Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Population

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.

China’s ageing population has consequences but it’s a ‘made in Beijing’ problem

Besides the Mars landing, the big news from China last week has been its decennial census whose results were announced by China’s National Bureau of...

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.