On the 9th Republic Day, Nepal Government has honored four film artists by Prabal Janasewa Award. According to the press release by the Ministry of Home, the artists awarded by the award are:
The artists are honored for their contribution to their field. The artists will be awarded in a special program to be held later. The president Bidhya Devi Bhandari will hand over the awards to all the award winners.
In addition to the artists, singer Aani Choying Dolma is also awarded by another award in the same list. She is awarded the award for her contribution in social work sector.
You might be wondering if Google has started a Fast Food chain. If you can read Nepali and you have been to this restaurant, you would be inclined to think so. After all, the sign board is sponsored by Pepsi. Go! Google for the fast food and ice cream!
The photo credits – Anbika Giri in Twitter
Google homepage featured an interactive holiday Doodle (Google Logo) from December 23 through December 25. The logo features 17 illustrations of scenes of peace, joy and beauty around the world. When mouse is moved over the small picture, it expands and a click takes to Google search page explaining that particular context.
What made this interactive logo special to Nepali all over the world is that, one of the 17 illustration represented Nepal. The painting shows three ladies laughing in front of a structure that looks like a Stupa. A click on that picture takes to the Google search page for Nepal
A weekly statistics show that 1 in 4 of all page impressions in the US were in Facebook pages. Hitwise statistics revealed a 60% increase in traffic to Facebook when compared to the same period last year. Now, Facebook is well above its nearest competitor, Google, and well ahead of Yahoo and YouTube. It is to be noted that the data excludes mobile traffic. Due to the social nature, Facebook tends to have more mobile traffic than Google.
They did a good job of promoting some sites like Huffington Post, or sfsi (I had never heard of them before!) with the explicit websites ban list. Now, thanks to the wide-spread protest, the government has updated the list to remove non-relevant and add more sites like Playboy.
You might have expected the government had felt the shame and has done a good homework to update the new list. You are wrong! They are far from being serious in including the relevant sites in the updated list.
A secret project at Google involves cars with technology to help them to "drive themselves."
It it’s blog post, Google says that its goal is, "to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use." The Google cars have reportedly driven more than 140,000 miles with the help of video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to cruise through the traffic.
In the following video shows a car with Street View Car-like spoiler on the top for the navigation assistance.