All you need to know about draft surrogacy Bill-Mains-2016

Here are the salient features of the proposed Bill.1The draft surrogacy Bill aims at regulating commissioning of surrogacy in the country in a proper manner.2As per the 2009 Law Commission…

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‘ASLI TARAKKI’ CAMPAIGN TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT SANITATION-Prelims-2017

To create awareness about sanitation, the Government will soon launch a  campaign ‘Asli Tarakki’ wherein 450 youth ambassadors will be tasked to promote objectives of its flagship Swachch Bharat Mission…

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Surrogates are workers, not wombs-Mains-2016

On August 24, 2016, the Union Cabinet approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, banning commercial surrogacy in India. In essence, the Bill limits the practice of surrogacy to heterosexual Indian couples…

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Surrogacy Bill: Necessary controls, some concerns-IE Explained

Some welcome it, saying the unregulated industry has become a hub for the exploitation of poor, hapless women; others say regulation is essential — but in its present form the…

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India ranked 77 in ‘Disaster Risk Index’ of the world-Prelims-2017

India has been ranked 77th on the World Risk Index, topped by Island state of Vanuatu. The World Risk Report 2016, published by the UNU Institute for Environment and Human…

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Cabinet approves introduction of the “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016” -Mains-2016

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016". The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by…

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India ranks 39th in Asia Pacific on fixed broadband-Prelims-2017

India ranks a low 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption among Asia Pacific countries, with just 1.3% of its citizens subscribing to such a service in 2015.‘State of ICT…

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