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More than 7,000 students visit IIT Delhi Open House 21.4.2018 Education
More than 7,000 students visited the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) as it opened its gates to school children on Saturday, showcasing a number of its innovations and technologies it developed in last one year.
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Reach every child, adolescent, pregnant woman with vaccines: WHO 20.4.2018 General News
Ahead of the World Immunisation Week, the WHO has called on member countries to make immunisation a national priority and secure sustained, high-level political commitment to strengthen programmes for the same. WHO's South East Asia Regional Director, Poonam Khetrapal Singh said immunisation was the most cost-effective way to protect individuals, communities and countries against a range of life-threatening and disabling diseases. "But to leverage vaccines' full, life-saving potential, every child, adolescent and pregnant woman must be reached and the highest possible coverage attained," she said. Whether to maintain the region's polio-free status and protect against the resurgence of maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), to eliminate measles or to control ongoing challenges such as rubell, diphtheria, hepatitis B or human papillomavirus, immunisation is the most cost-effective way to protect individuals and communities against life-threatening diseases, she said. At present, seven ...
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No IIT Degree For Learning-Disabled Student As Court Refuses Relief 20.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A learning disability or a mental disorder cannot be termed a physical disability, the Bombay High Court said while refusing to direct the IIT Bombay to give a formal degree to a girl student...
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Indian Girl Who Returned From Pak Gets 20 Proposals After Facebook Ad 20.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Twenty men, including a priest and a writer have responded to a Facebook matrimonial advertisement seeking a match for Geeta, the hearing-and-speech impaired girl who returned from Pakistan after...
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No IIT degree for learning-disabled student as HC refuses to grant relief 20.4.2018 General News
A learning disability or a mental disorder cannot be termed a physical disability, the Bombay High Court said while refusing to direct the IIT Bombay to give a formal degree to a girl student suffering from dyscalculia, although she has completed a master's course. Dyscalculia is severe difficulty in making arithmetical calculations as a result of a brain disorder. A division bench of justices M S Sanklecha and A K Menon earlier this week rejected the petition filed by the student in 2012. In her petition, the student had claimed that she was suffering from dyscalculia, which is a learning disability, and falls under the category of physical disability. However, the IIT Bombay had refused to grant her admission to the Master of Design program on the ground that she had not specified in her application form that she was suffering from any physical disability. It had said that a learning disability was not a physical disability. When the petition was filed, the court had asked the IIT ..
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One dies in London care home blaze 20.4.2018 General News
A woman has died after a massive fire ripped through a care home in northeast London on Friday.
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UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres 20.4.2018 General News
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that UN staff members have increasingly become targets of attack despite the world body's efforts to ensure their safety and security.
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Deaf-and-mute girl who returned from Pak gets 20 marriage 19.4.2018 General News
Twenty men, including a priest and a 'writer', have responded to a Facebook advert seeking a match for Geeta, a deaf-and-mute girl who returned from Pakistan after accidentally landing in that country when she was a child. A social activist here, who is involved in the search for Geeta's long-lost parents, put up a post on Facebook nine days ago, seeking marriage proposals for her. Gyanendra Purohit, the activist, today said 20 men have shown interest in marrying her and sent bia-data. Of them, 12 persons are disabled, while the rest do not have any disability, he said. One of them is a temple priest while another claims to be a writer, he said. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj -- who was instrumental in bringing Geeta back to India -- had asked him to look for a match for the girl, Purohit had claimed earlier. He put up a post on the Facebook page 'Reunite Geeta, a deaf girl, with her family', which was originally created to search for Geeta's parents, on April ..
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International Convention on inclusive education concludes with discussion on sensory integration 19.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
The last day of the International Convention on Inclusive Education held in the city, on Wednesday, witnessed discussions on simple decoding and vocabulary techniques, sensory dysfunction, multisyllabic words, etc. A panel comprising Vincent McMohan, head of Govan High Language and Communication Resource (Autism Unit of Govan High School), Scotland, UK, Michael Pillai, vice-president, Autism Society of India, Dr Deepika Jain, developmental pediatrician, Dr SR Apte, occupational therapist, Dr Mona Patel, physiotherapist and Iti Shukla, clinical psychologist, emphasised on the role of parents and teachers in observing children's behaviour and seeking professional help accordingly. They also clarified the term 'sensory dysfunction' and explored ways to diagnose it. There was also a session on unlocking multisyllabic words for struggling readers through simple decoding and vocabulary techniques by Radha Tandon, head of PRAANGAN, Centre for Children with Special Educational Needs. The three-day convention ...
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School admissions under RTE begin 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
A total of 3,211 vacancies are available in private schools for admissions under the Right to Education Act for 2018-2019 in the district. The RTE Act
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Differently-abled minor sexually assaulted by neighbour 18.4.2018 General News
A 14-year-old differently-abled girl has been allegedly sexually assaulted by her 32-year-old neighbour in Delhi's Rohini.The incident took place two weeks ago.Two of the friends of the accused even filmed the entire incident to blackmail her.They later circulated the video on social media.The Delhi Police on Monday arrested all the three accused in the said case.A case has been registered against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 and IT Act.
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Parents involvement, barrier free environment key to inclusive education: Dr Uma Tuli 18.4.2018 DNA: India
Inclusive education is a journey and not a destination and requires parents involvement, teachers training and barrier free environment, said Dr Uma Tuli, social worker and founder of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, New Delhi. She was speaking on the 2nd day of the International Convention on Inclusive Education held in city. The 3-day convention that began on Monday and organised the Delhi Public School, Gandhinagar in association with DPS society, witnessed participation from teachers and principals from across the country and aimed at bringing about awareness and acceptance of the special children in the mainstream. Speaking on 'inclusive education difficult but possible', Dr Tuli, ex-chairperson, education commission, Rehabilitation International, USA, 2012 said, "There is a need to integrate education system." The session was followed by Dr AK Kundra, president, Autism Ashram Hyderabad on 'How to make transition...what after us' where he spoke about different forms of autism. Showcasing two videos to ...
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Man rapes intellectually challenged, held 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Threatened victim with circulating ‘objectionable’ videos of her on social media
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World Hemophilia Day: Qutub illuminated in red to raise awareness 17.4.2018 General News
Qutub Minar, Delhi's iconic minaret, was today lit up in red to mark World Haemophilia Day. Haemophilia is a disorder in which a person's blood does not clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins (clotting factors). "We held a programme today at the India Habitat Centre on raising awareness about the disease. A panel discussion was held yesterday too," said an official of the Haemophilia Federation (India), a non-profit self-help organisation. The federation, which is working for people with hemophilia held the event in partnership with a leading global biotechnology company. "The iconic monument was illuminated in red yesterday on the eve of World Haemophilia Day too," he said. Haemophilia afflicts 1 in 10,000 people and with the right treatment and holistic care, these patients can potentially lead a near-normal life. Dr Tulika Seth, Professor Hematology at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said, "With access to adequate factor replacement,
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Icelandic boy's Titanic Lego replica makes it to US museum 17.4.2018 General News
The worlds largest replica of the Titanic, made by an autistic Icelandic boy using Lego bricks, will be exhibited for the first time in a US museum, the media reported on Tuesday.
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Over five million children get polio vaccines in Niger: UN 17.4.2018 General News
More than five million children were vaccinated against polio in Niger last month, the UN said today, adding that the number was higher than the target. The drive was broadened to include children in refugee camps whose parents had fled the Boko Haram insurgency in neighbouring Nigeria, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement. "In total 5,317,453 children under five years old were vaccinated against polio," it said, adding that the initial target was 4.5 million. Nearly 42,000 children in refugee camps in the Lake Chad region were also included in the public health campaign. Lake Chad forms the border between Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, which have all experienced Boko Haram attacks. Polio is a highly infectious viral disease which mainly affects young children and can result in permanent paralysis. There is no cure and it can only be prevented through immunisation. South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela launched .
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Boy With Autism Builds Largest Titanic Replica. It's Made Of 65,000 Legos 17.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The world's largest replica of the Titanic, made by an autistic Icelandic boy using Lego bricks, will be exhibited for the first time in a US museum, the media reported on Tuesday.
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‘Special’ show of will and the willow 16.4.2018 Hindu: Home
T20 tourney for the differently-abled gets shot in the arm with officials, sponsors joining hands to promote them; free use of certain stadiums permitted
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DTC justifies in HC decision to procure 1,000 standard buses 16.4.2018 General News
The DTC today justified in the Delhi High Court its decision to issue tender for procuring 1,000 standard buses even as it admitted that the low floor buses were more efficient and safe for passengers in comparison to the old ones. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) claimed that it was trying to provide all facilities except wheel chair provision in its new standard size buses, to be procured, as required under the Persons with disabilities (equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act, 1995. The corporation made the submissions in an affidavit filed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar while hearing a PIL by Nipun Malhotra challenging the Delhi government's decision of last year to procure 2,000 standard-floor buses at a cost of Rs 300 crore. Malhotra, who suffers from a locomotor disability, in an affidavit has said that according to the DTC's own data, low floor buses were safer than the standard floor ones. The ..
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Disabled Dalit woman gang raped in Andhra 16.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In a shocking incident, a physically challenged Dalit woman was gang raped in Vijayanagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Monday.
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