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Here's what Melinda Gates may spend her fortune on after her divorce

Melinda Gates' philanthropic engagement with the world points towards what is expected of her in the decades ahead, according to a CNN report.
Melinda Gates and husband Bill Gates have announced that they are going to end their marriage of 27 years.(AP)
Melinda Gates and husband Bill Gates have announced that they are going to end their marriage of 27 years.(AP)
Published on May 12, 2021 11:29 AM IST
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Melinda Gates gets billions in shares from Cascade, Bill Gates's biggest asset

Cascade shifted about $1.8 billion of shares in Canadian National Railway Co. and AutoNation Inc. this week to Melinda Gates, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
In identical tweets, Bill and Melinda Gates said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years.(Reuters)
In identical tweets, Bill and Melinda Gates said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years.(Reuters)
Published on May 06, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

  • The couple were married in 1994 in Hawaii. They met after she began working at Microsoft as a product manager in 1987.
In identical tweets, Bill and Melinda Gates said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years. REUTERS/Sebastian Derungs/File Photo(REUTERS)
In identical tweets, Bill and Melinda Gates said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years. REUTERS/Sebastian Derungs/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on May 04, 2021 03:56 AM IST
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Older vaccine platforms hold supply edge: Bill Gates

In an exclusive interview, Gates touched upon the challenge to equitably distribute vaccines between rich and poor countries, and hoped that the world can go back to normal by the first half of 2022.
US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, commended the fact that multiple vaccines were developed less than 12 months into the pandemic.(AFP)
US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, commended the fact that multiple vaccines were developed less than 12 months into the pandemic.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 12:19 AM IST
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Gates Foundation pledges additional $250 million to deliver coronavirus vaccines; total Covid funding at $1.75 billion

This funding will support continued innovation to develop tests, treatments, and vaccines that are easier to scale up in different, including low-resource-settings
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.(File photo)
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Boost in vaccine doses planned for poor as coronavirus rages on

The announcement doubles the number of doses already secured from the Serum Institute of India by the Gavi vaccine alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, following an initial agreement last month.
Worldwide the virus has now infected almost 33.5 million people and killed over a million, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources.(REUTERS)
Worldwide the virus has now infected almost 33.5 million people and killed over a million, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 30, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Geneva | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Covid-19: Serum Institute to produce additional 100 million vaccine doses

The initiative brings the total number of vaccine doses to be covered by the partnership to an aggregate of up to 200 million doses, following the initial agreement for up to 100 million doses, which were announced in August
A research scientist works inside a laboratory of Serum Institute of India.(File photo)
A research scientist works inside a laboratory of Serum Institute of India.(File photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Covid-19 has set global health progress back decades: Gates Foundation

Because of Covid-19, extreme poverty has increased by 7%, and routine vaccine coverage - a good proxy measure for how health systems are functioning - is dropping to levels last seen in the 1990s, the report said.
It found that the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women, racial and ethnic minority communities and people living in extreme poverty.(HT Photo)
It found that the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women, racial and ethnic minority communities and people living in extreme poverty.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2020 08:43 AM IST
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London | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Bill Gates says US coronavirus testing has ‘mind-blowing’ problems

“You’re paying billions of dollars in this very inequitable way to get the most worthless test results of any country in the world,” Gates said on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on Sunday. “No other country has this testing insanity.”
Gates reiterated that he expects the US to largely get through the pandemic by the end of next year as therapeutics and a vaccine become available.(AP)
Gates reiterated that he expects the US to largely get through the pandemic by the end of next year as therapeutics and a vaccine become available.(AP)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Serum Institute to produce up to 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses priced at Rs 225

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, via its Strategic Investment Fund, will provide at-risk funding of $150 million to Gavi, which will be used to support the SII to manufacture the potential Covid-19 vaccine candidates.
Vaccine vials exit a vaccine vial monitor labelling machine at the Serum Institute of India Ltd. pharmaceutical plant in Pune.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Vaccine vials exit a vaccine vial monitor labelling machine at the Serum Institute of India Ltd. pharmaceutical plant in Pune.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Covid-19 update: Natco Pharma donates chloroquine tablets for global trials

The trial will examine whether the anti-malarial drug can protect essential healthcare workers from Covid-19 virus.
The company has donated the tablets through Rising Pharmaceuticals.  Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is the clinical coordinating center for this trial, Natco Pharma said in a BSE filing.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The company has donated the tablets through Rising Pharmaceuticals.  Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is the clinical coordinating center for this trial, Natco Pharma said in a BSE filing.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 19, 2020 02:27 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘It frees up time but…’: Bill Gates on where technology fails

Referring to the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Gates emphasized that AI could give humanity some miracle tools, but at the same time the impact of AI on jobs is an important issue.
Bill Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, at Mint Visionaries in New Delhi on Sunday.(HT PHOTO.)
Bill Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, at Mint Visionaries in New Delhi on Sunday.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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Mint Visionaries 2019| Bill Gates says writing book on climate change, should be out next June

Bill Gates will be in conversation with Rishad Premji, chairman, Wipro Ltd., on Technology For Social Inclusion. Mint chose this theme because it resonates with the idea of new India.
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 10:38 PM IST
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Bill Gates’ new book is about climate change and solutions to prevent an environmental crisis

The author’s interest in climate change is a natural outgrowth of the efforts by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce poverty and disease.
Founder of Microsoft Corporation and American philanthropist Bill Gates’ new book will be about climate change, and will look at possible solutions to prevent an environmental crisis.
Founder of Microsoft Corporation and American philanthropist Bill Gates’ new book will be about climate change, and will look at possible solutions to prevent an environmental crisis.
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 01:11 PM IST
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Rajasthan teen receives Changemaker Award from Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

Presented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the award is in recognition of her campaign against child labour and child marriage.
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates.(AP)
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2019 03:54 PM IST
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Jaipur | ByIndo Asian News Service

RSS body wants PM not to accept Gates award

Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said on Monday that “diligent and innovative” initiatives of Prime Minister were brining laurels from across the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of Garvi Gujarat Bhawan at Akbar Road in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of Garvi Gujarat Bhawan at Akbar Road in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 01:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Incubation Network at IIT-K to help raise farmers’ income

India Agritech Incubation Network (IAIN) has been set up at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) to develop technologies that can help in increasing the income of farmers.
(L-R) Manoj Kumar, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tata Trusts and CEO, Social Alpha, Ganesh Neelam, Executive Director, Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), Dr. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur, Chief Guest Amit Mohan Prasad, Principal Secretary, Agriculture Department, GoUP, Nidhi Nath Srinivas, Senior Programme Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, at the launch of the India Agritech Incubation Network and launch ‘Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations’ in Lucknow on Monday.
(L-R) Manoj Kumar, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tata Trusts and CEO, Social Alpha, Ganesh Neelam, Executive Director, Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), Dr. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur, Chief Guest Amit Mohan Prasad, Principal Secretary, Agriculture Department, GoUP, Nidhi Nath Srinivas, Senior Programme Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, at the launch of the India Agritech Incubation Network and launch ‘Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations’ in Lucknow on Monday.
Published on Jul 02, 2019 02:31 PM IST
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Gates Foundation to support Bihar beyond 2021, says health minister

The minister said that Melinda told the Bihar delegation that the ongoing project in the state was very close to her and Bill Gates’s heart.
Melinda and Bill Gates at a village in Patna district.(AFP File Photo)
Melinda and Bill Gates at a village in Patna district.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 12:34 PM IST
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World Autism Month: Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability without physical traits

Like mental health issues, many developmental disorders are not visible in the same way that physical disabilities are (with the exception of Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, which do have physical characteristics).
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Updated on Apr 17, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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India was the turning point in the fight against Polio

India’s success in eradicating polio has provided technical guidance for eradication efforts in the world’s three remaining endemic countries – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
The fifth anniversary of a polio-free south east Asia is an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and the progress we have made globally over the last five years.(AFP)
The fifth anniversary of a polio-free south east Asia is an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and the progress we have made globally over the last five years.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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ByChris Elias

Review: A Stranger Truth by Ashok Alexander

Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is by empowering those most affected by it. Ashok Alexander’s personal pilgrimage into the twilight world of HIV in India
Sex workers in Mumbai circa 2000.(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Sex workers in Mumbai circa 2000.(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCY Gopinath

Innovation could help India out of its health quagmire

Grand Challenges India is fostering innovations that will help people in India and around the world lead better lives.
Preparations for the Re-invent the Toilet Fair, New Delhi, 2014.(Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/PrashantPanjiar)
Preparations for the Re-invent the Toilet Fair, New Delhi, 2014.(Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/PrashantPanjiar)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 07:41 AM IST
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ByTrevor Mundel and Nachiket Mor

How Bill Gates aims to save $233 billion by reinventing the toilet

According to billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, the reinvented toilet market, which has attracted companies including Japan’s LIXIL Group, could generate $6 billion a year worldwide by 2030.
Toilets at Lixil Corp. Enokido factory.(Bloomberg)
Toilets at Lixil Corp. Enokido factory.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 02:21 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByJason Gale

Partnerships and alliances are the new mechanisms for savings lives

While donors and governments with the capacity to provide resources at a global scale can replenish these ‘Global Health Funds’, domestic donors can partner with their respective governments to set up similar mechanisms to multiply the impact that they can have working alone. These partnerships are essential if we want to create a world in which where you live does not determine whether you live.
In 2000, 30 million children in poor countries were not being immunised, leading to millions of unnecessary deaths.(Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times)
In 2000, 30 million children in poor countries were not being immunised, leading to millions of unnecessary deaths.(Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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ByJoe Cerrell and Nachiket Mor

Indian-origin teen wins social progress ‘Oscar’

Goalkeepers was started by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2017 to propel global action and track progress on the United Nation’s Sustainable Developmental Goals.
Bill Gates, Amika George and Dysmus Kisilu take a selfie at The Goalkeepers 2018 Global Goals Awards. (Photo by Handout/Chris Farber/Getty Images for Gates Archive)
Bill Gates, Amika George and Dysmus Kisilu take a selfie at The Goalkeepers 2018 Global Goals Awards. (Photo by Handout/Chris Farber/Getty Images for Gates Archive)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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Aid of $6,00,000 to be sent to UNICEF for Kerala relief operations: Gates Foundation

The emergency grant aims to bolster government efforts and initiatives by non-governmental organisations in the enormous task of assisting displaced, flood-affected people and helping them rebuild their lives.
Trees and houses partially submerged in floodwaters in this aerial photograph taken in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala, on August 23.(Bloomberg file photo)
Trees and houses partially submerged in floodwaters in this aerial photograph taken in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala, on August 23.(Bloomberg file photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 08:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Asia and the world

Word comes in that the Asia Society India Centre has focused its gaze squarely on the lives of the rich and famous, this August. Next Monday, it hosts ‘India’s Gilded Age: Prosperity and Disparity’, a panel discussion with James Crabtree, former Mumbai bureau chief of the Financial Times; author Amish Tripathi; and Ashutosh Varshney, director, Centre for Contemporary South Asia at Brown University, amongst others.
Sangita Jindal.
Sangita Jindal.
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 03:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMalavika Sangghvi, Mumbai

World Population Day 2018: Most adolescents have no family planning info

India needs youth-focused sexual and reproductive health programmes, along with quality education, to unleash its economic potential, says Lester Coutinho, deputy director, family planning program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
When young women delay their first pregnancy, they’re more likely to have higher educational achievement and gain the skills needed to be gainfully employed, which brings economic benefits, says Coutinho.(Gates Foundation)
When young women delay their first pregnancy, they’re more likely to have higher educational achievement and gain the skills needed to be gainfully employed, which brings economic benefits, says Coutinho.(Gates Foundation)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 08:55 AM IST
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