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Bill Gates appreciates Prime Minister Narendra Modi's toilet initiative

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates today appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring sanitation into focus.

Impressed by Narendra Modi's commitment to fighting poverty: Bill Gates

"We came away impressed by his commitment to fighting poverty and improving health for India's poorest people," Gates said.

Bill Gates meets PM Narendra Modi; offers support for financial inclusion projects

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.

Paris summit: Innovation only way to both go green and grow, says Microsoft's Bill Gates

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.

Michael Larson: The man who's making Bill Gates so rich

Bill Gates is worth an astounding $81.6 billion and he keeps getting richer every year. His secret weapon is man you probably never heard of: Michael Larson.

Bill Gates meets Narendra Modi, lauds focus on sanitation and banking for poor

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lauded his focus on sanitation.

Bill Gates Foundation announces $ 7 lakh for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief

The help came in response to a request from Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir.

Take unpopular measures to accelerate growth: Bill Gates to BJP government

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.

Bill Gates, Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani and others join hands to give push to clean energy through innovations

It is expected that the world's industry leaders will double their R&D through the initiative that will expedite energy transition.

Bill Gates, Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani and others join hands to give push to clean energy through innovations

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.

Think of the concept of smart villages not just smart cities: Anand Mahindra

"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."

From Premji to Zuckerberg, billionaires' letters that are worth gold

Giving Pledge founded by Buffet & Gates is a group for billionaires who publicly promise to donate. 

IIT Bombay's B-Model competition Eureka! looks to find the next big startup

 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.

All non-Africans descended from a single migration out of Africa

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.

Points of interconnect won’t be an obstacle in Jio launch: Sunil Bharti Mittal

'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.'

Head-start! From Zuckerberg to Buffet, here is what these people read to start their day

Zuckerberg starts his day on FB whereas Warren Buffet begins his day with an assortment of news.

Ajay Piramal keeps track of Bill Gates's visit to India

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.

I can assure that we are not going to lose money: Mukesh Ambani on Jio

Jio would collaborate on infrastructure with Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications as it did with any other operator.

Growth of independent India an amazing story; empower it by health investment: Bill Gates

'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.'

In 10-15 years people will be travelling to moon: Naveen Jain, Co-founder of Moon Express

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.

4 lessons from Bill Gates’s favourite business book

Bill Gates recently revealed that his favourite business book is Business Adventures, a 1969 collection of New Yorker articles by John Brooks

Successful entrepreneurs must have a God-complex: Naveen Jain, Moon Express co-founder

Naveen Jain’s company Moon Express recently became the first private outfit to receive US regulatory approval to land on the lunar surface.

Entrepreneurs need to seize back leadership

Can India make the transition from a startup nation to a scaleup nation?

From the horses' mouth: Five biz giants share their advice for people in their 20s

For Bill Gates, the mantra is, 'Keep things simple' whereas for Steve Jobs it was about giving something back.

Satya Nadella turns 49: Nine interesting facts about the Microsoft CEO

According to the Equilar '200 highest-paid CEO rankings,' Satya Nadella is the highest paid tech CEO in the US.

R Gandhi chides banks for not focusing enough to meet credit requirements of the SMEs

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.

Right on, all ye left handers of the world

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.

World won't achieve its development goals without India coming through: Bill Gates

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 wealthiest living US entrepreneur

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the wealthiest living US entrepreneur, with an estimated net worth of $80.2 billion.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos world's third-richest, surpasses Warren Buffett: Forbes

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.

How the original Microsoft Xbox project 'pissed off' Bill Gates because it didn't improve Windows

The team behind DirectX, the piece of software that makes gaming work on Windows, had already decided this was the way forward.

The key to success! Eight super-achievers and their hobbies

Bill Gates loves playing tennis, and considers spending time with his kids a favorite pastime apart from playing bridge.

Bill Gates reclaims world’s richest title

Bill Gates captured the title of world’s richest man from Mexican investor Carlos Slim, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Bill Gates was so addicted to Minesweeper, he used to sneak into a colleague's office after work to play

It was that his high score at the classic Windows game had just been topped by a computer script.

Google, American Express are top workplaces in India: ET Survey

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.

Bill Gates' brilliant poop-water machine just started rolling out in Africa, and it could change the lives of millions

Earlier this year, Bill Gates made headlines for the captivating feat of drinking water that had been raw sewage just five minutes earlier.

World’s top fortunes fall $196.2 billion since Brexit bombshell

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.

World’s 400 richest people lose $127 billion on Brexit

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.

Shot of inspiration: Adar Poonawalla's first meeting with Bill Gates

His first meeting with Bill Gates motivated Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India, to devote himself to philanthropy.

Satya Nadella is more like Bill Gates, says Microsoft India's Bhaskar Pramanik

Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman, Microsoft India, who has worked with the company's CEO thinks Satya Nadella is bold and willing to take risks.

Tech titans are pledging away billions instead of leaving it for their families

These billionaire entrepreneurs are pledging away their billions for good cause & charity instead of leaving it to their families.

Bill Gates is investing $2 billion in renewable technology over next five years

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."

Selling by Eicher Motor promoters won't affect my investment decision: Raamdeo Agrawal, MOFSL

Raamdeo Agrawal, MOFSL, talks about his top sector calls and what he is feeling about the market right now.

Bill Gates: The real revolution will be self-driving cars, and Uber could get there first

FT Alphaville writer Izabella Kaminska, who often writes about these issues, went on a long tweetstorm after relaying the conversation.

Bill Gates regains world's richest man title: Forbes

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.

At $86 billion Bill Gates world's richest self-made billionaire: Wealth-X report

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 says an epidemic can kill 10 million people in next 30 years

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.

16 tech titans like Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Larry Page who are giving away most of their money

The 16 top entrepreneurs who have made billions off of their tech ventures and chosen to donate their wealth to different causes.

Attention, tech-buffs! Seven ways to turn your abode into a 'smart home'

Bill Gates's house Xanadu 2.0 is probably the earliest smart home we know of. However, you too can harness technology now.

ETPanache@2: Tech studs in sports cleats

Occasionally, superstar geeks grab the opportunity to display their sporting skill, or its lack thereof.

India will eventually need no aid: Bill Gates

Gates' remark came while observing that economic growth is allowing many developing nations to devote more resources for their poorest people.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

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.

Elon Musk and Bill Gates are my business idols, says GVK Keshav Reddy

GVK Keshav Reddy, 22-year-old heir to the GVK Group empire, believes true luxury lies in work and relationships, not materialism.

Indian companies among emerging world's vaccine heroes: Bill Gates

Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

When English royalty lost out on the Kohinoor!

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.

Bill Gates says Obama's critics have 'hijacked' his memoir

"Well, I had a lot of battles with those folks," he told NPR, referring to members of Obama's national security council staff.

The one thing Bill Gates understood immediately but took 20 years for Steve Jobs to realise

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 congratulates Nitish Kumar

Bill Gates of Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has congratulated Bihar Chief Minister for the state having no report of wild poliovirus.

These inspiring billionaires made it big without a college degree

Not everybody who drops out of college starts an amazing company the next day. Steve Jobs dropped out as college was too expensive.

Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 - it's scary how accurate he was

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.

A look at the top 10 wealthiest tech billionaires of 2016

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.

6 things successful people do right before bed

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 .

Harsh Vardhan writes to Bill Gates, lauds support for anti-polio drive

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.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates $4.78mn for libraries

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.

Know how academic break in colleges like IIT, NIT is helping students pursue their entrepreneurial dreams

Prospective unicorns like Ola Cabs, Practo, Oyo Rooms, Freecharge and Housing. com, among several others, have encouraged students to start their own venture.

Mukesh Ambani richest Indian, net worth jumps 30% to $26 bn

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.

Mukesh Ambani richest Indian for 8th year; Bill Gates on top globally

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 on how he came up with the idea of 'Intel Inside' sticker

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.

Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Dilip Shanghvi among top 50 in world's wealthiest list

The list was topped by Bill Gates who has a staggering wealth of $87.4 billion, followed by Spanish businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona.

China set for bumpy landing but not so bad: Leaders at WEF

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.

In next 10 years, India will be the world's best opportunity: Masayoshi Son, Softbank

'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.'

Bootstrapping - running a startup without equity funding is the better way forward

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.

In next 15 years, lives of poor will improve faster than ever: Melinda & Bill Gates

"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.

Crowdsource: Why do people love Steve Jobs more than Bill Gates?

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?

Amazon's Jeff Bezos doubled wealth in a year when world's richest got poorer

Ortega's 20 percent rise was still $19 billion short of the increase for the year’s top-gainer, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

Bill Gates: Philanthropy can be a lot of fun

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, central govt to focus on rural sanitation

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.

Need to harness solar energy to fight climate change: PM Modi

Terming the negative impact of environment pollution as a challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said there is a need to harness solar energy.

Will artificial intelligence take your job or make you rich?

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.

Closeness between Narendra Modi, Barack Obama is real, says US envoy Richard Verma

India and US need each other, says Richard Verma, US ambassador to India in an exclusive conversation with TOI.

Key to continued economic prosperity: Three ways India can improve child nutrition

India has the know-how and financial capacity to ensure that every child not only survives, but thrives.

Gavi to give $500 mn to India for immunisation programme

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.

Eight top leaders share the key to success

Success can often seem like an elusive target. These eight influential business heads share career advice to make it big.

PM Modi’s proactive environmental diplomacy in Paris puts India at centrestage

The Paris Climate Change Conference is a unique opportunity for prime minister Narendra Modi to steer the world towards a low-carbon horizon.

Is solar power the real solution to India's energy crisis?

Several bottlenecks still need to be overcome in harnessing solar power for generating electricity.

Mark Zuckerberg & four biggies who donated billions to charity

The Facebook founder joined a list of philanthropists when he pledged 99% of his wealth to social causes.

Build infrastructure, FDI will follow: Ex-CAG Vinod Rai

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).

Sins of emission and remission: No reason India cannot meet challenge thrown at it in COP21

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.

Why banks should think like tech companies

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.

India, 19 other nations pledge to promote clean technologies

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 meets Montek Singh Ahluwalia to discuss healthcare issues

Bill Gates met Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to discuss healthcare issues, including India's low healthcare expenditure.

E-mail habits of 13 highly successful people

Here's how top execs like Bill Gates and Tim Cook manage their overwhelming inbox flux.

Survey showing PM Narendra Modi as 10th most admired personality globally a 'good joke': Congress

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.

ICRISAT to execute Bill Gates funded project for legumes

Agri research body ICRISAT and two other centres would execute Bill Gates-funded USD 21 million project for legumes in India.

Here's who greats like Steve Jobs and Jack Dorsey look up to for inspiration

Here's a look at who tech leaders like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg or Bill gates look up to when they need some inspiration.

Six books Bill and Melinda Gates read to their kids

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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