High levels of lead contamination in the blood of children may have a significant impact in lowering their IQ and increasing the risk of other diseases, a study has found. Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia conducted the first ever meta-analysis of lead levels in the blood… Read More High lead exposure causing intellectual disability in Indian children: study
Every main railway station should be accessible to disabled persons. Lifts should be provided to connect different platforms through overbridges. There should be at least one compartment with a ramp or low-level gate, as in the case of metro trains. Train compartments should be designed like those of the metro. INITIALLY, seven types of disabilities… Read More Even Delhi railway station is a nightmare…
While most companies are making an effort to have a diverse workforce, which could inculcate everyone in the organization regardless of their gender or creed, the disabled workforce is still an ignored section in the industry. A National Survey conducted by University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability says that only 28 per cent of companies… Read More Is an Inclusive Workforce Still a Distant Dream?
Kupwara and Uri, two bordering towns along the Line of Control in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, have one of the highest densities of landmines in the world. Local residents often become unknowing victims of landmine explosions as these hilly pastures are traditional grazing grounds for their livestock. When Fatah Mohammed, a resident of Kupwara,… Read More Happy feet, Jaipur style
Though the Punjab Cabinet, led by Capt Amarinder Singh, last week gave in-principle approval to the new Sports Policy 2018 with an aim to promoting sports among youth, the differently abled community in the district as well physically challenged sportspersons have expressed their apprehensions over the same and said the community was excluded from the… Read More Differently abled unhappy over newly approved sports policy
A Jalandhar-based disability activist has accused Air India of asking for charges for carrying a wheelchair on board a flight from Mumbai to Delhi. Vivek Joshi (38), who was presented the President’s Award in 2016, was asked by the staff at the airport to pay Rs 1,180 for the wheelchair, which would take him inside… Read More Disability activist hits out at Air India
JAMMU, Oct 8: There was no strict compliance to the directives of the Supreme Court and Election Commission of India about facilities for disabled and infirm voters during the Phase-1 of the Urban Local Bodies elections held in twelve districts spread across the three regions of the State today. Due to this, these categories of… Read More No strict compliance to SC, ECI directives on facilities for disabled, infirm electors