Surrogacy Current Affairs - 2020

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 passed by Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha has passed Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 on 19th December 2018 to protect surrogacy in the country. The bill has banned commercial surrogacy and allows only altruistic surrogacy. The bill protects the rights of the surrogate mother and the child born from surrogacy and promotes ethical surrogacy. Surrogacy is defined as an agreement between a Read More…

Cabinet approves amendments in Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal for moving official amendments in Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016. Once the Bill is enacted by Parliament, National Surrogacy Board (NSB) will be constituted at central level. The States/UTs will constitute State Surrogacy Boards (SSBs) and State Appropriate Authorities within 3 months of notification by Central Government. Background India has Read More…

India’s first calf born to surrogate cow in Pune

India’s first calf delivered by a surrogate or recipient cow through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) technology carried out in a mobile laboratory was born in Indapur, Pune (Maharashtra). It has been named as Vijay. This is for first time IVF procedure was successfully implemented at farm level with the help of mobile laboratory. Earlier similar Read More…

Union Cabinet approves introduction of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 to banning commercial surrogacy in country. The Bill will ensure effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow ethical surrogacy to the needy infertile couples. Salient Features of Bill Regulate practices in ethical surrogacy in the country and prohibits Read More…

Thailand passes law to ban commercial surrogacy for foreigners

Thailand’s parliament under ruling military junta has passed a legislation banning commercial surrogacy. Provisions of new law Completely bans foreign couples seeking to have children through Thai surrogate mothers. Only married Thai couples or couples with one Thai partner who have been married at least three years can seek surrogacy. Forbids any middlemen or agencies, Read More…