India eye holistic development, enhances skill development for Persons with disabilities in line with UNCRDP

Skill India Mission enhances focus on developing, mapping, and employability for PWDs.

According to census 2011, there are 26.8 million Persons with Disabilities in India,which constitutes 2.21% of our population. These include Persons with Hearing Disability, Locomotor Disability, Visual Disability, Speech Disability, Intellectual Disability, Mental Illness, Multiple Disabilities and other unspecified categories of Disabilities. India is a signatory to the UNCRPD which came into the effect from May 2018. The Government of ...

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MWCD report on ‘Women in Prisons’ focuses on rehab and advocates bail to women inmates having served 1/3rd of sentence

With a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations- Report on ‘Women in Prisons’ launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development proposes amendment in bail laws and aims at changing the way prison administration perceives women inmates. Pic for representation purposes only

As per most recent data available from the end of 2015, there are 4,19,623 persons in jail in India, of which, 17,834 (about 4.3%) are women. Of these, 11,916 (66.8%) are undertrial prisoners. In India, an analysis of prison statistics at five-year intervals reveals an increasing trend in the number of women prisoners – from 3.3% of all prisoners in ...

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India initiates accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) 2018, hosts 10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in India

J.P. Nadda releasing the Accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) 2018 for India, at the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF), in New Delhi on June 13, 2018.
	The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey and other dignitaries are also seen.

 Lymphatic Filariasis  (LF) or commonly known as Elephantiasis is one of the oldest and most debilitating neglected disease, which is currently endemic in 73 countries of the world, including India. LF disease is caused mainly by Wuchereria Bancrofti and spread by Culex mosquito. This mosquito grows in dirty accumulated water. The disease affects the poorest population in society, particularly those ...

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India readies for International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) 2018; nominations for ‘Vayoshreshtha Samman’ extended till 30th June, 2018

International Senior Citizens Day: Its October

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment chaired the “3rdMeeting of National Council of Senior Citizens(NCSrC)” convened by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 13 June 2018. Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Lal Krishna Advani, Member of Parliament, Neelam Sawhney, Secretary, SJ&E and Members of the Council participated in the Meeting. Addressing ...

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WCD on eve of International Yoga Day 2018 highlights Yoga @ workplace adds to health and productivity: Are Modern day HR’s listening?

International Yoga Day 2018: #YogaFor9to5

Women now have even more reasons to participate in the International Yoga Day 2018, as Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched ‘#YogaFor9to5’: A contest focused on generating awareness regarding benefits of Yoga at Workplace for Women. The said contest invites self-demonstration Videos & Pictures of Yoga Asanas being practiced during office hours. “The idea is to make people aware ...

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India to accelerate tobacco control measures to contain tobacco led NCD-associated mortality and morbidity

Ministers of State for Health & Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel felicitating the tobacco workers, at the inauguration of the National Consultation for accelerating tobacco control measures for achievement of the goals under National Health Policy, 2017, in New Delhi on June 06, 2018.

Swinging into action within a week after the International No Tobacco Day 2018, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare on 06 June 2018 inaugurated a two-day deliberations into National Consultation on Accelerating Implementation of Tobacco Control Measures for achievement of Goals under National Health Policy, 2017 in presence of Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. Preeti ...

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Ayush and Indian Menopause Society developing Yoga protocol for 40 Plus women; preparations for International Yoga Day 2018 @ Dehradun in top gear

IDY 2018

Around 150 Health Editors and media persons from National, Regional and International media organisations gathered in New Delhi to be part of the Third Edition of Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga ahead of India’s mega event:  International Day of Yoga 2018, which this year will be held at Dehradun- Uttarakhand . The Third Edition of Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga was inaugurated ...

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India to make affordable sanitary napkins available at nationwide Janaushadhi Kendras

The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilisers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya launching the ‘Janaushadhi Suvidha - Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins’ under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)’, in New Delhi on June 04, 2018.
	The Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri Sitanshu R. Kar and other dignitaries are also seen.

According to the National Family Health Survey 2015-16, about 58 percent of women aged between 15 to 24 years use locally prepared napkins, sanitary napkins and tampons. Further, about 78 percent women in urban areas use hygienic methods of protection during menstrual period; only 48 percent women in rural areas have access to clean sanitary napkins. To address this challenging ...

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ALIMCO maiden camp to help specially abled and senior citizens in South Sikkim

The Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal with the beneficiaries, at the ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’, at Namchi, in South Sikkim on May 30, 2018.

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar attended ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir‘ a mega free distribution camp, which included allocation of Assistive Aids and Appliances under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) to senior citizens of the BPL category and to Divyangjan under ADIP scheme of Government of India (GoI) at Community Hall,  Namchi in Sikkim on 30th May 2018. The ...

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ESIC mulls pan India Dispensary cum Branch Offices and will start Nursing Internship Program

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C), Santosh Kumar Gangwar chairing the 174th meeting of the ESIC, in New Delhi on May 29, 2018. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Heeralal Samariya and other dignitaries are also seen.

Some very important decisions were taken towards improvements in service delivery mechanism of ESIC in 174th meeting of ESI Corporation in New Delhi on 29 May 2018 under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C). To strengthen medical services in all the districts of the country, the decision for opening of one ESIC Dispensary cum Branch ...

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Victorious Indian Wheelchair Cricket Team motivates persons with disabilities to build and showcase own unique talent and physical abilities

Indian Wheelchair Cricket team won the first of its kind and which not only inculcated a positive attitude among Persons with Disabilities but also provided a platform to show case their talent and physical abilities. Seen in the picture is the victorious team calling on Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand  Gehlot in his office

The victorious ‘Indian Wheelchair Cricket Team’ met Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand  Gehlot in his office on 9 May 2018. The Indian Wheelchair Cricket team beat Bangladesh in three-matches Wheelchair Cricket Series 2018 by 2-0 held at University of Dhaka stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gehlot tweeted, “The Indian Wheelchair Cricket Warriors outshine Bangladesh in the 2nd International T-20 Wheelchair Cricket Match Series ...

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Indian toilet holds natural advantage over Western toilet seat?

A trip to the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets at Sulabh Gram in Delhi very well can help one understand the history of sanitation practices from across the world. Pic Courtesy: Sulabh International

The modern World has brought homogeneity in various forms be it fast food, fast pace stressed lives or increase in lifestyle ailments. One of the key facilitating factors in the onset of lifestyle disease is the erosion of the original culture or local ethos. In India, where PM Modi has put underway- world’s biggest sanitation drive named Swach Bharat Abhiyan ...

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