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India to get new driving license, vehicle registration norms from October

India Disability News - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:11
India will soon see new driving license and vehicle registration ... Apart from past offences, the card will also contain information like physical disability and modification done to the vehicle to m...

You Feel Old Early In India Than In Japan And Switzerland, A New Study Reveals

India Disability News - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:41
If you live in India, you will begin to suffer the negative effects of ... the researchers measured “age-related disease burden” by aggregating all disability-adjusted life years -- a measurement of l...

Air travel in India remains a nightmare for persons with disabilities

India Disability News - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:42
In December 2017, Kaushik Kumar Majumdar, a person with 85% orthopaedic disability, was not allowed to board the Air India flight from Bengaluru to Kolkata. Why? He refused to remove the batteries fro...

Indigenous datasets: A listing to help AI perform better in India

India Disability News - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 01:39
India doesn’t have a standard database that can feed that ... The datasets are from the census and cover areas such as languages, population, age, religion, disability, and schedule tribes. City-scale ...

Election Commission of India launches cVIGIL app ahead of Lok Sabha polls

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 23:42
After announcing the dates of Lok Sabha 2019 polls, the Election Commission of India (ECI ... A 'PwD App' to enable Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to request for new registration, change ...

3,000 voters with disabilities to get ramps, vehicles in Arunachal

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 17:18
State Chief Electoral Officer Kaling Tayeng Monday said the Election Commission would build ramps in booths in the plains for voters with disabilities. In hilly and difficult areas, the authorities wo...

J&J fined Rs74.5 lakh for its first faulty hip implant in India

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 11:43
The central drug regulator has directed pharmaceutical major Johnson and Johnson (J&J) to pay an amount of Rs74.5 lakh as compensation to the first among several patients in India affected ... includi...

HGS and NASSCOM Foundation Launch Center of Excellence (CoE) for Persons with Disabilities in Bangalore

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 10:35
Company’s third CoE in India to train 100 PwDs to make them job ready Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) in collaboration with NASSCOM Foundation, has launched a Center of Excellence (CoE) for training Pe...

You feel old early in India than in Japan, reveals new study

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 07:29
India ranks 159th on age-related burden rate and 138th on ... To reach the conclusion, the researchers measured "age-related disease burden" by aggregating all disability-adjusted life years -- a meas...

Are you living in India? You may feel old early than people in Japan

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 07:13
India ranks 159th on age-related burden rate and 138th on ... To reach the conclusion, the researchers measured “age-related disease burden” by aggregating all disability-adjusted life years — a measu...

You feel old early in India than in Japan

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 07:03
India ranks 159th on age-related burden rate and 138th on ... To reach the conclusion, the researchers measured “age-related disease burden” by aggregating all disability-adjusted life years — a measu...

HGS and NASSCOM Foundation Launch Center of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities in Bangalore

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 06:38
Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, "Even though Persons with Disabilities constitute a significant 5 to 6 % of India's population, their need for meaningful employment remains unmet. By setti...

Plea In Delhi HC Challenges Separate ID Cards For Disabled Persons In Railways Other Than Unique Disability Identity Card

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 06:25
It states that The modalities enlisted in the impugned notification are in contravention of the sense of dignity, self-respect and self-worth as envisaged in the United Nations Convention on Rights of ...

This Charity Is Planning A Nowruz Celebration In San Diego To Help Girls With Disabilities

India Disability News - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 01:45
The international Foundation for the Independence of Girls with Disabilities (IFIGD) aims to create a sense of purpose, confidence and empowerment for girls who have been marginalized, regardless of a...

PIL Filed In SC For Guidelines Protecting Rights Of Persons With Disabilities During Air Travel; Notice Issued

India Disability News - Sun, 10/03/2019 - 12:11
As for Air India, he claims that it violated his dignity and that its acts were in contravention of Articles 5 and 9 of the UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities, apart from Articles 12 and 14 of ...

SC issues notice to Centre, Air India over plea regarding ease of travel for specially-abled passengers

India Disability News - Sun, 10/03/2019 - 05:30
A petition in this regard was filed by Kaushik Kumar Majumdar with 85 per cent orthopaedic disability, who alleged that in December 2017, he was retracted from boarding an Air India flight and receive...

Aspirants with over 80% disability may be able to study medicine

India Disability News - Sat, 09/03/2019 - 23:57
The Board of Governors-Medical Council of India (BoG-MCI) approve the proposal last month. “Yes, we are in the process of putting out a revised notification that will expand the eligibility ambit for ...

Air pollution crisis: Can India ape China in tackling the problem?

India Disability News - Sat, 09/03/2019 - 15:06
Air pollution is the third biggest risk factor for disease and disability in India, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. It ranks above high blood pressure and tobacco use. Ashish Jai...

Schools allotted to kids under disability quota in Delhi don’t have special educators: Parents

India Disability News - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 21:35
A section of parents seeking enrolment of their children at entry-level classes in private schools under the disability quota say the institutes they have been allotted are not equipped to cater to th...

Minor girl overcomes crippling disability after rare surgery in SKIMS

India Disability News - Fri, 08/03/2019 - 09:45
Srinagar, Mar 8 (UNI) A rare surgery performed at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, has helped an 11-year-old girl to overcome crippling disability. A SKIMS spokesperson said that ...

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