English | Dzongkha Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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. 

World leaders are failing the future generations says youth climate activist

At the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit, future generations demanded that the world leaders need to do more to clean up the mess that they have created. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist asked the world leaders to leave for the future generations their fair share of a healthy planet to dwell on.

Bhutan will ask developed countries to cut down their emissions at UN Climate Summit

Although not a major contributor, Bhutan along with other least developed countries remain most vulnerable to threats and negative impacts of climate change. So as the chair of Least Developed Countries(LDC) Bhutan will ask the developed countries at the United Nations Climate Summit to cut down their emissions to maintain temperature rise below 1.5 degree Celsius.

Trashtag Bhutan and Plastic Ban Advocacy bags 2nd prize in Plastic Initiative Award

Trashtag Bhutan and Plastic Ban Advocacy bagged the second prize in an international award, ‘Plastic Initiative Award’ developed by UNESCO Bangkok. The program involving over 121 schools across the country cleaned up more than 5,000 bags of waste in communities while advocating for the enforcement of a plastic ban in April this year.

SATRC-20 held in Paro

Members of South Asian Telecommunication Regulatory Council (SATRC) met in Paro to discuss the technical perspectives of the 5G internet and broadband connectivity and creating a roadmap for development and formulating policies.

Bilateral meeting on waste management

Gearing up towards zero waste by 2030 mission, the National Environment Commission (NEC) met with the delegates from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of India today. The meeting discussed collaborating in technical and financial assistance to address the waste management issues and challenges between the two countries.

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