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A university graduate pursuing her passion in weaving

Nov 17, 2020

These days, the stories of university graduates breaking stereotypes and setting trends in the country are becoming more common. And among them is the story of Tashi Lhamo who believes the traditional art of textile weaving is not limited to housewives or illiterates as believed to be in the past. Pursuing her passion, she is undergoing weaving training at the Royal Textile Academy and in the history of the Academy, is the first university graduate to participate in such a program. 

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Declining sheep rearing culture, Tsirang

Nov 13, 2020

Difficulty in rearing sheep and lack of interest from younger generations is leading to the decline in sheep rearing culture in Thakorling chiwog of Tsirang. Today, the lone shepherd in Patshaling Gewog although challenged by age, continues to rear sheep to keep the culture alive.

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An artist’s life amid COVID-19

Nov 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected livelihoods across the globe. It has become even more difficult for painters and artists to sustain in this current time. We bring you s story of a full-time artist who has been impacted badly in his already challenging effort to attract patrons. 

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Namkha Gyeltshen, Bumthang’s first florist

Oct 8, 2020

Fifty-five-year-old Namkha Gyeltshen, a retired forester in Bumthang has had a fulfilling career. Besides his regular job, he has been a lifelong environmentalist and a nature lover. His love for nature has influenced his everyday life, raising flowers and trees, not just for business but as a vocation he dearly relishes. This is a story of Bumthang's first florist whose love for flowers and plants has not just earned him money but happiness and contentment as well.

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National Council discusses BIMSTEC Convention

Dec 2, 2020

The National Council today discussed the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Convention on Combating International Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crimes and Illicit Drug Trafficking. The convention, if ratified, will facilitate and strengthen collaboration and sharing of information amongst the member states.

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NA extends fiscal incentives by a year and a half

Dec 2, 2020

Potential private sectors will continue to receive Fiscal Incentives as the National Assembly yesterday decided to extend the fiscal incentives by a year and a half. The National Assembly today adopted the Fiscal Incentive (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020. The current Fiscal Incentive was supposed to expire by the end of this month.

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Over hundred acres of forest lost to fire, Punakha

Dec 2, 2020

Over a hundred acres of forest is lost to a fire in Bali chiwog under Chhubu Gewog in Punakha in the last three days. Forest officials, DeSuups, armed forces and local volunteers contained the fire today. 

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UK approves use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 2, 2020

The United Kingdom becomes the first country to approve Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use. The vaccine, which offers up to 95 per cent protection against COVID-19 will roll out next week in the UK.

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RMA facilitates exchange of BC to INR for the Indian traders, S/Jongkhar

Dec 2, 2020

The Royal Monetary Authority facilitated the exchange of Bhutanese currency to Indian currency for traders of Mela Bazaar and Garage in India. More than 100 Indian traders availed the services at the Samdrup Jongkhar border gate yesterday.

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NC adopts the section allocating mines and minerals lease to SOE, Mines and Minerals Bill 2020

Dec 1, 2020

The National Council today adopted a new section under the Mines and Minerals Bill 2020 to allocate mines and minerals lease to state-owned enterprise (SOE). As of now, the mines and minerals extraction in the country is given to a private individual on lease which many parliamentarians says is against the provisions of the constitution.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Thursday , December 3(18th Day of 10th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation ritual, hand and take over office, celebrate, shift house, enter new house, marry, start new business, hold good discussion, approach higher authority, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo consecrate, roof house and hoist Lungdhar.
Rest of the week

Weather

December 3
Thimphu
Paro


Max: 17
Min: -1


Max:15
Min:-1

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (December 3)

Sunrise:6.35AM
Sunset:5:06PM
Other Districts

Currency

Current Exchange Rate
NoteBuySell
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)72.5574.85
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 70.37-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)68.92-
UK Pound92.2594.85
Euro84.4586.8
Japanese Yen (100)68.7570.7
Swiss Franc78.1580.4
Hong Kong Dollar9.359.6
Canadian Dollar54.255.8
Australian Dollar51.152.55
Singapore Dollar52.6554.2
Danish Kroner11.3511.65
Norwegian Kroner7.958.15
Swedish Kroner7.67.8
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