English | Dzongkha Friday, August 18, 2017

PM inaugurates Bhutan’s first-ever fabrication laboratory

Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the country’s first fabrication laboratory (Fablab) in the capital yesterday. The Fablab is a digital platform, which helps to translate ideas into products.

Trees planted to mark social forestry day

More than one thousand tree saplings of various species were planted in Samazingkha, Thimphu as the country marked the Social Forestry Day today.

iHub- a digital platform to help aspiring entrepreneurs

One of the reasons why Bhutan’s private sector hasn’t grown more quickly is the big challenge of starting a new business- having to ‘go it alone.’ And there hasn’t been much support for a culture of entrepreneurship in the country.

BtCIRT warns against suspicious emails amid global cyber atttack

The Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team (BtCIRT) warns people against opening any suspicious email attachments. The warning comes amidst reports of a global cyber attack that has hit over 150 countries.

Private firm to manage E-wastes from next year

With increasing amount of digital tech used by Bhutanese people and public offices, generation of electronic wastes or E-wastes is also on the rise.

Shortage of conservationists eases

Bhutan now has a good number of its own wildlife conservationists. The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment Research, and Wildlife Conservation Division has 15 conservationists.

Community initiative to clean water sources

On the recent World Water Day, Ritsangdoong community in Kanglung, Trashigang cleaned their water sources. The initiative was far from being an activity carried out only to mark World Water Day.

Bhutan’s first government data centre launched

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) launched the Government Data Centre (GDC), Bhutan’s first centralised government data hub, yesterday.

Adapting and mitigating climate-induced hazards

To adapt to climate change and its impacts, various agencies are implementing measures to adapt and mitigate climate-induced hazards.

Forest fire in Udzorong and Chagsakhar contained

(Update): The forest fire at Baepam village under Udzorong Gewog in Trashigang was brought under control. The fire which raged for three days destroyed over 400 acres of forest.

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