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Donating her kidney to a total stranger

Dec 3, 2019

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. That's what 29-year-old Tshering Choden from Pema Gatshel did. Without giving a second thought, she donated one of her kidneys to save someone's life. Interestingly, that someone is a total stranger.

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

Nov 6, 2019

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.

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‘Pangbara/Kambja’ cultivation on the decline

Nov 4, 2019

Upland paddy cultivation was once widely practised in the eastern region as well as in a few districts like Zhemgang and Sarpang. But farmers slowly stopped the cultivation. But there is one man in Lamthang under Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang who still cultivate upland paddy.

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Bhutan’s first woman satellite engineer

Oct 15, 2019

Space engineering is globally still considered as a male-dominated profession. However, in Bhutan, Yeshi Choden helped break this stereotype when she became the first woman satellite engineer in the country.

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Thimphu Tech Park launches Centre of Excellence for Software Engineering

Feb 22, 2020

In a move towards building professional capacity in software engineering and to export services, Thimphu Tech Park launched the Centre of Excellence for Software Engineering.

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Service delivery through digital technology, RSEB

Feb 22, 2020

The Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEB) launched three online-based systems yesterday. Impact Bhutan, a fundraising platform and automated reporting management system (ARMS) that will encourage timely disclosure of information to shareholders. And the third one is property e-Auction system, a platform where the people will have the flexibility to sell or buy assets at one’s own convenience.

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Lonely Planet officially declares Bhutan as number one country to travel for 2020

Feb 22, 2020

Coinciding with the 40th Birthday of His Majesty, the Lonely Planet has officially declared Bhutan as number one country to travel for 2020 and launched the book "Best to Travel 2020". The book highlights the best sustainable travel experiences of Bhutan for 2020.

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Autsho will soon have a fuel station- Lhuentse

Feb 22, 2020

After waiting for over a couple of years, Autsho residents under Tsaenkhar Gewog in Lhuentse will soon get a fuel station. It will be at Jachung, a few kilometres away from Autsho town. Currently 75 per cent of the work is complete and the station is expected to be ready by the end of April this year.

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Two months extension for the lessees at the industrial centre to pay the rental, Gelegphu

Feb 22, 2020

Gelegphu Thromde grants two months extension to some plot owners who are not able to pay lease payment for using land at Industrial Service Centre (ISC). They can also pay in instalments if the amount is big.

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo presides over Sangay Menlha Drupchen

Feb 21, 2020

His Holiness the Je Khenpo graced the celebration of His Majesty’s 40th Birthday at Namdruling Geonzin Dratshang in Lhuentse today.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Friday, February 21(28th Day of 12th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo appoint to new post, start education, hand and take over office, marry and celebrate, enter new house, shift house, roof house, start new business, hold good discussion, approach higher authority, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo appease Naga and install vase(Bumter), sell land.
Rest of the week

Weather

February 21
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 17
Min: 1

Max:15
Min:-1

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (February 21)

Sunrise:6.37AM
Sunset:5:53M
Other Districts

Currency

Current Exchange Rate
NoteBuySell
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)70.3572.55
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 68.24-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)66.83-
UK Pound90.55 93.15
Euro76.9579.10
Japanese Yen (100)64.0065.85
Swiss Franc71.8573.95
Hong Kong Dollar9.05 9.30
Canadian Dollar52.85 54.35
Australian Dollar47.0548.35
Singapore Dollar50.6052.05
Danish Kroner10.3010.60
Norwegian Kroner7.607.80
Swedish Kroner7.307.50
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