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Preventive Cyber Protection for Everyday Digital Life" on February 22nd-BGFI Delhi

Preventive Cyber Protection for Everyday Digital Life" on February 22nd-BGFI Delhi.

Workshop-To deliver on the moto of "prevention is better than cure", we at BGFI Delhi are organizing a workshop on "Preventive Cyber Protection for Everyday Digital Life" through the trainers from Ernst & Young India Private Limited or "EY"-a multi national professional services company globally.

The workshop is scheduled at National Association of the Blind, Delhi-a NGO which has done remarkably well to promote digital inclusion of persons with blindness.


Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:07 -- geeta.nair

This is one of those posts I’ve been meaning to write for a while but it has only ever existed as a forgotten idea, nestled in the list of thoughts I have on my phone, until now that is. Young people especially are often asked about what we’re doing with our lives and when I disclose my chosen path in response to the famous question, my answer is often met with replies such as ‘Ah interesting. ‘Cool.’ ‘That’s different.’ And I know that the reoccurring question will probably follow – ’So, why did you choose to study with The Open University?’ 

Hyderabad Mint to release visually impaired-friendly Rs. 20 coins soon

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:36 -- geeta.nair

India Government Mint, Hyderabad (IGMH), is currently minting 2019 series visually challenged-friendly coins and will soon release Rs. 20 coins.

In a statement on Sunday, Jyoti Prakash Dash, chief general manager of IGMH said the mint rededicates itself on the foundation day to serve the nation with a wide range of products and services. He said since 2000, India stopped importing the coins from 10 foreign countries, including the UK and South Korea and, “now IGMH is in a position to export coins with latest security features.”

third City to have a transit system that has partnered with the app ‘Aira.’ Inbox x

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has announced a new pilot  program that visually-impaired riders say has potential to change  lives.

 On Wednesday, MCTS announced that Milwaukee will become the third city  in the nation, behind New York and Boston, to have a transit system  that has partnered with the app ‘Aira.’

The app connects users with professionals using their smartphone  cameras, allowing those professionals to provide real-time assistance  to blind and visually-impaired riders.

Now, ‘Divya Nayan’ to be developed by Central Electronics Ltd

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:08 -- geeta.nair

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10

The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) today transferred the technology for the manufacture of ‘Divya Nayan’ a personal reader for the visually impaired, to the Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a government enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, for commercial production and marketing.

Visually-challenged filmmaker Benoy K Behl on how yoga helped him cope

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:40 -- geeta.nair

A new lease of life: Post his new documentary on yoga, visually-challenged filmmaker Benoy K Behl on how the practice helped him cope with his reality

Five years ago, filmmaker Benoy K Behl almost went blind. “It happened quite suddenly in the winter of 2015 when I was at home (in Delhi). By the time the swelling in my eyes had subsided, the damage to my optic nerve was already done,” says Behl.

QR codes and postal ballots: Voting made easy and inclusive

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:23 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi: From postal ballots to QR code-enabled voter slips, the polling for the Delhi assembly elections Saturday had many firsts to its credit.

Delhi became the first state to experiment with postal ballots, so that voting more convenient for those with severe disabilities or above the age of 80 years.

Ameerullah Siddiqui, a voter from Okhla constituency, who has an orthopaedic impairment, said the ballot paper was sent to him about seven days in advance by the returning officer. He cast his vote and sent it back the same day.

First time in Nagaland, Blind Football demo/training camp on Feb 15 & 16

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:12 -- geeta.nair

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 10 (MExN): For the first time in Nagaland, a Blind Football Demo/Training Camp will be conducted at the Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Ground, Riverbelt Colony, Dimapur on February 15 and 16. 

The Nagaland State Disability Forum (NSDF) and Prodigals' Home (PH), Dimapur are the organizing partners in collaboration with the Indian Blind Football Federation (IBFF), informed a press release from the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Diethono Nakhro.

Technology Service Analyst

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 14:33 -- geeta.nair

I-STEM, technology teams are responsible for the Bank’s End User Technology Support and the deployment for the Bank’s captive operations and various branches. He /She will be managing the day-to-day operations of the local service desk and branch support for the region.
This role is part of the Local Services of End User Production and suited to individuals looking to combine their brilliant people and customer service skills with their enthusiasm for technology Position Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

Scholarship training program - extensive skill training at Vision Aid centre in Vizag

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:57 -- geeta.nair

Vision-Aid India, announces its second Scholarship training programme for the blind or visually impaired students in India to undergo extensive skill training in Computer Applications, Mobile Technologies, Coaching in Banking
and Government sector exams and Spoken English. This unique scholarship programme will commence in the middle of March 2020.
Aspiring and eligible beneficiaries can reach out before 20th February
   2020 to
   -   Vision-Aid Centre at L Bullayya College        Camps, Vizag or

13-year-old motivational speaker passes away

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:49 -- geeta.nair

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 9

Thirteen-year-old visually impaired Prerna Sharma, who was a motivational speaker, died at the PGIMER here today. She was suffering from jaundice.

An inspiration for students of the City Beautiful, she was honoured with ‘Outstanding Creative Child with Disabilities’ by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Last year, Prerna Sharma, who was a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, was awarded a commendation certificate during the Republic Day function in Chandigarh.

Aurangabad man becomes first visually-impaired Indian to finish Ironman race

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:32 -- geeta.nair

Defying all odds, a man from Aurangabad scripted history by becoming the first visually-impaired Indian to finish an Ironman triathlon in Dubai that involved swimming, bicycling and running.

Niket Dalal, 38, achieved the feat with the help of his sighted ally, Arham Shaikh, 27. The Ironman 70.3 consists of a 1.9km swim, 90km bicycle ride and 21.1km marathon that needs to be wrapped up under 8 hours without taking a break.

Office Subordinates, High Court of Andhra Pradesh

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:34 -- geeta.nair

High Court of Andhra Pradesh
Notification No. 01/2020

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit

The last date for receipt of application is 20.02.2020

Applications are invited for appointment to the posts of Office Subordinates in the HIgh Court Service by direct recruitment from eligible candidates.

Statue of Unity to get divyang-friendly

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 10:21 -- geeta.nair

The world’s tallest statue, ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat’s Narmada, which is visited daily by over 5,000 tourists, including elders and persons with disabilities (PwDs,) is all set for an upgrade to make it completely disabled-friendly.

The 182-metre-tall engineering marvel that was founded in a memorial tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat has recently got the tag of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’.  It is also said to be on the itinerary list of US President Donald Trump who is expected to visit India in the last week of February this year.

Annual Dr. Manju Bharat Ram Sports Meet 2020

The National Sports Organisation of Lady Shri Ram College invites you all to its annual Dr. Manju Bharat Ram Sports Meet 2020 on the 15th of February at 9 a.m. 

Only visually impaired candidates are allowed to participate. 

Students are required to carry their ID cards. 

There are three games in which candidates can participate : 
1. Shotput 
2. Discus 
3. Long jump 

Students can apply under the following categories : B1, B2, B3

Registration will be on the Spot 

For further queries contact 
Arti Dubey - 8178053719


Tue, 02/04/2020 - 12:04 -- geeta.nair

Advt. No. IIT Jammu/01/2020 (DirectRectt.)

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details

Last date for online: 15.02.2020

Online Applications are invited from the Indian Nationals for filling up for the following positions at IIT Jammu.

Pune: Second International Festival of Spiritual India concludes

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:01 -- geeta.nair

The second edition of the International Festival of Spiritual India (IFSI) was held at the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (Yashada), Pune, from January 31 to February 2. “The festival aims to demystify the concept of spirituality and bring it to the grassroots level. It attempts to make attendees aware of what spirituality means and rediscover the deeply engraved spirituality already within them, with a union of the mind, body and spirit,” said Manjiri Prabhu, the organiser of the festival.


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