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No kidding! 386,000 babies born worldwide on New Year's Day: UNICEF

69,070 babies were born on New Year's Day in India

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One of the child birth photographs. Child birth photography, a hit among sections of people in the West, is yet to catch up in India.(Photo: PTI)
Photo: PTI

The Children’s Fund has reported that nearly 386,000 babies were born on New Year’s Day, with India leading the list with 69,070. More than 90 per cent of the births took place in less developed regions. Over half the births were estimated to have taken place in nine countries: India was followed by China (44,760), Nigeria (20,210), (14,910), Indonesia (13,370), the US (11,280), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (9,400), Ethiopia (9,020) and Bangladesh (8,370).

First Published: Tue, January 02 2018. 22:36 IST