Nepal’s Supreme Court orders govt not to ban PUBG for now Friday, April 19th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's Supreme Court issued an interim order in the name of government not to implement its decision to ban the online game player- Unknown’s Battlegrounds, which is popularly known as PUBG. Responding to the complaints from the public, particularly the parents whose children were..

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Nepal’s first ever satellite launched, PM congratulates Thursday, April 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's first ever satellite 'Nepali Sat-1' has been successfully launched to the space. The first ever satellite in the history of science and technology of Nepal was launched from Virginia State of USA at 2:31 am. With this, Nepal has been enlisted in the list of the countries..

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Nepal’s first satellite to be launched on April 17 Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Subhanu Acharya, LALITPUR: April 17 at 2:31 am Nepal will be creating its own space in outer space by putting its own first satellite ever in orbit- Nepali Sat-1. The nano-satellite built under project Birds-3 by two Nepali engineers Awash Maskey and Hareram Shrestha pursuing space engineering in..

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ISPAN draws attention regarding frequency distribution Friday, April 12th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Internet Service Provider Association Nepal (ISPAN) has drawn the attention of bodies concerned, saying preparation was on to grant permission for operating internet service through frequency used for television purpose. The ISPAN on Friday submitted a memorandum to Acting Chair of..

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Nepal’s government bans PUBG online game

KATHMANDU: The Nepal government has banned PUBG, an online video game in Nepal. Stating that the game had a negative impact on the society, the government has put a ban on the Player Unknown's Battle Ground or PUBG game in the country. Information Officer at Nepal Telecom Authority Sandip Adhikari..

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Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

By SETH BORENSTEIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the..

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Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By DANICA KIRKA and KELVIN CHAN, LONDON (AP) — Social media giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a..

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Role of IT important for prosperous Nepal: Minister Banskota Sunday, April 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Banskota has asserted that the information technology would play an important role in achieving the government's motto ‘Prosperous Nepal: Happy Nepali.’ Inaugurating the Nepal Mobile Congress-2019 organized here today by..

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Google disbands artificial intelligence ethics board Friday, April 5th, 2019

SAN FRANSSICO, (AFP): Google on Thursday confirmed that it has disbanded a recently assembled artificial intelligence ethics advisory panel in the face of controversy over its membership. The end of the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) came just days after a group of Google..

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Israel readies for election as experts warn of cyber threats Thursday, April 4th, 2019

By ISABEL DEBRE, JERUSALEM, AP): As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says there is “no country..

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Meteorologists to go to Bara and Parsa for study Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: A team of meteorologists is going to Bara and Parsa districts for studying the violent storm that wreaked havoc in the districts on Sunday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has stated. Meteorologist at the Division, Bibhuti Pokhrel, said the team is going there to study the storm..

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NASA’s pictures to be used to control forest fire

KATHMANDU: The government is to set up 'Fire Control Room' along with alert system to stop losses caused by forest fire every year. A system is going to be developed in the room to provide information of forest fire to concerned local forest officers automatically on the basis of signal sent by..

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S. Korea to launch world’s first national 5G networks

SEOUL, (AFP): South Korea launches the world’s first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks Friday, a transformational leap that already has superpowers sparring for control of an innovation that could potentially change the day-to-day lives of billions of people. The superfast communications heralded..

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