Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicIndian population

Topic: Indian population

India to lose ‘demographic dividend’? Govt report says over-30s to outnumber ‘young’ by 2036

Share of ‘youth’ in India's population is projected to decline to 42.9 per cent in 2036, from 52.9 per cent in 2021, according to a government report.

More than 200-crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India

According to data from the health ministry, 98% of the adult population has received at least one shot, while 90% are completely vaccinated.

UN report projects India to surpass China as world’s most populous country in 2023

Eight countries including Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India among others will see the majority of the projected increase up to 2050.

47.4% babies born in private sector via C-section, far above 14.3% in govt facilities, NFHS shows

The national C-section rate is 21.5%, higher than what the World Health Organization terms “ideal", 10-15%, according to National Family Health Survey.

If Indian states were countries, Delhi beat China’s TFR, but population policy still lost

India's focus on population control policy is misplaced. According to SRS 2018, urban India TFR fell below the UN limit.

Population control is already on. Adityanath’s bill risks reversing UP’s improving trends

Uttar Pradesh’s laggard position with higher poverty, lower literacy and lower work opportunities requires more attention than this ‘population control bill’.

New UP population policy aims to reduce gross fertility rate to 2.1 by 2026 and 1.9 by 2030

While unveiling the Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030, UP CM Yogi Adityanath called rising population in the state a 'hurdle in development' Sunday.

If Assam and UP can plan for uniform population control law why not India, says VHP

UP state law body working on draft bill to bring legislation which could propose to limit benefits of state schemes only to those with 2 kids or less.

State’s population nearing ‘explosive stage’, need to check growth: UP Law Commission chief

UP Law Commission chairperson Aditya Mittal Sunday said that the bureau wants to see to it that govt resources & facilities are available to those contributing to population control.

Muslims poorer, less educated than Hindus. But their kids more likely to survive till age 5

Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at the same time. This practice is outlawed in India, except for Muslims and...

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.