Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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Making Dzongkha curriculum interesting as well as challenging

The Dzongkha curriculum for students is undergoing a reform. The subject is not only being made more interesting but also challenging. And this, according to the Education Ministry, is to make the subject attract more students while also demanding more attention from them.

Almost 71 per cent of students pass class X exams

More than 71 per cent of students who sat for the class ten exams have passed their papers. This is a slight increase of 1.46 per cent, compared to the previous year’s results. The Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment announced the results today (6th February).

Arts students worried about in-country college placement

With Sherubtse College removing seven arts and humanities courses and the College of Language and Culture Studies stopping intake for 2023 altogether, high school graduates with arts backgrounds are worried about in-country college placements. Over 6,500 arts students sat for the class 12 board exams last year.   

Bhutan loses to Nepal

The Bhutanese under-20 team suffered yet another defeat in the ongoing SAFF under-20 Women’s Championship. This time at the hands of Nepal. Bhutan conceded two goals in the first half and another two before the end of the match. The defeat leaves Bhutan with little to no chance of making it to the final. The under-20 team will take on Bangladesh in the final group match on Tuesday.   

Project DANTAK to keep highways under its wing waste free

Some of the highways in the country especially in the western and eastern regions are expected to become litter free now. Project DANTAK, apart from doing repair and maintenance works, is going to carry out cleaning campaigns along the highways under its wing. To celebrate the seventh birthday of His Royal Highness, The Gyalsey, a joint initiative called ‘the cleanliness drive’ was launched in the capital today.

UN align its Sustainable Development Framework to Bhutan’s 13th FYP

The United Nations office in Bhutan plans to align its key priority areas of its Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2024 to 2028 to Bhutan’s 13th Five-Year Plan. Speaking to BBS, the regional director of the UN’s Development Coordination Office for the Asia Pacific Region, who is on a six-day visit to Bhutan said, the UN has to revaluate its programmes to meet Bhutan’s needs as the country gears up to graduate out of least developed country status this year.
Wednesday, February 8 (18th of 12th Bhutanese Month)
Good Day
To appease local deities, join monastic body, recite religious text, start education, enter new house, start new business, marry, hold good discussion, start house construction and approach higher authority.
Bad DayTo hoist prayer flags and designate a new cremation ground.
Rest of the week
February 8
Thimphu
Paro
Monggar
Gasa

Max: 13
Min: 2

Max: 13
Min: -3

Max: 15
Min: 9

Max: 9
Min: -3
Other Districts

Paro’s Shaba Town calls for town planning urgency

Residents in Shaba Denkha peri-urban settlement along the Paro-Thimphu highway say it is about time a proper town planning is carried out for the place. Without streetlights, CCTV cameras and proper parking spaces among others, people say they are facing inconveniences. Meanwhile, they also claim crimes and car accidents are on the rise in the locality over the years.

Roundabouts and its benefits

Road traffic in the country, especially in the capital, is growing at a high pace. This has highlighted the need not only for traffic rules and their implementation but also for road infrastructures to ensure safety. One such infrastructure is the roundabout which not only controls the flow of traffic but also reduces accident risks.
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