The United Nations announced that the world population will hit 7 billion on Monday, October 31, but could not pinpoint exactly where the child will be born.
Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, where an estimated 11 children are born every minute, is a likely candidate, with the NGO Plan International announcing the birth in Mal, 20 km from Lucknow.
A baby girl named Nargis, born to Ajay and Vineeta at 7:20 am has been named the symbolic 7 billionth baby.
India is set to become the world’s most populous country by 2025 at the current growth rates. Currently, India and China account for more than one-third of the world’s population.