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India 5th biggest generator of e-waste in 2014: UN report

As per recently released Global E-Waste Monitor 2014 report by United Nations, India is the fifth biggest producer of e-waste in the world.

The report was compiled by UN think tank United Nations University (UNU).

Key facts from report

  • Top 5 e-waste producing nations: US, China, Japan, Germany and India.
  • In case of wealthy nations top 5 e-waste producers are Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, and United Kingdom.
  • US and China have produced the most e-waste in 2014. Both nations account for 32 percent of total e-waste produced in the world in 2014.
  • India has discarded around 1.7 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste in 2014.
  • In 2014, around 41.8 Mt of e-waste was produced all over world and it is expected to rise by 21 percent to 50 million Mt in 2018.
  • In terms of continent wise, Asia has produced most e-waste per inhabitant in year 2014 by producing 16 Mt i.e. 3.7 kg per inhabitant.
  • Top three Asian e-waste producing nations are- China (6.0Mt), Japan (2.2Mt) and India (1.7Mt).
  • While, Africa has generated lowest amount of e-waste per inhabitant by producing 9 Mt i.e. 1.7 kg per inhabitant.

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Misao Okawa, Worlds oldest person dies in Japan at age 117

Misao Okawa, the World’s oldest person on 1 April 2015 died in Japan at the age of 117 and 27 days.

She was awarded the Guinness World Records title of oldest living person as well as the oldest living woman on 27 February 2013, a few days before her 115th birthday.

She was born in on 5 March 1898 in Osaka city of Japan. She is survived by three children and four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Okawa was the 30th verified person who had reached the age of 115, the 10th verified person to reach the age of 116 and the 5th verified person to reach the age of 117.

Now the oldest living person is Sakari Momoi from Japan. He had turned 112 in February 2015.

According to Guinness World Records, the oldest person who has ever lived was Jeanne Calment of France. She had lived 122 years and 164 days and had died in August 1997.

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