Saturday, December 31, 2011

Winter in Kathmandu: Another wave of temperature drop in Kathmadu


Kathmandu weekly weather trend (past two weeks)
(updated twice daily at approx 6:30AM and 6PM NPT)

data: Meteorological Forecast Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Ministry of Environment, Nepal

Kathmandu, Dec 11 Along with arrival of Nepali month of Poush, Kathmandu witnessed the second wave of temperature drop to record the lowest minimum temperature of the season till the date. The minimum temperature dropped by 3 degrees Celsius compared to the day before. The minimum temperature recorded in the past 24 hours in Kathmandu was 3.8 degrees Celsius.

Earlier this season, an abrupt drop of 5 degrees of maximum temperature was recorded on Dec 3.

Update: Kathmandu, Dec 22 mercury further dropped in past 24 hours to minimum temperature 1.5 degrees.

Update: Kathmandu, Dec 31 the year 2011 wraps up with the lowest reading for the winter with mercury down to 1°C. KEEP WARM.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Currency Conversion chart | ForEx | NEPSE | Nepal Rastra Bank | Kathmandu |


Today's Foreign Exchange Rates published by NRB (ForEx) and Nepal Stock index (NEPSE)


The currency conversion table (matrix) is calculated based on the buying rates published by the Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). Under the present open market system rates quoted by banks may differ.

Click on the ForEx / NEPSE tab for detailed exchanged rates for today fixed by Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Bank).

Monthly currency fluctuation:
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Compare current exchange rates at various banks

Note:
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Related:
Historical exchange rates graph
Monthly fluctuation trend for major currencies traded in Nepal



Monday, December 19, 2011

Current Loadshedding effective areas

Know at a glance which areas are facing load-shedding at this moment.

Following groups and areas in Kathmandu valley are facing power outage due to scheduled load shedding enforced by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) RIGHT NOW! and the power outage schedule for each Group TODAY.


Loadshedding hours might vary depending on conditions. Similarly, leakage prone area will face extra 2 to 3 hours of load shedding in addition to the scheduled dark hours.

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Latest loadshedding schedule in Nepal

Latest loadshedding schedule in effect in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Sun and Moon movement over Kathmandu sky: Astronomical reading

Solar NOON and Sun and Moon movement



It is not necessary that solar noon coincides with civil (or local) noon (12:00PM on your clock) all the time. Infact, in Kathmandu, solar noon occurs at exact 12:00PM for about 20 to 30 days in a years, for rest of the year it sways around as much 15 to 20 minutes ahead or after the civil noon.


Graph below represents the solar noon fluctuation pattern in Kathmandu for year 2011.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gold price drop by Rs 1300 per 10 grams overnight


Kathmandu December 15, Price of hallmark gold dropped by over Rs. 1,300 per 10 grams (or Rs. 1,600 per tola) over night to Rs. 45,310 per 10 grams (Rs. 52,850 per tola). The glittering metal was traded at Rs. 46,680 per 10 grams (or Rs. 54,450) on the previous day.

Update: Kathmandu, December 16, Gold price further dropped seven weeks low to Rs. 44,455 per 10 grams (or Rs. 51,850 per tola). (1 tola - 11.664 grams) data:negosida/negja

More on Gold/Silver and Kathmandu market price

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nepali Rupees falls all-time low against US Dollar, again


Kathmandu December 13, The Central Bank of Nepal (Nepal Rastra Bank) sets Nepali Rupee at all-time low with exchange rate for one US Dollars at Nepali Rupees 83.70(Buying) / 84.30(Selling), following Indian rupee hitting lifetime low of INR 52.84/85 against the dollar in Mumbai, India, as demand for the US currency soared amid signs of FIIs pulling out money in the wake negative growth in industrial production in October. Previously Rupee was set lowest against USD at 83.60(Buying) / 84.20(Selling) on November 23. Online version of Economic Times (India Times) speculates Indian rupees to further fall to INR 54 against the dollar. That would result greenback to trade at NPR 86+. Nepali Rupees is pegged to Indian Rupees (INR) at NPR 160.00/ 160.15.

Update: December 15, Nepali rupees further plunged to NPR 85.51/86.11 against the dollar.

Update: December 16 , Nepali rupees further slips renewing record low against the dollar for the 4th day in a row. NRB sets NPR 85.77/86.37 against one US dollar.


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Saturday, December 10, 2011

SLC 2068 routine | २०६८ सालको एसएलसी परीक्षाको समयतालिका

Update: Jun, 13 SLC 2068 results likely today!
Click here for latest updates http://www.yalamandu.com/2012/06/slc-2068-result.html

Update: Finally, S.L.C. 2068 results PUBLISHED!!

Search your result at:

OCE Official website:
SLC Result with marksheet
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Enter your symbol number and date of birth as given format to get result with your subject marks.


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Congratulation to all those who got thru the iron gate. For those who could not make it this time, remember the world is not over yet. Best of luck for the next time.

View SLC 2068 results in PDF format
Regular: short URL: http://bit.ly/SLC68Regular
Exempted: short URL: http://bit.ly/SLC68Exempted

*Click on the "Regular" or "Exempted" to view the results in Google Docs Viewer.
*Enter your serial number in the search box in top right corner > hit enter.
*Or you can also download the files > File > Download and view in your favorite applications.

Please also check out at the official website of the Office of Controller of Examination at http://slcresult.soce.gov.np

२०६८ सालको एसएलसी परीक्षा (नियमित तथा एक्जाम्टेड) को समयतालिकासम्बन्धी सूचना
Examination routine (schedule) for S.L.C. 2068

नेपाल सरकार
शिक्षा मन्त्रालय
परीक्षा नियन्त्रण कार्यालय सानोठिमी, भक्तपुर
२०६८ सालको एसएलसी परीक्षा (नियमित तथा एक्जाम्टेड) को समयतालिकासम्बन्धी सूचना
(SLC 2068 routine as published by Office of the Controller of Examination (OCE),
Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal)

परीक्षा सञ्चालन समय : बिहान ८:०० बजेदेखि ११:०० बजेसम्म



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    १. कुनै आकस्मिक बिदा पर्न गएमा पनि परीक्षा नियन्त्रण कार्यालयको पूर्वसूचनाविना परीक्षा स्थगित हुनेछैन ।
    २. नियमित तथा एक्जाम्टेड दुवै समूहतर्फको परीक्षा उपर्युक्त तालिकाअनुसार एउटै समयमा एकै किसिमका प्रश्नहरूबाट हुनेछ ।
    ३. अनिवार्य विषयका प्रश्नहरू विकास क्षेत्रगत रूपमा फरक–फरक (Multiple Set) हुनेछन् ।
    ४. परीक्षा हलमा प्रवेश गर्न प्रवेशपत्र अनिवार्य हुनेछ ।
    ५. परीक्षा केन्द्रहरूको जानकारी सम्बन्धित जिल्ला शिक्षा कार्यालयहरूबाट हुनेछ ।
    ६. तोकिएको केन्द्र र तालिकाअनुसार परीक्षामा सामेल नहुने परीक्षार्थीहरूलाई परीक्षाको अर्को व्यवस्था गरिनेछैन ।
    ७. प्रवेशपत्रमा उल्लिखित सिम्बोल नम्बरबाट नै परीक्षा दिनुपर्नेछ । कोड नम्बरमा परीक्षा दिएमा सो परीक्षा रद्द हुनेछ ।
    ८. उपर्युक्त तालिकाअनुसारको परीक्षा सकिएलगत्तै अङ्ग्रेजी र कम्प्युटर विज्ञान विषयको बाह्य प्रयोगात्मक परीक्षा सञ्चालनको व्यवस्था सम्बन्धित जिल्ला शिक्षा कार्यालयले मिलाउनुपर्नेछ । त्यसको परीक्षा दस्तुर र प्रक्रिया गत–विगत वर्षकै अनुसार हुनेछ ।
    ९. नियमित तथा एक्जाम्टेड दुवै समूहका परीक्षार्थीहरूको परीक्षा केन्द्र परिवर्तन हुनेछैन ।
    १०. मूल तथा थप उत्तरपुस्तिकाको व्यवस्था परीक्षा नियन्त्रण कार्यालयबाट नै गरिनेछ ।
    ११. परीक्षासम्बन्धी कुनै कुरा स्पष्ट नभएमा परीक्षा नियन्त्रण कार्यालय, सानोठिमी (६६३०७३९, ६६३०८१९, ६६३००७०, ६६३११४६) मा सम्पर्क गर्न सकिनेछ । यो विवरण परीक्षा नियन्त्रण कार्यालयको वेबसाइट www.soce.gov.np मा पनि हेर्न सकिनेछ ।
    परीक्षार्थीले रजिष्ट्रेसन–आवेदन फाराम भर्दा फाराममा उल्लेख गरेको जन्ममिति वा नाम, थरको हिज्जे यस कार्यालयबाट उपलब्ध गराइएको कन्ट्रोल लिष्टसँग रुजु गरी फरक पाइएमा र उक्त फरक परेको विवरण संशोधन गर्नुपर्ने भएमा सम्बन्धित विद्यालयहरुले संशोधन गर्नुपर्ने विवरण २०६९ साल वैशाख मसान्तभित्रमा यस कार्यालयमा आइपुग्ने गरी पठाउनुहुन अनुरोध छ । अन्यथा उक्त विवरण संशोधन गर्न नसकिने व्यहोरा जानकारी गराइन्छ ।


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SLC facts and figures

December 10 Total Lunar Eclipse in Kathmandu Nepal: Asia

As the second and last of two total lunar eclipses in 2011, the total lunar eclipse occurring on 10 December is posed to enthrall eclipse-enthusiasts from central and eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska and northern Canada. The first total lunar eclipse was observed on 15 June this year. The eclipse’s total phase would last for meager fifty one minutes. Its faint penumbral shadow would begin to cover moon at 17:16 hours local time. The dark umbral phase would touch the moon at 18:30 hours. The moon would enter into totality at 19:51 hours and would arrive at the maximum phase of the greatest eclipse at 20:17 hours. The umbral eclipse magnitude would reach 1.11 at this stage. The totality end at 20:43 hours and the umbral shade would recede from the moon fully at 22:03 hours. The entire eclipse would be finally over at 23:16 hours. Click here for December 10 TLE animation.

Text: Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)
Image: NASA GFSC
Click here for cloud condition and Sun/Moon rise/set time

Friday, December 9, 2011

Garlic price almost doubled overnight: Kalimati Vegetable Market price

Interactive chart: hover mouse over the chart for readingssource: Agro Enterprise Center

Kathmandu, Dec 8 In Kalimati Vegetable Wholesale market, the largest vegetable and fruits market in Kathmandu, Nepal, vegetable price remained mostly stable or gone down in the week, except for garlic. The price of garlic per kilogram almost doubled at Rs 150, compared to previous week's average of Rs. 85.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Patan Now and Then 4: To grow or not to grow


Another non-time lapse photography that compares past and present in single frame. Old and new co-exist. All tend to grow vertically, so do the houses, even grasses growing on top. But does everything need to grow?

Rest, let the picture speak .....





Saturday, December 3, 2011

Weekly temperature trend in Kathmandu


(updated twice daily at approx 6:30AM and 6PM NPT)

data: Meteorological Forecast Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Ministry of Environment, Nepal

Month-wise weather trends in recent years:

Kathmandu, Dec 3 witnessed the lowest maximum temperature for the season with max temp of 17.8°C, a sharp drop of 5°C compared to the previous day.

Update: Kathmandu, Dec 11 Along with arrival of Nepali month of Poush, Kathmandu witnessed the second wave of temperature drop to record the lowest minimum temperature of the season till the date. The minimum temperature dropped by 3 degrees Celsius compared to the day before. The minimum temperature recorded in the past 24 hours in Kathmandu was 3.8 degrees Celsius.

Earlier this season, an abrupt drop of 5 degrees of maximum temperature was recorded on Dec 3.

Update: Kathmandu, Dec 22 mercury further dropped in past 24 hours to minimum temperature 1.5 degrees.

Update: Kathmandu, Dec 31 the year 2011 wraps up with the lowest reading for the winter with mercury down to 1°C. KEEP WARM.

Update: Kathmandu, Jan 14 recorded the lowest min temperature of the season with with mercury down to 0°C.

Update: Kathmandu, Jan 16 recorded the lowest max temperature of the season. The mercury could not cross 13°C reading.

Update: Kathmandu, Feb 8 recorded the lowest max temperature of the season. The mercury stopped at 11.5°C reading. It was a sharp drop of 14°compared to the previous day, owing to the rain that downpoured in the valley almost throughout the day. Interestingly, the lowest temperature almost converged to the maximum temperature of the day at 9.5°C.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kathmandu Weather Report: Nepal weather station

Past 24 hours Weather Report (As of: )

Click station place mark for details
source: Meteorological Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Patan Now and Then 3: Windows Story

This is not a time lapse photography that compares past and present in multiple frames. The past and present both exist at the same time in one single frame. It is not an uncommon scene that one would encounter in Kathmandu alleys. When the parental property is equally split among offsprings, even the beautifully carved window is measured and cut off according to one's rights. Probably, for this sort of attachment to ancestral property, the old heritage is preserved.

Rest, let the picture speak by itself .





Thursday, November 24, 2011

Average Sunlight Hours in Kathmandu and Climate Graph

Kathmandu Climate Graph (Monthly Average)
Hover mouse over the graph for readings
data: http://mfd.gov.np, http://www.climatetemp.info
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Kathmandu enjoys about 8 hours of sunshine daily, specially during dry season. This season coincides with long hours of power cut - or well known as "Load Shedding". So why not use the nature gifted source of energy to light your home?

Kathmandu Monthly Averages (Weather index)

Monthly Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Temp 18°C 21°C 24°C 28°C 30°C 29°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 27°C 23°C 20°C
Min Temp 1°C 3°C 7°C 11°C 15°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 18°C 12°C 7°C 2°C
Rain 14 mm 18 mm 18 mm 57 mm 116 mm 263 mm 357 mm 320 mm 187 mm 57 mm 8 mm 15 mm
Fog Days 20 12 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 12 15 17
Sunshine Hours 7.2 9 8.4 7.7 7.4 6.2 4.4 5.1 4.4 8.1 8.1 8.1

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nepali Rupees falls all-time low against US Dollar


Kathmandu Nov 23, The Central Bank of Nepal (Nepal Rastra Bank) sets Nepali Rupee at all-time low with exchange rate for one US Dollars at Nepali Rupees 83.60(Buying) / 84.20(Selling). Previously Rupee was set lowest against USD at NPR 82.80/ 83.40 on March 4, 2009. Nepali Rupees is pegged to Indian Rupees (INR) at NPR 160.00/ 160.15.
Nepali Rupees ForEx History

Monthly currency fluctuation:
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Kathmandu Weather

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weather, Kathmandu, Nepal, IR Satellite Image, rain, clouds, forecast, current sky





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Satellite image updates in every 30 minutes.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Patan Now and Then 2: Purnachandi temple and vanished pond


Purnachandi Temple, located just a few hundreds of meters west of Patan Durbar Square and equidistant east of Lalitpur Sub Municipality Office is among the major temples in Patan. The pond as seen in the picture above has completely vanished (below). Lalitpur Sub Municipality office did initiate a project in December 2009 to re-instate the pond. According to the plan the project should have been completed by June 2010. But ... the picture speaks ...



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nepali Rupees hits 32 months low against US Dollars


Kathmandu Nov 19, Following fall of Indian Rupees in international market, the Central Bank of Nepal (Nepal Rastra Bank) set exchange rate for US Dollars at Nepali Rupees 81.83(Buying) / 82.43(Selling) against one US Dollar, which is 32-months low. USD was set record high at NPR 82.80/ 83.40 on March 4, 2009. Nepali Rupees is pegged to Indian Rupees (INR) at NPR 160.00/ 160.15.
Nepali Rupees ForEx History

Monthly currency fluctuation:
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Patan Now and Then: 1


Maharani Hiti and Pond, made about 100+ year before by Chandra Shumsher Rana and peripheri. The place remains more or less the same, the hiti (water spout) and the pond is now well maintained by local club. The pagoda styled three storied temple (Bhai Dega: temple) completely changed the structure to dome style now.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Load shedding

Latest loadshedding schedule in effect.

  • Load-shedding will take place on the given time inside the Kathmandu Valley and 5 minutes later outside the Valley.
  • Depending upon the condition, load-shedding could increase/decrease.

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    1. For areas west of Lamahi load-shedding schedule will be published at local level.
    2. For areas east of Lahan load-shedding schedule will be published at local level.
    3. There are separate load-shedding schedules for industrial feeders.
    4. Depending upon the condition, load-shedding hours could increase/decrease.
      1. Hetauda-Birgunj 66KV industrial feeders: Everyday 18:00 to 06:00 next morning
      2. 11KV supply industrial feeders: Everyday 18:00 to 06:00 next morning
      3. Industrial feeders with 33KV supply: Everyday 06:00 to 18:00 
      4. Hetauda Cement, Shivam Cement and Everest Paper Mill : Everyday 19:00 to 07:00 next day
      5. Nepal Government industrial areas: Everyday 18:00 to 05:00 next day