Persons with Disabilities: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation to launch ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign
Published: March 19, 2020
Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation partnered to launch the ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign. The campaign aims at empowering people with disabilities with the technology required for better access to equal opportunities. The campaign invites applications from students, citizens and social organisations to build customised solutions that address challenges faced by people with disabilities. The ..
Facts Box: Accessible India Campaign
Published: December 16, 2019
Recently GoI extended the deadline for Accessible India Campaign to March 2020. The main objective of the campaign is to make public spaces friendly for persons with disabilities. About the campaign The campaign is also called Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme was launched by Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The initiative is in ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Divya Kala Shakti- Witnessing Ability in Disability
Published: July 23, 2019
A special cultural program, the “Divya Kala Shakti- Witnessing Ability in Disability” was organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in New Delhi. The program was attended by the President of India who witnessed performances by specially-abled children. The event also attended by ..
2nd Global Disability Summit’ being held in Argentina
Published: June 6, 2019
The 2nd Global Disability Summit is being held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6 June to 8 June 2019. From India a delegation headed by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, will be participating in Summit. Union Minister also attended ‘1st Global Disability Summit’ held at London, UK in July 2018. Key ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
Topics: 2nd Global Disability Summit • Argentina • Buenos Aires • Global Disability Summit • International Disability Alliance • Memorandum of understanding • Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment • Persons with Disabilities • PwDs • Thaawarchand Gehlot • UK Department for International Development • UK DFID
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities sets World Record
Published: March 2, 2019
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has set a new world record. The department had undertaken the Modern Artificial Limbs (Legs) implantation in Gujarat’s Bharuch. The implantation was carried out for 260 people in record eight hours. This was the seventh world record set by the Department of ..