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Fakirhat becomes the first upazila to strike 100% of the eligible population

Fakirhat, in Bagerhat district, overtook 494 other upazilas in the country to become the first where 100 percent of its eligible population received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – a remarkable achievement at a time when countries around the world are struggling to convince people to get vaccinated against Covid. Fakirhat on […]

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Half of the adult population is still unbanked

Economists call for better infrastructure and political support Featured activity report Wed Dec 29 2021 00:00 Last update on: Wed Dec. 29, 2021 01:47 AM Since financial inclusion is important for reducing poverty, the government should include the poor and women in digital financial services, one expert suggested. Photo: star / file “> Since financial […]

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The two demographic megatrends that will shape the next decade

It’s shopping time. Many people, especially in the northern hemisphere, participated in Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday in preparation for Christmas. For many, the 2021 shopping experience also reflects a return to normalcy in a time of endless waves of COVID-19 infections and lockdowns. Many department stores are located in cities, reflecting two megatrends that […]

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Africa’s demographic boom is not synonymous with a demographic dividend

A few years ago, John Magufuli, the former president of Tanzania, urged women to “throw away their contraceptives” and “keep reproducing” to make their country strong. Magufuli, a Covid denier, is now dead – of the Covid. But his opinions endure. The idea of ​​limiting population growth in Africa is controversial, often for good reasons. […]

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AQI and population growth

The recent increase in smog levels in Lahore was anything but unprecedented; the city is perhaps the most polluted in the world as it ranks above 100 on the air quality index. With the onset of the winter season, the city is engulfed in pollution and smoke as smog pervades everything and makes daily life […]

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Half of the target population will be vaccinated with Covax vaccines, gifts

Some 34% of the 70% of the country’s population targeted for Covid vaccination will be inoculated with vaccines received at the Covax facility, gifts from different countries. The government of Bangladesh has so far reached an agreement for 32 crore doses of Covid vaccine – including purchase, gifts from China, India and other countries and […]

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Challenge of meeting the needs of the aging population

Kazi Farzana Sharmin and Hasnat M Alamgir | Posted: Dec. 18, 2021, 9:00 p.m. The current median age of the population of Bangladesh is 27.6 years and within a decade it will grow to 31.6 years; this suggests continued demographic change, and the available evidence suggests that it will become more evident in the years […]

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The rise of Islamic fundamentalism is the main reason for the decline of the Hindu population in B’desh

New Delhi, December 16 (IANS): A majority of Indians believe that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh and better prospects in India are the main reasons for the decline of the Hindu population in Bangladesh since its independence in 1971, according to an IANS-CVoter snap poll. The national survey was conducted on the occasion […]

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Disturbing delay in the population census

THE Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, as evidenced by the delay in the process of purchasing electronic tablets, will not be able to meet its deadline to complete the 2021 National Population and Housing Census. Last week, the BBS submitted a proposal for the third time to the Cabinet Committee on Government Procurement seeking approval for […]

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United Nations Population Fund appeals for $ 835 million to support people in crisis

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has appealed for $ 835 million to help people in crisis. The goal is to reach more than 54 million women, girls and young people in 61 countries, with the Covid-19 epidemic and other challenges, according to reports. “It is crucial to understand that sexual and reproductive health treatments […]