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Category: Current

Date: Apr 29, 2017

K L Arora is a pensioner based in Pune and lives in a senior citizens’ home. He has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about improving the system of Aadhaar identification in the country.

The senior citizen has not been able to get an Aadhaar card for himself as his fingerprints have faded and become very light due to age. The Aadhaar scanners are not able to read his prints and he has been denied enrollement at Aadhaar centres.

Arora has suggested that the government should find alternate methods as many people like him have the same issue. He has written in the letter that the current system is not inclusive and barrier-free.


Category: Current

Date: Apr 29, 2017

The minimum marks for students with disabilities appearing for JEE-Advanced examination has been kept at the score of one.

This means, students with disabilities who have scored one mark and above in JEE-Main are eligible to appear for the next level exams.

The announcement has been made by the CBSE for the exams to be held on 21 May. As a result, all students with disabilities who appeared for the JEE-Main have been declared qualified to appear for the next round of exams.

The cut off has been reduced as a very few number of students with disabilities appeared for the exam.


Category: Current

Date: Apr 29, 2017

Gurugram in Haryana has around 42 buildings in the district that do not meet the guidelines for accessibility.

Some of the buildings are top government offices and are not disabled friendly. To make them barrier free structural changes need to be done.

The disability commissioner has written to the government for funds to be allotted to make these buildings fit for the use of people with disabilities.

More than 1000 people visit the buildings of district courts, Power Department office, General Hospitals and more.

The guidelines call for facilities like ramps for wheelchair users, elevators, telephones, information in braille and special toilets.


Category: Current

Date: Apr 29, 2017

Aviation authorities have ordered airports to ensure a hassle-free experience for passengers with disabilities.

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has been told to put Braille signage in lifts, along with verbal signals. Visually challenged fliers would also be accompanied by an escort so they don't face any problems.

Airport authorities have to also make sure that the assistive devices that are used by passengers with disabilities are maintained properly.

Airlines also have to make sure that they assign staff who will escort passengers till he or she boards the flight.

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Category: Current

Date: Apr 29, 2017

A wedding in a village in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, was called off at the last minute because the bride’s family could not provide non-vegetarian food.

The bride's family alleged in a police complaint that they had informed the groom that they may not be able to serve non-vegetarian food as buffalo meat is not easily available in the state.

Under chief minister Yogi Adityanath, many illegal slaughterhouses in the state have been closed down.

But the groom got angry when he found that the bride’s side was serving only vegetarian food to his friends and relatives. The village panchayat was called in and as it tried to resolve the matter, the bride called the wedding off.

There was a happy ending after all when another local youth said he would marry the bride without any non-vegetarian food.

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Category: Current

Date: Apr 29, 2017

Karnataka has been rated number one in the list of India's most corrupt states. The survey, done by an NGO, is based on people's experience in paying bribes for public services.

Karnataka is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab.

The survey was done by the Centre for Media Studies and covered 20 states. Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Chhattisgarh were found to be the least corrupt.

The report also said that about 30% of people experienced corruption in public services at least once during the last one year. More than half the people surveyed felt that corruption levels in public services had fallen during the demonetisation phase of November and December 2016.


Category: Current

Date: Apr 29, 2017

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation now allows employees to withdraw their provident fund savings to pay hospital bills in case of serious illness. This can be done by submitting a self-declared form to the EPFO.

Earlier, employer’s approval or doctor’s certificate was required to withdraw provident fund savings for medical reasons.

Employees with EPF accounts can now withdraw provident fund savings up to six months’ salary in cases of hospitalization for at least a month, major surgical operation or in case they are suffering from tuberculosis, leprosy, paralysis, cancer and heart problems.

Also, employees with physical disabilities will not be required to give a certificate from a medical professional to withdraw their provident fund savings for purchasing equipment or aids.

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Category: Current

Date: Apr 29, 2017

Date: 2017-05-05 To 2017-05-09
Timing: 00:00 am To 00:00 am
City: Rishikesh
Location:

On popular demand we are back again with the adventure tour to Rishikesh!!

Take this plunge of doing accessible rafting and ziplining across the Ganga. And if the adrenaline goes higher, you can extend it for another two days to Jim Corbett.

Wake up to the chirping of birds and rejuvenate yourself with a session of yoga in the cool and cozy weather. Experience the tranquility of the Holy River Ganga and be a part of the Ganga Aarti, famous the world over. Explore the city which is a unique mix of spirituality and the Beatles culture from the time they came in here decades ago.

And not to forget the enthralling white water rafting to pump up your adrenaline.

And the fun doesn’t end here. You can travel further to Jim Corbett and enjoy the Tiger Reserve in all its beauty and get lost in the wilderness of nature.

Our scheduled departure is planned for Friday 5th May 2017 and the fun continues till Tuesday 9th May 2017.

And yes, people of all disabilities can choose to join in alone or with their friends/family and even pets.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t let this opportunity slip by before the rafting season goes off. We really have a very limited number of seats, so register at the below link soon and we would get back to you with all the details.

Link to register - https://goo.gl/DIrcDT

See you soon on the riverside of the Ganges.

Still got questions?

Drop us a mail at travel@planetabled.com or call at 9910042281

Adventure is indeed not far away when you decide to have fun.
Organiser: Planet Abled


Contact Information :-

  • Phone Number: 9910042281
  • Email-Id: travel@planetabled.com

Charges: Paid
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Sign Language Interpreter Available: Yes

Click here to register

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Category: Current

Date: Apr 28, 2017

Three heavily-armed terrorists entered an army camp Kashmir's Kupwara district and killed a captain and two other soldiers. Two of the terrorists were later killed.

After the encounter, a mob started throwing stones at the security forces, leading to a clash in which a 75-year-old man was killed.

Early in the morning,three terrorists, dressed in black Pathani suit and combat jackets, entered the army camp and started firing. In the gunfight, Captain Ayush Yadav, Subedar Bhoop Singh Gujjar and Naik B Venkata Ramanna were killed. Five other soldiers were injured and have been admitted to the army hospital in Srinagar.


Category: Current

Date: Apr 28, 2017

Akshaya Tritiya is a festival celebrated by Hindus and Jains.

The word ‘Akshaya’ means ‘never decreasing’.

The festival is said to bring good luck and success.

Many people celebrate the festival by buying gold or starting new business or project as it is believed to bring more wealth in the future.

On this day, people read 'Bhagavad Gita' to remove bad deeds of past life.

People also chant ‘hare-krishna’ mantra 108 times to please Lord Parasurama who is the sixth life-form of Lord Vishnu.

Donating water, kumkum, chandan, coconut, buttermilk and clothes on this day helps to get blessed with lots of wealth, success and ensures long-life.