The United Nations-demarcated World Population Day on July 11 prompted a relook at the figure of the number of people in the world, and how each country is faring. The world’s population has now crossed eight billion, and it is projected that it will reach 9.7 billion by 2050. The world’s population was 2.8 billion in 1955.
Europe and North America have absorbed the largest share of the world's 272 million migrants, a population that has grown by 23 per cent over the past decade, according to a UN report.
The Philippines is in the grip of a "national social emergency" arising from the unabated and alarming increase in the cases of too many Filipino teenage girls becoming mothers too soon, a senior cabinet official warned.
To forget the elderly is to ignore the wisdom of the years, once wrote Donald Laird. With virtually every country in the world experiencing growth in the number and proportion of elderly people,
On Independence Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi caused eyebrows to rise by stating in his address that the rate of growth of the country’s population is worrisome. At the last count in 2011 India’s population was about 1.25 billion. Modi’s foreboding is out of tune with the optimistic note of the Economic Survey
For Emmanuel Macron, more babies are vital to maintain France’s national vigour. Italy’s Georgia Meloni has made encouraging more Italian women to give birth a top priority. But, demographers and economists say, Europe’s attempts to boost its flagging birth rate are missing the mark. They urge a
It is a matter of perspective. Some publications have described the new statistics of the United States’ population arising out of the decennial census of 2020 as that of the white population falling below 60 per cent for the first time, pointing
Indian Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar recently released LiDAR-based reports mapping out the water requirement within forest areas in 10 states. The LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology was used to create 3-D
If China hopes to avert a fall in its population by raising the maximum number of children per mother from two to three, it’s going to have its work cut out. That’s because declining fertility, once started, tends to be an inexorable force that few nations have managed