10-16 March 2017 #849

Study in SAU

Nepalis wishing to pursue post-graduate or doctorates are eligible to apply for the country’s SAARC quota in the South Asian University in New Delhi. The university offers Masters and PhD programs in Applied Mathematics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Economics, Legal Studies, International Relations and Sociology. The last date for application is 25 March with the SAARC-wide entrance test scheduled for 9 April. For more information: www.sau.int

Beauty queens

Japanese multinational company Rohto- Mentholatum Nepal has announced Miss Acnes. In addition to getting cash and gift hampers, the top three winners will be made the face of the brand for a year and will appear in the brand’s social communication platforms. For more information: rohtomentholatumnepal.wordpress.com

Bigger and better

Vatsal Impex, sole distributor of Xiaomi in Nepal, recently launched Xiaomi MI Mix. Equipped with a 6GB RAM, 16MP main camera and 5MP front camera, the phone will come with a price tag of Rs 89,999 till 10 March, and after that will be available for Rs 94,999. For more information: www.xiaominepal.com/booking

Fly high

National flag carrier airline of Turkey, Turkish Airlines, added two new flights to Voronezh and Samara from Istanbul, adding to its Russian destinations. Flights to Voronezh will start from 4 April, with a round trip fare of $189 while flights to Samara will begin on 11 April with a round-trip fare of $159.

Ford for women

Ford celebrated International Women’s Day by supporting a 5k Run organised for women by Higher Ground Bakery. The company assisted the run with prizes, promotional materials and an escort vehicle for the runners on the day of the event. Additionally, the company is also giving special gift hampers for all vehicle bookings done in the name of women customers this week.