Top news for kids: Has India surpassed China?

The Sun was rising in the MysticLand. The birds were chirping their morning song. Verum yawned and stretched her arms. She went to her crystal ball in a hurry. It was time for the news of the day!

Verum said, “My trusty crystal ball, tell me what’s happening in the world!”

The crystal ball pinged.

“India is estimated to have crossed China to become the most populated country in the world!” Verum declared.

“Woah!” Felix said.

“But what’s an estimate?” Orak said groggily.

Scorch answered, “Estimate is a rough calculation of some value. We don’t know for sure.”

Verum said, “China’s population was 1.41 billion in 2022. According to a report, India’s population was 1.417 billion in 2022. India might have already crossed China!”

“Even if it hasn’t yet,” Verum continued, “India is set to overtake China to become the world’s most populous country in 2023 anyway. It was predicted by the United Nations (UN).”

“Tell us something about the population of India, Verum,” Orak said.

“Do you know that most of the Indian population is young? It will help the country become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world!” Verum replied.

“Hurray!” The Mysticals cheered.