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PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

15 May 2020

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an extensive discussion with philanthropist Bill Gates on the coronavirus crisis, the global response to the pandemic, India's efforts, and a vaccine.

Akshay, Ajay join Dharavi rappers to raise awareness about COVID-19

06 May 2020

Akshay, Ajay join Dharavi rappers to raise awareness about COVID-19

The rappers of Dharavi are doing what they do best: mixing art with reality.

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

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.

As President, what Bill Gates would do to fight COVID-19

26 Mar 2020

As President, what Bill Gates would do to fight COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is taking on a toll on healthcare systems established by countries like US and Italy.

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

19 Mar 2020

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

As the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, Bill Gates is urging the public 'stay calm'.

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

03 Jan 2020

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.

BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills

07 Dec 2019

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.

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

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.

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

25 Oct 2019

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 Amazon.com Inc. stock dipped in after-hours trading on Thursday.

Did Bill Gates lie about relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

15 Oct 2019

Did Bill Gates lie about relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

A recent report has revealed that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had met late US financier Jeffrey Epstein "many times" despite having knowledge of his sexual crimes against children.

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

25 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the prestigious Global Goalkeeper Award for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which he had started on October 2, 2014.

Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

18 Jul 2019

Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

For the first time in the seven-year history of Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates swooped down to world's third-richest spot from his previous rank 2.

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

21 Dec 2018

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.

'Have sex, save lives': All about Durex's anti-HIV condom campaign

03 Nov 2018

'Have sex, save lives': All about Durex's anti-HIV condom campaign

Armed with provocative slogans like "give a f**k" and "have sex and save lives", Swedish singer Zara Larsson is heading a condom campaign in a bid to help fight the incidence of HIV in South Africa.

India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates

02 Oct 2018

India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates

Congratulating the Modi government for "shining a light on sanitation," Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), said India must now use innovations and technology to build on Swachh Bharat Mission's success.

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

27 Sep 2018

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.

Jeff Bezos announces $2bn fund to help the homeless

14 Sep 2018

Jeff Bezos announces $2bn fund to help the homeless

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced a $2bn charitable fund, called the Day One Fund, to help homeless families, and set up a network of preschools for low income communities.

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to step down in September 2019

10 Sep 2018

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to step down in September 2019

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma, one of the world's richest business executives, has announced that he will step down as the executive chairman of Alibaba in September 2019.

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

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.

India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN report

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'.

Indian-Americans donate $1bn every year, one-third of their giving potential

18 Jul 2018

Indian-Americans donate $1bn every year, one-third of their giving potential

Indian-Americans, who are among the ethnic groups with highest per capita income, donate about $1 billion/year, far less than their potential of $3 billion philanthropy in the US, revealed a first-of-its-kind survey.

Technology can help India leapfrog into inclusive growth: Bill Gates

04 May 2018

Technology can help India leapfrog into inclusive growth: Bill Gates

The use of technology coupled with bold decisions can help India leapfrog into inclusive growth and improve the quality of health and education, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said.

India's Aadhaar doesn't pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

03 May 2018

India's Aadhaar doesn't pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

India's Aadhaar technology doesn't pose any privacy issue as it's just a bio-ID verification scheme, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said.

Bill Gates has made his largest donation since 2000

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.

Smoking Kills: One in 10 global deaths due to smoking

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.

India needs $18 billion to eliminate malaria by 2030

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.

Anti-malaria drug to hit Indian markets by 2018

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.

Parmeshwar Godrej passes away

11 Oct 2016

Parmeshwar Godrej passes away

Parmeshwar Godrej, wife of Godrej Group Chairman, Adi Godrej passed away late last night.