Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicSign language

Topic: sign language

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.

With 801 words on farming, agriculture, govt releases 3rd edition of sign language dictionary

The 10,000-word Indian Sign Language dictionary was created by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

NCERT to make textbooks, other educational material accessible in Indian Sign Language

So far, hearing-impaired children could study only through a verbal or written medium, but now they can study through a single Indian Sign Language too.

Indian Sign Language should be declared official language, but only taught by Deaf trainers

Most notices, orders, or even online classes during the lockdown are not accessible to India's Deaf community. It's time to educate Indians on sign language.

Soon: Sign-language interpreters at all government meetings, workshops

The ministry of social justice has written to all ministries to implement the move as part of a larger push to address India’s lacking services for the disabled.

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.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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