feature

Further details can be obtained by contacting us at:

01-5522492, 9802005009

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

5th EPS Result Published Today

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The results of Korean Language Test (KLT) as part of the Employment Permit System (EPS) has been published today (October 15, 2014). Only 6.2% of the total candiates appeared have passed the exam

Each year the Human Resources Department of Korea conducts language tests to determine eligible candidates from Nepal to legally work in South Korea. Government of South Korea and Government of Nepal had agreed under EPS in 2007 and from 2008, EPS tests have been regularly conducted in Nepal to test a candidate's Korean Language skills. This year South Korean Human Resources Department has allocated 5700 jobs to Nepali workers. Candidates passing the Korean Language Test under EPS can apply for labor contracts in South Korea.

To get this year's results in you phone, Type EPS<give space>Registration No and send SMS to 34001.

Example, EPS 11400480



Sunday, October 12, 2014

SLC Supplementary Exam Re-totaling Result

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Examinations Controller's Office, Sanothimi has published the list of symbol numbers whose marks obtained in the SLC supplementary exam of 2071, held from Shrawan 21, 2071 have been corrected.

The following candidates have had their marks corrected after re-totaling.



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