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A graduate in farm inspires farmers

Jan 10, 2021

For many, looking for a job is becoming a secondary option now. As the country records increasing youth going back to their village to work in farms, a young graduate in Zhemgang steals the attention of many, this time.

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No restriction for innovation, a youth builds drone during lockdown

Jan 5, 2021

For average people, lockdown is all about quality time with family, reading, watching movies and writing, but not for 23-year-old Sangay Dorji. Confined within the four walls of his home, innovation took the reins of his life during the lockdown. The young resident of Thimphu has managed to build a drone.

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A university graduate pursuing her passion in weaving

Nov 17, 2020

These days, the stories of university graduates breaking stereotypes and setting trends in the country are becoming more common. And among them is the story of Tashi Lhamo who believes the traditional art of textile weaving is not limited to housewives or illiterates as believed to be in the past. Pursuing her passion, she is undergoing weaving training at the Royal Textile Academy and in the history of the Academy, is the first university graduate to participate in such a program. 

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Declining sheep rearing culture, Tsirang

Nov 13, 2020

Difficulty in rearing sheep and lack of interest from younger generations is leading to the decline in sheep rearing culture in Thakorling chiwog of Tsirang. Today, the lone shepherd in Patshaling Gewog although challenged by age, continues to rear sheep to keep the culture alive.

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DoR to blacktop the 7-km road in Durungri village, Pema Gatshel

Mar 2, 2021

With an increasing number of commuters travelling along the Pema Gatshel-Nganglam highway, dust pollution has plagued the residents of Durungri village under Dungmaed Gewog in Pema Gatshel for a long time now. And the situation gets worst especially during the winter season. However, the matter is expected to be resolved soon, as the works to blacktop the 7-km road will begin this month.

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Successful Artificial Insemination Programme in Zhemgang

Mar 2, 2021

The Artificial Insemination Programme in Zhemgang is proving to be a success. Many dairy farmers are opting for artificial breeding. Introduced in 2006, the program is helping farmers get more income through increased dairy production from improved cattle breeds. 

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Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan upgrades to Disabled People’s Organisation

Mar 1, 2021

The Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan (DPAB) is now upgraded to Disabled People’s Organisation of Bhutan. Dr Sanga Dorji, a physiotherapist led a group of people with visual impairment and formed the association back in 2010.  He is the Chairperson of the Organisation. He said, “There were two objectives when we first started the Association. Firstly it was [...]

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Thangyul- the last village in Nubi Gewog to get road connection, Trongsa

Mar 1, 2021

Thangyul, a village located in the northwest highlands of Trongsa is finally connected with a farm road. It was under construction since February last year. With this, the villagers are dreaming big.

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UNICEF and ADB handover two refrigerated vans and essential medical supplies to MoH

Mar 1, 2021

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) handed over two refrigerated vans and essential medical supplies to the Ministry of Health, today. This is to support the government’s preparedness in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. The vans will be used in the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines and also support the [...]

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Wednesday, March 3(20th Day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY To consecrate, appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation ritual, hand and take over office, preach and listen, appoint to new post, strat education, celebrate, enter new house, shift house, start new business, marry, hold good discussion and sow seeds.

NOT A GOOD DAYTo long journey and appease Naga.
Rest of the week

Weather

March 3
Thimphu
Paro


Max: 17
Min: 4


Max:16
Min:3

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (March 3)

Sunrise:6.25AM
Sunset:6:01PM
Other Districts

Currency

Current Exchange Rate
NoteBuySell
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)72.5574.85
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 70.37-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)68.92-
UK Pound92.2594.85
Euro84.4586.8
Japanese Yen (100)68.7570.7
Swiss Franc78.1580.4
Hong Kong Dollar9.359.6
Canadian Dollar54.255.8
Australian Dollar51.152.55
Singapore Dollar52.6554.2
Danish Kroner11.3511.65
Norwegian Kroner7.958.15
Swedish Kroner7.67.8
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