English | Dzongkha Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Crane Karma is male,test confirms the gender after 3 years

Following three years of an attempt to determine Crane Karma’s gender, it was finally found that Crane karma is a male earlier this week. It was all possible with the help of the Japanese experts from the National Museum of Nature and Science. The Japanese team was provided with feather samples of Crane Karma to determine its gender.

Research and education communities to get high capacity and high-quality internet

Bhutan will now be connected to the global academic community through Asi@Connect Bhutan project that was launched today. The European Union co-funded Asi@Connect project provides a dedicated regional high capacity and high-quality internet network for research and education communities across Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Digitial DrukYul-transforming Bhutan by digitally empowering citizens.

Three years from now Bhutanese can expect to access the majority of the public services online. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) will be implementing Digital Drukyul, an ICT flagship programme. The programme is expected to transform Bhutan by digitally empowering its citizens.

Digitisation of banking services

With the volume of electronic money transactions expanding over the years, the drive for digitization in the banking sectors has seen tremendous growth in the country.

Bhutan will have three Panoptes telescopes by the year end

Bhutan will have three Panoptes telescopes installed and operational by the end of the year. These telescopes will help to detect transiting exoplanets. This is a citizen science project to encourage the use of technology in scientific space exploration. A group of astronomers are installing the Telescopes in the country.

e-PEMS; technical issues in deduction of loans and remittances of the civil servants.

Since it began making payments to civil servants from July the electronic public expenditure management system (e-PEMS) is facing technical issues in deduction of loans and remittances of the civil servants.

Hydro-Pressure Sensor wins the best idea at innovation for disaster management workshop

A device to check the water level in lakes and ponds, hydro pressure sensor won the best idea pitched at the workshop on innovation for disaster management at the College of Science and Technology (CST) in Phuentshogling. Thirty-five students and faculties from CST and Sherubtse College and CST took part in the three-day workshop.

Towards climate resilient agriculture in Bhutan

To assist Bhutan combat climate change and its impacts, the United Nations (UN) in Bhutan will be spending 40 per cent of their resources to work on climate action. Agriculture is at the forefront of the various projects planned under climate action. This is highlighted in the UN in Bhutan’s annual result report released yesterday.

Protecting the water source of Damphu town through PES scheme

Beginning this month, the residents of Damphu town in Tsirang will have to pay Nu 3.11 monthly as a Payment for Environmental Services (PES) for the people of Thakhorling and Khuchi-Darachu. This is because the main water source of the town, Pawkhola falls under the community forest of the two chiwogs.

e-PEMS & GIFT launched

To enhance public financial management and to promote cashless payments, electronic Public Expenditure Management system (e-PEMS) and Global Interchange for Financial Transaction (GIFT) payment system was launched in Thimphu today. With the launch, any individual or business entity can claim the payments online from the government in about two hours’ time, which usually takes up to at least two days.

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