As the nation struggles to deal with the devastation of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has left more than 5000 people dead, information about survivors, those still in danger and what resources are needed is in high demand. Tech and telecom companies are stepping up to offer much needed services. From Apple to Viber to Microsoft to many others, each has something a little bit different to offer.
He deserves huge salute. His work during earthquake in Nepal deserves all kind of respect and appreciation. Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala was in Thailand when the 7.9-magnitude earthquake rocked his country, and came to know about the temblor though the tweets of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. "We really appreciate what Modi is doing for us. The kindness and affection he is showing to us is amazing," he said."We will not forget what Modi-ji is doing for us," he said. "We do not have any words to thank the Indian PM."The Indian prime minister had also called Koirala in Thailand, offered his condolences over the loss of lives in the earthquake and offered all help to overcome the crisis.India was the first country to send aid and relief materials in Nepal. Personnel of the Indian Army and other rescue teams are in the Himalayan nation at present busy in search, rescue and rehabilitation efforts
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, donated one month's salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake within the country, his office said.Members of Lok Sabha also decided to donate one month's salary for earthquake assistance.The government has already announced Rs. 2 lakh from the PMNRF as compensation to kin of those killed. Those seriously injured in the earthquake will get Rs. 50,000.A compensation of Rs. 4 lakh from National Disaster Relief Fund for the kin of those killed has also been announced by the government, raising the total amount to be paid to Rs. 6 lakh. Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla presented a cheque of Rs. 2 crore to Modi for PMNRF.
Anuradha DiDi. Maiti Nepal
भूकम्पबाट अभिभावक गुमाएका बालिकालाई माइती नेपालले आश्रय दिने!! (Children who have lost their parents will be adopted by Maiti Nepal)
भूकम्पका कारण आफ्ना अभिभावक गुमाएका करिब दुई सयसम्म बालिकाहरुलाई आफूहरुले आश्रय दिनसक्ने भएकाले त्यस्ता बालिकाहरुले आफूहरुलाई सम्पर्क गर्न माइती नेपालले आग्रह गरेको छ ।
(She have requested for contacting Maiti Nepal, if any children require home. Maiti Nepal has decided to adopt 200 children)माइती नेपालका अध्यक्ष अनुराधा कोइरालाले अत्यन्तै अत्यावश्यक भएका र आफ्ना बाबु–आमा गुमाएका बालिकाहरुलाई आफूहरुलाई आश्रय दिने व्यवस्था आफूहरुले गर्न लागेको जानकारी हामीलाई दिएकी छन् ।(Maiti Nepal chairman Anuradha Koirala, stated “those children who are in extreme need of help and have lost their parents will be adopted by Maiti Nepal)यसका लागि माइती नेपालका निर्देशक विश्वराम खड्काको ९८५१०२२०८३ नम्बरमा सम्पर्क गरेर थप जानकारी लिन सकिने उक्त संस्थाले जनाएको छ ।(For more information, contact bishwaram khadka (ph. no. 9851022083)
The Facebook CEO, founder donated 2 million us dollars and Facebook have helped to donate people directly from Facebook
This morning we activated Safety Check for people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. It's a simple way to let family and friends know you're okay.If you're in one of the areas affected by the earthquake, you'll get a notification asking if you're safe, and whether you want to check on any of your friends.When disasters happen, people need to know their loved ones are safe. It's moments like this that being able to connect really matters.My thoughts are with everyone who's been caught up in this tragedy.
Contribution from tech giants for earthquake Nepal
Apple has activated an iTunes Store feature that allows visitors to donate to the American Red Cross using the credit card information Apple has on file. Apple has enabled one-click donation following other natural disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 tsunami in Japan and the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines.Apple has launched a partnership with the American Red Cross, asking iTunes users to donate money through its iTunes Store for the relief efforts. Apple says that 100 percent of the donations will be made to the American Red Cross in its ongoing efforts to help survivors. Twitter is also helping to raise funds through not-for-profit organizations, including UNICEF.
In October, after noticing how users organically turn to Facebook in times of crisis, the company launched "Safety Check." The site uses the city listed in your profile and data on where you've accessed the Internet from to determine whether you may be affected by a natural disaster. If so, Facebook sends a push notification asking if you're safe. When you confirm your safety, your friends receive a notification as well.In the case of the Nepal earthquake Facebook activated Safety Check for Nepal and surrounding areas on Saturday. Mark Zuckerberg announced the service on his Facebook page. "It's moments like this that being able to connect really matters," the Facebook founder said in his post.The feature has garnered praise, but it faces challenges associated with the availability (or lack thereof) of Internet access. The World Bank says that just 13 percent of Nepal's population accesses the Internet regularly, and the Los Angeles Times has reported that current connectivity in Kathmandu is tenuous.
Google also has a service designed to help you know whether friends and family are OK — it's called "Person Finder." According to Google's Asia Pacific blog, Person Finder "gives people a way to post and search for family or friends affected by the disaster." In a sense it crowd sources information about people in affected areas and in doing so collects an amazing amount of data. Through Person Finder you can create a listing for a person you're looking to get in touch with, or provide information about someone you've heard is safe. Search is available via the Web, or via SMS in Nepal, India or the United States
And Google has reduced prices for Google Voice calls into Nepal from 19 cents per minute to 1 cent per minute, and Google.org, the company's charitable arm, pledged $1 million toward disaster relief and response.Again, both of these services depend on infrastructure that is struggling to cope with demand. NPR's Kirk Siegler, who is in Kathmandu, noted that the local phone network "has been sporadic at best."
On Monday afternoon Microsoft announced free Skype calls to land lines and mobiles in Nepal. Microsoft has also pledged a minimum of $1 million to recovery efforts.
Chief Operating Officer Michael Shmilov told The Wall Street Journal that the voice and messaging app has approximately 3 million users in the Himalayan region. The company announced it would make calls for users in Nepal free to any destination.
Sprint is waiving all fees for calls and texts to Nepal from April 25th through May 16th. The free calls are available to all postpaid and prepaid customers of Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA. Sprint is encouraging customers to use text messaging, which could free up voice networks for first responders, victims, and other emergency personnel.
T-Mobile US is waiving and crediting fees for all calls and texts to and from Nepal from April 25th through May 16th. This applies to postpaid and prepaid customers of T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Go Smart Mobile and Walmart Family Mobile with international calling
TIME WARNER CABLE
All calls placed by Time Warner Cable's Home Phone and Business Services customers to land line and mobile numbers in Nepal will be free through May 25th. Time Warner Cable is making this decision retroactive and will credit customers any fees they were charged for calls placed to Nepal since April 25th. The company is also offering free calls to China and India.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
OUR NEPALI ARMY, NEPALI POLICE AND ALL NEPAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
OUR NEPALI ARMY, NEPALI POLICE AND ALL NEPAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT..WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.
WE WILL RISE AGAIN.