Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

2017 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 ..

Govt to fine-tune Persons with Disability Act 1995

Govt will introduce a fresh law to substitute the current Persons with Disability Act 1995 Objective: To synchronize the rights and facilities entitled to persons with disabilities at par with international standards. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is working on a draft legislation for empowerment of persons with disabilities in line with the United ..

Tax concessions to private employers of persons with disabilities: NAC

National Advisory Council, NAC has suggested providing tax benefits to private employers of persons with disabilities. Some of the key recommendations by the NAC are: Incorporating measures like extending subsidies and financial benefits for initiating small-scale income generation activities by household of persons with disabilities while drafting Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill (RPDB) Law ..