DrukREN Technical workshop

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) in collaboration with Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) is hosting DrukREN Technical workshop on "Campus Network Routing and Switching”, “Network Monitoring and Management” and “Linux Security & Malware Forensics” to address the capacity development needs of the research & education community in the country.

ICS Tender pre-bit meeting

As per the tender documents floated in the eGP system for Integrated citizen services covering 3 packages, namely.

PACKAGE - I : Permits Services Labour Immigration Tourist (VISA)
PACKAGE - II : Vehicle Services Vehicle Services
PACKAGE - III : GIS & Pension Services GIS service, Pension service,
PACKAGE - IV : Student Information Services Student Information services

The earlier deadline for submission of bids, which is on 11th March 2021 is extended by 10 days, which will be 21st March 2021, and the bid opening date and time will remain the same.

BIRDS Project Newsletter - Issue No.59

Issue No. 59 was released on 21 December, 2020. Following are the contents :-
1. Astronaut Dr. Wakata scheduled to return to the ISS
2. Applications are now being accepted for UNOOSA/Kyutech PNST
3. A reminder about ULyS3ES of UPD and DOST
4. Rocket Lab puts up 30 small sats successfully
5. Olayinka's World – Column #22
6. 60th Kyutech Student Festival
7. Rocket news from Turkey
8. Highlighting Japan (Nov 2020 issue): The Japanese and Rice
9. To all stakeholders: New satellites need to be registered with UNOOSA

End of BHUTAN-1

BHUTAN-1, the country’s first satellite, has reentered Earth’s atmosphere bringing its orbital life to an end.
BHUTAN-1 was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on 29 June 2018. On 10 August the same year, BHUTAN-1 was released into orbit from the ISS. The satellite was released into an initial orbit altitude of around 400 km (kilometer). As BHUTAN-1 orbited Earth thereafter, its altitude gradually decreased until it reached an altitude of around 250 km where the rate of altitude decrease was much faster .

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Global ICT Forum

Hon'ble Dasho Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications attended the 2021 Global ICT Leadership Forum organized by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) South Korea. The theme of the forum is "Global Driving Strategies for Digital Transformation in the POST-COVID Era." The 2021 Global ICT Leadership Forum aims to provide a timely meeting for the High-Level Policy-Decision Makers(Ministers) to share and review the strategies for invigorating digital transformation against the backdrop of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

e-ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) programs

The e-ITEC programs are organised by External Affairs, Government of India via online mode due to the pandemic. The list of programs is linked https://www.itecgoi.in/upcomingcourse. The Steps, general information and eligibility qualifications are also mentioned in the file named "apply for ITEC Program" (file attached) to facilitate the candidates during applying.

Launch of Nation wide Biometric data collection for National Digital Identity

This is a vital cornerstone for Bhutan as we embark on a journey to effectively use technology to transform the way that the RGoB delivers services while transforming the lives of our citizens. One of the key requirements for delivering services is the need to verify the identity of applicants. Since we are unable to do this securely, some vital services like opening bank accounts, selling land, and similar important services, still require face to face interactions.

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