Thursday, 11 August, 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.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

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.
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