Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: News

17 Oct 2021

Bill Gates

After divorce, Bill, Melinda Gates walk daughter down the aisle

Jennifer Gates, the daughter of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, got married to fellow equestrian Nayel Nassar on Saturday.

03 Aug 2021

Bill Gates

Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates are now officially divorced

Bill and Melinda French Gates are now officially divorced after Washington's King County court approved their divorce on Monday. According to the order, the 27-year marriage ended after the two agreed on a "separation contract" that wasn't filed in the divorce proceedings.

30 May 2021

Bill Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates consider organizational changes to Foundation

Three weeks after Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates went public with their lengthy divorce proceedings that were underway since 2019, Mark Suzman, the CEO of Gates Foundation, has revealed to employees that he's in talks to strengthen "the long-term sustainability and stability of the foundation."

18 May 2021


Microsoft probed Bill Gates's affair with employee in 2019

Two weeks after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda French Gates announced their split, aWall Street Journal report has revealed a 2019 investigation into a female engineer's allegations that her billionaire boss had an affair with her over the years.

10 May 2021

Bill Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates's divorce linked to sex-offender Epstein connection?

Shortly after Bill and Melinda Gates announced their split on May 3, there are reports that their divorce was in the works since 2019.

05 Jan 2021


Global leaders hail India's scientific innovation to combat COVID-19

Global leaders have lauded India's leadership in scientific innovation and decisive action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 Sep 2020


William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

William H. Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died at the age of 94, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the family announced.

11 Aug 2020


India likely to have COVID-19 vaccine by December: Adar Poonawalla

India should have a vaccine to exit the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of this year.

07 Aug 2020


Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccines will come at $3 per dose

In a major development, the Serum Institute of India has confirmed that the price of its foreign-licensed COVID-19 vaccines will be capped at $3 per dose in low-to-middle-income nations.

12 Jul 2020


Bill Gates warns COVID-19 could turn into 'deadlier pandemic'

The COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc around the world as the global coronavirus cases surge past 1.2 crore.

05 Jun 2020


Some think Bill Gates will implant 'microchips' through COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has been leading the fight against COVID-19 through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

13 Apr 2020


Bill Gates on COVID-19 response: We are in 'uncharted territory'

From Italy to India, several countries are reeling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

If you are looking to use your technical expertise to make quick money then Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has something that might fit the bill.

07 Dec 2019

Prakash Javadekar

BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills

On Friday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar delivered an appalling statement, claiming no Indian study has established a direct link between pollution and a reduced lifespan.

19 Nov 2019


Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.

25 Oct 2019

Jeff Bezos

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos set to lose 'World's Richest' title

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will soon have to give up the title of the world's richest person as the Inc. stock dipped in after-hours trading on Thursday.

21 Dec 2018

Stranger Things

Three Indian-origin students among TIME's most influential teens of 2018

Three Indian-origin students - Kavya Kopparapu, Rishab Jain, and Amika George - have been named among TIME magazine's list of 25 most influential teens of 2018.

27 Sep 2018

Bill Gates

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

18-year-old Amika George of Indian origin has won one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress.

22 Jul 2018


With new drug's help, India can eliminate malaria by 2030

India's fight against malaria, which it aims to eliminate by 2030, has received a major boost after the US' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug called Krintafel (tafenoquine) to treat P. Vivax cases.

20 Jul 2018


India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN report

Sustained and focused efforts to reach key populations have led to major reductions in HIV infections in Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam during 2010-17, stated a UNAIDS report titled 'Miles to go closing gaps, breaking barriers, fighting injustices'.

16 Aug 2017


Bill Gates has made his largest donation since 2000

According to a recently released Securities & Exchange Commission filing, Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently made his biggest donation since 2000.

07 Apr 2017


Smoking Kills: One in 10 global deaths due to smoking

Smoking caused more than one in 10 deaths globally in 2015, according to a study sponsored by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published in 'The Lancet' medical journal.

12 Dec 2016


India needs $18 billion to eliminate malaria by 2030

India reportedly has the highest malaria burden outside Africa and needs an $18 billion investment to achieve the 2030 deadline to eliminate the disease.

05 Nov 2016


Anti-malaria drug to hit Indian markets by 2018

India is likely to get an anti-malarial drug in the market by 2018, reports said.