World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) joins the rest of the world in celebrating “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)” 2021.This year the theme of the celebration is “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times”. On 17th May every year, the WTISD is celebrated with a purpose to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

DrukREN Technical workshop

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) in collaboration with Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) is hosting DrukREN Technical workshop on "Campus Network Routing and Switching”, “Network Monitoring and Management” and “Linux Security & Malware Forensics” to address the capacity development needs of the research & education community in the country.

ICS Tender pre-bit meeting

As per the tender documents floated in the eGP system for Integrated citizen services covering 3 packages, namely.

PACKAGE - I : Permits Services Labour Immigration Tourist (VISA)
PACKAGE - II : Vehicle Services Vehicle Services
PACKAGE - III : GIS & Pension Services GIS service, Pension service,
PACKAGE - IV : Student Information Services Student Information services

The earlier deadline for submission of bids, which is on 11th March 2021 is extended by 10 days, which will be 21st March 2021, and the bid opening date and time will remain the same.

BIRDS Project Newsletter - Issue No.59

Issue No. 59 was released on 21 December, 2020. Following are the contents :-
1. Astronaut Dr. Wakata scheduled to return to the ISS
2. Applications are now being accepted for UNOOSA/Kyutech PNST
3. A reminder about ULyS3ES of UPD and DOST
4. Rocket Lab puts up 30 small sats successfully
5. Olayinka's World – Column #22
6. 60th Kyutech Student Festival
7. Rocket news from Turkey
8. Highlighting Japan (Nov 2020 issue): The Japanese and Rice
9. To all stakeholders: New satellites need to be registered with UNOOSA

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Global ICT Forum

Hon'ble Dasho Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications attended the 2021 Global ICT Leadership Forum organized by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) South Korea. The theme of the forum is "Global Driving Strategies for Digital Transformation in the POST-COVID Era." The 2021 Global ICT Leadership Forum aims to provide a timely meeting for the High-Level Policy-Decision Makers(Ministers) to share and review the strategies for invigorating digital transformation against the backdrop of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

e-ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) programs

The e-ITEC programs are organised by External Affairs, Government of India via online mode due to the pandemic. The list of programs is linked https://www.itecgoi.in/upcomingcourse. The Steps, general information and eligibility qualifications are also mentioned in the file named "apply for ITEC Program" (file attached) to facilitate the candidates during applying.

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