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World population at 8 billion humans and still growing

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...

US embassy shares tips on visa application

US embassy in Dhaka today shared tips on applying for U.S. visas and avoiding fraud as it stressed the importance on providing high standard of customer service to visa applicants. Consul General of the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka Elizabeth Gourlay through a video presentation US Visashared the tips on U.S visa application in an effort to educate Bangladeshis about visa fraud and scams at the embassy premises in the city, said a US embassy press release. “Each year, thousands of Bangladeshis successfully apply for a U.S. visa. ...