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Japan decides to launch dating app to increase birth rate 

03:14 PM | 8 Jun, 2024
Japan decides to launch dating app to increase birth rate 
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TOKYO – The Japanese government has decided to launch an official dating app to help people get married and start families. 

The decision was taken after the country witnessed record-low birth and marriage rates. Latest data released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare showed Japan only recorded 727,277 births last year.

Experts suggest that for any country to maintain a stable population, a fertility rate of 2.1 is necessary. However, in Japan, the birth rate has remained significantly below 2.1 for half a century.

The rapid decline in population in Japan is attributed to both a decrease in childbirths and an increase in deaths.

According to the Ministry of Health, there were 1.57 million deaths in the country last year, which was several times higher than the birth rate. Another factor is declining trend in marriages as country registered only 30,000 marriages last year.

To address the issue of declining birth rates, the government is introducing a dating app. Additionally, the government is taking measures to improve childcare facilities, offer housing subsidies to parents, and initiate incentives for couples in certain regions to have children.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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