Population

SC junks plea seeking guidelines to control population explosion 

Turning down the plea, a bench of Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh remarked that preparing policies was the government's job.

published on : 18th November 2022

World population clocks 8 billion mark

India may surpass China in 2023 as the world’s most populous country; population of 61 countries likely to decrease.

published on : 16th November 2022

Earth at 8 billion: Consumption, not crowd is key to climate

The 8 billionth baby on Earth is about to be born on a planet that is getting hotter. But experts in climate science and population both say the two issues aren't quite as connected as they seem.

published on : 15th November 2022

Home Ministry proposes NPR update that was put off due to Covid outbreak

A year after the BJP-led NDA government assumed power in 2014, new fields such as name, gender, date and place of birth, place of residence and father’s and mother’s names were updated.

published on : 9th November 2022

Cities under strain, India's predicted urban boom

Poonam Muttreja from the Population Foundation of India said more investment in the rural economy could stem migration to cities. 

published on : 8th November 2022

World population at 8 billion humans, still growing

The UN Population Division estimates that the number of humans on Earth will grow to eight billion on November 15, more than three times higher than the 2.5 billion global headcount in 1950.

published on : 7th November 2022

Assembly polls: Gujarat's tribal belt, a bastion of Congress that BJP striving hard to conquer

Political observers claim Congress will remain a dominant force in the tribal region although it is in a weak position elsewhere in the state.

published on : 5th November 2022

Rajputs rule Himachal amid weakening regional divide

Five CMs have come from the community, influential SCs/STs hold key in many seats. The state also has the second largest Schedule Caste population in the country.

published on : 3rd November 2022

This Kerala village on way to 100 per cent literacy in Hindi 

The need to communicate with the sizeable migrant worker population in the village seems to be the spark for such an initiative.

published on : 23rd October 2022

RSS meeting focuses on population imbalance, ‘conversion conspiracy’

The four-day national executive meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) ended on Wednesday with a detailed discussion on population explosion in the country.

published on : 20th October 2022

Scheduled tribes victims of economic backwardness: Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda

‘Tribals have their own lifestyle, culture, social and traditional values, besides an indigenous identity’

published on : 18th October 2022

No benefits: 4-child limit policy adopted in Manipur

Taking a leaf out of Assam’s book, Manipur has decided not to extend the benefits of various beneficiary schemes to families with more than four children.

published on : 15th October 2022

Wildlife population plunge 69 per cent since 1970: WWF

That is equivalent to 550 to 740 billion tonnes of CO2, or 10 to 15 times more than annual greenhouse gas emissions at current rates.

published on : 13th October 2022

Population control among issues to be discussed at RSS meeting in Prayagraj: Sources 

The meeting will be attended by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and its general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale.

published on : 10th October 2022

Pinarayi slams Mohan Bhagwat over population control statement

The RSS chief has been challenging Constitutional values, he said.

published on : 7th October 2022

Our demographic debate needs to widen

Too often, India’s demographic dividend conversations have focused much on the dependency ratio and not enough on the policies and other factors involved.

published on : 7th October 2022

RSS chief bats for comprehensive population policy applicable equally to all communities 

Speaking at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Dussehra rally in Nagpur, Bhagwat said community-based population imbalance is an important subject and should not be ignored.

published on : 5th October 2022

Leopard population poses danger to African cheetahs in Kuno National Park

At least 25 leopards were removed from the area the cheetahs will occupy in the first six months and radio-collared for subsequent observation.

published on : 26th September 2022

Hong Kong population shrinks for 2nd year under virus curbs 

The population as of mid-2022 declined by 1.6% from a year earlier to 7,291,600, the Census & Statistics Department announced Thursday.

published on : 12th August 2022

Guntur Municipal Corporation mulls action against owners of vacant lands

According to the officials, notice boards were set up in over 600 vacant lands that are untidy, out of which owners of only 50 per cent responded and cleaned their lands.

published on : 10th August 2022
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