Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicChild sex ratio

Topic: child sex ratio

Delhi shows sharpest drop in sex ratio, govt calls out 4 states for ‘continuous decline’

Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana among states/UTs lauded for registering an improvement on sex ratio at birth, in letter from WCD, health ministries.

Haryana’s worst sex-ratio offenders are welcoming the girl child, and everyone is invited

Across Haryana's Ahirwal belt that spans Rewari, Mahendragarh and Narnaul, villages are performing 'kuan pujan', a ritual earlier observed for boys, on the birth of girl children.

Rajasthan’s districts with worst child sex ratio are improving — one step at a time

Jhunjhunu and Sikar had the worst child sex ratio of Rajasthan's 33 districts as per Census 2011. But policy intervention has significantly helped the cause since.

The Indian state where development is more on a par with Pakistan than India

Like Pakistan, Uttar Pradesh is home to about 200 million people, which it can’t seem to take care of very well.

Gender bias kills more than 600 girls aged below 5 in India every day, finds study in Lancet

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh accounted for close to 70 per cent of the total avoidable deaths, study published in Lancet has found.

Even money won’t make Indians prefer daughters over sons

Fertility reduction and a gender-balanced population often appear as conflicting objectives, as targeting one may worsen the other.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.