Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Population

Population control messages on Indian stamps from 1966 to 2005. How postal dept played key role

In the 1960s, given the limited reach of TV and radio, the Indian govt relied heavily on Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department to spread awareness about family planning.

Is the world population growing or declining? 2064 will be an important year

Understanding how populations evolve matters because future population sizes underpin strategies for governments and industries around the world.

How RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat dusted off a 6-year-old document to set new agenda for Modi govt

The document, a resolution by the RSS’ All-India Executive Committee, speaks of a new population policy to address ‘demographic imbalance’.  

Reason behind Jupiter’s high temperature & how Stonehenge survived the test of time

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

India’s elderly population to rise 41% over next decade to touch 194 mn in 2031: Govt report

Kerala has the current highest elderly population (16.5%) followed by Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam have the least, according to National Statistical Office report.

Bhagwat’s Muslim population remark isn’t surprising, RSS view on demography has evolved

Some analysts presume the RSS has raised the issue of population to help Hindu vote consolidation for BJP. But the Sangh has been concerned about the issue for decades.

Population control through State action never worked in India. Time to focus on economy

We do not need a population control policy. We need a better public health and education policy, and above all, a coherent economic strategy.

Women in India live longer than men but don’t have healthier lives, finds new report

World Health Statistics 2021 report finds that in India, overall life expectancy was at 70.8 years, but healthy life expectancy was at 60.3 years, trend common to other countries.

No govt job if you have over 2 kids, says draft UP population bill, sterilisation to earn reward

Draft bill proposes stringent measures to restrict couples from having more than two children, and promises cheaper home loans and free education for voluntary sterilisation.

China to allow couples to have a third child to boost its falling birth rate

China has been gradually reforming its stringent birth policy that for decades limited most families to only having a single child, with a second child allowed since 2016.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.