Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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Ranjung Mikyo Dorji- First Bhutanese cricketer to play for an international club

Sep 6, 2021

Bhutan can now boast of having a national cricketer playing for an international club. Breaking new grounds, national cricket player Rangjung Mikyo Dorji joined a Nepalese team, Lalitpur Patriots. The cricket club is the defending champions of Nepal’s top cricket league, the Everest Premier League.

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Woman with disability makes opportunities out of a challenging life

Aug 15, 2021

She is physically challenged but she has a burning desire to learn. And so, began Pema Yuden’s journey. Today, she has developed knitting and paper craft as her habits, and a couple of other life skills as well. In this story, our reporter in Bumthang takes us through the inspiring story of the 32-year-old.

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Overcoming addiction and becoming an inspiration to others

Aug 4, 2021

Long before COVID-19, another pandemic, silent but similarly deadly, affected the lives of people. Alcohol has killed millions and it still continues to do so. Although difficult, many have also been successful in walking the path of recovery. This is a story of a man from Monggar who overcame the grips of alcohol addiction and now lives as an inspiration to others. 

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From being unemployed to a successful entrepreneur, pullet business- Monggar

Jul 14, 2021

Becoming an entrepreneur was never a dream for him. However, taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation, he decided otherwise. Deciding to take over his father’s poultry business, 28-year-old Sonam Penjor from Tsamang Gewog in Monggar has raised himself from being unemployed to a successful entrepreneur, today. 

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Certificate, a must for hotels to operate in new normal

Sep 28, 2021

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will now certify all tourism service providers in the country to be able to operate in the new normal. It is as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), developed by the council. Working towards reopening the country to tourists, the TCB is also training a group of trainers on Clean and Safe certification.

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Human-wildlife conflict becoming a menace in Trongsa

Sep 28, 2021

From tigers attacking domestic animals to leopards mauling men in their homes to wild boars attacking crops, the issue of human-wildlife conflict is becoming a nightmare for the farmers in Trongsa. In Draagteng and Nubi Gewogs, the farmers have exhausted all means to protect their crops from wild boar attacks.

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Thousand butter lamps offered for the late president of the University of Texas

Sep 28, 2021

Upon Royal Command of His Majesty The King, a thousand butter lamps and prayers were offered at the Semtokha Dzong today for the late president of the University of Texas in the US. The foreign minister, senior government officials and former Bhutanese Students of the university attended the service.

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Leopard attacks two men in their house- Jangbi in Trongsa

Sep 28, 2021

Two men were attacked by a leopard that entered their house in Jangbi village under Langthil Gewog in Trongsa at about 9 PM yesterday. They were evacuated to the JDWNRH today.

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Dual Training Programme to replace the current teaching modality in TTIs

Sep 27, 2021

Technical Training Institutes (TTIs) across the country could soon replace their current teaching modality with the Dual Training programme. Through the programme, trainees spend almost the entirety of their two-year course outside the institute working with partner companies. The programme was successfully piloted at the Chhumig TTI in Bumthang. The first batch of 27 trainees completed their two years under the Dual Training method recently.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Wednesday, September 29(23rd Day of 8th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY To appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation rituals, start education, hand and take over office, shift house, enter new house, marry, hold good discussion, approach higher authority, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo sell property and start new business.
Rest of the week

Weather

September 29
Thimphu
Paro


Max: 22
Min: 12


Max:20
Min:12

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu, Bhutan

Sunrise:5.52AM
Sunset:5.52PM
Other Districts

Currency

Current Exchange Rate
NoteBuySell
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)72.65 74.9
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 70.47 -
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)69.02 -
UK Pound99.2 102
Euro85 87.35
Japanese Yen (100)66.15 68.05
Swiss Franc77.9 80.1
Hong Kong Dollar9.3 9.6
Canadian Dollar56.55 58.15
Australian Dollar52.553.95
Singapore Dollar53.65 55.15
Danish Kroner11.45 11.75
Norwegian Kroner8.3 8.55
Swedish Kroner8.3 8.55
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