A total of 20 ICT Officials from 11 Dzongkhags and various agencies in Thimphu attended the Website Design & Development training at TTPL, IT Park, Babesa, from 5-30 December, 2016. This 1st batch training was attended by the Webmasters who are responsible for the development and maintenance of the websites in their respective agencies. With this training the Department expects the trained webmasters to not only help their websites to fulfil the criteria for the National Website Competition, but also help deliver useful information about the services in their agencies.
Bhutan’s global rank for IDI has improved from 122 in 2015 to 117 in 2016 (Country rank) in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Development Index (IDI) out of 175 countries. Korea is ranked number one and Niger in the 175th .However Bhutan is ranked 21 in the Asia and Pacific Region out of 34 countries. Bhutan is also ranked third in the cheapest mobile-broadband services in the region.Bhutan is also ranked in top 15 countries which have improved most of their IDI values during the past year.
Recognition for ICT Champion 2016
Objective: To Promote ICT Adoption and Usage in the country through identification and public recognition of outstanding leadership/entrepreneurship in innovation and technology in the application of ICT in Bhutan.
ONE MILLION Google email address associated with Android device have been attacked by a new malware campaign called Gooligan – which continues to strike some 13,000 new Google accounts every day.
Android phone users can perform a self-check at Gooligan Checkpoint to find out if their devices are infected with Gooligan.
Visit the SingCERT site for more details : Click here
DITT on behalf of Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) would like to invite Bhutanese Individuals/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 the Republic of Korea (EBC-K).
The objective of this project is to facilitate development of ICT applications and its usage in APT member countries in order to increase efficiency and productivity, or to provide new economic values and benefits in the field of services or industries of the APT member countries.
Registrations for the National Website Competition (2016-17) are now open. Interested private/corporate/institutes/individuals and other non governmental agencies can register for the competition in the link given below latest by 16th September.
The Digital Connectivity and Services Project is a component of the overall Regional Connectivity Project. The total cost of this component is 24.5 million USD and the implementing agency is Department of IT and Telecom (DITT), Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC).
There are two interrelated subcomponents for the above:
The Ministry of Information & Communications is pleased to announce the vacancies for the following positions:
A stakeholder meeting was held at MoIC conference hall on 19th August 2016 to kickstart the Pilot implementation of ICT Clusters in Mongar Dzongkhag and Gelephu Thromde. The meeting was chaired by Commissioner Karma Hamu of RCSC and attended by Directors from Dept. of Revenue & Customs, Dept. of IT & Telecom, and Chiefs from Dept. of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives, Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of Public Health, Dept. of Trade, Dept. of Local Governance and Dept. of Immigration.
Mr. Sonam Phuntsho, Dy. Chief ICT Officer of Telecom Division, Department of IT and Telecom has been promoted as the Chief ICT Officer through open competition and selection interview procedure conducted by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Department would like to extend the heartiest congratulations to Mr. Sonam Phuntsho on his new appointment and look forward to achieve greater heights of achievements. Best wishes and Trashi Delek.
The Department of Information Technology & Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications is conducting 7th National Website competition (2019-2020), we would like to inform that the registration for the National Website Competition is open. Interested private/corporate/institutes/individuals and other non government agencies can register for the competition in the link given below latest by 11th October, 2019. For further information contact Ms. Kamala at email@example.com
Upon receiving dhar from His Majesty The King today, Mr.Phuntsho Tobgay,Director General of Department of Geology & Mines,Ministry of Economic Affairs joined as the Hon’ble Secretary for the Ministry of Information & Communications.
Contents of issue No. 43
1. Continuation: Prof. Cho wins major IAF award: Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal
2. Poster session during “Rocket Propulsion” course of Summer 2019
3. News from Paraguay: CABURE+I 4S
4. “Africa Space Forum” during TICAD 7
5. New Kyutech brochure for 2019-2020
6. BIRDS-1 member Turo defends his Phd thesis in public hearing on 31 July 2019
7. Summer of 2019: Kyutech Open Campus, 2nd and 3rd August
8. Kyutech undertook a visit to Makerere University in Uganda
9. Kokura fireworks of 2 Aug 2019