Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicDisability Act

Topic: Disability Act

Disabled employee files lawsuit against Twitter over Musk’s mandate banning remote work

A California-based engineering manager, who said Twitter fired him when he refused to report to office, filed a lawsuit against the company in San Francisco federal court Wednesday.

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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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.