Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicDisability rights

Topic: Disability rights

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

Modi govt makes U-turn on Haj policy for disabled, is accused of being discriminatory

Govt cites ‘instances of many such people indulging in begging’ in affidavit filed in HC, activists say even Pakistan and Saudi Arabia don’t have such bans.

Javed Abidi didn’t seek favours, he was taking back rights for the disabled

Mr Abidi and I didn’t always agree on causes. But he was a no-nonsense guiding force for anyone who ever became complacent in the fight for rights.

‘With Nipman awards, we want to motivate companies to hire people with disabilities’

In an interview with ThePrint, founder of Nipman Foundation and disability rights activist, Nipun Malhotra answers questions about the upcoming Equal Opportunity Awards.

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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