Disability Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: United Nations Guidelines on Access to Social Justice for people with Disabilities

The United Nations recently released the first ever guidelines to social justice for people with disabilities in order to make it easy for them to access justice systems in the world. The Guidelines The Guidelines are as follows All persons with disabilities have legal capacities. Therefore, none shall be denied access to justice based on Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

January 4: World Braille Day

Every Year January 4 is celebrated as World Braille Day in order to mark the birth anniversary of Louis Braille. Louis is the inventor of Braille, a written language for blind people. Highlights The World Braille Day is celebrated by the United Nations and also by other world organizations. In November 2018, the UN passed Read More…

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being observed by the United Nations since 1992. The aim of the day is to promote well-being of the persons with disabilities and to increase awareness of their situation in social, political cultural and economic ways. Theme: Promoting participation of persons with disabilities and leadership Highlights The Read More…