India Disability News

SC orders that girl with disability be given MBBS seat

20 hours 52 min ago
2016 stipulates that eligibility for medical courses for a physically disabled candidate is having disability between 40% and 80%. The Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Admission Committee ...

14-yr-old with intellectual disabilities gangraped, impregnated in Chennai

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 06:24
The crime came to light when a visit to the hospital revealed that the minor, who has intellectual disabilities, was four months pregnant. The accused, including the distant relative of the survivor, ...

India Post Will Disrupt Insurance Market; Becomes Corporate Agent For Bajaj Allianz Life!

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 06:04
As per some reports, India Post will specifically target three types of insurance policies to start with: comprehensive life insurance cover with accidental permanent total and partial disability ...

India Post Payments Bank, Bajaj Allianz announce five-year partnership to sell insurance products on revenue share basis

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 04:54
New Delhi: India Post Payments Bank and Bajaj Allianz Tuesday announced ... which will also include a comprehensive life insurance cover with accidental permanent total and partial disability benefit ...

India Post Payments Bank enters into bancassurance tie-up with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 12:43
The newly-launched India Post Payments Bank (IPPB ... These will include a comprehensive life insurance cover with accidental permanent total and partial disability benefit and accelerated critical il...

Exposure to PM2.5 pollutants in the air adding to India's diabetes burden: Study

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 12:31
While this may appear small with respect to the total number of people with diabetes, it should be noted that the Disability Adjusted Life Years due to diabetes in the same year was the highest in the ...

How air pollution is adding to India’s diabetes burden

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 11:11
While this may appear small with respect to the total number of people with diabetes, it should be noted that the Disability Adjusted Life Years due to diabetes in the same year was the highest in the ...

Nine Members of European Parliament call for all deals with India to be nixed until arrested activists are released

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 04:15
It also details the plight of Professor GN Saibaba, a man with severe disabilities, who has been convicted for ... Several international bodies, including human rights organisations, have noted India' ...

UberEats to insure on road delivery personnel in India

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:54
The benefit cover amounts to Rs 5 lakh against accidental death and permanent disability, for when the delivery fleet are on the road delivering for UberEats. It also covers Rs 2 lakh in medical expen...

Uber Eats launches accident insurance for delivery partners in India

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 08:52
Food delivery platform Uber Eats has launched a comprehensive insurance programme for delivery partners in India. Launched in partnership ... offers a cover of Rs 5 lakh for death and permanent disabi...

Uber Eats launches insurance program for delivery partners in India

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 07:21
Uber’s food delivery arm Uber Eats has launched a comprehensive insurance programme for its delivery partners in India in partnership with Tata ... Rs 5 lakh against accidental death and permanent dis...

European MPs urge EU to cancel agreements with India until arrested activists are released

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 07:13
ʹWe would like to remind India that any denial of reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in detention is not only discriminatory but may well amount to ill-treatment or even torture. In ...

Study shows India’s total health loss due to cancer doubles in last 15 years, incidence rate up 28 per cent

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 01:01
All cancers together contributed 5 per cent of the total disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) and 8.3 per cent of the total deaths in India in 2016, an increase of 90.9 per cent and 112•8 per cent r...

India latest health scorecard: More heart disease, a surge in diabetes and a rising suicide rate

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 07:33
The number of chronic obstructive lung disease cases in India has almost doubled from ... both in terms of number of deaths and in terms of Disability-Adjusted Life Years or DALYs.

As India Stares at Glaring Inequality, a One-Spot Jump in HDI is no Cause for Celebration

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 12:45
India may have jumped one notch up in its ranking in the ... ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants and refugees, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex com...

Mohali: Blind sepoy gets disability pension after 48 years

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 07:38
MOHALI: After a 48-year-long struggle, Mohinder Singh, a visually-impaired sepoy, has finally managed to get disability pension. He was relieved of duty with 40% disability 48 years ago and ...

India -A Poverty Of Rights

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 07:06
Article 17 outlaws the practice of untouchability, making enforcement of any disability arising out of unt­ouchability ... reveal that untouchability in all its forms is still rampant in India. Many r...

Members of the European Parliament Demand The Release of Arrested Activists in India

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 03:04
“We would like to remind India that any denial of reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in detention is not only discriminatory but may well amount to ill-treatment or even tortur

Heart disease, stroke among top killers in India

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 18:30
India has witnessed an alarming rise in the occurrence of ... The proportion of deaths and disability from heart disease was significantly higher in men than in women, but was similar among men and wo...

Reality different in ‘leprosy-free’ India, says Supreme Court

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 14:44
India “underestimated” leprosy and diverted funds meant ... which would enable them to secure their right to food and be brought under the aegis of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, t...

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