KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The founder of the National Innovation Center, Mahabir Pun has said that Nepal should invest at least one percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the sector of innovation and research.

Innovating online education

May 24, 2020 17:00 pm

Prior to COVID-19 pandemic, the now popular online education system had rarely become a priority for Nepali academic institutions. Now the nationwide lockdown has compelled the majority of the institutions and their teachers to run their classes online, mostly by using Zoom software. The evolving trend in the Nepali education system has thus made Nepali teachers, students, and parents familiar with the online classes. Thus COVID-19 has made virtual teaching and learning a new normal. But without proper plans, sufficient technological tools, and much-needed awareness among all stakeholders, it won’t be possible to achieve positive outcomes from ongoing online education. The past experiences have shown that poorly designed technologies rather discourage the teachers and students from adopting it.

Innovation in the Pandemic Age

April 22, 2020 16:00 pm

BEIJING – The COVID-19 coronavirus poses a threat on a scale not seen since the so-called Spanish flu killed more than 50 million people in 1918-19. To confront the pandemic, many governments have imposed stay-at-home orders and even strict lockdowns, bringing the global economy nearly to a standstill. But the real solution to this crisis is not containment. It is innovation.

Innovating tourism

August 11, 2019 01:00 am

In the age of digitalization, Nepal should opt for ‘QR code’ information system to enable tourists to gather information about places they visit

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The fourth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, which was held last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 17 to 20 December, brought together 150 youngsters from 40 different countries along with a dozen entrepreneurs and experts as mentors to create an environment for innovation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The government has decided to set up the 'Prime Minister National Talent Award Fund'. The Cabinet meeting held recently decided to set up the fund to encourage the youths who make remarkable contribution to peace, good governance, innovation, scientific research, investigation and development sectors.

The traffic management of Kathmandu, it has long been felt, has remained chaotic. Yes, our roads are narrow and the number of vehicles plying on these narrow streets is increasing.

A panel discussion on 'Innovation in Nepali Higher Education', by Bikas Udhyami concluded at Global College of Management on Friday.  In the event, panelist Subash Ghimire mentioned that more than 25% of the students  in the fourth grade couldn't count double digit numbers.

Thirty Innovation Leaders have been chosen to work with Daayitwa for the YuwaAaja Campaign. According to the press statement released by Daayitwa, the organization aims to enhance the innovation and leadership capability of the youth to help them advocate for progressive social change and favorable policy reforms on youth employment issues in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: : MetLife Insurance has said that its unique virtual reality solution, known as conVRse, has won the 'Innovation of the Year' award in Asia Insurance Industry Award 2017.

CUPERTINO, Sept 13: Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”

A Hub to learn innovation in education

August 14, 2017 12:50 pm

Idea of the Book Bus was fascinating to five-year-old Pranav Pokhrael. His curiosity and excitement led him to occupy a seat opposite the Book Bus and read the ‘Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp’. He had come with his father to the ‘Innovation in Education Fair 2017’.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The National Innovation Center established by Mahabir Pun has decided to extend the call for donations for another year.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Minister of State for Agricultural Development Radhika Tamang inaugurated Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Center amid a program in Kathmandu on Friday.

Dr Mahabir Pun is known for his extensive work in applying wireless technologies to develop remote areas in various parts of the country. He is now the founder and chairman of National Innovation Center. He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay in 2007 in recognition of his innovative application of wireless computer technology in remote parts of Nepal. Pun, in conversation with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal,  explains the need of involvement of government in the field of technology and innovation.

Local innovation to ease indoor pollution

February 13, 2017 07:46 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Palls of dust are among the most visible outdoor pollution in Kathmandu Valley. Satungal, Kalimati, Satobato, Gwarko, Kalanki and Teku, among other localities, suffer the worst from dust pollution. Many Valley residents hardly remember a time when the air could be inhaled without fearing much harm to one’s health.

BENI (Myagdi), Feb 11: Social worker Lokesh Pun has extended assistance for establishment of Mahabir Pun's National Innovation Center.

MYAGDI, Dec 18: The local villagers from Ramche and Histan VDCs of Myagdi have extended financial support for Mahabir Pun's National Innovation Centre.

MYAGDI, Oct 27: People from Myagdi in Afghanistan have raised fund of over Rs 400,000 for National Innovation Center established by noted information technology campaigner Mahabir Pun.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Ncell officially unveiled its new brand identity, expressing commitment to affordability and innovation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: National Innovation Center has planned to raise money through crowd-funding to run the center.