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India Passes China as World’s Most Populous Nation, UN Says

  • Population rise will add urgency for PM Modi to create jobs
  • India seized the top spot, adding 23 million babies in 2022
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WATCH: The UN says India is now the world’s most populous nation. Menaka Doshi reports.Source: Bloomberg
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India has overtaken China as the world’s most populous nation, according to United Nations data released Wednesday.

India’s population surpassed 1.4286 billion, slightly higher than China’s 1.4257 billion people, according to mid-2023 estimates by the UN’s World Population dashboard. China’s numbers do not include Hong Kong and Macau, Special Administrative Regions of China, and Taiwan, the data showed.