India sets record for highest number of babies born on New Year Day
India recorded the highest number of babies born worldwide
on New Year's Day.
The world's second-most populous country registering an
estimated 67,385 births out of the nearly 400,000 babies born globally on that
UNICEF - Birth Ratio Count:
Around 400,000 babies were born around the world on New
Year's Day, with India recording the highest number of these births worldwide
The 392,078 babies were born around the world on New Year’s
Day, according to UNICEF.
An estimated 67,385 babies were born in India. Globally,
over half of these births were estimated to have taken place in eight countries
- India (67,385), China (46,299), Nigeria (26,039), Pakistan (16,787),
Indonesia (13,020), United States of America (10,452), Democratic Republic of
Congo (10,247) and Ethiopia (8,493).
The remarkable world progress in child survival cutting the
number of children worldwide who die before their fifth birthday by more than
Babies dying in the first month accounted for 47 percent of all
deaths among children under five in 2018.