Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates today appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring sanitation into focus.
"We came away impressed by his commitment to fighting poverty and improving health for India's poorest people," Gates said.
Gates also said there has been enormous progress on financial inclusion (in India) and offered support to strengthen the efforts in this direction, a PMO statement said.
Bill Gates has backed PM Modi's case for India's growth, saying it will be unfair to ask developing countries to shift to low carbon strategies.
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Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lauded his focus on sanitation.
The help came in response to a request from Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir.
Billionaire Bill Gates also pushed for an increase in the country’s healthcare spend, saying it will be interesting to see if that goes up.
It is expected that the world's industry leaders will double their R&D through the initiative that will expedite energy transition.
World's top industrialists will on Monday announce the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an international group of 28 investors to bring companies that have the potential to deliver affordable, reliable and carbon free power from the research lab to the market.
"When China got into its manufacturing boom from the late 80s, the world was growing at a rapid pace and was ready to receive Chinese goods. The situation today is different. The world is actually closing in, becoming more protectionist."
Giving Pledge founded by Buffet & Gates is a group for billionaires who publicly promise to donate.
If you have an idea or a startup in its adolescence, the E-Cell at IIT Bombay is providing the one in a million opportunity to take your idea/startup to the next level.
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Studying hundreds of new genomes from across the globe, researchers, one of them of Indian-origin, have found compelling evidence that essentially all non-Africans alive today descend from a single migration out of Africa some 72,000 years ago.
'You cannot serve customers by the chairman of company driving the agenda. It is the people who will drive it and we have the best people.'
Zuckerberg starts his day on FB whereas Warren Buffet begins his day with an assortment of news.
Piramal held up the Microsoft tycoon along with famed investor Warren Buffett as examples of the wealthy parting with their riches towards making the world a better place.
Jio would collaborate on infrastructure with Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications as it did with any other operator.
'If there were one thing you could do to make India’s prospects even more spectacular, it would be to invest more in the health of all Indians.'
The company is also one of the 16 teams competing for the Google Lunar X Prize, which will award $20 million to the first venture to get to the moon.
Bill Gates recently revealed that his favourite business book is Business Adventures, a 1969 collection of New Yorker articles by John Brooks
Naveen Jain’s company Moon Express recently became the first private outfit to receive US regulatory approval to land on the lunar surface.
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For Bill Gates, the mantra is, 'Keep things simple' whereas for Steve Jobs it was about giving something back.
According to the Equilar '200 highest-paid CEO rankings,' Satya Nadella is the highest paid tech CEO in the US.
The deputy Governor also asked banks to take a long term view to shape their business strategies rather than planning a couple of months in advance.
Left-handed people are a minority, often at the receiving end of social prejudice, as minorities tend to be. Sinister, for example, literally means left-handed.
Gates says sustainable development goals will be effective only if incorporated into national plans & why they are important for India.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the wealthiest living US entrepreneur, with an estimated net worth of $80.2 billion.
Amazon has reported robust second-quarter earnings, with the company posting a profit of USD 857 million, significantly up from USD 92 million a year ago.
The team behind DirectX, the piece of software that makes gaming work on Windows, had already decided this was the way forward.
Bill Gates loves playing tennis, and considers spending time with his kids a favorite pastime apart from playing bridge.
Bill Gates captured the title of world’s richest man from Mexican investor Carlos Slim, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
It was that his high score at the classic Windows game had just been topped by a computer script.
Google India, known for pampering its people with spas and massage chairs, has emerged top dog in the India's Best Companies to Work this year.
Earlier this year, Bill Gates made headlines for the captivating feat of drinking water that had been raw sewage just five minutes earlier.
The billionaires on the index control $3.8 trillion, a 1.8 percent decline from the start of the year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The billionaires lost 3.2 percent of their total net worth, bringing the combined sum to $3.9 trillion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
His first meeting with Bill Gates motivated Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India, to devote himself to philanthropy.
Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman, Microsoft India, who has worked with the company's CEO thinks Satya Nadella is bold and willing to take risks.
These billionaire entrepreneurs are pledging away their billions for good cause & charity instead of leaving it to their families.
Gates is unwilling to divest from fossil fuel companies - including BP - remarking that he "doesn't see a direct path between divesting & solving climate change."
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FT Alphaville writer Izabella Kaminska, who often writes about these issues, went on a long tweetstorm after relaying the conversation.
Gates is back at the top spot after a four-year hiatus, reclaiming the title of world's richest person from Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the world's richest self-made billionaire with a personal fortune totaling nearly $86 billion, according to Wealth-X.
Bill Gates said we should worry about a future epidemic that is much more contagious than Ebola, one that spreads via the air, like a deadly flu.
The 16 top entrepreneurs who have made billions off of their tech ventures and chosen to donate their wealth to different causes.
Bill Gates's house Xanadu 2.0 is probably the earliest smart home we know of. However, you too can harness technology now.
Occasionally, superstar geeks grab the opportunity to display their sporting skill, or its lack thereof.
Gates' remark came while observing that economic growth is allowing many developing nations to devote more resources for their poorest people.
Bill Gates had more of an execution ability to build the things that are needed now, to build a company now, make the profits now, in the short-term.
GVK Keshav Reddy, 22-year-old heir to the GVK Group empire, believes true luxury lies in work and relationships, not materialism.
Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Will-Kate had to give up the 'Kohinoor' to the Malaysian royal family during their India trip. And we aren't talking about the diamond here.
"Well, I had a lot of battles with those folks," he told NPR, referring to members of Obama's national security council staff.
Gates' ability to quickly grasp the value of an industry-spanning platform rather than merely products was what made Microsoft a dominant PC player within a few years.
Bill Gates of Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has congratulated Bihar Chief Minister for the state having no report of wild poliovirus.
Not everybody who drops out of college starts an amazing company the next day. Steve Jobs dropped out as college was too expensive.
In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled "Business @ the Speed of Thought." In the book, Gates makes 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.
The world’s richest tech billionaires list throws up interesting statistics. Firstly, they are all men. Secondly, they are all from two countries — US and China.
Experts agree that reading is the very last thing most successful people do before going to sleep — President Barack Obama and Bill Gates are known to read .
The pulse polio programme was conceived and initiated in Delhi by Vardhan during his tenure as Health Minister in the BJP govt, between 1993 and 1998.
Nasscom Foundation said it has received a grant of $4.78 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to strengthen public libraries in India with access to technology, training and advocacy.
Prospective unicorns like Ola Cabs, Practo, Oyo Rooms, Freecharge and Housing. com, among several others, have encouraged students to start their own venture.
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani remains India's richest person with a sharp surge of 30 per cent in his net worth to USD 26 billion, pushing his global rank.
Gates with a networth $ 79.2 billion tops Forbes Rich List. This is for the 16th time in the past 21 years the software czar is topping the list.
Vinod Dham, the father of the Pentium processor, on the idea of a startup bubble, big money valuations and why India should lose its service mindset.
The list was topped by Bill Gates who has a staggering wealth of $87.4 billion, followed by Spanish businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona.
Chinese economy may continue to struggle this year, giving goosebumps to the world economy, but it should not be as bad as was being feared, according to global leaders.
'He (Steve Jobs) told me that Softbank logo is ugly and I must changed it, if I wanted to do business with him. I changed the logo (current logo) which he liked.'
Bhavin Turakhia, for sure has been celebrating bootstrapping since 1998. Turakhia took a loan of Rs 25,000 from his father and cofounded Directi in 1998.
"The rich world will keep getting exciting new advances too, but the improvements in the lives of the poor will be far more fundamental," they say.
Let’s accept the premise of the question, or say that both guys are equally nice / not nice — so why is Steve Jobs so much more loved?
Ortega's 20 percent rise was still $19 billion short of the increase for the year’s top-gainer, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.
In an interview to TOI, Gates said, "Even as India has got wealthier, I am hopeful that philanthropy too will go up. I love to tell wealthy people how philanthropy is so much fun."
Bill Gates is joining hands with the Indian government to improve sanitation in rural areas where nearly 60% of people have no access to basic toilets.
Terming the negative impact of environment pollution as a challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said there is a need to harness solar energy.
It is becoming increasingly clear that computers are able to perform several tasks that require, for the lack of a better word, “intelligence” better than humans.
India and US need each other, says Richard Verma, US ambassador to India in an exclusive conversation with TOI.
India has the know-how and financial capacity to ensure that every child not only survives, but thrives.
A global agency has committed to offer $500 million to the Indian government over the next five years for supporting immunisation programme in the country.
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The Paris Climate Change Conference is a unique opportunity for prime minister Narendra Modi to steer the world towards a low-carbon horizon.
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The Facebook founder joined a list of philanthropists when he pledged 99% of his wealth to social causes.
Former-Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai has underlined the need for developing quality infrastructure like China to attract foreign direct investment (FDI).
Big industrial power polluters currently clubbing New Delhi on the head like to bellow that India is now the world’s third largest net polluter.
Payment service websites such as PayPal and Alibaba might have initially just been payment process solutions but it turns out they have altered how consumers world over shop.
The total amount of money being committed by these 20 countries amount to $20 bn, about half of which would come from the US.
Bill Gates met Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to discuss healthcare issues, including India's low healthcare expenditure.
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Congress today dismissed as a "good joke" a survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF) showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the 10th most admired personality globally.
Agri research body ICRISAT and two other centres would execute Bill Gates-funded USD 21 million project for legumes in India.
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Reading to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills and parent-child relationships.
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