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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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Hotstar Takes Down KWK Episodes With Hardik Pandya And KL Rahul After It was Trolled for The Problematic Comments

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Hotstar Takes Down KWK Episodes With Hardik Pandya And KL Rahul

Koffee With Karan is a show that always stirs lots of controversies. This recent episode of the Season 6 featuring the men from blue squad Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul broke all records with its problematic comments and was then finally taken down by Hotstar.

Hardik Pandya apart from his playing skills is famous for his suave personality, his sexist and racist comments. For his exercising of Freedom of Speech without any responsibility, he may suffer a two-match ban by BCCI. Although he has issued an apology for the comments he made on the show.

Twitter also backlashed the player and this added to his woes. Even the aggressive captain Virat Kohli went against comments and specified that neither the team not he align with such sexist comments.

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16 Facts About The Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh You Did not Know

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Dr Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh served as the 13th Prime Minister of India. He is quite a learned man, an exceptional economist and is known for his bureautic career all over the world. He is a man of few words but his work speaks for him.

Here are a few facts about this man that you should know:

#1 The first Non- Hindu Prime Minister of the country

Dr. Singh is a Sikh by religion and thus the first Non- Hindu to hold the post of Prime Minister in India.

#2 After Jawahar Lal Nehru, he is the only Prime Minister to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.

Dr Manmohan Singh

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#3 Born in undivided India- he hails from a very modest family and was born in Gah village( now in Punjab, Pakistan) to parents Amrit Kaur and Gurmukh Singh.

#4 He lost his mother at a very early age and was brought up by his paternal grandparents.

#5 His birthdate is not the real date of his birth- his grandmother has stated the date of his birth to be 26th September 1932 while she is herself not sure of the date.

#6 Not born with a silver spoon, rather he belongs to a very modest family and had to struggle to get educated. He studied under the kerosene lamp as there was electricity and he had to walk miles to reach his school.

#7 He did his initial schooling from the Hindu college and did his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in economics from Punjab University in 1952 and 1954 respectively, and stood first in the university.

#8 He did his economics Tripos from Cambridge University in 1957 and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1962. He was a shy student and being the boy with long hair he used to avoid other boys. Thus when hot water for bath was available he used to not bath and would bath when all were gone and the water was cold.

#9 He is a proud father to three daughters, Upinder Singh, Daman Singh, and Amrit Singh. His wife is Gursharan Kaur and he got married in 1958.

#10 He refused to join the government in 1962 when the first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru gave him the offer.

#11 True love for country- he worked with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development under famous economist Raul Prebisch from, 1966- 1969. However, he came back to become a Lecturer in Delhi School of Economics.

#12 In the 1970s and 1980s during his bureautic career he was top positions in various departments.

#13 His political career started in 1991 when P.V. Narshimha Rao appointed him as the Finance Minister in his government and his reforms helped India in the situation of economic crisis.

#14 He has never won a Lok Sabha seat but is a Member of Parliament of India from Assam.

#15 He listens to BBC every morning and is man integrity. He is fluent in Urdu but cannot read Hindi. he has written several articles for economic journals.

#16 He has received Padma Vibhushan Award, in 1987.

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Passenger Riders Take off Their Pants To Be A Part of “No Pants Subway Ride 2019”

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Wearing good dresses from big brands is something that attracts attention and is definitely a global phenomenon. But going without pants not to protest but to celebrate silliness is such a welcoming gesture. Hundreds stripped down their pants to support No Pants On The Tube event and No Pants Subway rides.

The event started in New York in 2002 and the motive is to make people don a smile and the ones who participate behave like they didn’t notice. 

Have a look at some of the colourful images from various subway stations around the world…

The no pant event was held at different cities like the New York, Chicago, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Prague.

The event was started by Improv Everywhere comedy collective.

The temperature is freezing but it does not affect the participants and in spite of being clad in their winter wear they move out and take the ride without the pant.

The participants have their winter coats, scarves gloves, and caps but the pant goes missing and people smile they ignore and behave as if they did not understand.

They keep a straight face and stare back at people who asked them if they are feeling cold.

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