China launches new Earth observation satellite

TAIYUAN, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — China on Sunday launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-7, which will play an important role in land surveying and mapping, urban and rural construction and statistical investigation, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The Gaofen-7, launched on a Long March-4B rocket at 11:22 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province, is China’s first civil-use optical transmission three-dimensional surveying and mapping satellite that reaches the...

Twitter To Ban All Political Advertising

Kathmandu,Oct 31 : Twitter is to ban all political advertising worldwide, saying that the reach of such messages “should be earned, not bought”. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics,” company CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted. Social media rival Facebook recently ruled out a ban on political ads. News of the ban divided America’s political camps for the 2020 election. Brad Parscale, manager of President Donald Trump’s re-election...

NTC to expand 4G to 25 cities

Kathmandu,Sept 22 : Nepal Telecom (NTC), the first operator to bring 4G in Nepal, is set to expand the 4G to more areas by Dashain. In the first phase, Nepal Telecom will provide the 4G coverage to 25 major areas from this Dashain festival. Currently, the Nepal Telecom 4G is only available in Kathmandu and Pokhara only.

Official website launches for VNY 2020

Kathmandu, Sept 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has launched the official website and handles of various social media platforms of Visit Nepal Year 2020 at a program organized in the capital on Wednesday.  In a bid to disseminate all the information related to the much-waited tourism campaign, two websites designed by the secretariat of VLY 2020 have gone live from today itself. Visitors can get authentic and exclusive news and information logging onto www.visitnepal2020.gov.np and www.visitnepalnews.gov.np.  Similarly,...

Facebook teams up with London police to track terrorist live-streams

London,Sept 18 : Facebook teamed up with the London police as part of an increased effort to thwart live-streams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre. A self-professed white supremacist used a head-mounted camera in March to broadcast live footage on Facebook of him attacking two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The alliance announced was described as a new collaboration with crime fighters to train software to more quickly spot and filter violent imagery fed...

Facebook plans test to let users hide ‘like’ counts

Kathmandu,Sept 4 : Facebook is also considering a test where it will give users an option to publicly hide the ‘Like’ count on their posts. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has found the code inside Facebook’s Android app that hides the exact amount of likes on a post from everyone but the original poster. Facebook confirmed, “that it’s considering a test that would hide like counts, but that the test hasn’t started running yet”. Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram has...

Nepal’s First Open-Wire Free Space

Kathmandu,Aug 30 : The Nepal Government has begun the works for making Nepal an ‘open-wire free’ country. The government will commence wiring works for Bharatpur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur in the first phase of the project. The electricity wires will be laid underground and is to reach every house. According to the Nepal Electrical Authority (NEA), the work will be completed in three phases. The NEA had earlier planned to replace all the open wires with optical fibers. The project will first cover all the...

Video conferencing would leak confidential information

Kathmandu, August 28 Kathmandu,Aug 28 : The main opposition party Nepali Congress has objected to the use of a video conferencing technology to conduct the Cabinet meeting. While in Singapore on a medical trip, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had participated in the Cabinet meeting through the video conferencing on Monday. Speaking in the House of Representatives meeting on Tuesday, the opposition party’s chief whip Bal Krishna Khand said the conferencing would leak confidential information. He protested the government...

Mahabir Pun Receives ICT Award 2019

Kathmandu,Aug 18 : Nepal’s most ground-breaking ICT entrepreneurs, innovators, enterprises, and products have been honored amidst a special award ceremony organized in Kathmandu on Saturday, August 17. Living with ICT had organized the ICT Award for the fourth consecutive year to promote ICT sector in Nepal. The winners were announced in 10 different categories. Minister of Education, Science and Technology – Giriraj Mani Pokhrael, former ICT Minister – Ganesh Sah, Member of Parliament and former Industry Minister – Mahesh...

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.

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