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Telangana, Rajasthan, Lemon Tree Hotels, Montfort Centre for Education conferred National awards for Outstanding Work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs)

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2018, the Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred the National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs) at a function in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment  Thawarchand ...

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UN’s 2018 Theme for World Disability Day 2018: Empowering persons with disabilities, ensuring inclusiveness and equality

A student poses in the classroom. 38 year old Ronald Joseph lost both his legs in a motorcycle accident in 1997. On march 11, 2011 with the help of the non government organization Help for Haiti, Joseph transformed his personal loss into a communal gain by opening a school for handicapped children in the poor and often volatile Cite Soleil. Currently the one room school helps 50 children from the neighborhood but expansion plans are already underway. UN's 2018 Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
Photo Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH

UN’s 2018 Theme on the occasion of World Disability Day ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’ focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 ...

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Health Ministry approves compensation formula for Johnson & Johnson ASR Hip Implants victims

Faulty Hip implant cases in India

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 29 November 2018 had approved formula for determination of compensation for those patients who had received (prior to August, 2010) faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants manufactured by DePuy International Limited, U.K (Johnson & Johnson). An expert committee was constituted by the Ministry under the Chairmanship of Arun Kumar Agarwal, ...

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Price ceiling on Coronary Stents benefited over a million heart patients: Mansukh Mandaviya

initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All

Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L. Mandaviya informed in a statement on 20 November 2018 that patients across the country have saved around Rs. 15,000 crores under Government’s initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All’, as per estimates of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing authority (NPPA). Following the vision of Prime Minister of India, Narendra ...

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IDF calls for World Diabetes Day 2018-19 theme: The Family and Diabetes

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) over a two year period intends to work on building awareness and allied intervention to help people in their fight against diabetes. Pic Courtesy: IDF

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is The Family and Diabetes. A two-year timeframe has been chosen to best align the World Diabetes Day campaign to the current IDF strategic plan and facilitate planning, development, promotion and participation.

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Jaipur Zika outbreak update: Zika Virus strain that causes microcephaly not found in Rajasthan

Zika update in Jaipur

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under Department of Health Research is in the forefront of advanced research in virology and the ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV) is at par with leading scientific establishments across the world. ICMR-NIV, Pune has sequenced 5 Zika virus strains collected at different time points of the Jaipur outbreak. Advanced molecular studies of Zika virus ...

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PM Modi praises mental strength, felicitates medal winners of 2018 Asian Para Games

India's best tall @ 2018 Asian Para Games

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, met and felicitated the medal winners of the 2018 Asian Para Games on 16 October 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed happiness at receiving the medal winners. Appreciating their performance, he remarked that their mental strength was a key factor in their success. The Prime Minister complimented them for contributing to raising India’s ...

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NITI Aayog, MoHFW work out Guidelines for PPP in Treatment of non-communicable diseases

Amitabh Kant

The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCD) to the overall disease burden in the country has increased over the years. In the past many district hospitals in the country have focused mainly on communicable diseases and reproductive and child health. As a result of which the capacity for handling NCD cases has not been adequately developed. The NITI Aayog and MoHFW ...

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The Ashok wins National Tourism Award for providing best facilities for differently- abled Guest”

National Tourism Award for for The Ashok under Best Hotel Based Meeting Venue being conferred on Ravneet Kaur, CMD, ITDC and Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial & Marketing), ITDC on 27 September 2018. The Ashok also won National Tourism award under the category “Hotel providing best facilities for differently abled guests”

The Ashok, New Delhi, a flagship property of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a PSU under administrative control of Ministry of Tourism was conferred two National Tourism Awards for the year 2016-17 in a function held on eve of World Tourism Day 2018 i.e. 27 September 2018  at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Ashok, city’s foremost Luxurious Heritage property won ...

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CSIR’s new patented Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase set to revolutionise the treatment of Strokes

CSIR-IMTECH and Epygen Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

A new Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase – a Novel Biological Entity developed by Dr. Girish Sahni, DG, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR and his team of inventors at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh is all set to revolutionise the treatment of ischemic strokes. Ischemic stroke is a condition caused by a dysfunction in the supply of blood to the brain ...

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Under Accessible India Campaign (AIC)- DEPwD to audit accessibility features in 70 Railway Stations to help make Indian Railways universally accessible

Indian Railways - DEPwD- MSJ&E

Accessible India Campaign (AIC) under the aegis of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) Ministry of SJ&E is a flagship campaign launched on 3rdDecember 2015 by the Prime Minister, with the vision to create a barrier-free environment for the ease of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). Implementation of the Campaign was based on making three essential aspects of daily living ...

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Process for Beneficiary Identification and Issuance of e-card under PMRSSM to begin; Use of Aadhaar in Ayushman Bharat – Desirable and not “Must”

Ayushman Bharat benefits and Aadhar

PMRSSM is to target about 10.74 crore poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban workers’ families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data, both rural and urban. While Process for Beneficiary Identification and Issuance of e-card under PMRSSM is all set to begin, some newspapers have reported recently that the use of Aadhaar Card will be a “must” to ...

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