Bhutan Current Affairs
Dravk Nyamrup Tshogpa Party has won the recent general elections held in Bhutan. This party won 30 of the National Assembly’s 47 seats. The National Assembly is the Lower House of Bhutan Parliament. This was overall third general election since democracy was adopted in Bhutan in 2008 and the first general elections held same year itself.
In 2018 general elections of Bhutan, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa emerged largest single majority party by winning 30 seats, while Druk Fenasum Tsogoga got only 17 seats. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay of ruling People’s Democratic Party was defeated in this election. In this general election, there was 71% voter turnout. This poll percentage was higher than 66% in 2013. Late Tshering, President of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, will be next Prime Minister of Bhutan.
India won South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Championship. In the final match held in Thimpu, Bhutan, India defeated Bangladesh by 1-0 score. Sunita Munda scored the goal that helped the Indian U-15 team clinch the title. Earlier in the semifinal, India defeated Nepal 2-1.
SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship is association football tournament for women’s national teams under the age of 15 from seven south Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan). This was second edition of SAFF Under-15 Women’s Championship. Bangladesh had won the inaugural edition in 2017 by beating India, 1-0 in the final played at Dhaka.
South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)
It is an association of the football playing nations in South Asia. This federation was founded in 1997 and is byproduct of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), a regional organization of seven nations of South Asia region which was established in 1985. It is part of the larger Asian Football Confederation. Its founding members are Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Bhutan joined the federation in 2000 and Afghanistan in 2005. In February 2015, Afghanistan had officially left SAFF. Now SAFF has total seven participating nations Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.