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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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