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How has India's share in the world population changed since 1950?

India is set to take over China as the world's most populous country in a few months from now. Let us find out how India's share in the world population has changed since 1950


Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
The world population crossed 8 billion on November 15. It took 12 years for the world to add 1 billion new human beings. India continued to be the second most populous country in the world, with 1.41 billion people. China continued to be the most populous country, with 1.45 billion people.

An analysis of UN data by Business Standard revealed that in the global population, Indians currently make up 17.76 per cent of the world's population. China accounts for 17.9 per cent of people. Combined, one in every three people in the world belongs to either India or China.

China's share is

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 11:31 AM IST

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