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NEA: 13th National Convention of Engineers

Wednesday


Date: Baishakh 15 - 17, 2070 (April 28 - 30,2013)
Venue: Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi kathmandu
How to register?
  • by calling NEA office: +977-1-5010252, +977-1-5010253
  • by sending email: nea24@mail.com.np
  • by visiting NEA office at pulchowk Geo location : 27.681333, 85.315753
    Type Fee(NRs) / person
    Institutional Participation 4500
    NEA-Member individual 3000
    Non-Member 3500
    NEA member of Golden Jubilee year 2000*
    * Engineers registered or to be registered within the Golden Jubilee Year 2069 (2069 Baisakh 1 to 2069 Chaitra 31)
    This year 2069 (2012-13) has been the year that has marked as 50 years of NEA\'s relentless journey towards prosperous Nepal. All engineers contributed to celebrate golden jubilee of NEA that was successfully organized with grandeur on Shravan 3, 2069 BS. And, now, with the pulsating rhythms of all Nepali engineers, NEA is poised to organize its yet another gala event, the 13th -National Convention on Baishakh 15 - 17, 2070 (April 28 - 30,2013) in Kathmandu. All engineers are requested to book the dates exclusively for the event. Nepal has witnessed a long transition after the successful peoples\' movement of 2062/ 63 (2005/ 06). Lately, political parties have been found making efforts to find some common points to forge consensus. However, the impact of the transition is sure to last much longer in terms of prosperity of the nation. Simply put, the nation has lost valuable period of years, almost a decade. But engineers, the architects of the foundation of the prosperity, have to find some ways to break the barriers and connect the present transition to the future that must be safer, progressive and prosperous. Engineers must maximize their efforts in utilizing their wisdom and vision. Hence, considering all the suggestions, numerous options that were received and followed by series of discussions, NEA has decided to float the following theme for the upcoming 13th National Convention of Engineers.
    THEME:
    \"Culminating Engineers\' Vision and Wisdom for Connecting Transition to the Prosperous Future\".

    This theme has been divided into following six (6) sub-themes.

    SUB THEMES:
  • 1.Transition and Change Agenda
  • 2.Energy Development, the Engine of Nepal\'s Growth
  • 3.Urban Development for Tomorrow
  • 4.Infrastructure Development to Re-unite Nepal
  • 5.Digitalizing for modernizing Nepal and
  • 6.Irrigation, Disaster Management and R&D Each of these sub-themes has been enriched with related subject areas and prospective titles in which the papers could be contributed. However, please remember that the paper must give reflections on making \'connect\' of the \'present transition\' towards \'prosperous future\'.
    SUBJECT AREAS:
    1. Transition and the Change Agenda
    -Political transition and breaking it towards peace and stability; Agenda of transitioning towards federal democratic republic Nepal; Building democratically progressive Nepal; NEA constitutional reforms, Social roles of engineers; Engineers’ ethical issues; Politics in education, Quality higher engineering education; Engineers as a change agent; Progressivism versus absolutism; etc
    2.Energy Development, the Engine of Nepal’s Growth
    -Hydropower development vision (10 and 20 years); Problems, barriers, issues and challenges in hydropower development; Strategic Planning; Policy deficiencies and breaking the barriers; Hydropower development strategies; Hydropower, the engine of Nepal’s per capita growth; Perspectives and Prospective of renewable and alternative energies; Strategy mixing the energies; BOOT, PPP modalities; Hydropower development and employment opportunities; Alternative energy development and growth of entrepreneurship; Building prosperous Nepal through Hydropower development; Challenges in building friendly environment for attracting and retaining foreign direct investments (FDI); Economic growth versus ultra-nationalism; etc
    3.Urban Development for Tomorrow
    -Strategic urban development; Growing cities and rising challenges; Planning and managing KMC (Kathmandu metropolitan city) for better tomorrow; Rebuilding cities in Nepal; Breaking the barriers for cultural cities; Building safer houses; Enforcing and awareness to adopting building codes; Planning resourceful cities; Retrofitting, minimizing the possible loss of life and money; Preparing for risk reduction; etc
    4.Infrastructure Development to Re-Unite Nepal
    -Re-uniting (integrating) Nepal with strategic transport system; Challenges in developing rural road networks; Challenges in developing city transport system; Breaking the barriers towards modern mass transit system in cities;- begin from KMC; Issues in quality, comfortability and sustainability of the roads construction; PPP modalities; Institutional issues and challenges in developing local infrastructures; Role of construction materials in developing sustainable infrastructures; The implications of dozer culture in rural roads construction; etc.
    5.Digitalizing for Modernizing Nepal
    -The history of electronics, communication and information technology in Nepal; Integrating Nepal with communication and information technology; Issues in quality service; Public and private service providers; The challenges in electronics development in Nepal towards modernizing; Can One DDC-One ICTC concept be implemented?; The e- governance (zero- paper governance); The e- governance and people’ employment opportunities; Towards m-service provisions; etc
    6.Climate Change, Disaster Management and R&D
    -Issues regarding eco- climate, climate change and Nepal’s standpoints; Mitigation and adaptation measures to climate change; Challenges against building resilient Nepal; Issues related to EIA and IEE approval process for an project undertaking; Solid waste management; Natural disasters in Nepal, their nature, recurrence and impact on life, property and economy; Earthquake safety; Building safer Nepal; Floods and inundation; Landslides; Research works; Study works; etc So, All interested engineers are hereby kindly requested to submit the Interest and subject area, Abstract of the Paper, Full Paper and Power point Presentation Slides that (s)he wishes to write within the deadline date in any relevant subject areas as schedule mentioned below:
    Important Deadlines:
    1.Deadline to submit your Subject area and abstract of your paper: March 13, 2013 (Fagun -27th )
    2.Deadline to submit your full paper: April 7, 2013 (Chaitra -25th )
    3.Deadline to submit your PPT. Presentation Slides: April 17, 2013 (Baishakh- 4th )
    Finally, again we would like to request you all to submit the Interest and subject area, Abstract of the Paper, Full Paper and Power point Presentation Slides that (s)he wishes to write within the deadline date in any relevant subject areas by email as an attachment to the following address:
    Nepal Engineers\' Association (NEA)- Email: nea24@mail.com.np
    Website: www.neanepal.org.np, Pulchowk, Lalitpur-GPO No. 604, Kathmandu, Nepal,
    Phone: 977-1-5010251/5010252, Fax: 00977-1-5010253,
    Er. Rameshwar Rijal- Chairperson, Technical Committee, NEA ,
    Email: rijal_rameshwar@yahoo.com , Mobile: 9851037621
    Er. Shaligram Parajuli- Coordinator, Technical Committee, NEA,
    Email: sp.parajuli@ntc.net.np, Mobile: 97510-00000, and 98498-49322
    Expecting Your prompt and positive responses with valuable Suggestions. With Warm Regards!!

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    Published: Kantipur National Daily, 27th March, 2013

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    सर्वसाधारणलाई खुला वाइम्याक्स

    Monday
    नेपाल टेलिकमले द्रुत गतिको ब्रोडब्याड सेवा वाइम्याक्स बुधबारबाट सर्वसाधारणलाई बिक्री गर्ने भएको छ । हालसम्म कम्पनीलाई मात्र दिइँदै आएको उक्त सेवा एयरम्याक्स टेक्नोलोजी र युनिटेक नेटवर्कसँगको सहकार्यमा टेलिकमले सर्वसाधारणलाई दिन थालेको हो । काठमाडौं उपत्यकाभित्र सुन्धारा र जावलाखेलस्थित कम्पनीको काउन्टरका साथै पुतलीसडक, दरबारमार्ग, कुपन्डोल र नयाँबानेश्वर स्थित निजी कम्पनीका बिक्री केन्द्रबाट यो सेवा खरिद गर्न सकिने छ । उपत्यका बाहिर भने नेपाल टेलिकमकै कार्यालयको बिक्री केन्द्रबाट सेवा खरिद गर्न सकिने कम्पनीले जनाएको छ । वाइम्याक्स चलाउनका लागि ग्राहकले एक उपकरण सीपीई खरिद गर्नुपर्छ । तीन प्रकारमा उपलब्ध यो उपकरणको मूल्य ५ देखि ७ हजार रुपैयाँ तोकिएको छ । उपकरण जडान गरेपछि ग्राहकले आफूलाई पायक पर्ने २ सय ५६ केबीपीएस, ५ सय १२ केबीपीएस वा १ एमबीपीएस क्षमताको प्याकेज लिन सक्ने छन् । यी प्याकेजको अवधि १ महिना, ३ महिना वा १ वर्षको छ ।
    कम्पनीले तीन महिना र एक वर्षको प्याकेज खरिद गर्नेलाई क्रमशः ५० र १५ प्रतिशत छुटको व्यवस्था पनि गरेको छ । कम्पनीका अनुसार २ सय ६५ केबीपीएस स्पिडको ५ जीबी डाटा प्याकेजको मासिक शुल्क ६ सय ५० रुपैयाँ राखेको छ । सोही डाटा ५ सय १२ केबीपीएस स्पिडमा लिँदा ८ सय ५० र १ एमबीपीएसमा लिँदा १३ सय ४० रुपैयाँ शुल्क लाग्छ । वाइम्याक्स सेवा कणर्ालीबाहेक मुलुकका १३ अञ्चल ४९ जिल्लामा उपलब्ध हुन थालेको छ । आगामी दुई महिनाभित्र बाँकी स्थानमा पनि सेवा सुरु गर्ने योजना टेलिकमको छ । फोरजी प्रविधिमा आधारित वाइम्याक्स मुलुकमा उपलब्ध सबैभन्दा आधुनिक रहेको टेलिकमको दाबी छ ।




    प्रकाशित मिति: २०६९ चैत्र १२ १०:५०(ekantipur)
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    6th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2013

    Monday
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    6th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2013
    6th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2013
    Boasting a unique wide-reaching geographical audience, relevant and precise insights along with the power speakers that matters, you can expect another seamless synergy of far-sighted wisdom, crucial lessons from experienced practitioners and the tight camaraderie of industry players, all these brought to you with trademark efficiency. Anytime, anywhere, the ubiquity of mobile commerce necessitates the mastery of both technical and commercial acumen.
    Getting updated with the latest innovations and adapting to the volatile economic landscape will always be a challenge. We cannot completely rely on past outdated strategies and expect them to bring our business to the next level. Be part of the exciting journey to be future ready for mobile commerce.
    Tuesday 19th March 2013
    10.30 AM- 11.00 AM
    "The real interoperability in Mobile Financial Services" Identifying the strength and reutilizing the existing resources to achieve winning dimension of mobile payment ecosystem.
    Biswas Dhakal, President F1SOft
    Wednesday 20th March 2013
    10.00 AM- 10.30 AM
    Banking the unbanked: Financial Inclusion through Mobile Money
    Biswas Dhakal, President F1SOft
    Thursday 21st March 2013
    2.00 PM-5.00 PM
    Mobile Financial Services in Under Developed Countries
    Workshop Leader- Biswas Dhakal, President F1Soft International
    CO-facilitator- Pankaj Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer, F1Soft International

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    IT careers in Nepal

    Monday

    There is an infinite scope and opportunities in the field of Information Technology (IT). We know lots of career path that can be selected from new and emerging career paths along out way. It is necessary for one to select his/her field of interest during the study period and its future prospects in the

    context of both Nepal and abroad. Currently IT industry is facing a severe shortage of competent human resources both locally and globally.

    IT graduates can work in different companies like software companies, financial institutions, health, corporate organisations et cetera. Here are the following lists of most common career paths for IT graduates in the country.

    1. System administrator (SA): The SA manages all the IT resources of an organisation and requires to manage servers, pc, network, internet, backups, and security. The SA can get opportunity in ISP, NGO, INGO, software companies, schools, colleges et cetera.

    System analyst (SA): SA having wider scope in software companies is responsible for performing the feasibility study of a system to prepare — software requirement specification based on the prerequisite of the stakeholders. The SA researches problems, plans solutions, recommends software and systems, and coordinates development to meet business or other requirements. They also help programmers during the

    development of the software.

    2. Project manager: Managing the assigned project in software companies — they coordinate projects related communication with clients and manage the development team, distribute project work among the team members, and track its progress report.

    3. Mobile application developer: It is one of the most demanded and fastest growing career fields in the world.

    As mobile devices continue to change the way we do business, communicate, and access news and entertainment, the demand for new and innovative mobile applications is growing rapidly. Mobile

    application developers for iPhone and android phones are in high demand.

    Software developer: A software developer should have a good programming, problem solving, and analytical skills. They can select any one of the development platform among VB NET, Visual Basic (VB), Java, Delphi, and Oracle Business Intelligence.

    4. Web developer: The developer is responsible for the development of websites and web applications. They can select any one of the programming language as a development platform among PHP, ASP.NET, ASP, JSP, Perl, Ruby on Rails. There is a huge scope of PHP and Asp Net in Nepal. Moreover, many software

    companies choose PHP as a development platform. Furthermore, PHP web developers can gain expertise in popular open source software like Joomla, Word Press, Drupal, Magento et cetera. Web developers working as an expert of these software can relatively earn more. It is also good to have knowledge of PHP framework like Zend, CodeIgniter, CakePHP et cetera. Web developers showing sufficient expertise in open source software and frameworks are in high demand.

    5. Web Designer: A web designer should have knowledge of Photoshop/ Fireworks, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery. However, designer should be creative enough to make attractive websites and interfaces.

    6. Search engine optimisation/ social media marketing (SEO/ SMM) expert: IT graduates should possess sufficient skills to do online marketing of businesses (websites) by listing it in organic search result of search engines. They can also make use of social media and networking tools like YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn in promoting products or services online. These days the need of SEO expert is increasing globally.

    7. Database developer:
    These professionals should have a good knowledge of database design SQL since it will be used while creating software, websites and web applications. Popular database systems used by database developers are MySQL, Oracle and MSSQL.

    8. Quality assurance (QA): QA officer are responsible for ensuring the quality of the software and web applications. They should have knowledge of different testing techniques, designing test cases and performing tests.

    9. Technical writer: They are responsible in creating documentation of the software and web applications and also in creating user manuals.

    However, there are also other careers prospects for IT graduates like graphics designer, system engineer, database administrator, network engineer, ethical hacker, network security specialist, hardware engineer et cetera. Moreover, new trends of working practices are being developed with boundless opportunities to work from home as a freelancer if you can reveal competent skills. Some other sectors like animation, game developing and out-sourcing can be job sectors for IT graduates.


    Writer: KEN SUBEDI


    (The author is associated with Living with ICT and CG Manipal Campion School. He can be contacted through kengb1@gmail.com)

    News Source: The Himalayan Times(THT)
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    Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Lunches Nepali Mobile market

    Sunday

    Samsung on Saturday launched Galaxy Grand in the Nepali market with an aim to further consolidate its position in the domestic smartphone market.
    International Marketing Services (IMS), the sole authorised distributor of Samsung mobiles, has priced the phone at Rs 37,500. The handset has been a big hit in the Asian market where demand for dual SIM phones is high.
    Addressing the launching ceremony, IMS Chairman Deepak Malhotra said that the device will help Samsung measure greater heights in the domestic mobile phone market. “The demand for smartphones is booming continuously in the Nepali market. This handset will help us increase people’s access to smartphones.” 
    Samsung’s latest offering, according to IMS, combines features of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note II. While the device’s exterior is quite identical to Galaxy S3, there are various software components featured by the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note. As well as Samsung’s innovative features like Smart Stay, Direct Call and Smart Alert, Grand is equipped with Androids v4.1.2 Jelly Bean Operating System (OS) which has been mated with a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM.
    As for the display, the device boasts a five-inch WVGA, TFT LDC screen, with a multi-window function that allows user to run two different applications simultaneously. It comes with an inbuilt memory of 8GB which can be expanded upto 64 GB through a SD card.
    The phone’s eight-mega pixel camera can capture perfect shots even during nights using its inbuilt LED flash, according to the company. There is a two-mega pixel front facing camera for making video calls. Fitted with a sensor similar to that of the Galaxy S II, the phone’s camera lets users to choose settings such as panorama, face detection, flash, exposure value, scene mode, ISO and white balance, among others.
    In addition, the Galaxy Grand comes with connectivity features like 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, S Voice and micro USB. The added features in the mobile set include direct call, smart alter, popup video and all here play.
    PHOTO: DIPESH SHRESTHA

    IMS has stated that the handset will cater to the demand of the domestic tech enthusiasts, multimedia users, those who need to stay connected, business professionals and those who need to carry two different mobile handsets. The company further added that this device will enable mid segment users to enjoy unmatched facilities on its five inch screen.
    Likewise, several lucrative schemes for the buyers of the latest Samsung device, IMS has announced. The company is offering a 12-month easy instalment package at zero percent interest to customers holding credit card of Nabil bank. Grand comes with a one-year free insurance offer, similar to the ones extended to Galaxy S3 and the Note II. The insurance covers water damage, cracked screens and other unfortunate incidents, the company said. Moreover, those customers who wish to use Grand through Ncell SIM will get 500MB free data per month, for the period of three months.
    “With Samsung Grand, we aim to capture a market share of 75 percent in the smartphone segment,” said IMS CEO Bikash Acharya, adding that the company is looking forward to selling around 5,000 units of Grand a month. The company at present sells around 30,000 units of Samsung mobile phones each month, with smartphones accounting for more than 60-70 percent.
    Source: Ekantipur
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    NT internet WiMAX service launched in Far-west

    Friday

    Nepal Telecom has launched the broadband internet WiMAX service in the Far-Western Development Region, since Thursday. Vishnu Subedi, justice at District Court, Kailali, inaugurated the NT WiMAX service amidst a function.

     Speaking at the programme, NT Managing Director Amarnath Singh, expressed his commitment that the NT services would be made further effective and reliable in the days ahead. Similarly, manager of the WiMAX internet programme, Subashchandra Shah claimed that the NT WiMAX internet service was the high-speed internet service in the country. It has been launched as per the government's policy of expanding the broadband internet service across the country.

    The NT WiMAX internet service is said to transfer data by at least 256 kbps. During the programme, Shah said the NT has planned to distribute a total of 200,000 WiMAX lines across the country, currently.
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