Sunday, July 21, 2024

Innovative solutions for person living with disabilities at Innovation Challenge

Prototypes that can interpret sign languages into voice, recognise voice and switch on and off electronic appliances, and a cost-effective braille printer have won the Innovation Challenge. The challenge was held at Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck Super Fab Lab in Thimphu yesterday. It was aimed at empowering lives of persons living with disabilities with assistive technology and developing solutions that enhance the quality of life.

Department of Law and Order cautions social media users against extreme TikTok challenges

In view of the increasing incidents of extreme challenges content creators take part in on social media platforms, especially on TikTok, the Home Affairs Ministry issued a public notification on Wednesday, cautioning Bhutanese content creators against potential disharmony and harm to the community. While there is no particular law to deter content on every online platform, as of now the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) Rules and Regulations on Content, Information, Communications and Media Act of Bhutan (ICM) and the Penal Code of Bhutan serve as a standard.

Rabies cases in Phuentshogling and Nganglam, 16 people bitten by rabid dogs

In Chhukha, several people have been bitten by rabid dogs in the last few days. Similarly, Nganglam in Pema Gatshel also reported rabies outbreak where four individuals were bitten by a rabid dog. All the individuals bitten by rabid dogs in both districts are said to be in stable condition as of now.

Bhutanese Karatekas bags 5 silver and 37 bronze medals

In the finals of the 8th Asian Karate Championship, Bhutanese Karatekas bagged five silver and 37 bronze medals yesterday. His Serene Highness Jigje Singye Wangchuck graced the closing ceremony of the championship in the capital. Bhutan hosted the South Asian Karate Championship for the first time.

Thimphu Technical Training Institute expands with new facility at Serbithang

The Technical Training Institute in Thimphu can now enrol more trainees. The institute has expanded its enrolment capacity with the establishment of a new building at Serbithang which the Education Minister inaugurated yesterday. The new building has improved facilities including adequate classrooms, staff rooms, training infrastructure, and boarding facilities unlike the previous one at Changzamtog. The construction was funded by the government and the Asian Development Bank. 

Country to have anticipatory action framework to reduce impacts of disasters – Bhutan Red Cross Society

In times of disasters in the country, response and relief measures usually happen after the disaster. This is according to the Bhutan Red Cross Society. Officials said there is a need for preparation or anticipatory action for forecast disasters such as floods, landslides and rainfall among others. Realising its importance, the Bhutan Red Cross Society held a three-day sensitisation workshop which ended yesterday.



Monday, July 22nd (16th day of 6th Bhutanese Month)
Good DayTo make annual and scheduled calendar offerings only
Bad DayTo start education, appoint to new post, enter new house, start new business, hold good discussion, sow seeds and start house construction
Rest of the week


July 22nd
Other Districts

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