Sunday, December 15, 2019
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Donating her kidney to a total stranger

Dec 3, 2019

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. That's what 29-year-old Tshering Choden from Pema Gatshel did. Without giving a second thought, she donated one of her kidneys to save someone's life. Interestingly, that someone is a total stranger.

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Towards a clean environment – more vigorously- a waste management business

Nov 6, 2019

It is said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And this has turned out to be true for a family in Trashigang that has ventured into a waste management business.

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‘Pangbara/Kambja’ cultivation on the decline

Nov 4, 2019

Upland paddy cultivation was once widely practised in the eastern region as well as in a few districts like Zhemgang and Sarpang. But farmers slowly stopped the cultivation. But there is one man in Lamthang under Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang who still cultivate upland paddy.

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Bhutan’s first woman satellite engineer

Oct 15, 2019

Space engineering is globally still considered as a male-dominated profession. However, in Bhutan, Yeshi Choden helped break this stereotype when she became the first woman satellite engineer in the country.

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Towards safety culture in construction sector

Dec 14, 2019

With the increasing construction activities in the country, ensuring a safety culture at the worksite has become important. In an effort towards promoting the safety measures in construction works, the Department of Roads (DoR) in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) organised the third seminar on construction safety in Thimphu yesterday.

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Langchenphu farmers take up modern beekeeping

Dec 14, 2019

Beekeeping is now expected to be more convenient and profitable for a group of farmers in Langchenphu, Samdrup Jongkhar. This is following the training they attended recently on modern techniques of beekeeping.

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Farmers of Rookha revives age-old culture of rearing indigenous pigs

Dec 14, 2019

Farmers of Rookha chiwog in Wangdue Phodrang are reviving the age-old culture of rearing native pig. Today almost every household owns a pigsty, raising at least one pig of indigenous breed.

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RBP receives high tech turntable ladder fire truck

Dec 14, 2019

The Royal Bhutan Police received one modern high tech turntable ladder fire truck from the Honorary Consul of Bhutan in Southern Germany today.

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OAG forwards BEO case to the Thimphu District Court

Dec 13, 2019

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) forwarded the Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO) case to the Thimphu District Court today. The OAG charged eleven BEO staff including two proprietors for forgery, larceny by deception and, aiding and abetting. According to the investigation report of the OAG, the two proprietors of BEO are charged for three counts [...]

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Late night noise pollution from construction irks residents of Thimphu

Dec 13, 2019

According to the Thromde, construction works have to be stopped from 9 pm to 8 am but residents in Thimphu are living with the noise pollution from construction which stretches to late-night depriving them of the much-needed rest after a tiring day.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Sunday, December 15(18th Day of 10th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make regular offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo appease local deities, consecrate, appoint to new post, celebrate, shift house, enter new house, marry, start new business, roof house, hoist Lungdhar, long journey,till and excavate land.
Rest of the week

Weather

December 15
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 10
Min: -2

Max:11
Min: -3

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (December 15)

Sunrise:6.44AM
Sunset:5:09PM
Other Districts

Currency

For 13th December
NoteBuySell
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)69.5571.70
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 67.46-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)66.07-
UK Pound91.7594.30
Euro77.3579.50
Japanese Yen (100)63.9565.75
Swiss Franc70.7572.75
Hong Kong Dollar8.90 9.15
Canadian Dollar52.7554.25
Australian Dollar47.85 49.15
Singapore Dollar51.2052.65
Danish Kroner10.35 10.65
Norwegian Kroner7.407.60
Swedish Kroner7.65 7.85
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