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World Population Day

World Population Day is observed every year on July 11. The purpose of this day is to draw attention towards the issues arising out of rising population across the globe as well as awareness. India has the world’s second-largest population after China.

History of the World Population Day

  • The World Population Day was established by the United Nations in 1989, buoyed by the interest the Five Billion Day celebrated in 1987. A resolution to the effect was passed, and the days as first marked on July 11, 1990.

Theme of World Population Day 2021

  • This year theme of World Population Day 2021: 'the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on fertility'. It will be observed to shed more light on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive behaviour globally.

 

India's Population control Policy

  • The Uttar Pradesh government in India released a draft of a proposed population control bill, seeking suggestions from the general public to improve the draft bill. The last date to make suggestions is 19 July. The proposed bill proposes to incentive public servants following its two-child policy with "two additional increments during the entire service, maternity or as the case may be, paternity leave of 12 months, with full salary and allowances and three percent increase in the employer's contribution fund under national pension scheme".

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