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Total Solar Eclipse In India


Total eclipses are caused when the moon moves directly between the sun and the earth, covering it completely to cast a shadow on earth.

Today Millions of People turned their eyes skyward to see the total solar eclipse, which dawn suddenly turned to darkness across the continent in the longest total solar eclipse this century will see.

Millions of others, fearing a bad omen, shuttered themselves indoors. Chinese launched fireworks and danced in Shanghai. And in India, a woman was crushed as thousands of viewers crowded the banks of the Ganges for a glimpse. Cloudy skies and rain damped the show in many areas, but villagers in the town of Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges in India, got one of the best views. Thousands of Hindus took to the waters to cleanse their sins. The eclipse was seen there for 3 minutes and 48 seconds. Clouds obscured the sun when the eclipse began. But they parted in several Indian cities minutes before the total eclipse took place at 6:24 a.m. (0054 GMT; 8:54 p.m. EDT).

Starting off in India just after dawn, the eclipse was visible across a wide swath of Asia before moving over southern Japan and then off into the Pacific Ocean. In some parts of Asia, it lasted as long as 6 minutes and 39 seconds.

This total solar eclipse is the longest since July 11, 1991, when a total eclipse lasting 6 minutes, 53 seconds was visible from Hawaii to South America. There will not be a longer eclipse than Wednesday’s until 2132.

India’s population is expected to reach massive 1.53 billion by 2050

According to a report by the National Commission on Population India’s population is expected to reach 1.19 billion by 2011, 1.27 billion by 2016, 1.34 billion by 2021 and 1.4 billion by 2026. India’s population will rise to a massive 1.53 billion by 2050, overtaking China and making the country the world’s most populous nation.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha India is estimated to increase its population by 18 million every year. The minister said the Family Welfare Programme in India is voluntary in nature, which enables a couple to adopt the family planning methods best suited to them according to their choice without any compulsion

The World’s oldest man dies at the age of 113

Tanabe, who was born Sept. 18, 1895, had eight children (five sons and three daughters). The former city land surveyor also had 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, according to a statement from the Miyakonojo city. He was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest man when he was 111 years old.

Tomoji Tanabe- the world’s oldest man died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan on Friday. He was 113 years old. He died peacefully. His family members were with him. Tanabe died of heart failure. Tanabe lived with his fifth son and daughter-in-law.

His favorite meals were fried shrimp and Japanese miso soup with clams. Tanabe drank milk every morning and read the newspaper. He also avoided alcohol and did not smoke.

Japanese people have among the world’s longest life expectancies nearly 86 years for women and 79 years for men, which are often attributed to the country’s healthy diet rich in fish and rice.

The number of Japanese living past 100 has more than doubled in the last six years, reaching a record high of 36,000 people in 2008. The country’s centenarian ranks are dominated by women, who make up 86 percent of the total. According to U.N. projections Japan’s centenarian population is expected to reach nearly 1 million the world’s largest by 2050.