Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Surrogacy

Parliament passes bill on assisted reproductive technology, surrogacy bill also gets RS nod

The two bills seek to curb unethical practices related to issues like sex selection and exploitation of surrogate mothers. Provisions include fine and jail terms for violations.

With jail & fines, assisted reproduction bill aims to secure rights of donors, couples & kids

Listed for Parliament's winter session, the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, seeks to set standards in fertility industry and bring in uniform costs.

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang fined $46 mn as Beijing continues crackdown on entertainment industry

Zheng Shuang's fine was penalty for alleged tax evasion. Broadcasters and video service platforms have been prohibited from including the actress in any show, Global Times has reported.

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang ‘abandoning’ surrogate kids in US hits a raw nerve

The celebrity scandal reignited decades-long national debates about shrinking families, rising inequality and the extra-legal privileges that China’s wealthy all too often enjoy.

Just 15% women in committee on surrogacy isn’t an anomaly. The problem is our Parliament

The abysmal number of women in India’s parliamentary committees on surrogacy, sexual harassment and indecent representation is a symptom of a larger bias.

Parliamentary panel on surrogacy to visit Gujarat’s Anand, interact with surrogate mothers

Surrogacy bill was passed in Lok Sabha but Rajya Sabha members objected to some provisions, including one that allows only a ‘close relative’ to be a surrogate.

Cap on age limit for IVF could be allowed, but only with checks and balances

Undergoing IVF is a personal choice — and banning it for certain ages is probably eroding constitutional rights of those individuals.

Commercial surrogacy: Prone to misuse or should be allowed with regulations?

The Narendra Modi government Monday reintroduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha.

Restricting surrogacy to relatives won’t work, doctors say as bill is tabled in Lok Sabha

The bill aims to ban ‘commercial’ surrogacy, or paying a woman to carry a baby for 9 months, and restrict the practice to blood relatives.

Modi govt reintroduces bill in Lok Sabha to ban commercial surrogacy

The bill states a woman should be allowed to act as a surrogate only once and be a close relative who is married and has a child of her own.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.