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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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Year-on-year inflation increases by 4.55 % as of April this year

Jul 2, 2020

The year-on-year inflation or Consumer Price Index in April this year has increased by 4.55 per cent from April last year. This means on average the consumers are paying 4.55 per cent more than what they paid in April last year for the same goods and services consumed by the household, according to the National Statistics Bureau (NSB).

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Towards a Smarter, Greener and More Resilient Recovery through Innovation in Bhutan

Jul 2, 2020

The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today to mark the start of a new UNDP-supported COVID-19 Response and Recovery Project funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ). The Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Satoshi Suzuki joined the signing remotely from New Delhi, India where the [...]

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Samtse strictly regulates import and export to/from the district

Jul 2, 2020

Import and export of goods from the Samtse Integrated Checkpoint (ICP) have been ongoing for more than a month now. All measures to stop the transmission of COVID-19 have been put in place at the checkpoint. Businesses had to bring in their goods via Phuentshogling before the Samtse ICP opened for import and export vehicles.  

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Schools in Thimphu and Phuentshogling resume today with safety measures in place

Jul 1, 2020

As schools across the country resumed for classes X and XII today, BBS finds out what COVID-19 safety measures schools in Thimphu and Phuentshogling have put in place to make their schools safe.

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Build Bhutan Project launched today

Jul 1, 2020

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering launched the Build Bhutan Project along with the Economic Contingency Plan document today. With a budget outlay of Nu 1.04 B, the project plans to employ 7000 unemployed, laid off, and overseas returnees in the construction sector.

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Dorji Lopen appoints three lams today

Jul 1, 2020

Dorji Lopen appointed three Lams earlier today at the Tashichhodzong.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Friday, July 3(13th Day of 5th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo consecrate, conduct rituals, perform wealth accumulation ritual, marry, start education, appoint to new post, inaugurate military training, shift house, enter new house, approach higher authority, start new business, hold good discussion, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo appease local deities and celebrate the birth.
Rest of the week

Weather

July 3
Thimphu
Paro


Max: 23
Min: 16


Max:24
Min:15

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (July 3)

Sunrise:5.10AM
Sunset:7:01PM
Other Districts

Currency

Current Exchange Rate
NoteBuySell
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)74.4 76.75
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 70.68-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)70.78-
UK Pound92.55 95.15
Euro83.5 85.85
Japanese Yen (100)69.35 71.35
Swiss Franc78.35 80.6
Hong Kong Dollar9.6 9.85
Canadian Dollar54.65 56.2
Australian Dollar51.2 52.6
Singapore Dollar53.4 54.95
Danish Kroner11.2 11.5
Norwegian Kroner7.7 7.9
Swedish Kroner7.958.2
Courtesy: BOB
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