DNA: Hindu population down below 80%, Muslims at 14%

The latest census data on the population of religious groups, released by the Modi government on Tuesday, shows a 0.7 percent decline in the Hindu population, while a growth of 0.8 percent has been registered in the Muslim community.

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Government releases Indian population statistics

The Indian government has released statistics of the country's population based on religion, according to which, the Hindu population has a 0.7% decrease whereas, Muslim population has increased by 0.8%.

Ageing Indian population needs better health care by 2100: UN

While there will be no end to the world population growth in this century, developing countries with young populations but lower fertility like India face the prospect of a substantial population ageing before the end of the century.

Fast-growing fish face dramatic fall in population

 In a counterintuitive discovery, new research has found that ocean species that grow quickly and reproduce frequently -- such as sardines -- are more likely to experience dramatic plunges in population than larger, slower growing fish such as sharks or tuna.

Pakistan's ''population bomb'' has daily worried

 More effective policies are needed to defuse Pakistan`s "population bomb", a leading daily said here on Saturday.

China's mobile phone users 94.5% of population

The number of mobile phone users in China, the world's biggest mobile phone market, accounted for 94.5 percent of its total population by the end of June, according to latest official data.

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On World Population Day, Indians number 127,42,39,769

India today recorded a population of 127,42,39,769, which is growing at a rate of 1.6 per cent a year, and could make the country the most populous in the world by 2050.

Economic growth halves hunger in Asia over 25 years: UN

 Economic growth helped the Asia-Pacific region to halve the proportion of those who have too little to eat to 12 percent of its population over the past 25 years, meeting one of the UN Millennium Development Goals, U.N. officials said on Thursday.

10-year-old in UK gets highest Mensa score of 162

A 10-year-old "ordinary" boy in the UK has become one of the youngest people to achieve the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test.

Men exist to keep population genetically healthy?
Men exist to keep population genetically healthy?

Males are required for a process known as "sexual selection" which helps species to ward off disease and avoid extinction, a new study claims.

Tackling obesity worldwide

While there are many possible approaches to tackling obesity and its consequences in the population, it is clear that there is no single magic bullet.

China seeks new wave of migrants for restive Xinjiang

 Newly employed as a hotel receptionist in Xinjiang, Fang Lihua is a foot-soldier on the front line of a demographic contest for the mainly Muslim region`s identity as China opens it up for migration.

India to overtake China in population growth by 2028: Govt

The government today said the birth rate in India is greater than that of China and said the country's population will cross China's by 2028.

Pakistan to conduct general census next year

Pakistan has decided to hold general census of population and housing unit from March next year after a gap of 17 years, officials said on Thursday.

Senior citizen population over 17 crore by 2026

The population of senior citizens in the country would increase to over 17 crore by 2026, which is around 12 percent of total population, the Registrar General of India has projected.

IIT-Kharagpur to coach professionals on age-friendly communities

The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) has designed a special week-long course for professionals from industry and academia to enable India's ageing population lead a better life.

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Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar

Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said.