News Updates

27th June - 02nd July
  • Bhutan’s first satellite, CubeSat BHUTAN-1, left earth for the International Space Station (ISS)
    Bhutan’s first satellite, CubeSat BHUTAN-1, left earth for the International Space Station (ISS). Information and communications minister, secretary and officials watched in excitement the launch that was broadcast live on YouTube and NASA television. (Kuensel. 30 June, 2018)
16th June - 26th June
  • Japan agrees to train Bhutan’s civil servants, seeks support on abductions and sanctions: Japan will help young civil servants from Bhutan receive higher education at Japanese universities as the two countries aim to promote personnel exchanges, Foreign Ministry officials said. (The Japantimes, 23 June, 2018)
9th June - 15th June
  • Bhutan achieved 47 % self-sufficiency in rice production. Rice constitutes 53 percent of the daily dietary energy requirement for the Bhutanese. (Bhutan Time, June 13, 2018)
1st June - 08th June
  • Constructive steps need to be taken for Bhutan to become 100% organic. Various measures need to be taken for Bhutan to become 100% organic by 2020. (Bhutan Times, June 6, 2018)
  • The two young students from Bhutan who were selected in June to attend a Football For Friendship (F4F) event in Russia, are now gearing up for the trip of their lifetime. (Bhutan Times, June 6, 2018)
  • Bhutan-India Friendship Tennis Tournament underway in Thimphu. The tournament received more than 20 players from the seven states of India and 45 players from Bhutan. (Bhutan Times, May 31, 2018)
  • The monsoon season in Bhutan will begin within the first week of June this year, is expected to have normal rain, forecasts the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM). (Kuensel online, May 30, 2018)
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