Misuse of SIMs cards across border still rampant

Gelephu police received information from police in the neighbouring district of Assam, India, that a Bhutanese SIM card was being used to make ransom calls in a kidnapping case across the border.

Although both the abductor and abductee was Indian national, the ransom calls were made from a Bhutanese SIM card from the Indo-Bhutan border near Sarpang.

Gelephu police officials said they found that the SIM card belongs to a monk in Trongsa, who claimed that he lost the SIM card three years ago.

INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND ICT PILOT PROJECTS FOR RURAL AREAS FOR 2017

DITT on behalf of Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) would like to invite Bhutanese ICT divisions/Agencies/Firms to submit proposals for the joint research projects to facilitate ICT application in the Asia-Pacific funded by the Extra Budgetary Contribution from JAPAN to the following category;

1. International Collaborative Research (Category I)

Executives promoted

Mr.Jigme Thinlye Namgyal, our Director DITT, has been promoted to Director General/EX2A by the Royal Civil Service Commission during it’s 100th Commission Meeting held on June 13, 2017, with effect from July 1, 2017. The family of DITT proudly congratulates for his well deserved promotion. Tashi delek!!

Data Hub Training

The five day workshop on the Data hub web services conducted by the DITT in collaboration with the WSO2 got over today. ICT officials from data providing agencies like G2C, RCSC, MoFA, RSTA, MoF, PMO (GPMD), GNHC attended the workshop.

Executive Leadership Workshop

The Department Information Technology & Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications organized executive leadership workshop themed - “Implementation of ICT Enabled Change in Government" on 14th June 2017. The key objective of workshop was to enable senior government executives to effectively adopt ICT (Information Communication Technology) innovation and change to bring efficiency in public service delivery and government system.

GAS Hackathon

This is to inform that the department is conducting a "Google App Script Hackathon" event from 24 - 26 May 2017. With this event, the department envisions to have some of the processes or services automated to improve the efficiency in the government working environment and also promote innovation and creativity amongst officials in the government.

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4th ICT Conference

The Department is organizing 4th ICT conference with the theme "Building A Smart Nation through Technologies". This year, the conference will focus on discussion on critical aspect of Emerging Technologies, impact in Bhutan on ICT adoption, Managing Cyber Security Risk and Mitigation in Bhutan, Collaboration between Government and ICT Private sector and understanding the experiences and challenges of ICTs.

NameExoWorlds

In keeping with His Majesty’s vision of promoting interest in space, science and astronomy, Bhutan is participating in the NameExoWorlds Project being carried out by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in celebration of 100 years of IAU. This global project offers an opportunity for each country, including Bhutan, to name an exoplanet and its host star. An exoplanet is a planet outside the solar system. Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered orbiting other stars over the past three decades.

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