Melamchi work given to Chinese company

Kathmandu,Aug 12 : The contract to work on the source of the Melamchi Drinking Water Supply project has been given to a Chinese company. Asian Development Bank along with the project chiefs believed that giving the contract to the Chinese company Sino Hydro was the right thing to do. The project board had written to the ADB asking if they could allow the Chinese company to complete remaining work on the project.

U.S. Embassy Hosts The South Asia Air Quality TechCamp

Kathmandu,July 31 : The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with Kathmandu Living Lab (KLL), organized a two-day South Asia Air Quality Tech Camp on July 30-31st. As public concern about air quality rises and governments pay increasing attention to the issue, this TechCamp welcomes participants from seven South Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ambassador Randy Berry articulated his concern that high levels of pollution can have lasting impacts on...

First flight director for NASA Chris Kraft dies at 95

WASHINGTON, JULY 23 : Chris Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA’s Mission Control has died at the age of 95 on Monday in Houston. Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr. never flew in space, but “held the success or failure of American human spaceflight in his hands,” Neil Armstrong, the first man-on-the-moon. Kraft founded Mission Control and created the job of flight director — later comparing it to an orchestra conductor — and established how flights would be run...

India Launches Second Moon Mission

Kathmandu,July 22 : India has successfully launched its second lunar mission a week after it halted the scheduled blast-off due to a technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 was launched at 14:43 local time (09:13 GMT) on Monday from the Sriharikota space station. India’s space chief said his agency had “bounced back with flying colours” after the aborted first attempt. India hopes the $150m (£120m) mission will be the first to land on the Moon’s south pole. The spacecraft has entered the...

Nepal Brings New Tracking System to Track Goods

Kathmandu,July 18 : Easing the goods movement, the Government of Nepal has inaugurated a new consignment tracking system in Kathmandu. Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada inaugurated the new Vehicle and Consignment Tracking System (VCTS) at an event held in Kathmandu on July 17, 2019. The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers issued a circular in this regard. The circular informed about the VCTS signed by the Chief Secretary Bishnu Prasad Lamsal on July 8, 2019 to make...

FaceApp: Myths and risks in app

Kathmandu,July 18 : A popular app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves is under fire for privacy concerns. Security researchers say that only photos users specifically select to be analyzed are accessible by FaceApp. Other photos in smartphone’s libraries are not being accessed, even if they show up in a display within the app. But the app isn’t free of privacy concerns. Each selected photo is uploaded to the cloud...

U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit back on display

Kathmandu,July 17 : Photo taken on July 16, 2019 shows the details of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., the United States. The spacesuit is back on display after extensive conservation in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

NepaliSat-1 releases into orbit today

Kathmandu,June 17 : NepaliSat-1, Nepal’s first satellite, released into orbit from the Kibo Module of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. The nanosatellite weighing 1.3 kilos was launched from the Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in the United States on April 17. It has been in the ISS since one and half month and released into the Earth’s orbit at 4 pm today.

Four team reached the final round of Smart City Technology Competition

Kathmandu,June 7 : Twenty four groups have reached the final round of Smart City Technology Competition initiated by the Kathmandu Metropolis Urban Planning Commission and creating models to solve urban problems in Kathmandu Metropolis through technology solutions. Besides, it also aims to make the metropolis ‘technology-friendly’.

Wiki Awareness Campaign in Nepal

Kathmadu,May 15 WACN (Wiki Awareness Campaign in Nepal) is a campaign to improve recognition of Wikipedia and understanding of its uses among the different communities of Nepal. It aims to increase awareness of Wikipedia. “Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world. It is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.” This campaign is initiated and lead by Tulsi Bhagat and the WACN team from Nepal. It is supported by Open Knowledge For All (OKFA)...

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