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9 Astonishing Facts That One Must Be Aware of Regarding The Proposed Surrogacy Bill in India

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The Proposed Surrogacy Bill in India

The proposed draft of the surrogacy Bill 2016 that was passed by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday is to be introduced in the Parliament. If approved the new legislation will be applicable to all states except for Jammu and Kashmir.

The draft has set several conditions on who can be eligible for surrogacy and also there are restrictions on who can be a surrogate mother. The legislation has also defined a set definition of the couples who will be in need of the surrogate child. Here are 9 things that you need to know from the draft:

1. It bans commercial surrogacy

The health ministry has made a revolutionary change and has banned commercial surrogacy. There was a remarkable increase in the field of commercial surrogacy and India was becoming a hub for the same for couples from different countries.

The practice was getting unsafe and was posing health issues on babies and their mother. There should have been checks imposed on it rather than banning it completely.

2. Indian surrogate mothers will not cater to the needs of foreign nationals

The foreigners cannot seek the help of Indian surrogate mother, and it also includes NRIs.

3. Surrogacy for infertile Indian couples has been legalized

The heterosexual married couples and couples who have been clinically certified as infertile can legally take the help of the surrogate mother.

4. The span of marriage matters

The couple should have been married for at least 5 years before opting for surrogacy and the age of woman should be between 23-50 and for man the age should be 26-55 years.

5. No payment for the surrogate mother

The surrogate mother can be paid any amount for the help. It is only her medical bills that the couple taking help can pay for.

6. Only close relative can be approached for surrogacy

The infertile heterosexual married couple that has proven infertility will need someone to be the surrogate mother who is a close relative and has agreed to do the needful without payment.

7. If you have a child, surrogacy will not be allowed

If you already have a child or have adopted in the past then the surrogate mother cannot be approached by you.

8. Only once surrogacy will be allowed

If you have one surrogate child then you cannot approach the surrogate mother for the second time.

9. Surrogacy regulatory bodies

The draft says that there will be the need to set up National Surrogacy Board at the Central level, to look at akll the cases of surrogacy.

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PM Modi was Seen Plogging at Mamallapuram Beach and He Also Requests Everyone to Keep Public Places Clean

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PM Modi was Seen Plogging at Mamallapuram Beach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a name that needs no introduction. He is a man of words, what he said, he does. As we know he is so strict regarding preserving Mother Nature and preserving our environment. That’s why he encourages everyone to avoid the use of plastics in daily life and he is the man behind launching Swacch Bharat Mission in India to encourage everyone to make India neat and clean. Recently, we also him on a cleaning spree at Tamil Nadu’s beach, Mamallapuram ahead of meeting with Chinese President, Xi Jinping. Most of the individuals have appraised Modi for this act while some are making fun of him by saying, cleaning plastic with plastic and some other comments.

PM Modi also releases a video on Twitter while cleaning the trash-

Even PM Modi also released the video on Twitter where he could be seen picking up plastic garbage from the beach and other kinds of waste from while doing his morning walk which got viral on social media. He was wearing a black kurta and dhoti, walking barefoot and picking up litter very nicely.

Modi on Twitter Said

On his Twitter profile, he mentioned, “Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes. Also handed over my ‘collection’ to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff? Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy! Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy.”

Seeing his Post on Twitter, fisherman K. Vinod who belongs to the Ocean awareness group, responded, “When the Prime Minister can do it, why can’t ordinary people too.

One of the Mamallapuram residents appraises Modi’s Act

Appraising the act, Mamallapuram resident, Aine Edwards had also posted several photographs where she says how clean the town and beach looks after the summit. “It just shows that the town has the potential to be clean. The humans, who cleaned it up so beautifully, did a good job. But can they keep it that way?” she asked.

Actor Prakash Raj criticized his exercise

Some of them also criticized this act of Modi, Actor Prakash Raj on Twitter said,

Other people said that the beach was already clean since it’s a tourist place. Modi is just trying to raise his name that’s it. For example Kancheepuram District Collector, P. Ponniah said the plastic must have washed up onto the beach. “Since the beach is visited by tourists, it is usually kept clean. We had also cleaned up the beach before and during the summit,” he said. Here, he means to criticize his exercise.

As PM Modi has arranged an informal summit with Chinese President, Xi Jinping, he also discussed with him lots of other areas of concern and issues that are affecting our environment and nature. They both met at Mamallapuram and held the second round of talks at Taj Fishermen’s Cove in Kovalam.

This year while giving a speech on the occasion of Independence Day, PM Modi had announced a campaign to make the country free by not using any kind of plastic. Now, we need to wait and watch how many of us will follow what he said to keep our country clean.

Many people are telling that he is pretending to clean the beach. For all those haters, Team GudStory wants to give a simple msg which is the same in the following tweet..

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Finance Ministry Decides To Shut Down Two Telecoms BSNL and MTNL Putting The Lives of Over 2 lakh Jobs at Stake

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Finance Ministry Decides To Shut Down Two Telecoms BSNL and MTNL

The two of the most prominent broadband companies, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) are going to be shut down as decided by the Finance Ministry. Well, this news has made many people sad and disheartened. The reason behind this is their love and attachment towards these service operators they have for decades that they can’ afford to forget. As per the reports by the Financial Express, the two public sector undertakings are now finding difficult to sustain amid the competition between private companies that have taken over them. This is why the government has finally decided to shut them down permanently which will leave people working here in the lurch.

The report also tells that the ministry has rejected the proposal kept by the two telcos of pumping in a massive amount of Rs. 74,000 crore to revive them. The ministry has told that the total expense in closing both the companies would be less than Rs. 95,000 crore including the payment to their 1.65 lakh employees for the voluntary retirement scheme and its debt repayment.

While the proposal to shut down these two companies might be very surprising for many but for some it was obvious as we all know how hard it was for BSNL to survive between too many competing companies in the private sector. BSNL has been struggling for very long and even its employees were also not paid for a long time due to their incapability. Last month, it was reported that BSNL had asked 50% of its employees to resign at their will. Even, MTNL is also making defaults for not paying their employees on time from some months.

Both of these companies have a huge employee base. BSNL has 1.76 lakh employees across India while MTNL has around 22,000 employees and the total monthly salary expenses of BSNL are in the range of Rs. 750-850 crore while that of MTNL is around Rs. 160 crores which they are not able to pay right now.

As soon as this news came out, people became emotional and they start outraging their comments on Twitter for the companies and their attachment towards them.

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6 Reasons That are Responsible for Giving Indore The Title of Cleanest City of India

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6 Reasons Why Indore Won The Title of Cleanest City of India

You might be knowing that the city Indore has been given the tag of the cleanest city of India. There are multiple reasons that have made this city clean and beautiful. Back to back, three times the city has been given the tag for the cleanest city. I will say not only the government’s strict regulations but also the combined efforts of the citizens have made this city to get this title. All have done a fabulous job to make the city clean. So, are you curious to know which reasons make this city the cleanest and beautiful one? Let’s talk about it

Some of the reasons that make Indore the ‘cleanest’ city of India:

1. They keep separate dustbins to hold trash

They keep separate dustbins to hold trash

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Did you know garbage bins in Indore has been replaced by dustbins? Almost in every locality and area, you will get to see proper dustbins. Not only this, they have two separate dustbins to carry the trash. One is for dry waste and another one is for wet waste.

2. Government distributed dustbins

Government distributed dustbins

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Such a wonderful initiative was taken by the government to gift the dustbins to the residents of the city by visiting their homes. This way they are motivating people to use dustbins and help them in saving the environment by not littering here and there.

Also read: Top 5 Things To Do in Indore

3. Musical trucks to spreads the Swacchta awareness among everyone

Musical trucks to spreads the Swacchta awareness among everyone

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To spread awareness for cleanliness, the government has also made use of the trucks which play music like Swachh Bharat Ka irada song and hatrick song.

4. Residents were given awards

The residents who contributed to making the city clean and beautiful were also given timely rewards and recognition by the government where they share their stories about how they did this and try to inspire everyone by their great deeds.

Also read: 10 Best Affordable Cities to Live in India

5. Giving awareness about composting

Giving awareness about composting

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People were also given awareness about how to compost the waste and in what way. How the whole system works and how the waste will be composted by playing ads on radio or newspaper.

6. Children were made ambassadors of Swachh Bharat

Many small children were also made brand ambassadors of cleanliness mission, Swachh Bharat for Indore. The songs were also recorded by the children regarding the garbage collection and were played so that other people would get to know about this. Even they use rap to make it more attractive and attention-seeking.

Not only these measures have made the city beautiful and clean, but also the government efforts and some strict policies related to garbage collection have made people attentive. Those who do not pay attention to it were also levied a hefty fine and those who followed were given awards. This is due to their combined efforts, Indore was ranked the cleanest city in India, according to Swachh Survekshan which is an initiative of the Urban Development Ministry.

So, by following these ways we can also make our city clean and beautiful like Indore. Let’s take a pledge that we will not litter and try to save our environment and mother earth.

Also read: These 11 Railway Stations Look No Less Than Airport With Beautiful Wall Designs And Paintings

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