Saturday, March 2, 2024

Topic: population growth

India is now world’s most populous country

India is now the most populous country in the world with 2.9 million more people than China, according to the United Nations Population Fund’s latest data.

India’s religious mix has been stable since 1951, says Pew Center study

Every religious group in the country has seen its fertility fall, including the majority Hindu population and Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, and Jain minority groups, according to a new study published by the Pew Research Center, a non-profit based in Washington DC.

How Uttar Pradesh’s population bill is failing marginalised groups and vulnerable individuals?

Make no mistake, there is overwhelming public support to these population control laws in India, especially from educated Indian middle class, which assumes that India’s every social and economic problem can be solved through population control measures, rather than addressing root causes of growing reasons of growing income inequality and social backwardness of various lower caste and religious communities. Yet, the popular discourse still makes us believe that population control measures are a ‘magical wand’ to solve each and every problem faced by marginalised and under-privileged communities.

Two-thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

"Africa's megacities already face issues like lack of clean water, sanitation and shelter." The study found that as much as 47 percent of Africa's GDP — an amount totaling close to US$1.4 trillion — to be at "extreme risk" from climate change by 2023, significantly higher as a percentage than any other continent.