Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: Population

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...

China’s population growth is slowing. And that can be a problem for the rest of the world

China’s once-in-a-decade census showed there were 1.412 billion people in the country last year. The annual average growth of 0.53% in the past decade was the slowest since 1953.

Need more male engagement, say experts after NFHS data shows imbalance in sterilisation

The findings of National Family Health Survey-5 show significant discrepancies between female and male sterilisations in all the 22-surveyed states and union territories.

Christianity hasn’t failed in India. Conversion isn’t its only goal

It is not that Indian churches are without their problems. But Dilip Mandal is wrong to use proselytisation as the yardstick to measure Indian Christianity.

Ayodhya, Article 370, triple talaq done, these are the next things on Modi-Shah’s agenda

The opposition just can’t anticipate Modi-Shah’s next move. But the BJP is going from one agenda to another, with a single-minded focus.

If Modi govt wants to control population, it must target high fertility rates in these states

Challenge for India lies in how it can effectively chart a unique path in ensuring sustainable and equitable development for its billion-plus people.

Youthful Africa to overtake aging Asia in workforce

The number of 15-to-64-year-old Africans today is a quarter of the size of Asia’s working-age population. By 2100, however, Africa will surpass Asia.

More Indians now maintain age gap of 3 years between two children, shows survey

In signs of improvement, the percentage of children born after at least 36 months of previous birth fared better as compared to 2011 results.

Amarinder Singh charts Congress revival, Gopal Krishna Agarwal plots India’s economic path

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.