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.

Zhemgang highlights


On the sidelines of the three-day Bhutan Bird Festival in Zhemgang, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering met with people of three gewogs (Nangkor, Pangkhar and Ngangla), business communities of Panbang and Tingtibi, and teachers and students of about four schools.

Repair of roads connecting the district, bridges linking chiwogs, lack of budget for certain projects, or BHU left in want of health workers were some of the common subjects that surfaced.

Marking the first Year (Third Democratically Elected Government)


On November 7, 2018, His Majesty The King conferred dakyen to the Prime Minister and ministers of the third democratically elected government.
Later that day, they took the oath of allegiance and secrecy and formally assumed office.
This marked the beginning of a new chapter in Bhutan’s democratic journey. A party that was nei- ther in the government nor in opposition took centre stage. They promised change, to narrow the gap, overhaul health and education.
One year hence, it is time to pause and reflect on what has transpired so far.