Disability in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

In MP, acid attack victims included under disability and to be eligible to get all benefits as per Disabilities Act 2016

In Madhya Pradesh, acid attack victims have been included under disability and they will be eligible to get all benefits of various schemes of the government as per Disabilities Act 2016. According to the Commissioner of Social Justice and Disabled Welfare, now 21 types of disabilities including acid attack have been included in place of ..

Divyang Sarathi Mobile App

Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched ‘Divyang Sarathi’—The accessible and comprehensive mobile application for easy dissemination of information to ‘Divyangjans’. This mobile application aims at providing all relevant information pertaining to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, including its various acts, rules, regulations and guidelines, ..

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 ..

An American facelift for the Jaipur foot

Soon there will be a Michigan version of the famous Jaipur Foot. The Jaipur Foot considered to be among the world’s cheapest and most user-friendly artificial limbs. A prototype of the new Jaipur Foot, is prepared jointly by the Dr. P. K. Sethi from Rehabilitation & Jaipur Limb Training Centre and Engineers from the Michigan ..