#WorldDisabilityDay: BETiC innovator develops FractoAid to prevent disability after an accident

In India, 10%-30% of hospital registrations are due to road traffic injuries and a majority of these people tend to develop varying levels of disabilities. An accident victim may just have a fracture- but due to improper handling, while transferring them to a hospital, the condition may worsen. A simple splint could prevent matters from […]

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#InternationalDisabilityDay: ‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’

  Today, the world population is over 7 billion people. More than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. 80 per cent live in developing countries. Diksha has been paraplegic since birth but does not allow her disability to define her or be a […]

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Pune: Doctor starts matrimonial website for the physically disabled

The website, which is called www.divyangmatrimony.in was started by Dr Sameer Desai, it aims to help people with disabilities find a partner according to their needs. “The website is free. It helps people with genetic counselling, marriage counselling, and also career counselling. Information about different disabilities is also displayed on it. When I had conducted […]

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“I want to work for the disabled,” Miss Deaf World Europe-Asia

Hailing from Panipat, Nishtha Dudeja, the 23-year-old girl became the first Indian to win the ‘Miss Deaf World Europe-Asia Beauty Pageant.’ The 18th edition of the beauty pageant was held recently at Prague, Czech Republic. Born by deaf, Nishtha has now become a role model and a living inspiration for many struggling children and people […]

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Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliant

People living in remote hamlets of the tribal areas in Maharashtra lack basic facilities, like healthcare, and education. The tribal communities have worse health indicators as compared to the people living in the metropolitan cities. Malnutrition and lack of awareness about personal hygiene makes them even more vulnerable to the diseases. In the past, the […]

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Include blood disorder category in UPSC exam form, demands MP

Include blood disorder category in UPSC exam form, demands MP

While speaking in the Lok Sabha during the zero hour, Shiv Sena MP, Dr Shrikant Shinde raised this issue and demanded that the people suffering from disabilities due to some blood disorder, should also be a beneficiary in government benefits and reservation in jobs. He also said that Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination form […]

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