India Disability News

Asia Remains a Hot Spot for Anemia Prevalence

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 06:06
In India, there is a need to do more than what is being done ... It was the leading cause of years lived with disability among children and adolescents and is associated long-term with reduced working performance, cognitive impairment, and fatigue.

CAT 2017: Registrations to begin in 10 days at iimcat.ac.in: Know how to apply

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 04:59
and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories]), awarded by any university or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act ...

She has been the write hand of students for 9 yrs

Sun, 30/07/2017 - 21:29
Meet Pushpa Preeya (29). She works in the IT industry and doubles as a scribe for students with disability – a work she has been doing voluntarily for the last nine years. As a scribe, she transcribes answers for students taking exams. So far ...

‘Can fight heart diseases by mitigating risk factors’

Sun, 30/07/2017 - 19:20
Already, data from many parts of rural India suggest that CVDs are the leading cause of death and disability. This is primarily due to rise in CVD risk factors such as tobacco use, high blood pressure, diabetes and probably... Summary: Similarly ...

Higher insurance coverage for Indian emigrant workers

Sun, 30/07/2017 - 17:35
Certification of accidental death or permanent disability by Indian Missions and Posts abroad ... The insurance will also remain valid during visit of subscriber to India or any third country during the period of the insurance cover. While providing ...

Disabled people not to be left behind in smart cities

Sun, 30/07/2017 - 16:00
Will people with disabilities, the much neglected lot in society get due access to basic public utilities in the evolving 'Smart Cities' in India? The answer seems to be a hopeful yes. At least 100 buildings each in 50 cities will be made accessible in a ...

Visually-impaired Divyanshu Ganatra to Lead in Manali to Khardung La Cycle Expedition!

Sun, 30/07/2017 - 10:57
Divyanshu Ganatra who founded Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF), a non-profit organization in 2014 to promote inclusion between Persons with Disability (PwDs ... s edition of ‘In Sync M2K2017’, India’s first inclusive tandem cycling ...

People with disabilities to get access to basic public utilities in smart cities

Sun, 30/07/2017 - 08:15
Will people with disabilities, the much neglected log in society get due access to basic public utilities in the evolving 'Smart Cities' in India? The answer seems to be a hopeful yes. At least 100 buildings each in 50 cities will be made accessible in a ...

Teen artist seeks prosthesis under RTE

Sun, 30/07/2017 - 02:03
Ritik has knocked on court's door, seeking prosthetic limbs under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 and the Disability Act from the state government. Under the RTE Act, students with special needs are entitled to government aid for their medical and ...

Call for building ramps for the disabled at all places

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 18:32
He said around 15% of the global population had some type of disability or the other and cited the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda which states that no human should be denied the basic human rights. “India is not growing as fast as it should be in this ...

Jobs without prejudice

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 18:24
The summit, hosted in partnership between Springboard Consulting and Accenture, was attended by the likes of Cisco Systems India Pvt Ltd, DELL EMC, and Goldman Sachs, among others. It wasn’t always like this. Even five years ago, disability inclusion ...

PMR depts still non-existent or scanty

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 17:09
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) is a branch of modern (allopathic) system of medicine that improves functional ability and quality of life to those with disabilities. However, despite the Medical Council of India (MCI) directives, issued nearly ...

Cut your chances of suffering a stroke

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 01:21
Additionally, a study published in International Journal of Stroke a few years ago claims, “India, like other developing countries ... “Some strokes are fatal while others cause permanent or temporary disabilities.” Understand the risk Consultant ...

India poor in providing mental healthcare

Sat, 29/07/2017 - 00:53
India ranks 11th in a list of 15 countries of the Asia-Pacific ... Suicide rates in the country are 21.1 with 2,443 disability adjusted life years per lakh. Around nine percent of the population of our country suffers from mental illnesses and this is ...

Indian-origin woman gives birth to first digitally monitored twins in UK

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 23:57
Comparing growth rates to "singletons" can lead to unnecessary interventions, causing stillbirths, premature births and disabilities. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

CAG pulls up Defence Ministry for ''deficiencies'' in pension disbursement system

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 15:43
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), which carried out performance audit ... non-restoration of commuted portion of pension, wrong revision of disability element, and non-revision of fixed medical allowance. Analysis of bulk data for the ...

‘Issuing of UDID cards taken up in 15 states in first phase’: Kamlesh Kumar Pandey

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 15:42
“A proposal is also under study for starting a department of Disability Studies in the city-based Osmania University to take up research,” he said. The Central government has selected 50 cities under its Accessible India campaign and 100 buildings in ...

NGO in India organises fundraiser to promote entrepreneurship, eye healthcare & gender inclusion

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 13:03
New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI-NewsVoir): As a part of the Government ... This unit will be operated and marketed by the self-help group members of 'Persons with Disabilities' in cooperation with ICDS and the district health department.

'Issuing of UDID cards taken up in 15 states in first phase'

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 12:59
"A proposal is also under study for starting a department of Disability Studies in the city-based Osmania University to take up research," he said. The Central government has selected 50 cities under its Accessible India campaign and 100 buildings in each ...

It takes two to pedal!

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 12:08
To my knowledge, it is India's first," he adds. Thirty people will ride across ... Only when you befriend someone having a disability, will you be sensitised to their access issues. Sports is a great unifier." says Divyanshu, signing off, promising to ...

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