On New Year's Day, 67,385 babies were born in India; reportedly, the highest in the world.

It was followed by China-46,299, Nigeria- 26,039, Pakistan-16,787.

According to data released by UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), out of the estimated 392,078 babies born around the world, 67,385 were born in India on January 1.

Indian babies accounted for 17% of the estimated 3,92,078 babies that were born globally on New Year's Day.

Each January, UNICEF celebrates babies born on New Year's Day, an auspicious day for childbirth around the world. Babies born today share their birthday with global icons like famous physicist Satyendra Nath Bose born on January 1, 1894, or well-known Bollywood actor Vidya Balan born in 1979.

However, for millions of new-borns around the world, the day of their birth is far less auspicious, Henrietta Fore, UNICEF executive director said, but  added that "the beginning of a new year and a new decade is an opportunity to reflect on our hopes and aspirations not only for our future, but the future of those who will come after us."