Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicRights of Persons with Disabilities Act of 2016

Topic: Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act of 2016

Urban planning key to realising rights for persons with disabilities. Learn from Karnataka

While disability rights are guaranteed by the Constitution, their realisation lies with state and municipal laws. Karnataka is a good model to start with.

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.

Disabled Indians have climbed the Mount Everest, but still struggle to enter temples and mosques

It is sad that barriers are built on the basis of a person’s disability- especially in India where the Ashtavakra Gita is based on a person with 8 physical disabilities

On Camera

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Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

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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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