English | Dzongkha Thursday, April 2, 2020

Turning slopes into arable fields, Goshing in Zhemgang

Farmers of Lamthang in Goshing Gewog of Zhemgang now have increased arable land. A sustainable land management intervention is turning their lands on slopes into agriculturally viable fields. 

On Bhutan’s first satellite. Bhutan-1 CubeSat

After being in the orbit for almost a year and a half, Bhutan’s first satellite Bhutan-1 CubeSat is currently in the space and is expected to be there for another five or six months.

Fish farming, an alternative to fishing from the river

Rookha chiwog under Athang Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang is known for its smoked fish locally called ‘Nya Do-Sem’. This age-old culture of fishing from Harachhu stream still continues but on a lesser scale. The Dzongkhag Administration has introduced fish farming as an alternative to prevent exhaustion of natural resources.

ICT Curriculum for Classes PP-12 from 2021

The education ministry will be introducing a revised ICT curriculum for students of classes PP to 12 beginning 2021 academic session. The Royal Education Council will be developing and revising the curriculum next year.

Thimphu Thromde’s waste drop-off centre grapples with unsegregated wastes

With hundreds of people dumping their wastes without segregating at the waste drop-off centre located below Kelki School in Thimphu, the site has become a hornet’s nest for a family who depends on the waste.

Accelerating Innovation workshop held in Thimphu

The governments have to be innovative in order to address the issues of today’s fast-moving world. And, to ensure that the services the government is providing are in sync with the actual needs or problems of the citizens, a sensitization workshop on Accelerating Innovation was held in Thimphu yesterday.

Towards a clean environment – more vigorously- a waste management business

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.

Asia’s biggest wildlife quiz held in Thimphu

Sixty-six students from 22 schools of Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang took part in the Wild Wisdom Quiz in Thimphu yesterday.

Telemedicine- a healthy habit of using social media

One of the effective ways of using the social media platform today is telemedicine. According to the health ministry, over the times more than 2,500 teleconsultations were carried out in the country which was collected from 35 health facilities identified as Telemedicine sites.

Climate-resilient irrigation system in Dophuchen

Climate change represents a challenge for rural people; hence adapting irrigation to climate change is a priority for their future. Farmers are vulnerable, as climate change will impact both the demand and the availability of water for agriculture. Villagers at Aringang Midzomsa of Dophuchen Gewog in Samtse are taking a step in the right direction. 

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