Musings of Madras Magic

For those who want to explore the many faces of Chennai, Chennai Photowalk is hosting the fourth edition of their photo exhibition Eyes of Madras.  

published on : 10th December 2022

Health will be core topic at COP27: WHO

“The increasing destructiveness of extreme weather events affects poor and marginalised communities,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, adding,

published on : 7th November 2022

Govt apex board recommends no prescription for dry eye medicine 'Refresh Tears'

Refresh Tears eye drop is an eye lubricant used to relieve dry eyes which can happen if not enough tears are made naturally to keep the eye lubricated.

published on : 4th November 2022

Global roll-out of 12 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses largest-ever but access an issue: WHO

Global roll-out of more than 12 billion covid-19 vaccine doses is the largest and fastest in history with an estimated 60 per cent doses produced by manufacturers in developing countries. 

published on : 21st October 2022

Canadian double agent smuggled Shamima Begum, two other minors into Syria: Book

In recent years, Begum has been at the centre of a row over her rights after joining IS in 2015.

published on : 31st August 2022

LV Prasad Eye Institute launches helpline for donating eyes

Urging people to come forward and pledge their eyes for donation, the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad has established helpline numbers.

published on : 28th August 2022

Monkeypox infections rise 20 per cent to over 35K cases, 12 deaths: WHO

The WHO chief also stated the importance of vaccines in controlling the outbreak, but noted that the supplies of vaccines, and data about their effectiveness, are limited.

published on : 18th August 2022

WHO chief: Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color

Tedros called on both the Ethiopian and Russian governments to end the crises in Tigray and Ukraine.

published on : 18th August 2022

Over 35,000 cases of monkeypox detected globally: WHO

According to the CDC, the researchers are investigating whether the virus can be spread by someone who has no symptoms or through semen, vaginal fluids and faecal matter.

published on : 17th August 2022

WHO chief advises reducing sex partners 'for the moment' to avoid monkeypox

To date, more than 19,000 cases have been reported in more than 75 countries; deaths have only been reported in Africa.

published on : 27th July 2022

'Covid-19 is nowhere near over, as the virus pushes at us, we must push back': WHO

The sub-variants of Omicron, like BA.4 and BA.5, continue to drive waves of cases, hospitalisation and death around the world. 

published on : 12th July 2022

Table Tennis: Preyesh bags double

Preyesh of Raman Table Tennis High Performance Center beat Nitin Thiruvengadam of Bank of Baroda 4-1 in the men’s final of the first TNTTA-Win News table tennis tournament.

published on : 12th July 2022

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said cases were on the rise in 110 countries, mostly driven by the omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.

published on : 30th June 2022

WHO to convene emergency committee on monkeypox; says its outbreak 'concerning'

No deaths have been reported so far from the newly-affected countries, although the WHO is seeking to verify news reports from Brazil over a monkeypox-related death.

published on : 14th June 2022

WHO chief to be confirmed for 2nd term after no opposition

No other candidate challenged Tedros for the post amid the ongoing difficulties of responding to the devastating coronavirus pandemic.

published on : 24th May 2022

Andrew Garfield says he is planning to take time off from acting

Andrew Garfield currently stars in FX crime series "Under the Banner of Heaven", co-starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington and Wyatt Russell.

published on : 28th April 2022

WHO DG Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus to be on three-day Gujarat visit from Monday

Ghebreyesus will reach Rajkot on April 18, where he will stay overnight before joining PM Modi on Tuesday in Jamnagar for the foundation stone-laying programme of WHO GCTM.

published on : 17th April 2022

WHO chief: Focus on Ukraine shows bias against Black lives

Tedros acknowledged that the war in Ukraine is globally significant, but asked if other crises are being accorded enough attention. 

published on : 14th April 2022

Two years into Covid-19 outbreak, pandemic is far from over: WHO

Although reported cases and deaths are declining globally, and several countries have lifted restrictions, the pandemic is far from over, says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

published on : 10th March 2022

The Eyes Have It

Regular physical exercises help cure dryness and itching of the eyes

published on : 6th March 2022