BIRDS Project Newsletter - Issue No.51

Contents of Issue No. 51
1. UNISEC-Global receives major space award from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2. The merits of being bi-lingual
3. Cultural message from the Gov’t of Japan
4. Graduation event of 25 March 2020
5. Congratulations to Marco and Adriana for getting married
6. Kyutech celebrates its 111th anniversary
7. Sending status of BIRDS-3 QSL cards
8. Information about ground stations
9. Arrival of three Zimbabwe engineers to join the BIRDS-5 Project
10. All the back issues of the APRSAF Newsletter

International Girls in ICT Day 2020

International girls in ICT day was celebrated on 23rd April this year.
Due to the pandemic situation, the department conducted the event online wherein participants were asked to use our social medial frame/filter created for the event.
They were asked to write how ICT impacts their lives.
Top 6 were selected as winners from around 46 participants and were awarded the prize.

Travel Advisory on Coronavirus Outbreak

In light of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, China and cases reported in 15 other countries as of today (30th Jan 2020) including Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Nepal; the Ministry of Health urges the general public to avoid/postpone travel to these countries for holidays, pilgrimage, leisure etc…until the outbreak is officially contained.

For more information Click HERE

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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 .

Leadership dialogue of the ITU Regional Development Forum for Asia and the Pacific

Hon’ble Minister, Karma Donnen Wangdi, Minister of Information and Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan​, attended the opening ceremony and the leadership dialogue of the ITU Regional Development Forum for Asia and the Pacific which was held virtually on 2nd November, 2020 at 11:00 AM (BST). The leadership dialogue was also attended by:
1) H.E. Mr. Bob Loughman Weibur, Prime Minister, Vanuatu
2) H.E. Mr. Abdul Halim Iskandar, Minister of Villages, Development, Advantaged Regions and Transmigration, Republic of Indonesia

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