Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

PM Modi honoured by Gates Foundation for 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, dedicates award to Indians

On receiving the award, PM Modi credited the honour to the Indians, saying that they not only fulfilled the 'Swachh Bharat' dream but also made it a part of their daily lives. "This honour is not mine but of the crores of Indians who not only fulfilled the Swachh Bharat dream but also made it a part of their daily lives," said the PM.

Sep 25, 2019, 06:43 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi to be honoured by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Jitendra Singh, made the announcement, adding that it is 'another moment of pride for every Indian'.

Sep 02, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Shitty problem: With poop in hand, Bill Gates draws attention to sanitation issues

Speaking at a forum on the future of toilets - Reinvented Toilet Expo - in Beijing, Gates placed the jar where everyone could clearly see what they didn't expect or want to see.

Nov 06, 2018, 15:42 PM IST

Aadhaar doesn't pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

The 62-year-old multi-billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist said Nandan Nilekani, Infosys founder who is considered as the chief architect of Aadhaar, was consulting and helping the World Bank on the project.

May 03, 2018, 17:42 PM IST

Bill Gates offers $350 million for Tanzania's development

The world`s richest man said his Foundation will continue cooperating with the east African nation in improving health, particularly in minimizing deaths related to pregnant women, said the statement.

Aug 11, 2017, 16:58 PM IST

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.

Nov 17, 2016, 21:59 PM IST

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.

Oct 07, 2016, 11:33 AM IST

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.

Sep 06, 2016, 08:41 AM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2016, 19:32 PM IST

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.

Dec 04, 2015, 22:18 PM IST

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.

Sep 15, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free: Modi

The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday.

Aug 27, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

Historic accomplishment as India has been the victory power over Polio: PM Modi

“This is a landmark occasion and for the first time this summit is being held outside USA.”

Aug 27, 2015, 11:20 AM IST

PM inaugurates global summit on maternal and child deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Call To Action Summit 2015 on maternal and child deaths in Delhi.

Aug 27, 2015, 09:29 AM IST

Modi to open global summit on child deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate here on August 27 the Call To Action Summit 2015, a global meet for ending preventable child and maternal deaths.

Aug 20, 2015, 19:43 PM IST

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.

Jul 07, 2015, 01:02 AM IST

Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years

 Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, who spends millions of dollars on AIDS drug development, said Friday he hoped for a vaccine against the disease within the next decade as a cure remains far off.

Jun 27, 2015, 04:41 AM IST

Gates Foundation not under scanner: Govt

Government on Wednesday dismissed reports suggesting that the Home Ministry was looking into the funding of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

May 06, 2015, 11:21 AM IST

Melinda Gates calls on PM Modi, appreciates ''pro-poor'' initiatives

Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday.

Apr 21, 2015, 01:04 AM IST

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.

Apr 20, 2015, 22:51 PM IST