Thursday, 20 January, 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

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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