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A short glance at cyber law and data security in Nepal                             

A short glance at cyber law and data security in Nepal                             
23 July, KATHMANDU: Cyber law is a relatively new legal area in Nepal that covers a broad range of topics emphasising cyber security and data privacy. The law is extended to the devices used to access the internet, including computers, cell phones, email, websites, data storage devices, software, and hardware. It regulates the communications, privacy, freedom of expression, and intellectual... Read More

Technology can shape up agriculture in emerging economies for food security: World Economic Forum

Technology can shape up agriculture in emerging economies for food security: World Economic Forum
01 May, KATHMANDU: A report released by World Economic Forum highlights the emerging technological solutions and strategies that will shape the global agriculture system and contribute to food security. The report “Agritech: Shaping Agriculture in Emerging Economies, Today and Tomorrow” provides insights into the integration of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies in the agriculture sector. The report also calls for governments... Read More

Apple’s new Vision Pro has big ambitions – know them all

Apple’s new Vision Pro has big ambitions – know them all
Critics have doubted the appeal of the face-worn computer, which “seamlessly blends digital content with the physical world”, but Apple has pre-sold as many as 180,000 of the US$3,500 gizmos. Luke Heemsbergen, Deakin University It’s unclear yet when Vision Pro will be available in Nepal. But concerns over the device’s capability to spying on our bodies have already started growing. 09... Read More

‘Report on Ncell share deal is being studied’

‘Report on Ncell share deal is being studied’
10 February, Kathmandu: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Rekha Sharma has said that the report of the probe panel on telecommunications company Ncell’s share deal was under consideration in the council of ministers. Responding to the lawmakers’ concerns in today’s meeting of the Committee on Education, Health and Information Technology, Minister Sharma said study on the report submitted by... Read More

IT development is instrumental for good governance, prosperity: Minister Sharma

IT development is instrumental for good governance, prosperity: Minister Sharma
08 February, Kathmandu: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, has advocated for utilising information technology as the basis of good governance and prosperity. Inaugurating the 29th CAN Infotech organised by the Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) Federation here today, the Minister said the government acknowledged the information technology as a basic need of the citizens as well as... Read More

Apple overtakes Samsung as world’s biggest phonemaker

Apple overtakes Samsung as world’s biggest phonemaker
17 January, Kathmandu: Apple now has the lion’s share of the global smartphone market, knocking Samsung off the top spot for the first time in 12 years. The American phone giant accounted for more than a fifth of phones shipped last year, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC). Samsung took 19.4% of the market share with Chinese... Read More

2023 was the year of generative AI. What can we expect in 2024?

2023 was the year of generative AI. What can we expect in 2024?
T.J. Thomson, RMIT University and Daniel Angus, Queensland University of Technology ChatGPT reached a user base of 100 million by February – about four times the size of Australia’s population. Where to from here? 16 January, KATHMANDU : In 2023, artificial intelligence (AI) truly entered our daily lives. The latest data shows four in five teenagers in the United Kingdom are using generative AI tools. About two-thirds... Read More

Nepal Telecom’s 16th AGM approved cash dividend of Rs 40 per share

Nepal Telecom’s 16th AGM approved cash dividend of Rs 40 per share
15 January, KATHMANDU: The 16th Annual General Meeting of Nepal Telecommunication Company concluded on Sunday. The General Assembly held at the Kathmandu has unanimously passed the proposal to distribute cash dividends to the shareholders at the rate of 40 rupees per share from the profit amount of the financial year 2079-80. The general meeting was attended by shareholders representing about... Read More

Nepal bans TikTok and says it disrupts social harmony

Nepal bans TikTok and says it disrupts social harmony
13 November, KATHMANDU — Nepal’s government decided to ban the popular social media app TikTok on Monday, saying it was disrupting “social harmony” in the country. The announcement was made following a Cabinet meeting. Foreign Minister Narayan Prakash Saud said the app would be banned immediately. “The government has decided to ban TikTok as it was necessary to regulate the... Read More