Persons with Disabilities Current Affairs - 2019

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2nd Global Disability Summit’ being held in Argentina

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 Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities sets World Record

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 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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2nd edition of Indian Sign Language Dictionary Launched

The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot launched the 2nd Edition of Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary in New Delhi. ISL Dictionary The Dictionary was brought about by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & Culture

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Voter Verification and Information Programme Launched

The Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) was launched by the Election Commission during the two-day intensive training-cum-workshop on the use of information & communication technology for the conduct of general elections. During the workshop, training was imparted on the c-VIGIL mobile application. The c-VIGIL app provides time-stamped, evidence-based proof of complaints relating to violation Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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Braille Voter Slips for Visually Impaired and Blind

The Election Commission of India will be issuing Braille voter slips for the visually impaired and blind voters in the Lok Sabha elections due this year. The Braille voter slips were already issued during the recently held assembly polls. The initiative is part of the strategic framework for ‘accessible elections’, The Election commission of India also plans to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: December 3

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year on December 3 to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. The 2018 theme for this day is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. It  focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & Observances

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Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities held in New Delhi

The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC) 2018 held in New Delhi from November 9 to 11, 2018. It was co-hosted by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Korea and its organising partners namely Rehabilitation International Korea and LG Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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