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Monday, June 21, 2021



Australia gears up for the great Koala count, using drones, droppings and dogs

December 07, 2020 3:18 pm

When the count begins in a few months, heat-seeking drones, acoustic surveys and detector dogs will be deployed. Individuals will don hiking boots and head out into the bush for some koala spotting. Many will also look for koala droppings.

Census, NPR unlikely in 2020 amidst coronavirus pandemic

August 30, 2020 9:46 pm

The Indian census is one of the largest administrative and statistical exercises in the world, with the involvement of more than 30 lakh officials who would visit each household across the length and breadth of the country.

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.


Languages of India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

News in Numbers on the languages census of India