India Disability News

Air Pollution Caused 6% Of Total Disease Burden In India In 2016: Lancet

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 21:18
After child and maternal malnutrition, which was India's leading risk factor for health loss in 2016 causing 14.6 per cent of the country's total disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), air pollution was the second leading risk factor in India as a whole.

Goa enforces new act on disabilities

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 20:09
Speech and language disability and specific learning disabilities have been ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

UP govt approves land distribution for Ganga Flood Control Commission

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 18:15
It also approved the decision to increase the retirement age of staff in Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department from 58 years to 60 years. (ANI) New Delhi [India], November 14 (ANI): In an endeavour to promote 'synergy' and 'integration ...

‘India’s malnutrition disease burden 12 times higher than China’

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 16:17
Titled “India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper ... Among the leading non-communicable diseases, the largest disease burden or Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY) rate increase from 1990 to 2016 was observed for diabetes ...

‘Indians have gained 10 years of life expectancy since 1990’

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 15:49
The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the health of India’s 1.34 billion citizens - encompassing almost a fifth of the world’s population. It estimates the key drivers of ill health, disability, and premature death in all 29 states ...

India’s disease burden worsens, could nix growth potential

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 13:09
New Delhi: India is facing a health crisis spanning the entire spectrum ... The extent of the crisis becomes clear when the Disability Adjusted Life Years, or DALY rate—disease burden expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability ...

India's population has gained a decade of life expectancy since 1990', says study

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 10:35
The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the health of India's 1.34 billion citizens - encompassing almost a fifth of the world's population. It estimates the key drivers of ill health, disability, and premature death in all 29 states, many of ...

Bengaluru girl urges Modi to declare chronic type 1 diabetes a disability

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 23:02
"Include type 1 diabetes as a disability. We might look normal but we are not," reads ... There is lack of awareness in India about type 1 diabetes. Schools have to educate and train their staff in assisting and managing children with type 1 diabetes ...

The technology of turning disability into capability

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 20:06
What are needed, he reiterates, is not sympathy but an adaptive environment and opportunities for people with disabilities to live and work. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your ...

Not Even 1% Of Indian Educational Institutions Disabled-Friendly: National Convention of Youth with Disabilities

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 16:19
"Fifty per cent of persons with disabilities are under 25 years of age, in keeping with India's demographic dividend, yet none of the universities are truly accessible. "A ramp here or a disabled-friendly toilet there doesn't qualify the college or ...

India asks Pakistan to end illegal occupation of PoK

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 15:31
stopping awarding death penalty to juveniles and execution of persons with disabilities. India also recommended reviewing the educational curriculum to remove extreme prejudices, religious intolerance and historical distortions. According to the reports ...

India Cannot Afford To Ignore Tts 35 mn Youth With Disabilities

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:28
Mumbai/New Delhi: For young Pratishtha Deveshwar, finding an accessible accommodation to live in with an automated wheelchair has been expensive. She has costs that students without disabilities don’t. Besides, traveling around the city, with cabs that ...

'Not even 1% of Indian educational institutions disabled-friendly'

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 10:24
Not even one per cent of Indian educational institutions is user-friendly for disabled persons, participants at the National Convention of Youth with Disabilities have said here. According to statistics from the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India ...

India cannot afford to ignore its 35 mn youth with disabilities: National Convention of Youth with Disabilities

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 08:12
Pratishtha Deveshwar was one of the inspirational participants at NCPEDP’s National Convention of Youth with Disabilities powered by Accenture. A total of 100 persons with disabilities, including 65 students attended the conference from top ...

Google will remove Play Store apps using Accessibility Services for the wrong reasons

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 05:23
Android's Accessibility Services has been widely used by app developers to create apps that are better suited for users with disabilities. The API has also been used for other purposes such as creating unique overlay user interfaces and fill in text fields ...

Dating is hard for Indians with disabilities, but now there's an app to help

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 01:46
Kalyani explains that there has always been the need for a platform like Inclov, since the practical complexities of living with disability often deny people the chance for romance and marriage. India has over 26 million people with disabilities ...

Reservation for disabled increased to 5%

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 18:33
A Panjab University committee has approved the enhancement of reservation to persons with disability from 3 per cent to 5 per cent. It will be implemented from the 2018-19 session and has been done to comply with the provisions of the Persons with ...

Portability from a life insurance group plan to an individual plan is not possible

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 15:23
Under a temporary disability cover, the insured is paid a weekly allowance ... Can I also buy such a policy in India to fulfil my wish? Funeral insurance is a standard insurance policy available in overseas markets. Objective of a funeral policy is to ...

Lease of life to soldiers disabled in service: Mohali’s Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre wages war on disability

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 11:40
Once not long ago, they used to guard our borders, today they are battling disability to become self-reliant and find ... for armed personnel in Europe to set up similar centres in India. Col Jaswant Singh Spehia (retd), director of the institute, recounts ...

A matchmaking app for the differently-abled highlights how marginalised the community is

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 07:15
Disability rights activist Nidhi Goyal ... The app is possibly one of the few in India that are accessible and can be used by the visually impaired. Since its launch, there have been 8,000 matches, say the founders (a match happens when a request is ...