Open Data Day 2017

Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analysis using open data. It is an effort to show support and encourage the adoption of open data policies by worlds local, regional and national government.

Open data is yearly event based on shared enthusiasm for open data since 2010. This year also with the same enthusiasm we are celebrating Open Data Day on March 4, 2017. Last year 262 cities celebrated open data day. During this event, participants are able to grab an opportunity to share their experiences with open data, open map, future projects, etc.

Why is it celebrated in Kathmandu, Nepal?
Kathmandu is one among many cities around the world taking part in international movement on open data to create awareness of what and how it can be greater use to government and to general public. With the communities like Open Nepal, Kathmandu Living Labs, Open Knowledge Foundation, FOSS Nepal, Mozilla Nepal, Wikimedia Nepal; open data has now established an important concept and these communities played a role in promoting transparency, accountability and citizen engagement in Nepal.

What will happen during Open Data Day in 2017 in Kathmandu?

Open Data Day is all about motivating data enthusiasts around the world. Following the same spirit Open Data Day 2017- Kathmandu will provide opportunities for people to explore and collaborate on open data for solving issues regarding public procurement and health in Nepal. They are organizing a various programs such as:
Thematic presentation and Panel Discussion
Lightning talk session
Hackathon showcase ( P. S. this event has began from 25th February, 2017)

Who can participate?

Open Data Day 2017 is for everyone. Anyone with an interest in open data , open map, transparency, accountability and civics can participate. Participation is free of cost BUT they must come with passion to learn, share and collaborate.

How to Get .NP Domain Name for Free

How to Get .NP Domain Name for Free

If you’re unaware about this then let me make you clear that you can easily get .np domain name either for personal use or for your business purposes. The domain registrations done under under .NP ccTLD (A country code top-level domain is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country, sovereign state, or dependent territory identified with a country code. All ASCII ccTLD identifiers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs.) is free of cost and is done by Mercantile Communications.
You can apply for a domain like COM.NP, ORG.NP, EDU.NP, NET.NP, GOV.NP, NAME.NP, etc. These are only some of the domains, if you want the full list please visit And today in this post I’ll discuss how easily you can register a .NP domain name for yourself.
Disclaimer: .NP domains are available only for Nepalese citizens and businesses based in Nepal.
Without wasting time around, let’s move directly to the tutorial. I’ll try my best to explain whatever steps you’ll have to go through for .NP domain registration. For your comfort, I recommend watching the above video.


  • Open up your browser and go to
  • Now enter any domain name and check if it is available. Once you come across an available domain, and you’re satisfied, drag the box to the basket on the right.
  • Next thing you’ll have to do is register for the site. Choose a username, and enter your email ID and verify it. And finally click on the red ‘register’ button (it will become red when you’re done).
  • Check your email and activate your account. After activation, enter your username and password to login to the site.
  • In the new page, you’ll see that you’re domain has been added to just requested tab. Now click on ‘edit’ and you’ll be taken to next page where you’ll have to enter your details.
  • Enter your details: your name, address, phone & mobile number. After you’ve added these details, click on ‘NameServers’ from the sidebar on the left.
  • This is an important section.  Here you’ll be asked to upload your scanned photo of either your citizenship or passport or driving license. Once you select the scanned file, click on upload button. And your scanned photo will be uploaded on the site.
  • And below you’ll have to enter name serves for your domain. Okay, you might ask what are name server. For clear understanding, I recommend you to research about it.
That’s it! Now after one or two days your domain name will be registered.

Nepal Telecom 4G for iOS, iPhone. Apple finally allowed to use 4G.

4G has been made available for Nepal Telecom

The 4G service works well in Iphone 5, 5c and 5s so far. But, there was problem in iPhone 6 and above, because the update foe iPhone iOS was not provided now the wait is over.

Telecom operators all around the world must sign an agreement with Apple to enable their customers to use devices such as iPhone and iPad on their networks. NT apparently has not entered into such a deal. The agreement basically allows a telecom company to synchronise its network with Apple devices that run on iOS, paving the way for iPhone and iPad users to use 4G service on its network. NT has said it has already requested the American smartphone maker to enable the ‘location code’. Finally apple allowed NT for it's service.

Follow the following procedure to activate 4G in iOS in Nepal.

  1. Click here(this redirects you to apple's site) to go forward using 4G service in ios 6 and above.
  2. Follow the instructions and download the file taking backup of your phone.

      3. Go to General>Settings>Software Update and download beta version 

Now, you will be able to use 4G Network in your iOS 6 and above devices as well.

Finally, 4G has been made available for Nepal Telecom prepaid and post-paid users .To activate: Dial *444#NOTE:On activating 4G, one will get free data subscription of 4GB for 4 days. *1GB/day.

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