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Following is today's legislative business for the two Houses of Parliament:
Calling attention motion on problems due to floods in different parts of the country.
Bill to be introduced:
The National Sports University Bill.
Bills for consideration and passing:
The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill.
The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill.
The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill.
The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill.
The Repealing and Amending Bill.
Bills for consideration and return:
The Appropriation (No. 3) Bill.
The Appropriation (No. 4) Bill.
Bill for consideration and passing:
The Companies (Amendment) Bill.
The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill.
The Indian Institutes of Management Bill.
The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Amendment Bill.
The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill.
The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill.
Click to Read | Feeling of Unease Among Muslims, Says Hamid Ansari in Last Interview as V-P
Ansari, whose second five-year term as the Vice-President ends on Thursday, made these remarks in the backdrop of incidents of intolerance and cow vigilantism and comments made by some saffron leaders regarding the minority community.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi bids farewell to Hamid Ansari
Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls Vice-President Hamid Ansari calls him a great diplomat and a dedicated leader. Thank him for his service as the Chair of the House. Prime Minister Narendra Modi thank him on behalf of both the Houses of Parliament. "I thank Vice-President Hamid Ansari for all his guidance and cooperation and wish him all the best for future," says Prime Miister Narendra Modi.
According to the bill, surrogacy is a practise where a woman gives birth to a child for an intending couple and agrees to hand over the child to them after birth.
Under this bill, homosexuals, single parents, and live in couples are also not entitled for surrogacy. Also couples who already have children will not be allowed to go for surrogacy, though they would be free to adopt a child under a separate law. The bill allows surrogacy only for legally married couples after five years of marriage and with a doctors certificate stating that they are medically unfit to reproduce. Women within the age group of 23 to 50 years and men between 26 to 55 years will be eligible to opt for surrogacy. To check commercial exploitation and middlemen, the surrogate mother can only be a close relative, like a sister or sister-in-law who is married and has at least one healthy biological child. A woman can be a surrogate only once in her lifetime.
A parliamentary standing committee on Health will present its report on the surrogacy bill today. The bill was introduced in November last year in the Lok Sabha. In January, the Rajya Sabha Chairman referred the legislation, as introduced in the Lok Sabha, to the Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare for examination and a report on it. The legislation proposes to regulate surrogacy in India, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow ethical surrogacy to needy infertile Indian couples.
17 - 20 Aug, 2017 | The Wisden Trophy ENG vs WI 514/8135.5 overs 168/1047.0 oversEngland beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs
12 - 14 Aug, 2017 | India in Sri Lanka IND vs SL 487/10122.3 overs 135/1037.4 oversIndia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs
04 - 07 Aug, 2017 | Basil D'Oliveira Trophy ENG vs SA 362/10108.4 overs 226/1072.1 oversEngland beat South Africa by 177 runs
03 - 06 Aug, 2017 | India in Sri Lanka IND vs SL 622/9158.0 overs 183/1049.4 oversIndia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs
27 - 31 Jul, 2017 | Basil D'Oliveira Trophy ENG vs SA 353/10103.2 overs 175/1058.4 oversEngland beat South Africa by 239 runs