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Nine para-athletes included in TOPS The Sports Ministry has extended the benefits of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) to India’s elite disabled athletes by providing them funding to prepare for next year’s Paralympic Games in Rio De... Achievements, General, Adventure and Sports 06/Jul/2015
PUNJAB GOVT LAUNCHES MOTIVATION CAMPAIGN TO BOOST EYE DONATION Punjab on Sunday launched a Statewide novel campaign to motivate people in general and vehicle drivers in particular to pledge their eyes and other body parts to benefit lakhs of visually impaired... Accessibility, General, Medical 06/Jul/2015
Visually impaired headmaster cracks UPSC Yograj Singh, a visually impaired (75% loss of vision) school headmaster of Government High School, Beerampur, in the backward Bet area of Hoshiarpur district, has cleared the UPSC with rank 1213.... General, Education and Employment 06/Jul/2015
Visually impaired appointed vice-principal of jail school A visually impaired officer has been appointed the vice-principal at the Punjab jail training school, Patiala, in an alleged violation of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA). Eyebrows were... Achievements, General, Education and Employment 03/Jul/2015
Supreme Court Orders Compensation of Rs. 1.8 Crore to Chennai Girl in Medical Negligence Case NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court today ordered one of the largest compensations so far in the country in a case of medical negligence - Rs.1.8 crore. The Tamil Nadu government has to pay the sum to a 18... General, Medical 03/Jul/2015
DISABLED POPULATION UP BY 22.4% IN A DECADE In a decade between two Censuses — that of 2001 and 2011 — the country’s disabled population has increased by 22.4 per cent even as the total households having disabled persons in the country have... Discrimination, General, Policy News 01/Jul/2015
Measures to Ensure Safe Passage for Visually Impaired' THRISSUR:Transport Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan visited Thrissur KSRTC stand on Friday, where a bus had rammed into two blind cricketers based out of Palakkad, killing them in the process,... Achievements, General, Policy News, Adventure and Sports 01/Jul/2015
Novartis introduces first app for visually impaired people for use with Apple Watch & other smart watches Novartis Pharmaceuticals, a global healthcare company, announced the launch of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches. The discreet, hands-free nature... General, Science & technology, Product and Technology 01/Jul/2015
Ibsar served 875 visually impaired persons last year   JEDDAH — The honorary president of Ibsar Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz has donated SR1 million to the association to help it pay off its loans and continue its services of providing help to the... Accessibility, Achievements, Discrimination, General 01/Jul/2015
10 Years Age Relaxation in Central Government Jobs for Disabled People NEW DELHI: In a big relief to people with physical disabilities, the central government has announced to allow a relaxation of 10 years in age for the visually-challenged, hearing-impaired and... General, Policy News, Education and Employment 30/Jun/2015

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