News of the June month 2023

News of the June month 2023

News of the June month 2023

These UPSC aspirants overcome their disabilities to pursue their goals

UPSC 2022: Some applicants beat the odds, do not allow their disability stand in the way of their success, and go on to become role models. One’s hopes of getting into the civil service are in tatters when one realises how difficult it is to pass tests administered by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). However, some individuals overcome all obstacles and refuse to let their impairment stand in the way of their achievement, becoming role models for others in the process.

Akhila B S, who earned 760th place in the competitive exam, never gave up and never allowed her impairment stand in the way of her accomplishment. The 28-year-old woman who was five when she lost her right arm in a bus accident aced the test with flying colours.

On September 11, 2000, Akhila, the daughter of a former headmaster at a government high school, had a tragic accident in which she lost her right arm from the shoulder.

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Disability data won’t change quickly, according to the Centre, which defends the National Family Health Survey-6 questionnaire.

The Ministry claims that the NFHS-6 survey’s primary focus is mother and child health, despite criticism about the absence of disability-related questions; campaigners need extensive data on the disabled to improve care.

The Health Ministry responded to criticism over the removal of disability-related questions in the sixth cycle of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-6), which is about to start, by stating that disability data will not change very quickly and there is no reason to collect this data every three years.

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Netherlands euthanizing autistic and intellectually handicapped people, researcher finds

Researchers have discovered that Netherlands programmes have recently executed otherwise healthy people with autism and intellectual disabilities.

In five cases examined by experts at Kingston University in the UK, people under the age of 30 who sought lawful euthanasia claimed autism as a motivating factor.

“Factors directly associated with intellectual disability and/or ASD were the sole cause of suffering described in 21% of cases and a major contributing factor in a further 42% of cases,” Kingston University’s study on the subject concluded.

Special needs passengers: airport staff receives training

In a workshop on Monday, airline employees and CISF officials who inspect and pat-down passengers at the Kolkata airport received training on how to deal with travellers who have autism, speech impediment, attention deficit disorder, and learning challenges.

The session, which was held at the airport, was attended by 60 members of the CISF as well as some representatives from the airlines and staff. They learned how to communicate with the flyers with special needs from the counsellors from a mental health facility who led the event.

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Disability Rights Advocates in Lakshadweep Hold Another Protest as Accessibility Problems Persist

On May 1, the deserted island of Bangaram, a popular tourist destination in the Lakshadweep archipelago, played home to a G20 meeting on sustainable development. All illegal protests on the islands are prohibited between April 27 and May 5 according to an order issued in April by the assistant district magistrate Kavaratti.

According to the rule, any protests during the G20 meeting will damage the islands’ reputation for friendliness.

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Why this neurodegenerative disease needs ‘rare’ tag

In order to provide patients with access to reasonable care and treatment, experts and medical professionals have urged that the progressive neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) be included in the national rare disease policy. The request was made before Wednesday’s Global ALS/MND (motor neurone disease) Awareness Day.

The ALS Care and Support Foundation urged more focus on the unique requirements of the ALS community. “With an estimated 4,50,000 cases worldwide, the average lifespan is only two to five years.

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Children with disabilities in J&K struggle to enrol in schools

Child rights advocate Zaheer Jan has been battling for children with special needs in Jammu and Kashmir to receive equal opportunities in education, which is a fundamental right under Article 21, for years.

In his most recent petition, he writes, “I am writing this petition in support of thousands of Jammu and Kashmir children with special needs so that they get equal rights in education under (inclusive education) in all private schools as per laws.”

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At the World Games, Special Olympics Bharat wins a silver medal, spurring a medal rush.

The Indian delegation found their silver lining quite literally with the first medals from this year’s event, won by T Vishal in powerlifting, despite the first Monday of the World Games living up to all the clichés about gloominess, greyness, and an overwhelmingly cloudy sky offering no sun, no rain, or shine. At the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, the 16-year-old from Puducherry earned silver medals in the men’s squat (122.50 kg), deadlift (155 kg), and bench press (85 kg).

Vishal’s parents encouraged him to participate in extracurricular activities and sports, but he didn’t truly get into athletics until he started watching the Paralympic Games. He immediately requested that his parents locate a coach who could instruct him in the fundamentals and methods of the sport.

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Indonesia, India, Malaysia: More Opportunities For People With Disabilities | CNA Correspondent

Indonesian children with special needs have a hard time getting access to education. Only roughly 2,300 special education schools exist in the nation, despite the almost two million children with special needs. Additionally, these schools lack the resources for students with impairments as well as the requisite teacher training.

Millions of disabled persons in India never get the chance to work. However, some social agencies are working to reverse this by giving people access to employment and educational opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential.

STEM laboratories will be funded by the government for classes 11 and 12 in schools that cater to kids with special needs.

The department of empowerment of persons with disabilities has decided to fund the setting up of STEM labs for classes 11 and 12 in schools catering to students who are blind, deaf or have intellectual disabilities across the country in order to promote and strengthen access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education for persons with disabilities. Based on the bids they receive, the DEPwD under the ministry of social justice and empowerment will cover 100 such schools each year.

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DoE develops curricula to prepare disabled youngsters for employment

On Friday, the department’s director of education, Himanshu Gupta, stated that the goal is to create a curriculum that is more adapted to the needs of children with disabilities so that they are employable once they have completed their schooling.

To determine areas where it may work to make kids employable, Gupta, the director of education (DoE), had a consultative meeting with professionals from various industries. According to him, the department will create curricula for each area of handicap so that these kids can learn skills that match their talents and interests.

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India Inc. needs to step up its efforts to serve kids with special needs.

According to specialists in HR policy, there is now very little awareness of the issue in corporate India or even globally. According to experts, “diversity” management has only been based on employee representation for gender, sexual orientation, age, and persons with disabilities, not for the employees’ families.

Ashima Mehta*, who lives in Lucknow and has an 8-year-old autistic son, manages her career and personal obligations unlike any other mother. She frequently worries about her child’s future and ability to live independently despite receiving ongoing help from family members because she is one of the high-support cases.

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Autism Pride Day: Lessons from my Son’s Special Needs I’ve Learned in Life

Although my older son had a mad love for music and could name any song after hearing the first few notes by the time he was three, he was unable to communicate with us effectively. He also refused to play with children his own age. He also had difficulties falling asleep, had certain meals he could eat for weeks or months without asking for a change.

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India has a nearly two-third unemployment rate for individuals with impairments; businesses’ hesitation is to blame.

In India, 64% of persons with disabilities are unemployed, and many observers attribute this to cultural views and some companies’ reluctance to hire people with impairments. Approximately 26.9 million Indians are disabled, according to government statistics.

When compared to men, disabled women hold far fewer occupations.

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Airport in Bengaluru denies boarding to autistic youngster due to “threat”

A 15-year-old autistic child was shockingly denied boarding by SriLankan Airlines ground employees at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) because they believed he might pose a threat to the pilots and other passengers.
After a two-hour ordeal, the airline personnel finally allowed him to board the trip, but his mother resisted the strange decision.

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