Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicDisability rights

Topic: Disability rights

What’s missing in govt’s plan to secure ‘accessibility’ for persons with disabilities

The Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities lays down specific commitments, but fails to account for three crucial factors.

Indian banks can’t ignore persons with disabilities. RBI guidelines exist for a reason

Accessibility in banking facilities is crucial for financial inclusion of persons with disabilities and for achieving the dream of turning India into a digital economy.

How many people with disabilities have a driving licence in Tamil Nadu?: A story in 79 RTIs

RTOs to medical boards — there are many stigmas people with disability face while getting a driving licence.

Expert panel says civil service ICAS can exclude people with some disabilities, activists aghast

Controller General of Accounts-appointed panel says those with muscular dystrophy, autism, learning disorders or intellectual disability & mental illnesses be excluded from intake.

The Padma Shri-winning ‘Mars Venus coach’ — Dr Niru Kumar lets her work do the talking

John Gray's book 'Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus' wasn't just a bestseller, but it also inspired Dr Niru Kumar who won Padma Shri this year.

How do visually challenged Indians confirm they voted on right button? EVMs need upgrade

In EVMs, there is no way of knowing if the assisting person has cast a vote for the candidate picked by the visually challenged person.

Special Forces vets to attempt world records on land, air, water with people with disabilities

CLAW, organisation set up by Special Forces veterans, works with people with disabilities, believes adventure activities can be therapeutic.  

Visually impaired students can’t access more than half of NCERT material on DIKSHA: Study

A study of Centre's DIKSHA platform found that e-textbooks are not uploaded in appropriate formats, which means students are unable to navigate the materials.

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking official recognition for sign language in India

Disability rights activist Nipun Malhotra says he filed the PIL as the government has failed to take any action.

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

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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