Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicPersons with Disabilities

Topic: Persons with Disabilities

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.

Woman with disability claims she was denied entry into Raasta. Pub says never denied service

Srishti Pandey has alleged that staff of leading Gurugram pub denied her entry to avoid ‘disturbing’ other customers. Manager says she was seated outside for ‘safety reasons’.

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.

Govt’s vaccination policy leaves Persons with Disabilities behind. We need Census-type energy

From Canada to UAE to Chile, Persons with Disabilities are getting home vaccinated. In India, there was no priority vaccination scheme for us.

Don’t force my wheelchair-using son and other disabled students to take NIOS board exam

NIOS' decision to conduct board exams amid rise in Covid cases is the last straw that will injure the final few weeks of school life of students with disabilities.

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.

Teachers for disabled kids quitting jobs since 2013, ill-trained and underpaid: Study

A survey of special educators in Bihar and Maharashtra reveals several challenges affecting the inclusion of students with disabilities in India's education system.

CRPF personnel who lost limbs are training as ‘cyber warriors’, para athletes at this institute

The National Centre for Divyang Empowerment in Hyderabad has brought in domain experts to train personnel in AI, cyber security and para sports.

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'.

India’s online classrooms are outdated for disabled kids. Covid just made it worse

Education for children with disability has mostly been seen from the point of access and hardly inclusion. But Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity to change that.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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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