Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicPersons with disability

Topic: Persons with disability

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.

‘Sorry, sir. Your child with cerebral palsy can’t study in our school’ is a staple in Jaipur

In 'Unbeatable', Shikhi Sharma documents the stories of parents with children afflicted with cerebral palsy and dyslexia.

Indian federations lack awareness on Paralympics classification of athletes. It shows in Tokyo

Indian para-athletes’ performance at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 must lead to entry of qualified classifiers so that more para-athletes can compete in future games.

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.

42.5% Indians with disabilities faced problems accessing healthcare in lockdown, finds study

The study by Indian Institute of Public Health said 81% disabled persons experienced high levels of stress due to factors such as isolation, abandonment and violence.

Survey says 64% Indians with disabilities facing financial difficulties during pandemic

Study also says almost 75% of people with disabilities are living with emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Why 75% of India’s disabled kids never attend a school in their lifetime

Laws on education in India have neglected equal preparedness of three key stakeholders when it comes to inclusive learning for children with disabilities.

Here’s how India can help the disabled during 21-day coronavirus lockdown

In the absence of accessible public facilities and assistive technologies, India's disabled need human assistance. But social distancing makes it difficult.

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.

JNU asked by court to admit M.Phil & Ph.D. students who have disability

The National Federation of the Blind had challenged JNU's admission policy of 2018-19 saying it was 'unfair'.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.