English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 19, 2021

DHI BizAP trains DeSuups with digital knowledge and skills

With the advancement of technology, people can accomplish all kinds of tasks without much effort. In the business world, entrepreneurs can explore the market including the global arena from the comfort of their homes. This is exactly what the DHI BizAP Digital Skill-Up Freelancing Programme aims to do. The programme is currently training 25 DeSuups with digital knowledge and skills.   

Group of students to present waste management robot at international robotics competition

A group of students will present a waste management robot at the FIRST Global Challenge 2021. FIRST Global is an international robotics competition to encourage youth across the globe to come up with innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM. It is the third time Bhutan is taking part in the international challenge through Fablab Bhutan. Bhutan started participating in the challenge in 2018.

Taking basics of GPS coordinates to communities

The Global Positioning System or GPS coordinates training saw an overwhelming turn out in Pema Gatshel recently. The one day session was enough to equip nearly 100 participants with the basic skills. Using a smartphone, GPS coordinates help track and trace during search and rescue operations.

Tang Central School goes digital with QR Code and Google Workspace

Taking staff’s attendance and conducting class tests have become way easier at Tang Central School in Bumthang. Thanks to an initiative of a teacher, the school now uses QR Codes to record staff’s attendance and Google Workspace to perform a host of other activities.

Another leap in Bhutan’s sustainable energy endeavour

Bhutan is inching closer towards its dream of energy security through a diversified and sustainable energy supply mix. On Monday, the economic affairs ministry (MoEA) officially inaugurated the country’s first grid-tied solar power plant in Ruebisa gewog, Wangdue Phodrang.

The millet advantage: Lhop’s staple diet a climate smart solution

For time immemorial, the aboriginal inhabitants of southern Bhutan, the Lhops or Doyaps, have depended on millet as a staple diet. Millets are as sturdy as the Lhops themselves. Moreover, the small-seeded grass can grow in dry zones and on land, with low soil fertility and moisture. And with climate change leading to loss of soil fertility and increasing the frequency of droughts, millets may just be the climate-smart food for the future.

Armyworm infestation worries farmer in Thang-Rong Gewog, Monggar

Farmers of Ngaru-Pontang Chiwog in Thang-Rong Gewog of Monggar are worried about the maize yield this year. The army worm infestation and untimely rain affected maize production of more than 60 households. Farmers claim their maize production would decrease by half the amount compared to last year.

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graces launch of waste management facilities

The issue of waste management within Thimphu Thromde and the district is expected to get better now. The National Environment Commission Secretariat and the Waste Management Flagship Programme launched waste management facilities including waste drop-off centres for the residents of Thimphu today. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, the Royal Patron for environment graced the event.

Flash flood disrupts water supply disruption in Gelegphu

The incessant rainfall has disrupted the Thromde’s water supply after a flood damaged the flood protection structures at the Water Treatment Plant in Mao River last night. The restoration works are expected to take some time.

Flash flood washes away Gasa Tshachu

Fed by continuous rain, the swollen Mochhu completely washed away the famous Gasa hot spring today. However, there were no human casualties reported. This is the second time that a flash flood has washed away the hot spring.  
The Mochhu broke its banks and diverted its course towards the hot spring in the wee hours. The […]

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