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  • A stunted world

    A stunted world

    An Oxfam study has concluded that a third of the world’s population ~ 2.7 billion people, or to put this in context, a number twice the size of India’s population ~ did not receive any government aid during the epidemic.

    December 17, 2020
  • Population and Policy

    Population and Policy

    If population is set to decline all over and median age increases in developed societies faster than in developing societies, it means such societies will necessarily need immigrants to support their economies or to care for their elderly whose proportion in total population will continue to increase

    November 22, 2020
  • Cities in spotlight

    Cities in spotlight

    Not surprisingly, municipalities in India’s largest metropolises have fared poorly in the Swacch Survekshan rankings announced this week with Hyderabad at 23 out of 47 surveyed cities with a population over 1 million, Greater Mumbai at 35, Bengaluru at 37 and Chennai at 45. West Bengal did not participate in the survey and residents of the state can only speculate if things have improved since 2018 when 19 of the 25 dirtiest cities were reported to be in the state

    August 22, 2020
  • World population to decline in 2100 contrary to UN projections, says new study

    World population to decline in 2100 contrary to UN projections, says new study

    As fertility falls and life expectancy increases worldwide, the number of children under five is forecast to decline by more than 40 percent, from 681 million in 2017 to 401 million in 2100, the study found.

    July 15, 2020
  • Mothers, babies threatened by strained health systems amid pandemic: UNICEF

    Mothers, babies threatened by strained health systems amid pandemic: UNICEF

    'New mothers and newborns will be greeted by harsh realities,' UNICEF said, adding they include global containment measures such as lockdowns and curfews; health centres overwhelmed with response efforts, et cetera.

    May 7, 2020
  • Soil in distress

    Soil in distress

    Soil, including topsoil, is one such natural resource. Soil health is showing signs of fatigue due to intensive and unscientific cultivation. In spite of the impressive increase in food production in the last half century, humanity is finding it very difficult to provide more food for more people. Experts are unanimous in mentioning the multiple threats confronting the ability of the world to expand food supplies

    March 27, 2020
  • Census 2021: First phase to be conducted in Haryana from May, no documents required

    Census 2021: First phase to be conducted in Haryana from May, no documents required

    'Census data would be captured through specially designed mobile apps and no documents will be asked from the citizens during the Census-2021,' officials said.

    February 15, 2020
  • Census 2021: Top officials of National Population Register strategise the mammoth task

    Census 2021: Top officials of National Population Register strategise the mammoth task

    The mammoth nationwide exercise will be carried out in 16 languages and at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore whose data will be collected through a mobile app.

    October 11, 2019
  • Eating nuts twice a week lowers heart attack risk: Study

    Eating nuts twice a week lowers heart attack risk: Study

    A total of 5,432 adults aged 35 and older with no history of cardiovascular disease were randomly selected from urban and rural areas.

    September 1, 2019
  • Old Monk more preferred liquor brand among rich Indians

    Old Monk more preferred liquor brand among rich Indians

    Real estate is the most preferred investment asset class for high-net-worth individuals.

    August 30, 2019
  • Virtual hell-holes

    Virtual hell-holes

    The urban rot in metropolitan cities can be tackled only if they have an efficient and responsible municipal administration and sufficient funds are allocated by the Central and State Governments to improve civic infrastructure. Simultaneously, the Government should also aim at providing good quality civic amenities in smaller cities so that people do not have to migrate to metropolises in search of a better life. Thereafter, efforts can be made to generate jobs in smaller places. Decentralisation of Government offices from capital cities could kickstart job creation in small cities.

    July 6, 2019
  • India likely to surpass China as world’s most populous country in 8 years: UN report

    India likely to surpass China as world’s most populous country in 8 years: UN report

    The country is expected to nearly 273 million people between now and 2050 and will remain the most populated country through the end of the current century.

    June 18, 2019
  • Steps being taken to create a better earth

    Steps being taken to create a better earth

    Entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative ideas to protect the planet

    April 22, 2019
  • Stabilising the numbers

    Stabilising the numbers

    Young people are innovators, creators, builders and leaders of the future. They can transform the future provided they have the skills, sound health, value-oriented education, ability to take decisions and make real choices in life with absolute freedom of mind. Our country had never witnessed such a large youth population. It is imperative to harness this potential in the sphere of economic and social progress

    January 9, 2019
  • China’s population to peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion: Report

    China’s population to peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion: Report

    The study by China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) warned that the country must implement policies to handle a smaller workforce and an older population.

    January 6, 2019
  • Cosmetology: An exponentially growing sector

    Cosmetology: An exponentially growing sector

    With new techniques available, there is a need for skilled professionals in cosmetology and aesthetic medicine.

    November 9, 2018
  • Govt admits virus killed Gir lions, toll touches 23

    Govt admits virus killed Gir lions, toll touches 23

    Despite initial denials, State Forest Department officials have now admitted that most of the deaths are due to a viral infection.

    October 4, 2018