India Overtakes China as World’s Most Populous Nation: UN Data

  1. India has surpassed China to become the world’s most populous nation with 1.4286 billion people, according to the United Nations data.
  2. China’s population decreased for the first time since 1960 due to its ageing population and declining birth rates.
  3. The global population is expected to reach 8.045 billion by mid-2023.
  4. Africa is also seeing a rising population, with estimates of a spike from 1.4 to 3.9 billion inhabitants by 2100.
  5. Japan is experiencing a decline in population due to its ageing population.
  6. Population growth is influenced by factors such as fertility rates, increasing longevity, and international migration.

Question: According to the United Nations data, which country has become the most populous nation in the world?
a. China
b. India
c. Japan
d. USA
Answer: b. India

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