State of World Population Report, 2023

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    • The State of World Population Report, 2023 by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) was recently released.

    About the Report

    • The State of World Population report is UNFPA’s annual flagship publication.
    • It has been published yearly since 1978.
    • It shines a light on emerging issues in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, bringing them into the mainstream and exploring the challenges and opportunities they present for international development.

    Report highlights

    • Population data:
      • India Overtaking China:
        • India is set to overtake China to become the world’s most populous country by the middle of 2023, according to data released by the United Nations.
        • India’s population is pegged to reach 142.86 crore against China’s 142.57 crore
          • This shows India will have 29 lakh more people than China.

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