The only substantial change is the increase in standard deduction of Rs. 20000 (from 1,60,000 to 1,80,000) for males. There are no favors done for females and they would be getting the same amount of standard deduction i.e. 1,90,000.
The net effect of this rebate is the increase of Rs. 172 in male tax payer's monthly in-hand salary. For females, the take home pay remains same. [More]