English | Dzongkha Saturday, February 23, 2019

New moth,bird and fish species recorded

A new moth, two birds and a fish species were recorded taking the country’s moth count to 1,146, bird population to 739, and fish species to 23.

Government to digitalize services in every office

Internet charges in Bhutan are higher compared to other countries. And with the government’s flagship programme to digitalize services in every office, it might further increase the internet cost.

Robot made from scraps to compete in Science and Tech festival in Nepal

Two young technology enthusiasts from Pelkhil and Utpal Academy have made a robot out of scraps to compete in the Yantra Science, Tech and Entrepreneurship festival in Nepal. Representing Bhutan for the first time in the robotic war competition, their robot will battle against other robots. 

Eco-friendly sewage treatment plant inaugurated in Hejo

The first ever eco-friendly wastewater treatment plant in the country was inaugurated yesterday. The new treatment plant at Hejo in Thimphu will benefit 86 households and more than 700 people in the locality.

One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2100:ICIMOD

In what is an alarming report, over 30 per cent of glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region could melt by the end of this century. A comprehensive study of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, also known as the world’s “third pole”, by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), revealed recently.

NEC to reinforce plastic ban from April

From 1st of April this year, the National Environment Commission (NEC) will reinforce the ban on use and sale of plastic bags and wrappers, after the ban was first introduced 20 years ago.

Takakura method of composting kitchen waste picking up

Thimphu Thromde’s new method of composting kitchen waste, Takakura method, is getting popular among many groups and individuals. At present, there are more than 13 groups and many individuals who have adopted this method. It is cost effective and can be carried out by any household.

World Soil Day observed in Trongsa

Coinciding with world soil day yesterday, the National Soil Services Center (NSSC) advocated the importance of healthy soil and sustainable management of soil resources to the people of Trongsa. The day is observed on the theme “Be the Solution to Soil Pollution.”

Robot designed by three youths to represent Bhutan at global robotics competition

Druk-Bot, a robot that resembles a dragon, will represent Bhutan at the First Global Challenge of Robotics Competition to be held in Mexico.

Most mines, quarry companies defy Environment Management Plan

Most mines and quarry companies were not in line with the Final Mine Feasibility Study Report and Environment Management Plan, had poor drainage system within the sites and along the access road and no trained supervisors among others.

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