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To help girls, focus on oversight, social evils

Haryana's sex ratio at birth declines and monitoring lapses and prejudice against girl children are key issues. Efforts against social evils must not be paused.

The January to June cumulative SRB of Haryana has come down to 906 female births per 1,000 males from 917 in December 2022. (HT File)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 08:36 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

After showing steady improvement, sex ratio begins to worsen again in Haryana

The state, notorious for its skewed gender ratio in the past, showed significant improvement since 2015.

According to the civil registration system data up to June 2023, of 22 districts, the SRB of eight districts, including seven districts of the National Capital Region (NCR) were below 900. (Representational Image)(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 12:43 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

India must bridge the gender equality gap

A concerted focus on a more robust implementation of the targets of Goal 5 (Gender Equality) of SDGs would lend heft to India’s declared commitment on women-led development

The average wage salaries for women remain at around 70% of their male colleagues (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 07:51 PM IST

Ageing neutralises sex differences in the brain: Study

The study demonstrates that a gene's expression is reduced in older females and increased in old males if the gene's expression is higher in the brains of young females than in young males, and vice versa for genes with higher expression in young males.

Ageing neutralises sex differences in the brain: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 11:19 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Linkoping

Delhi’s sex ratio improves, still lower than national average

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

In other welcome news for the Capital, there has also been a decline in the infant mortality and under-five mortality rates, the survey findings show. Infant mortality dropped from 31.2 to 24.5 per 1,000 live births -- much better than the national average of 35.2. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:19 AM IST
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