According to data from the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NHFS-5) that was released by the Union health ministry on Wednesday, Delhi’s sex ratio is now 923 girls for every 1,000 boys
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:19 AM IST
All three radical findings are part of the summary findings of the fifth round of the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS), which were released by the Union health ministry on November 24.
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 10:59 AM IST
Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
Sex ratio is usually used as a yardstick to assess gender-based sex selection in a certain region.
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 06:48 AM IST
, New DelhiAbhishek Dey
The study has been authored by Purushottam M. Kulkarni for the United Nations Population Fund
Published on Oct 12, 2021 05:51 PM IST
The Sustainable Development Goals index evaluates progress of states and UTs on social, economic and environmental parametres. It was first launched in 2018.
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A new study has found that female-biased population sex ratio of cities lowered women's probability to reproduce for the first time in urban environments whereas this was not the case in rural areas
Updated on Mar 18, 2021 04:45 PM IST
In India, around 460,000 girls went missing -- which means they were not born due to sex-selection biases -- each year between 2013 and 2017, said the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report.
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Sanchita Sharma
Till October this year, number of girls per 1,000 boys reached 920. The district had 902 girls per 1,000 boys last year
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | HT Correspondent, Mohali
Political parties want the ‘woman vote’ but don’t want to share power with them
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Stress can also affect the mother’s immune system, leading to changes that affect neurological and behavioural development in the foetus.
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 06:02 PM IST
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Khattar said 52,000 new industries had been set up in the state in the last five years and 4 lakh people had been employed in the private sector.
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 10:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Karnal | HT Correspondent, Karnal
After the recent summary revision of the electoral rolls, the total number of electors in the state reached 8.94 crore or 71.94% of the total population. Of them, 4.67 crore (52.25%) are men and 4.27 crore (47.74%) women.
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 02:46 AM IST
MUMBAI | Surendra P Gangan
Concerns about a national law on population revolve around two questions. Will it be coercive and will it further skew our already precarious sex ratio?
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 10:57 PM IST
Sex ratio at birth indicates the gap between registered male and female births, calculated as the number of females per 1,000 males, and is recorded monthly by the health department.
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Gurugram | HT Correspondent
Wazirpur, which received four stars last year, improved its ranking and is the only gram panchayat in the district this year with six stars.
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 05:14 AM IST
Gurugram |Archana Mishra
The ministry, which relies on health ministry data to determine trends up to the district level, will now study more detailed data sets.
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Amrita Madhukalya
Chauhan said many villages in the region were thinly populated, and, therefore, saw the births of only one child in the three-month period.
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 05:25 AM IST
Purola/Saundari |Suparna Roy
Wildlife experts attributed best conservation practices as the reason behind the increase in the population by 36 in just four years.
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 11:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Siliguri | Pramod Giri
While some forest officials attributed ST-16’s death to a heat stroke, others said administering the tranquilliser in the afternoon heat may have proved fatal.
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | HT Correspondent
Maharashtra’s health minister Eknath Shinde acknowledged that the meetings had not been held.
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai |Nozia Sayyed
Heart disease and stroke accounted for 19.25% of all deaths in 2017, which is a 1.6 percentage points increase over reported deaths in 2016. Infectious and parasitic diseases caused 14.78% of all deaths; followed by respiratory ailments, which led to 8.405% of deaths.
Published on May 15, 2019 06:46 AM IST
With just four elected Members of Parliament (MPs) in the last 40 years, women empowerment remains a distant dream in Haryana, which, for years, has remained infamous for its skewed sex ratio and high rates of crimes against women.
Published on Mar 14, 2019 02:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Karnal (Haryana) | Neeraj Mohan
The award will be given by Delhi’s Pre Conception, Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PC-PNDT) cell to motivate families and boost the sex ratio in Delhi, which stood at 902 females born against every 1,000 males in 2016.
Published on Mar 13, 2019 01:38 AM IST
Delhi government’s PC-PNDT team took action against the centre in December 2017 after a surprise inspection by a national inspection and monitoring committee found the centre had not maintained proper records.
Published on Mar 02, 2019 02:07 AM IST
New Delhi | HT Correspondent
Girl child preferred: As many as 33 girls and 10 boys adopted by couples from outside India, last year. Parents in India adopt 94 girls and 49 boys.
Published on Feb 20, 2019 12:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
This initiative, the government said, will help improve Delhi’s sex ratio. As of 2016, 902 girl children were born for every 1,000 live births of boys.
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
Previous studies have shown that children’s books are dominated by male central characters; in textbooks, females are given fewer lines of text; and in films, on average, twice as many male characters as female ones are in front of the camera.
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 12:36 PM IST
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Sunil Jaglan, a gender rights crusader and father of two girls raised awareness against infanticide and female foeticide, and worked tirelessly to expand the scope of his campaign.
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 09:54 AM IST
Another FIR has been filed by the education department on Monday against the same accused for running the unauthorised school.
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Historically, Gurugram’s sex ratio has been skewed in favour of males. Its sex ratio in 2014 was 843.34, which gradually rose to 904 in 2017. For the first time, the district’s sex ratio crossed the 950 mark and was 957 in May this year. However, the July to September quarter saw a sex ratio of 859.
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 12:18 PM IST
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