India Disability News

Six lakh fake social sector beneficiaries found in Bihar

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 06:14
After the delisting of fake beneficiaries, their actual number is 61 lakh. Earlier, as many as 67 lakh persons had been getting the money on account of widowhood, disability and old age, among others. Further, as Singh said, the department has decided to ...

'Ensure that you have sufficient insurance coverage'

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 05:30
Individuals need insurance to protect them against the risk of dying early, risk of living long, risk of surviving a dreaded disease, risk of living with total and permanent disability ... life insurance penetration in India is merely 2.72 per cent ...

Medical Explanations for Disability are Beginning to Emerge in Africa

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 04:40
Disability is an impairment that may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or some combination of these, but many people in rural African communities still believe that disability is caused by supernatural forces, curses and ...

Rise to the challenge

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 04:31
And disability being of different kinds and categories, the amount of problems for the physically challenged is very different. Actually, in most of our cities the very basic need — housing and mobility - remains a challenge for them. While India has ...

Nurture the grassroots

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 01:18
I wanted to bring the people with disability together to enable them to live a purposeful ... and nine organisations for the work done by them at the grassroot level across India. “The courage, commitment and confidence of Swayamsiddh is an inspiration ...

Aadhaar helps again; 3 teens to reunite with parents today

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 00:24
BENGALURU: Three teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who were separated from their families a few years ago, will be reunited with their parents on Saturday with the help of Aadhaar. The Unique Identification Authority of India ...

Mimaansa wins award for combating learning disabilities

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 19:55
A MUMBAI-BASED organisation that works on assisting children who suffer from learning disabilities (LD), was awarded in the Young Innovators Challenge 2017 event hosted by 3M India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for its work with students ...

To be poor is unhealthy

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 17:12
Ina surprising omission, the recent National Health Policy (NHP) 2017 sidetracks the ageing of the Indian population and the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, and disabilities or ...

Prithvi Sekhar defies odds for Deaflympics bronze

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 15:56
First time around, in 2013, I wasn't keen on him going. He can compete against players with no disability and I wanted him to focus only on the regular stream. He has played All India Tennis Association (AITA) 50k tournaments and reached semifinals and finals.

Cabinet allows attendant to accompany employees with disabilities during official tour

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 15:32
In a goodwill gesture to facilitate government employees with disabilities to discharge their duties seamlessly, the Council of Ministers has decided to amend the Punjab Civil Services Rules, Volume-III to allow travelling allowance in respect of the ...

Latest Khel Ratna Devendra Jhajharia breaks the glass ceiling

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 08:25
While the awarding of India’s highest sporting honour to the javelin thrower signifies the ultimate mainstreaming of para-sports in society, making it a seminal moment for sports — for champs with disability, Jhajharia’s Khel Ratna is also an apt ...

They are special and inspiring

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 07:44
He is the first Indian paraplegic to ride on the highest road in India. “I just completed a road trip of ... was taxing and none among the 15 hotels he visited were accessible or disability-friendly. He did the road trip to raise awareness about spinal ...

Disability is not a barrier, children prove at NIEMPD’s National Youth Festival

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 04:18
He is the first Indian paraplegic to ride on the highest road in India. “I just completed a road trip of ... was taxing and none among the 15 hotels he visited were accessible or disability-friendly. He did the road trip to raise awareness about spinal ...

Management programme starts at IIM-I

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 01:24
The second day of the programme began with a session on disability by Rama Chari. Participants also attended counselling sessions by Prachi Agarwal, Counsellor, IIM Indore. The highlight of the day was a talk by Ashwani Dahiya, global chief talent officer ...

Lab notes: Rehabilitating stroke patients at home provides no additional benefits

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 22:39
The Family-led Rehabilitation after Stroke in India trial, also called the ATTEND trial ... The patients had been left with disabilities and had reasonable expectations of survival. They all had informal family-nominated caregivers to whom the researchers ...

Latest Khel Ratna breaks the glass ceiling

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 18:38
While the awarding of India’s highest sporting honour to the javelin thrower signifies the ultimate mainstreaming of para-sports in society, making it a seminal moment for sports — for champs with disability, Jhajharia’s Khel Ratna is also an apt ...

Microsoft's 'Eye Control' beta for Windows 10 will empower people with disabilities

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 13:38
SAN FRANCISCO: To empower people with disabilities to operate an on-screen mouse and keyboard, Microsoft has announced beta version of 'Eye Control' feature for Windows 10 that can be accessed by using eye movements. According to a blog post by Dona Sarkar ...

Detaining a student alone cannot assure better learning

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 13:24
What are the reasons for poor learning outcomes of a large proportion of children studying in primary and elementary classes in India? Why are almost 40% ... What about children with some mental disability? When will all middle schools (classes 6 to ...

Change is here

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 12:34
“I got my shot at fame when I appeared in India’s Got Talent, the TV reality show ... movie and dance shows and hoped to work with Salman Khan in the future. "My disability is not a curse but a boon given by God. In the end, hard work remains the ...

Audiology And Speech Therapy: Courses, Colleges And Career Opportunities

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 05:20
New Delhi: While MCC is in the second phase of counselling for All India Quota seats in Medical and Dental colleges ... known fields but given the rising awareness about learning disabilities and their close connection with speech and audio problems ...

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