Sex Ratio - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Information received from Office of RGI shows sex ratio of population by residence has shown a rise from 933 females per 1000 males in 2001 to what value in 2011?

a. 934
b. 943
c. 953
d. 967
Answer  Explanation 


India’s sex ratio has shown slight improvement according to health minister JP Nadda who also talked about the impact of government interventions and policies. As per the data received from the Office of the Registrar General of India, sex ratio of total population by residence has grown from 933 females per 1000 males in 2001 to 943 females per 1000 males in 2011. Number of registered female births rose over 1.06 crore in 2013 from 94.63 lakh in 2012. This was as against 1.18 crore male births in 2013 and 1.04 crore in 2012. Recently released Census 20111 also showed sex ratio was lower among women with only one child.

2)   New data from the Office of the Registrar General of India has found that there are ______ females for every 1000 males in 2013.

a. 888
b. 898
c. 900
d. 910
Answer  Explanation 


Regardless of the 2011 census indicating a worsening sex ratio, gap between male and female registered births in India fell in 2012 and 2013. India’s Civil Registration System administered by office of Registrar General of India that conducts its decadal census constitutes officially registered birth and death data. Currently, all births and deaths must be registered within 21 days of their occurrence.RGI has estimated around 85.5% of all births are now registered in 2013 with 17 of the states registering all births and Bihar as well as UP attaining only 57.4 and 68.6 percent registrations. Sex ratio will also improve as level of registration improves. Sex ratio at birth has now fallen to 898 girls for every 1000 boys in 2013. Experts say as family size gets smaller, pressure for one of two children to be a boy escalates.

3)   In which state ‘Ajanmi Beti Ke Liye Daud’ marathon has been organised by Forum for Human Rights and Justice on 27thMay’15?

a. Goa
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Rajasthan
d. Chhattisgarh
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Himachal Pradesh

Himachal is one among the ten worst states wherein sex ratio is worst. It has a child sex ratio of 906 females against 1000 males. The objective of this Marathon is to save girl child and arrest the declining sex ratio in the hill state.