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India to surpass China as worlds most populous country in 2023

Published on July 12, 2022
Current Context: India to surpass China to become the world's most populous country by 2023 according to the 27th edition of United Nations World Population Prospects 2022.
India to surpass China as worlds most populous country in 2023
  • In 2022 China remains the most populous country in the world with a 1,426 million population, India with a marginally less population of 1,412 million.
  • The global population is expected to reach 8 billion in November 2022.
  • The UN projections say that by 2050 India's population will exceed 1,668 million far exceeding China's declining population at 1,317 billion.
  • The global population by 2050 will reach 9.7 billion.
  • The world's two most populous regions in 2022 were Eastern and South-Eastern Asia with a 2.3 billion population.
  • Central and Southern Asia is expected to become the most populous region in the world by 2037.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • UN secretary-general - Antonio Guterres
    • UN Headquarters - New York
    • UN was formed - on 24 October 1945


Q.1 According to the 27th edition of UN world population prospects 2022 which country will surpass China in 2023?
a. Pakiatan
b. India
c. Russia
d. Thailand

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