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A graduate in farm inspires farmers

Jan 10, 2021

For many, looking for a job is becoming a secondary option now. As the country records increasing youth going back to their village to work in farms, a young graduate in Zhemgang steals the attention of many, this time.

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No restriction for innovation, a youth builds drone during lockdown

Jan 5, 2021

For average people, lockdown is all about quality time with family, reading, watching movies and writing, but not for 23-year-old Sangay Dorji. Confined within the four walls of his home, innovation took the reins of his life during the lockdown. The young resident of Thimphu has managed to build a drone.

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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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Thousands of timber logs left unsold amid the pandemic, NRDCL Zhemgang

Mar 6, 2021

Natural Resource Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) in Zhemgang is having difficulty selling timber amid the pandemic. The NRDCL depot at Hoomdar in Tingtibi has over Nu 6 M worth timbers in stock for sale.

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Residents without lagthram in Autsho concerned over the satellite town development, Lhuentse

Mar 6, 2021

After waiting for more than three years, Lhuentse Dzongkhag administration has allowed the private landholders to construct houses in their respective plots in Autsho. The decision came after a meeting last year with the residents. However, 34 households who are currently residing on private leased lands and do not own a plot, are not happy with the decision.  Only 14 households have land title certificate or lagthram

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BOC’s decision to limit players for archery and khuru not received well by archery enthusiasts

Mar 6, 2021

Given the improving COVID-19 situation in the country, the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) recently allowed all sporting tournaments to resume beginning this month. However, the committee later informed that unlike other sports, Archery and Khuru tournaments will only be allowed with a maximum of 10 participants only. The decision has left many archery enthusiasts in the country frustrated and worried.

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Five Grade I-BHUs in Trashigang to have ultrasound machine soon

Mar 6, 2021

The burden on the Ultrasound unit in Trashigang Hospital and  Riserboo Hospital is going to be reduced.  Five Basic Health Units (BHU)-Grade I in  Trashigang will have Ultrasound machines soon after the machine's software is updated. The government recently handed over five machines to the Hospital. 

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The Pandemic: One Year On- Prime Minister recalls the event and the journey

Mar 6, 2021

The Prime Minister recalls the event from the 5th March last year, and the journey thereon. In the process unfolds qualities and characteristics that make Bhutan so unique and successful. It reveals Bhutan’s biggest strength, His Majesty’s leadership that steers Bhutan out of the pandemic that devastatingly hit the entire world. The Prime Minister said moving forward, His Majesty remains the country’s confidence to overcome all diversities.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Sunday, March 7(24th Day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY To conduct Lhabsang Thruesoel, appease local deities, shift house, enter new house, start new business, marry, hold good discussion and sow seeds.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo appoint new military leader, inaugurate military training, roof house and appease Naga.
Rest of the week

Weather

March 7
Thimphu
Paro


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Max:16
Min:3

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (March 7)

Sunrise:6.25AM
Sunset:6:01PM
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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