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Centre postpones NPR update, first phase of Census

March 26, 2020 3:40 am

The updation of NPR was proposed to be done along with Phase I of Census 2021 in all States/UTs, except Assam, as it has already gone through the process of preparing National Register of Citizens.

Assam meeting on census to identify ‘indigenous’ Muslims

February 11, 2020 10:30 am

Some fear such a census will “further marginalise” the descendants of Bengali-speaking migrants in Assam

Ahead of Census, new question: What cereal do you consume?

January 10, 2020 7:03 am

The exercise — Houselisting Operations of Census 2021 — will also seek data, for the first time, on smartphones, piped gas connections and mobile numbers.

Over 90% enumerators opt for mobile app in Census 2021 test run

September 06, 2019 7:01 am

The Census will have code numbers linked to set responses for descriptive questions, to minimise varied responses that need to be categorised post-data collection.

Pre-test of Census 2021 to be conducted from August 12 to September 30

July 01, 2019 5:45 pm

The reference date for the census is October 1, 2020 for Jammu and Kashmir and snowbound areas of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, while for the rest of country is March 1, 2021.

Will white Americans be a minority by 2044? Academics say it's not that simple

November 23, 2018 2:25 pm

Race is difficult to count because, unlike income or employment, it is a social category that shifts with changes in culture, immigration and ideas about genetics.

Census, Christians, Conversions

September 01, 2015 7:37 am

Despite having the highest level of female education and the lowest fertility rate, why is the Christian population growth rate the same as that of the average Indian?

Population growth slowing for all; on sex ratio, Muslims better than Hindus

August 27, 2015 5:39 pm

While decadal growth rates are declining among all religious communities, the decline has been sharper among Muslims than among Hindus over the last three decades.

Census 2011: Hindus dip to below 80 per cent of population; Muslim share up, slows down

August 27, 2015 10:29 am

The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, the census data said.

Just 4.6 per cent of all rural households pay income tax, reveals Socio Economic and Caste Census

July 03, 2015 12:22 pm

Releasing the Census, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the data will help in better targeting of government policies.


Languages of India: News in Numbers

July 05, 2018 7:36 am