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VAST continues to play crucial role in promoting contemporary art

Sonam Choden, Thimphu

Jun 30, 2018

Contemporary art has soared in popularity in Bhutan over the years . All or much of the credit goes to the Voluntary Artists Studio of Thimphu (VAST).

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The last surviving potter of Gangzur

Yeshi Nidup, Lhuentse

Apr 8, 2018

Pottery making, one of Bhutan’s traditional crafts, is on the verge of extinction. In Gangzur in Lhuentse, the fate of this ancient tradition rest in the hands of Tshewang Choden.

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Laya’s traditional hat under threat of disappearance

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 8, 2018

Laya’s traditional bamboo hat, once widely worn by its women, is fast disappearing. There aren’t many weavers left around now and the women too seldom wear the hats.

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Traditional Korean room heating system piloted in Gasa

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 3, 2018

The use of Gudeul, a traditional Korean room heating technology, has been successfully piloted in Gasa.

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Largest Thongdrel of Terton Pema Lingpa consecrated

Jul 22, 2018

Terton Pema Lingpa’s Thongdrel was consecrated at Koenchhogsum Lhakhang under Chhoekhor Gewog in Bumthang this morning.

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TCB and its Thai counterpart collaborate to strengthen tourism

Jul 22, 2018

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organised a learning journey programme in Thailand recently.

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Educating adolescent girls on menstrual hygiene management through sports

Jul 22, 2018

Using sports as a medium to educate adolescent girls about the menstrual hygiene management, health and nutrition, a weeklong cricket tournament is underway in the capital.

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DPT’s office opening in Monggar

Jul 22, 2018

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) opened its dzongkhag office in Monggar Thromde yesterday.

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5 Bhutanese karate players compete at Thailand Open Karate-do Championship 2018

Jul 22, 2018

Five Bhutanese karate players from Bhutan Karate Federation (BKF) participated in Thailand Open Karate-do Championship 2018.

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Charo United takes home winner’s trophy of Open Football Tournament

Jul 22, 2018

Team Charo United won the first-ever Pejong Tenzin Tshogpa Open Football Tournament organised in Bumthang.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Thursday, July 19 (7th Day of 6th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, appease gods and deities, give promotion, learn astrology, start new Shedra, handing-taking over offices, marry, hold celebration, start new business, roof house, enter into new house and hoist Lungdhar.
Rest of the week

Weather

For July 19
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 31
Min: 15

Max: 29
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (July 19)

Sunrise: 5:18am
Sunset: 6:58pm
Other Districts

Currency

For July 13
NoteBuySell
US Dollar67.6069.70
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.84-
UK Pound89.2591.75
Euro78.8581.05
Japanese Yen (100)60.0561.75
Swiss Franc67.7069.65
Hong Kong Dollar8.608.85
Canadian Dollar51.2052.60
Australian Dollar49.8551.25
Singapore Dollar49.5550.95
Danish Kroner10.6010.90
Norwegian Kroner8.358.55
Swedish Kroner7.607.85
Courtesy: BNBL
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