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