Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefs until the early 17th century. At that time the lama and military leader Ngawang Namgyal, the first Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who was fleeing religious persecution in Tibet, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese identity. In the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire and retained strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. In 2006, based on a global survey, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world.
By Tuesday, about 480,000 people had been vaccinated out of an eligible population of 530,000 people, UNICEF's Bhutan representative Will Parks said from the capital Thimphu, adding that it was "arguably the fastest vaccination campaign to be executed during a pandemic.".
THIMPU, BHUTAN (AFP) - Bhutan has inoculated most of its eligible population with second doses of Covid-19 vaccinations in a week, in a speedy rollout hailed by Unicef on Monday (July 26) as a "success story" for international donations ... Faced with a growing time gap between first and second doses, Bhutan launched an appeal for donations.
THIMPU, Bhutan — Bhutan has inoculated most of its eligible population with second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations in a week, in a speedy rollout hailed by UNICEF on Monday as a “success story” for international donations ... Faced with a growing time gap between first and second doses, Bhutan launched an appeal for donations.
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90 percent of its eligible adult population within just seven days, after receiving vaccines via foreign donations, its health ministry has said ...UNICEF’s Bhutan representative, Will Parks, told AFP news agency the ambitious vaccination drive is a “great success story for Bhutan”.
Bhutan has inoculated most of its eligible population with second doses of Covid-19 vaccinations in a week, in a speedy rollout hailed by UNICEF on Monday as a "success story" for international donations ... UNICEF's Bhutan representative, Will Parks, hailed the ambitious vaccination drive as a "great success story for Bhutan".
In addition to serving as the first capital of Bhutan, our first National Assembly meeting was held in this magnificent dzong in 1953... For example, in 1688, King Sangay Tenpa of Derge asked Bhutan’s monk ambassador Jamgon Ngawang Gyeltshen (1647-1732), to describe the architecture of Punakha Dzong.
The residents of Jaigaon, the Alipurduar town that sits on the Bhutan border, are feeling the pinch of the runaway petroleum prices even more than Indians elsewhere ... The nearest petrol pump is in Bhutan’s commercial capital Phuentsholing, 300 metres from Jaigaon ... In Bhutan petrol and diesel cost Nu 72.89 and Nu 70.87, respectively.
But outflows under permissible capital account transactions like investment in overseas deposits picked up ... Nil MICE (meetings & incentive) movements, and there are no trade fairs and exhibitions due to Covid,” said Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, executive chairman of CapitalIndia Finance.
It states that it is to Bhutan’s advantage that it borders the fastest growing and most dynamic Asian economies, which are also the two biggest countries in the world by population ... The study states that Bhutan is a relatively capital-rich, labour-poor, by quantity not skills country with a small domestic market.
In an interesting development, Denmark announced on Friday it would gift 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to Bhutan...Happy that we can contribute to the continued vaccination drive in Bhutan.” Bhutan has been dialling many world capitals for vaccines — they had used Covishield for the first shot of vaccinations.
They were engaged at a construction site near Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, and their daily wage fixed at Rs 750 for each ... On Wednesday, their Covid tests were carried out and on Thursday, they set out in a cab for Phuentsholing, the commercial capital of Bhutan that shares borders with Jaigaon of Alipurduar.
Al-Musallam was elected FINAPresident earlier this month in Doha, with the Kuwaiti official having been unopposed to succeed the long-serving Julio Maglione... "Our door is open ... FINA has also announced it will finance and supervise the construction of the swimming pool in the Bhutan’s country’s capital Thimphu, as part of a Pools for All Programme ... .
Today, both schooling and education in Bhutan is more popular for freebies, easy diplomas and complacency, almost entirely losing its true essence ... Bhutan does not lack strong, vibrant and self-motivated school leaders. It’s time to capitalize on these leaders and empower them with ...
Thimpu, Bhutan... Ten collectors of cordyceps — a fungus valued for its alleged aphrodisiac properties — died when their remote mountain camp north of Bhutan’s capital Thimpu was washed away early Wednesday ... Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering offered his prayers and condolences and said a rescue team had been sent to the site.