Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted USD 500,000 (around Rs 3 crore) to humanitarian aid organisation CARE for addressing the most pressing needs resulting from cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh.
Washington: US philanthropist Bill Gates on Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to improve health services and his focus on ending open defecation has "impressed" Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who said it is "inspiring" to see India move to the forefront of providing such services to the underprivileged.
Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lauded his focus on sanitation and the ambitious scheme to bring the poor people under the banking system through the Jan Dhan Yojana.
With the objective of addressing sanitation related health concerns, the Urban Development Ministry and the Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation have agreed on a partnership to promote user friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in the country.
A 13-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy, whose brain is said to rival that of Albert Einstein and Bill Gates, has been classified among the top one per cent of Britain`s brightest after he scored 160 points in an IQ test.