Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicPeople with disabilities

Topic: People with disabilities

Woman from Mumbai suburb ‘kills’ disabled teen daughter out of ‘frustration’

Police say they were informed about a suicide in Andheri, but the woman later confessed that caring for her daughter had taken a toll on her, amid financial issues faced by family.

People with disabilities in Ukraine facing crisis within crisis. Human aid should take note

While there is humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees across Europe, disabled communities are being excluded. Accessibility must be integrated.

IIT Madras designs 2 devices costing under Rs 5,000 for people with hearing & motor disabilities

Such devices were already on the market, but IIT Madras researchers wanted to make them better and cheaper for India.

How a letter for better online classes for disabled students got lost between two ministries

With no help from govt, the Javed Abidi Foundation wrote to 284 universities and colleges, briefing them on issues faced by students with disabilities.

How Covid has further isolated people with hearing and speech impairment

People with hearing or speech disabilities rely on lip-reading, facial expressions etc to communicate. But with everyone wearing masks now, this marginalised community is isolated even more.

Persons with disabilities excluded from welfare schemes since time immemorial, says Delhi HC

The court was hearing a PIL filed by an NGO, seeking directions to the Centre to ensure that persons with disabilities are given benefits of welfare schemes during the pandemic.

Politicisation of Balakot insults Pulwama victims & defence forces

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Nipman Foundation’s Equal Opportunity Awards sees 20 fold jump in applications in 4 yrs

Nipman Foundation has made giant strides in helping the disabled. Its marquee event, the Equal Opportunity Awards, will be held on 16 November.

Women with disability face higher risk of sexual violence & lower access to justice in India

There is very little understanding of the autonomy and agency of women who live with disability, among the police, doctors and even judges.  

India’s insurance industry has turned a blind eye towards people with disabilities

Upholding the right to health insurance last month, the Delhi HC removed ‘genetic conditions’ from the list of exemptions followed by insurance firms.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Narendra Modi addresses the bureaucrats at Vigyan Bhawan | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint

Modi govt’s assault on democracy is more sinister than the Emergency. Look at the differences

While the Emergency was brutal and sudden, Modi govt's moves are far more insidious and systemic and will undermine our society for a long time.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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