Transgender Current Affairs, GK & News

Laurel Hubbard: 1st Trans Olympian

New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has selected weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to contest women’s +87 kg category. Weightlifter will be the first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics. Key Points 43-year-old weightlifter had competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before gender transition in 2013. Hubbard has been eligible to compete at Olympics since 2015. In 2015, International ..

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National Portal for Transgender Persons

The Government of India has launched the National Portal for Transgender persons. The portal will help the transgender community to apply for identity card and certificate online. It was developed under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020. The major benefit of the portal is that the portal will help the transgenders to obtain ..

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Firsts of Census 2021: Cereals eaten, transgender run houses

For the first time, the Census will collect data of transgenders headed houses. Also, the census will enquire about “Main cereal”, which is also included for the first time in the history of census of India. Highlights The Census 2021 is to ask 31 questions to the citizens. For the first time of Indian history, ..

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India’s first Transgender University to come up in UP

India’s first university for transgender community will be opened in Fazilnagar block of Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh. It is the first of its kind University in country, where transgender community members will be able to get education. Key Highlights The university is being built by Akhil Bhartiya Kinnar Siksha Seva Trust (All-India transgender education ..

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Parliament passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

Parliament has passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 with the Rajya Sabha approving it by a voice vote on 26 November 2019. The bill was already passed by the 17th Lok Sabha on 5 August 2019. The bill now awaits Presidential assent, after which it will become a law. Key Provisions of ..

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