A 118-year-old French nun, who is known as Sister Andre, has become the oldest living person, a day after the death of Japanese supercentenarian Kane Tanaka, according to the International Database on Longevity (IDL) and Guinness World Records.
Lucile Randon, who was born in southern France before World War I, currently resides at a nursing home in Toulon along the Mediterranean coast. According to an official there, Sister Andre’s real goal is to overtake a French woman who was reportedly 122-years-old when she passed away in the year 1997.
During an interaction with media correspondents, she said that people believe that work kills, for me it kept me alive, I kept working until I was 108.
New record: Oldest living person - Sister André, aged 118 years and 73 days old.— Guinness World Records (@GWR) April 25, 2022
Sister André, born 11 February 1904 as Lucile Randon, is the oldest living person as well as the world's oldest nun and the oldest person to survive COVID-19 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3HisPI4saO
Andre, who is blind and uses a wheelchair, used to work as a governess in Paris before pledging to serve with the Daughters of Charity. She called the period ‘the happiest time of her life’.
The new oldest living person even received a handwritten New Year's greeting from President Emmanuel Macron this year, among several gifts and treats sent by her well-wishers.
The oldest person even survived Covid-19, just days before her 117th birthday. Randon tested positive for novel virus but didn't develop any symptoms.
She was named the world's oldest person soon after the death of Japan’s Kane Tanaka, who passed away at 119. Most centenarians are reportedly found in Japan or on the Italian island however the Western Europe country known for sweet-scented lavender fields is not among the blue zones.
Pakistani rupee continues to show resistance against US dollar in the open market on Monday amid positive economic indicators.
On first working day of the week, the US dollar in open market stands at 284 for buying and 287.15 for selling.
Euro price moves up to 310.71 for buying and 311.31 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 357.55 for buying, and 358.2 for selling after marginal increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 77.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed slight fall and new price stands at 75.94.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||357.55||358.2|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.52||36.62|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||170.9||172.9|
KARACHI – Gold rates in Pakistan continue to climb higher on Monday amid surge in global trend.
On Monday, the price of 24-karat gold stands at Rs215,500 per tola, and 10 gram costs Rs184,750 per tola.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs198,550, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189, 525 and 18k gold rate stands at Rs162,450.00 for 1 tola.
In the international market, the price of bullion hovers around $2010 per ounce with incrrease of around $8.
|Lahore||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|