Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

September 23: International Day of Sign Languages

Every year, September 23 is marked as the International Day of Sign Languages by the United Nations. The day is being celebrated since 2018. This year, the International Day of Sign Languages is being celebrated under the following theme Theme: Sign Languages are for Everyone Why September 23? September 23 has been chosen to celebrate ..

22nd edition of UN Committee on CRPD held at Geneva

The 22nd edition of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) was held at UNHRC in Geneva from 2nd & 3rd September 2019. In this session, UN Committee on CRPD took up India’s First Country Report on ‘Status of Disability in India’ for consideration. An Indian delegation was headed by Mrs. Shakuntala ..

Centre for Disability Sports to come up in Gwalior

The Union cabinet has recently approved a proposal for setting up the Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh to benefit para-sports in the country. The centre will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 170.99 crore over a period of five years & will be registered under the Societies Registration Act, ..

2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year on December 3 to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The annual observance ..

India hosts “Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities 2018” in collaboration with South Korea

In New Delhi, the Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities 2018 is organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment during 9-11 November, 2018. India is hosting the event in collaboration with Government of Korea and Rehabilitation International (RI), and their associated partner LG ..