There will be over 319 million elderly by 2050, triple the number identified by the Census in 2011, according to the Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI).
In 2011 census, the 60+ population accounted for 8.6% of population, accounting for 103 million elderly people.
Elderly population is expected to grow 3% annually and the number will rise to 319 million in 2050. While 75% of them suffer from one or the other chronic disease, 40% have one or the other disability and 20% have issues related to mental health.
It is India’s first and the world’s largest-ever survey that provides a longitudinal database for designing policies and programmes for the older population in the broad domains of social, health and economic well-being.
After 144 years of Test-match cricket, Australian Claire Polosak has become the first woman to officiate in the men's game as she took her role as fourth umpire for the match between Australia and India.
Polosak was already the first woman to officiate on-field in a men's One-Day International when Namibia hosted Oman at Windhoek in April 2019.
She was also the first woman umpire to stand in an Australian men's domestic fixture after officiating a one-day match between New South Wales and a Cricket Australia XI in 2017.
Indian-American Dr. Raj Iyer has taken over as the first Chief Information Officer of the US Army, after the Pentagon created the position in July 2020.
Mr. Iyer holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Army and directs representation of the secretary in matters relating to information management/information technology (IT).
Mr. Iyer will direct the execution of policies and programmes to modernise the US Army to achieve digital overmatch against near peer adversaries such as China and Russia.
Previously, Mr. Iyer was partner and managing director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he led multiple technology programs supporting government clients.