According to the UN world population report, published on Wednesday, India is now the most populous country in the world with a population of 1,428.6 million people, surpassing China which has a population of 1,425.7 million.
With a population of 240.5 million, Pakistan is in the 5th position, while Nigeria which recorded a population of 223.8 is in the 6th spot.
Brazil noted a population of 216.4 million and marked the 7th place in the list, followed by Bangladesh in the 8th spot with a population of 173 million.
Russia recorded a population of 144.4 million and was in the 9th position on the list.
The 10th position was taken by Mexico with a population of 128.5 million.
According to the report, 65% of the world population is aged between 15 and 64.