Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicDisability Act

Topic: Disability Act

Sports bureaucracy must evolve — the story of athlete with disability from Tamil Nadu

This long jumper’s case exposes the level of consideration given to women in sports by selection committees that are predominantly male.

Sign language is a language too. But not when Indian leaders appear on TV

The mandate for the government to act in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disability Act is not a matter of discretion, it's a basic human right.

Since 2015, Modi govt has kept no data on persons with disability seeking jobs, RTI shows

There were 6.89 lakh disabled job-seekers registered on the live register of Employment Exchanges in 2015. Data after this period is 'under process'.

Class 10,12 students with special needs availing scribes can skip pending board exams: CBSE

The arrangement with the scribe will be difficult to comply with social distancing norms and their result will be declared as per an alternative assessment scheme, says CBSE.

Indian Sign Language should be declared official language, but only taught by Deaf trainers

Most notices, orders, or even online classes during the lockdown are not accessible to India's Deaf community. It's time to educate Indians on sign language.

To understand disability, Mussoorie academy’s civil servant trainees blindfolded themselves

I conducted a disability issues session for the civil servants of the 94th Foundation Class of 2019 at the training in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.

Modi govt’s draft education policy a disappointment for disabled kids, burdens parents

The draft NEP doesn’t even mention students with intellectual disabilities, let alone create a framework for their education.

Delhi sweet maker’s son gets first electric prosthetic arm under disability act

Aspiring artist looks forward to painting with hands but there’s a glitch - government has provided aid for just one arm

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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