The UN Population Division estimates that the number of humans on Earth will grow to eight billion on November 15, more than three times higher than the 2.5 billion global headcounts in 1950.
However, after a peak in the early 1960s, the world's population growth rate has decelerated dramatically, Rachel Snow of the UN Population Fund told AFP.
Annual growth has fallen from a high of 2.1% between 1962 and 1965 to below 1% in 2020.
That figure could potentially fall to around 0.5% by 2050 due to a continued decline in fertili...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today termed the inauguration of 100 bridges at a time as a historic event, saying it would help quicken the country's overall development.
"The biggest thing is that we can make the country's development quicker with the inauguration of 100 bridges," she said.
She virtually opened the 100 bridges in 25 districts at a cost of over Tk 879 crore from her official Ganabhaban residence here.
The premier also said the bridges would help the law enforcement agencies take prompt measures to ensure public security and maintain law and order.
"It will be easier to help people in any disaster," she said, adding that the transportation and marketing of the goods would be quicker and easier.
While exchanging views with the beneficiaries, the prime ministe...