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  • Works resume on Upper Trishuli 3A project

    Aug 6, 2017- China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), the contractor for Upper Trishuli 3A Hydroelectric Project has resumed construction of the project which was halted after the devastating earthquake in April 2015. The Chinese contractor, according to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)—the owner of the project—resumed work two weeks ago and is currently busy digging a tunnel and reconstructing the power house of the 60MW hydropower plant. Out of the 4.4 km long tunnel required for the development of the...

    Meteor shower to illuminate Nepali sky in Baisakh

    Kathmandu, April 19: Meteor shower will light up the Nepali sky in the Nepali month Baisakh. Two incidents of the amazing phenomenon will occur in Baisakh while one has to wait for the Nepali month of Kartik this year to view another similar spectacle, said Suresh Bhattarai, Chairman of the Nepal Astronomical Society. The Lyrid meteor shower will become active from April 18 and continue till April 25, he said, adding that the activeness would go excessive at 9:45...

    Nepali team finds asteroids

    March 7, 2017: The Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign 2017 held from January 19 to February 18 has found six new asteroids. Five teams were selected for the campaign from Nepal which included four from Kathmandu and one from Pokhara. The participating teams were provided with the photos taken by Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan – STARRS) based in Hawaii, USA along with necessary software and instructions. The teams found nine asteroids based on the photos and...

    China’s first high level biosafety lab ready for service

    March 1, 2017: China’s first high level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally putinto service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on 23rd February. The lab willenable Chinese scientists to research live Ebola virus and other highly contagious andinfectious diseases. The authorization certificate was issued by the China National Accreditation Service forConformity Assessment, according to CAS. The lab is based in Wuhan, capital city of Central China’s Hubei Province, and will be usedto study class...

    SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Monday afternoon that the space tourists had already placed a significant deposit for the trip. The travelers will undergo fitness tests and begin training later this year. “Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration,” SpaceX said in a blog post. For takeoff, SpaceX will use the same launch pad near Cape Canaveral, Florida,...

    IT and Mobile Fest starting from Thursday in Pokhara

    Feb 14, 2017: 8th Information technology and Mobile Fest is beginning in Pokhara which is jointly organized by Federation of Computer Association Nepal – Kaski and Pokhara Electronics Entrepreneurs Association from this Thursday . The festival aims to inform the public on the latest technologies in information and communication sector to enter Nepal, Association – Kaski Secretary, Bishwas Bhandari said on Monday. IT conference will be held during the event which will also host an extensive exhibition on technology, regional...

    Virtual butler ‘Jarvis’ takes up residence in Facebook founder’s home

    Mark Zuckerberg on Monday introduced the world to “Jarvis”, an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognise visitors, deciding whether to open the front door. Jarvis, named after the virtual assistant in the Iron Man movies, could be a step toward a new product, Zuckerberg wrote, although he cautioned that the system he had created in 100 hours over the last year was customised...

    UK-funded drone deliveries aim to save mothers, babies in Tanzania

    LONDON: Drones delivering blood and medicine to rural areas of Tanzania could help to save the lives of many mothers and newborn babies in a country where one of the biggest causes of maternal deaths is blood loss during childbirth, the UK aid department said. The Department for International Development (DFID), which has given funding for the trial due to start early next year, said the drone deliveries could assist more than 50,000 births a year in the East...

    Nepal’s envoy to UN Vienna office presents credentials

    KATHMANDU: The newly appointed Permanent Representative of Nepal to the Vienna-based United Nations Office, Prakash Kumar Suvedi, submitted his letters of credence to the UN Director General of the Vienna Office, Yury Fedotov. Amid a function on Wednesday, Fedotov received the credentials on the behalf of the UN Secretary General, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations and International Organisations. In a courtesy meeting after the submission of the letters, DG Fedotov said that...

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