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Encouraging entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship: Pursuing an entrepreneurial career in Bhutan might not be as popular as queuing up for a government job interview. This young and vital sector is often considered as asking for trouble for oneself.

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Bhutan calls for early enforcement of Paris Agreement

Environment: Bhutan joined other Parties in welcoming the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement and called for early action to realise its implementation at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change being held in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 7-18, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

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BICMA Act 2006 to be scrapped

Media: The government is set to introduce a bill in the National Assembly that will realign and separate responsibilities of the government and the Bhutan Information Communications and Media Authority (BICMA), during the ongoing session.

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A new spinning equipment

Arts & Crafts: Moving away from the age-old tradition of spinning thread manually, a new model of spinning equipment run by electricity and motor will soon be available to the nettle fibre workers and cotton growers in Shingkhalauri in Samdrupjongkhar.

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Bumper orange harvest in Zhemgang

Agriculture: With yields unusually high, orange orchard owners in Zhemgang enjoyed a bumper harvest this year.

Rinzin, 58, from Tshanglajong, said incomes from oranges tripled this year.

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INR 827M deposited as of Nov 15

Shift of deadline to November 30 will leave less room for misuse: RMA
Currency: Since the demonitisation of INR 500 and 1,000 notes by the Indian government, as of November 15, a total of INR 827M high-denomination notes have been collected from the Bhutanese public.

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Exports hit by demonitisation

Trade: Farmers and exporters in Phuentsholing are taking a hit as a result of the demonitisation of INR 500 and 1,000 notes which has led to cardamom and potato sales dropping drastically.

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Rape, suicide and abortion, a national concern: NA

Separate postings of married civil servant couples also discussed
Assembly: Deeming rape, suicide and abortion a growing national concern, the National Assembly (NA) recommended that the government initiate a comprehensive research pertaining to these social ills.

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Design thinking for public sector innovation

Workshop: ‘Design thinking’ a concept that emphasises a human-centred way of solving problems within an office, across agencies and ministries will soon be introduced in the civil service and later, in various agencies.

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Education system needs to foster entrepreneurship

Employment: For most Bhutanese graduates and jobseekers, becoming an entrepreneur may not be an enticing career to pursue. The concept of entrepreneurship in Bhutan was realised only very recently, failing to attract more takers.

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