Thursday, November 26, 2015

GDG Devfest Birgunj 2015 happening today !

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Type GDGBRJ<space>devfest and SMS to 34001 
                              
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 34001 


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 http://sparrowsms.com/android 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 34001.

Monday, November 16, 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 Cinemas and 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 December 16, 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 34001.


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 34001.
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: sparrowsms.com/android.)


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: sparrowsms.com/android. 



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.





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