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Kerala's elderly population on the rise, finds Economic Review

07 Feb 2020

Kerala's elderly population on the rise, finds Economic Review

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Thursday revealed that the state's demographic is aging faster as compared to the rest of India.

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

15 Aug 2019

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his customary Independence Day speech on Thursday from Delhi's Red Fort.

What is South Korea's #NoMarriage movement all about

27 Jul 2019

What is South Korea's #NoMarriage movement all about

South Korea is looking at an economic crisis and they have narrowed down the problem to the one source: women.

Ramdev wants third child shouldn't get voting-rights, Giriraj supports him

28 May 2019

Ramdev wants third child shouldn't get voting-rights, Giriraj supports him

On Sunday, renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev spoke about population control and sparked a debate. He said the government should introduce a law wherein the third child isn't allowed to vote. This, he opined, will curb India's rising population.

India's population grew at 1.2% average annual-rate between 2010-2019: Report

11 Apr 2019

India's population grew at 1.2% average annual-rate between 2010-2019: Report

India's population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2% between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund.

Why Facebook is using AI to map global population density

10 Apr 2019

Why Facebook is using AI to map global population density

If you are familiar with Facebook's practices, you already know that the company has got some crazy projects in the works, be it the merging of different messaging services or creating a mind-reading machine.

Worried about population, Jain-community wants couples to have more children

06 Mar 2019

Worried about population, Jain-community wants couples to have more children

In a bizarre news, the Jain community in India has distributed sops to young couples asking them to give birth to more than two children.

Chandrababu Naidu wants Andhra Pradesh people to have more kids

29 Dec 2018

Chandrababu Naidu wants Andhra Pradesh people to have more kids

To reap the benefits of a few population-related schemes, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has asked people of the state to have more kids.

India's elderly population to cross 340 million by 2050

10 Aug 2018

India's elderly population to cross 340 million by 2050

The Indian Government is taking steps to ensure proper care of India's elderly people whose population will cross 340 million by 2050, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Friday said.

Study says India's population growth rate is highly overestimated

01 Aug 2018

Study says India's population growth rate is highly overestimated

India's population growth rate is highly overestimated by existing models, say scientists who suggest that accounting for the diversity and differences in the levels of education among people can help arrive at more accurate projections.

Children are 'prasad', every Hindu should have at-least five: BJP-MLA

26 Jul 2018

Children are 'prasad', every Hindu should have at-least five: BJP-MLA

While India is on the verge of becoming the most populated country in the world, this BJP-MLA has come up with a bizarre ideology for population control.

UN: Delhi to be world's most populous city by 2028

17 May 2018

UN: Delhi to be world's most populous city by 2028

A recently-released UN report on urban population estimates that around 68% of the world's population will be living in cities by 2050, and a bulk of that will be concentrated in three countries - India, China, and Nigeria.

In just 7yrs, Bengaluru's population has swollen by 43%

12 May 2018

In just 7yrs, Bengaluru's population has swollen by 43%

Bengaluru's population has increased by 43% over past seven years, from 84L to the current 1.2cr.

No mandatory two-child policy for India, says Supreme Court

10 Mar 2018

No mandatory two-child policy for India, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday rubbished a plea requesting it to ask the Centre to make two-child policy compulsory across India to stall the nation's burgeoning population.

15th Finance Commission to soon decide what populism is

28 Feb 2018

15th Finance Commission to soon decide what populism is

In a first, the Finance Commission, which recommends how much money states should get out of the taxes collected by the central government, will define what a populist measure is and recommend incentives for states that do not resort to them.

Why aren't female condoms as popular as other contraceptives?

19 Feb 2018

Why aren't female condoms as popular as other contraceptives?

Considering India's struggle with population control, a dedicated Condom Day or Contraceptive Week or Reproductive Health Month to raise awareness is long overdue.

Less than 1/4th of Indian women want a second child

21 Jan 2018

Less than 1/4th of Indian women want a second child

The proportion of married Indian women aged 15-49 wanting a second child has fallen: a decade ago, 68% wanted one, but only 24% are willing now.

Dear I&B Ministry, not every condom ad is vulgar

13 Dec 2017

Dear I&B Ministry, not every condom ad is vulgar

At a time when the noise around condom use should be louder than ever, the I&B Ministry silenced it completely.

Live in Switzerland and get paid for it. Here's how

27 Nov 2017

Live in Switzerland and get paid for it. Here's how

This might be for you if you've always dreamed of living in a picturesque, pristine mountain hamlet.

Time is running out: Global scientists warn humanity

15 Nov 2017

Time is running out: Global scientists warn humanity

World scientists recently issued a second "warning to humanity", highlighting the imminent danger that our planet is in, thanks to our unsustainable lifestyles.

World Population: India to surpass China by 2024

23 Jun 2017

World Population: India to surpass China by 2024

The United Nations predicted the world's population will jump to 11.2 billion by 2100 from the current 7.6 billion.

Population control- 146 lacking districts to have 'Mission Parivar Vikas'

16 Jun 2017

Population control- 146 lacking districts to have 'Mission Parivar Vikas'

Upping its fight against population explosion, the government has announced 'Mission Parivar Vikas' in 146 districts where the Total Fertility Rate (number of children born per woman) is more than three.

China overstating census, India world's most populous country

25 May 2017

China overstating census, India world's most populous country

China has been overstating its population data for decades, according to data compiled by University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Yi Fuxian.