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Bill Gates meets Rajnath Singh

The Home Minister invited Gates to support the Central government's initiative to give a major push to skill upgradation of workers in India's agri sector.

Diarrhoea, pneumonia kill Bihar children, but parents shun award-winning facilities

Childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia are preventable and treatable, but they killed about 300,000 children under five in India in 2015, the world's highest such death toll, according to this John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health report.

India may have up to three times more TB patients than assumed

The study found that in 2014, the private sector treated between 1.9 million and 5.34 million cases -- or about double the cases handled by government-run hospitals.

Global scientific community to share data on Zika virus

The Zika virus, native to parts of Africa and Asia, has for the first time been introduced into the Americas where it is spreading locally among people who have not travelled abroad.

Bill Gates calls on health minister, discusses health system

Gates also assured that he was looking forward to work with the Indian government to strengthen primary healthcare, which is key to accelerating health outcomes for every woman and child in India.

Researchers awarded grants for new innovations

Mother and child health were the main focus of the winners of the 'All Children Thriving' grants under the Grand Challenges India initiative. The winners were on Tuesday awarded certificates for their innovations.

Buffett donates record $2.84 bn to Gates, family charities

Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire`s plan to give away nearly all of his wealth.

Melinda Gates meets PM Modi

Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and appreciated his "pro-poor initiatives", the PMO said.

Bill Gates brands 'prioritizing' global Net connectivity over 'malaria' as 'joke'

The Microsoft co-founder believes that though improvements in technology is 'amazing' and may have their benefits, they still would fail to meet the needs of the world's most desperate as PCs are still not in the hierarchy of human needs atleast in the 'first five rungs'.

Bill Gates` `ultimate` dream -- a low-cost toilet

After offering new age IT solutions to the world, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has now set his eyes on achieving his `ultimate` dream - low cost toilets.