Disability Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: December 3

Every year, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated on December 3 by the United Nations and several other organisations spread all over the world. This year the day is celebrated with the following theme Theme: “Building Back Better: Towards a disability-inclusive accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”. Background The International Day of Persons ..

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NCERT and ISLRTC to sign MoU to help deaf children access education material

On October 6, 2020, the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) and Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to make the education material accessible to the deaf children. Highlights Under the MoU, educational print materials, teachers’ handbook, supplementary materials and NCERT Textbooks are to be converted ..

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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 ..

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ADIP scheme: First Distribution of Assistive aids to Divyangjan

On June 15, 2020, Government of India organized the first ever ADIP camp. The camp was conducted to distribute free assistive aids to Divyangjans under the ADIP scheme. Highlights The first camp to distribute free assistive aids was organized at Firozpur district of Punjab. The camp was organized by ALIMCO (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of ..

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Composite Regional Centre launched in Port Blair

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for skill development, empowerment of persons and rehabilitation in Port Blair. The Composite Regional Centres in India are located in Kozhikode, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Guwahati, Srinagar, Ahmedabad, Mandi and Suraghi (Chhattisgarh). Highlights The CRCs are centres set under Ministry of Social Justice ..

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