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Tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its population, becoming a beacon of hope ...

The Citizens 28 Jul 2021
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.".
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Bhutan innoculates most of population after Covid-19 vaccine donations

Straits Times 27 Jul 2021
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.
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'Success story': Bhutan vaccinates most of population after donations

Manila Bulletin 27 Jul 2021
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.
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COVID: Bhutan fully vaccinates 90 percent of adults within a week

Al Jazeera 27 Jul 2021
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”.
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UN hails this country's Covid vaccination drive as 'great success story'

Live Mint 27 Jul 2021
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".
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Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong or The Palace of Great Bliss

Kuensel 21 Jul 2021
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.
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Bhutan's border lockdown sharpens petrol pain for residents of Jaigaon

The Telegraph India 13 Jul 2021
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.
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Fall in outward remittances good news for India's current account

The Times of India 09 Jul 2021
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 Capital India Finance.
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Trade study finds Bhutan as capital-rich, labour poor and unskilled country

Kuensel 07 Jul 2021
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.
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Give vax parity to Indians with Europeans: MEA

The Times of India 03 Jul 2021
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.
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Alipurduar workers stuck in Bhutan return home

The Telegraph India 01 Jul 2021
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.
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New FINA President hopeful of collaborating with ISL and International Swimmers' Alliance

Inside The Games 24 Jun 2021
Al-Musallam was elected FINA President 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 ... .
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What is wrong with our education system?

Kuensel 19 Jun 2021
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 ...
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Death toll rises as monsoon floods hit Bhutan and Nepal

Arab News 17 Jun 2021
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.
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