India Disability News

Sheltering a wandering mind: Why India needs more daycares for people with dementia

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 07:39
In India, over four million elderly people have dementia ... Support facilities are lacking not just for people with dementia, but for those with other mental disabilities who wander. Maithili, 23, living in a slum in Whitefield, Bangalore, had been ...

Among persons with disability, Maitrey Govind bags AIR 21

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 20:02
Maitrey Govind Ranade, a student of Ryan International, has achieved All India Rank 21 in the category for persons with disability in the JEE Advanced, the results of which were declared on Sunday. Cerebral palsy had restrained his physical movements but ...

Kerala to introduce Comprehensive Newborn Screening program to detect birth defects

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 12:40
The universal Comprehensive Newborn Screening (CNS) programme will be the first of its kind to be launched in India. Dr M. Sreehari ... the IMR to 8 by 2020 as well as to prevent and reduce disabilities among children." Visible birth defects are those ...

Sterling Holiday Resorts launches India’s first comprehensive holiday insurance

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 11:18
Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited has launched India’s first comprehensive holiday insurance ... 3,00,000 in case of accidents resulting in disability or death. • Entitlement up to INR 1,50,000 for hospital bills in case of emergency treatment due ...

My Secret Self: A Personal Story Of Growing Up Trangender In India

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 02:37
But she coped. She had to cope, even though her heart felt like screaming out, “Being transgender is not a disability, It felt like doing something wrong, like stealing! We are transgender and not thieves! It is not my fault that I am a trans ...

Digitisation of material at institute of education for children with multiple disabilities makes it research facilitative, reveals study

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 06:20
"The research in the area of education for children with multiple disabilities has not taken roots in India, though some research has been done in education related to visually and hearing impaired children since standardised languages like Braille and ...

Easy access for disabled

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 13:30
The initiative will be taken up as part of the Accessible India campaign of the Centre where efforts are being made to retrofit facilities that are not accessible for the persons with disabilities. The authorities are also taking steps to include the ...

Firefox Bikes' new campaign #EverydayAbility aims to normalise disability, promote inclusive hiring

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 03:50
DViO Digital, integrated marketing company has stitched together a CSR campaign #EverydayAbility on behalf of Firefox Bikes to showcase the potential of Persons with Disability (PWD) and promote inclusive hiring. The campaign focuses on the capabilities of ...

India – Government Systematically Targeting Dalit and Rights Activist, Muzzling Dissent

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 11:34
He is also a legal counsel in the case of Dr. G.N. Saibaba, a Delhi University professor with 90% disabilities, who has been accused ... of the Government of Maharashtra and Government of India. 4) The free reign given to vigilante groups ...

Metro Cash & Carry India’s diverse recruitment sets benchmark

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 06:25
Speaking to Telangana Today, the director & Head-Human Resources of Metro Cash & Carry India, Uday Khanna said that the initiative started after a successful outcome of a partnership with two local NGOs-Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI ...

India needs a menstrual leave policy

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 14:15
Moreover, women in India get paid much less than men ... Menstruation is a perfectly natural biological process, not a disease or a disability. However, it can range from a slightly discomforting to a severely debilitating experience for women.

India to help Myanmar in insurance laws

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 08:25
Naypyidaw (Myanmar): The General Insurance Corp of India (GIC) will assist Myanmar authorities in ... car, homeowners, life and disability.

'The SRK-Kalam Health Project - India's First Population Health Study' Launched for People's Good

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 05:14
Niramaya - The SRK-Kalam Health Project - India's First Population Health Study' carried out ... that upstream health can indeed save wastage of working days on account of disability and mitigate the economic hardships of the already poor people.

Haryana: Women govt staffers with disabilities to get child care allowance

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 21:01
Haryana government has decided to give special monthly allowance of Rs 1,500 for child care to female government employees with disability. “For the first time in Haryana’s history, female government employees with disabilities would get special ...

Explained Snippets: Drop in maternal mortality ratio, driven by action-group states

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:28
Maternal Mortality Ratio of India has declined from 167 per 100,000 live births ... Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries. In pulling out a net ...

Haryana to give spl monthly allowance for child care to female govt employees with disability

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:34
Haryana government has decided to give special monthly allowance of Rs 1,500 for child care to female government employees with disability. Stating this here on Wednesday, an official spokesman said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved all these ...

Most individuals don’t care if partners have disability: Survey

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 13:21
conducted a survey among 30,000 people with disabilities and health disorders across 300 cities in India. The participating age group ranged from 18 to 30 years. The survey found that a majority of 61 per cent of the audience is okay with their partner ...

As per survey, most individuals don’t care if partners have disability

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 02:41
conducted a survey among 30,000 people with disabilities and health disorders across 300 cities in India. The participating age group ranged from 18 to 30 years. The survey found that a majority of 61 per cent of the audience are okay with their partners ...

Most individuals don't care if partners have disability: Survey

Sun, 03/06/2018 - 11:59
conducted a survey among 30,000 people with disabilities and health disorders across 300 cities in India. The participating age group ranged from 18 to 30 years. The survey found that a majority of 61 per cent of the audience are okay with their partners ...

How A Couple Is Clearing Misconceptions About Down Syndrome In India Through A WhatsApp Group

Sun, 03/06/2018 - 11:27
This chromosomal condition is associated with intellectual disability, a characteristic facial appearance ... At that time we made a resolution to adopt a baby girl with Down syndrome in India.” The journey of the duo in finding the 15-month-baby ...

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