United Nations: The world’s population reached eight billion on Tuesday after adding one billion people in the last 12 years. At the same time, India is on the verge of overtaking China as the world’s most populous country next year.
The United Nations said the global data reflects major improvements in public health, reducing the risk of death and increasing the chances of life. The United Nations Population Fund tweeted, “Eight billion hopes. Eight billion dreams. Eight billion possibilities. Our planet is now home to eight billion people.”
India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country in 2023. India’s population in 2022 is 1.412 billion as compared to China’s 1.426 billion.
India’s population is estimated to be 1.668 billion in 2050, well ahead of China’s population of 1.317 billion by the middle of the century.
The population clock showed a figure of 8,000,000,000 on November 15.