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Not missiles, microbes: Bill Gates had warned the world of an epidemic 5 yrs ago

The 64-year-old said that the world had invested very little in a system to stop an epidemic.

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board to serve humanity

The 64-year-old stopped being involved in day-to-day operations at the firm more than a decade ago, turning his attention to the foundation he launched with his wife, Melinda.

In LinkedIn note, Bill Gates invokes old & lasting friendship with Warren Buffett; being a mentor to Nadella

The 64-yr-old tech titan on Saturday stepped down from the boards of MS, Berkshire Hathaway.

Need easier US residency rules for students: Lobby group backed by Bill Gates, Zuckerberg

At present, international students can switch to a one year period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after they graduate, but they eventually have to apply for an H-1B visa to continue working in the country. The US issues 65,000 H-1B work permits each year, with a further 20,000 visas going to applicants with an advanced US degree.

Bill Gates-led fund invests in making lithium mining more sustainable

About 75% of the world’s lithium is trapped in underground deposits of briny water that contain a mixture of salts. The typical way to recover lithium is to pump the water to the surface into miles-long salt ponds and let the water evaporate.

Every entrepreneur in India has the potential to be a Dhirubhai Ambani or Bill Gates: Mukesh Ambani

Saying that India has transformed tremendously over the past two decades -- from a $300 billion economy in early 1990s to becoming a $3 trillion economy in 2020 -- Ambani stressed that India is on track to become one of the top three economies of the world.

Bill Gates and Hike CEO Kavin Mittal’s reading lists have one thing in common: A book about sleeping

Both founders credited Matthew Walker’s 'Why We Sleep' with improving their sleep quality.

China's Xi Jinping writes letter to Bill Gates, thanks him for foundation's 'generosity' in the fight against coronavirus

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed up to $100 mn to fight the outbreak.

Bill Gates wants you to sleep more in 2020 and here’s why

Gates credits a book for helping him understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.

In coronavirus battle, $10 billion fund-raising drive begins

Facebook Inc. will match as much as $10 million in donations, while Google will donate $5 million.

Bill Gates & Heliogen: People, places and things beyond headlines

Bill Gates on philanthropy, investing and his new venture Heliogen.

World’s richest lose $444 billion after hellish week for markets

The World Health Organization has thus far refrained from declaring it a pandemic.

View: What Bill Gates gets wrong about fossil fuels

Gates’s history makes him peculiarly ill-suited to understand how damaging debt divestment can be.

Why Bill Gates bullish on India despite economic growth hurdles

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spoke to Times Now’s Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar on Monday. Gates spoke on several issues, including India’s economy, welfare schemes.Why Bill Gates bullish on India despite economic growth hurdles

Indian health system improved significantly over last decade: Bill Gates

Bill Gates, philanthropist & Microsoft co-founder during launch function of book 'Health System for a New India: Building Blocks' stated that Improvements in Indian health system in the last decade are very significant. “Improvements in Indian health system in the last decade are significant. There are specific disease programmes and vaccine coverage has improved substantially. It was in 2011 that India had its last case of Polio,” said Bill Gates.Indian health system improved significantly over last decade: Bill Gates

Watch: Bill Gates meets PM Narendra Modi in Delhi

Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates meets PM Narendra Modi in the national capital.Watch: Bill Gates meets PM Narendra Modi in Delhi

India has potential for very rapid economic growth, says Bill Gates

India has the potential for "very rapid" economic growth over the next decade, Bill Gates has said.

An electric conundrum: Gates thinks EVs are the future of automobile industry but high price is a problem

Gates feels that the price might dissuade people from going electric.

Bill Gates beats Jeff Bezos, reclaims the world's richest man title

The Amazon boss had ended Gates's 24-year run as the richest man in 2018.

Bill Gates praises Bihar government, says state has made progress against poverty & disease

The Gates Foundation has been working with the state government to ensure health and education.

The simple strategy fuelling the growth of Bill Gates’ fortune

The Gates fortune had about $60 bn of equity assets as of Monday, according to Bloomberg.

Greater private sector innovation, digital tools key to quality healthcare services in India at low cost: Bill Gates

Bill Gates, who is currently on a three-day visit to India, said: "Our biggest work has been broadly in the health area helping to get new vaccines introduced, helping to look at innovations in some of the disease-specific areas, like tuberculosis or visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or lymphatic filariasis (LF)."

With a fortune of $110 bn, Bill Gates beats Bezos to become world's richest man

Bezos would be far richer if he and MacKenzie Bezos hadn’t divorced.

Most tech can be shaped to have more benefits than negatives: Bill Gates

Gates is on a three-day visit to India to assess the work that his foundation is carrying out here.

India to host 8th global conference on agri-statistics; Bill Gates to address

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and two ministers of state for agriculture will be present at the event, which is expected to see a participation from 108 countries and over 600 delegates.

Musk vs Gates: Microsoft boss pays Tesla a compliment; unimpressed Elon says he finds Bill 'underwhelming'

​Musk is no stranger to tweeting dismissively about fellow billionaires.

Amazon boss Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change

"Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others, both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change,' said Bezos who is worth $130 billion.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world's richest person, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth. Bezos said that he will call his new initiative the Bezos Earth Fund.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world's richest person, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth.

The story behind Bill Gates's birthday hat, that's been in the family for 20 years

The billionaire's 64th birthday was celebrated in typical, time-honoured tradition: With a top hat and several edible goodies.

Bill Gates says Big Tech companies shouldn’t be broken up

But splitting the company in two, and having two people doing the bad thing-- that doesn’t seem like a solution, Gates said.

N Chandrasekaran becomes LinkedIn Influencer, joins PM Modi, Gates & Priyanka Chopra

Personalities like Branson, Mazumdar-Shaw, Oprah & Tendulkar are also a part of the influencers list.

Cabinet gives ex-post-facto nod to MoC between health department, Gates Foundation

It covers areas of cooperation aimed at reducing maternal, neonatal and child morbidity and mortality, improve key nutrition outcomes by improving the reach, coverage and quality of essential primary health, immunization and nutrition services.

Why India can't afford to lose the new solar race

It is really time for India to invest quickly into new research areas like the use of solar power in industry and making of an efficient battery. A respected global technology leader may head the initiative. Any breakthrough will give us a stake in the new exciting energy future and a possible windfall dividend in a short time. And help in reducing import dependence.

Bill Gates is reading these books this summer; what's on your list?

High on Gates's summer selection for this year are books that deal with the idea of disruption.

India at cusp of becoming premier digital society; to be among top three world economies: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday said India is at the cusp of becoming a "premier digital society", and will be among the top three economies of the world.

Bill Gates no longer world's second richest, LVMH's Arnault climbs to No. 2

Gates has never ranked lower than No. 2 in the seven-year history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Bill Gates says Steve Jobs cast ‘spells’ to keep Apple from dying

Bill Gates spoke of Jobs, the Apple Inc co-founder and chief executive officer who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.

Bill Gates praises Steve Jobs, says he 'cast spells' to bring back Apple from the dead

The Microsoft boss is in complete awe of once rival and competitor, Steve Jobs.

Cabinet nod to agreements on mobility, space, polar science

The agreement was signed in March 2018 during the state visit of the French president to India and is initially valid for seven years.

The culture of report cards: We talk about equality, but we end up creating a hierarchy

We talk of a culture of collaboration, but it cannot exist in a culture that is based around competition, nurtured by the report card. Report cards create hierarchy, whether we like it or not. Nobody can be objective about it. In Hindu philosophy, to compare is to create the world of Maya, the world of delusions where something is better, higher, lower.

Jet-setting billionaire Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty had it all. Then Carson Block came along

Shetty founded NMC in 1975 after moving to Abu Dhabi from his native India. He created Finablr two years ago to consolidate his financial brands before listing it on the London Stock Exchange in 2019.

$100 billion club! Bill Gates has just joined Amazon's Bezos

Gates’ fortune, now $100 bn on the nose, hasn’t reached such heights since the dot-com boom.

Quantum leap: Solving the problem of clean water

By 2030, 700 million people could be displaced because of intense water shortage, according to the UN.

Philanthropy is much more complex than running a business: Azim Premji

In March, Premji had executed a fresh bequest to his philanthropic chest, taking his total commitment to social impact to $21 billion and placing himself in the league of Bill Gates and George Soros.

Quantum Leap: Pedagogy gets a reboot with Artificial Intelligence

AI-enabled technologies are changing the one-size-fits-all model of classrooms. The world’s top technology billionaires are betting their philanthropic dollars on personalised learning. Smart education and learning market is in high demand globally and is forecasted to reach $423 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research.

What could be the wealth creators of next decade? Here’s a clue

H Nemkumar, Head - Institutional Equities, IIFL Securities, says there is a pent-up demand in the auto space given what has happened in the last 18-24 months with a very steep year-on-year decline in volumes and therefore, that sector is definitely going to come back.

Bill Gates congratulates government on Ayushman Bharat, PM Modi thanks him

The world's largest ambitious health care scheme PM-JAY will cover medical and hospitalisation expenses for almost all secondary care and most tertiary care procedures.

RIL pips BP Plc to become 6th largest energy company

The stock — which has risen 36% so far this year — is trading at 21 times FY20 estimated earnings and 3.5 times book value. The RIL stock ended up 2.47% at Rs 1,547 on the BSE Wednesday. RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, with a net worth of $58 billion, remains the richest Asian.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw gets lifetime achievement award

Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave away this award to Mazumdar-Shaw in New Delhi on Nov 17 at an event to mark the celebration of 108th Foundation Day of ICMR. She was also recognised for her philanthropic efforts and providing better healthcare to people in India and globally through cost-effective life-saving therapies.

Jeff Bezos does it again, regains top spot as the world's richest man

Bill Gates is just $4.1 billion behind Bezos at number two richest, worth $105.8 billion.

Niti Aayog's report to reveal India's health system

The report, titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms, will be released on Monday. The report reveals India’s health system as a story of multiple fragmentations at the level of payers and risk pools, healthcare services and at digital backbone running it, the Aayog said on Friday

Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet, & save $233 billion while at it

The reinvented toilet market could generate $6 billion a year worldwide by 2030, according to Gates.

US-based start-up expands in India, Southeast Asia and China

The US-based building intelligence solutions provider is opening office in Delhi soon, its fourth office in India. Currently, the firm has an engineering, product development and sales hub in Bengaluru, as well as sales and support services offices in Chennai and Mumbai.

A pin up CEO parachuted to the board, Aditya Ghosh takes a back seat in Oyo

Ghosh's elevation to the Oyo board of directors seems as intriguing as it is perplexing.

RIL m-cap nears Rs 10 lakh crore; Mukesh Ambani now world's 12th richest man

On a year-to-date basis, Mukesh Ambani's wealth increased by $13.70 billion to $58 billion.

Niti prepares roadmap to improve India's health system

The roadmap has been outlined in a book titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms released on Monday. The book, which is a synthesis of all the discussions and efforts initiated at the national-level workshop held last year, could form the basis of the way forward for the health sector in the upcoming Vision Document of the Aayog in 2020.

Estonia wants Indians to set up shop, gives e-residency; Mukesh Ambani, Bill Gates among recipients

E-residency is a government issued digital ID available to anyone in the world.

Mukesh Ambani overtakes Larry Page, Sergey Brin to become 9th richest in the world

According to Forbes' 'The Real-Time Billionaires List', Ambani's 'real-time net worth' stood at $60.8 billion on Thursday.

Why you should be part of the mutual fund SIP revolution

Don’t let the months and even years fool you—it’s the decades that matter, says Dhirendra Kumar.

One thing Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos have in common: They both do the dishes every night

Here’s how doing mindless tasks are better for the top bosses - and you - in the long run.

View: The perfect 'mediator' who can put an end to Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry feud

Between Tata Sons and Cyrus Mistry, a bigger issue would be to find the perfect mediator.

Growing trend towards philanthropy in India: Bill Gates

Gates, Head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has donated nearly USD 1 billion in various projects in India in particular in fields related to health, and woman and child welfare.

Amazon doing extremely well in India: Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, committed investment worth $5 billion in the Indian market in 2016.

Jeff Bezos is set to lose his crown as world’s richest person

Microsoft has surged 38 per cent this year boosting the value of Gates’s 1 per cent stake.

Monetary policy can't solve structural problems, it can only address cyclical shocks: Viral Acharya

Financial stability is a pre-requisite for money policy to get transmitted to real economy, he said.

India's public health is a 'mixed story': Bill Gates

Gates said that though India has made progress in almost every area of public health, there is still a long way to go in some areas related to child health.

Technology can help India leapfrog into inclusive growth: Bill Gates

Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' campaign along with the socio-economic reforms, Gates said that digitisation can help monitor quality and eventually help the education system.

Aadhaar doesn't pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

Gates Foundation has even funded the World Bank to take Aadhaar to other countries as it is worth emulating, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.

Unitus gets Rs 100 crore from Bill Gates, Dell

While the first fund was focused on healthcare and education, this fund will also have significant focus on fintech, said Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, partner, Unitus Ventures.

Bill Gates urges US to lead fight against lethal pandemic

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates has said that the US government is falling short in preparing itself and the world for the "significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes".

Microsoft employees & interns mock company's Windows phone, 'developer' chant with quirky musical

The 8-minute-long video captures a timeline of Microsoft's milestones over the years.

Bill Gates goes into professor mode, tweets about economy with hand-drawn graph

According to the billionaire, the classic supply-demand economic model used worldwide no longer works.

Bill Gates elected as member of China's academic institution

Gates, 62, now stands shoulder to shoulder with 66 other prominent Chinese and foreign scientists who have been elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2017.

When it comes to hurricanes, Trump's 'nuke them' idea not all that new

Trump is 73; and 60 years ago, nuclear panaceas for everything were all the rage.

Bill Gates says US will have another financial crisis similar to 2008

The 2008 crisis led to the Great Recession, which saw 8.8 million jobs lost.

What's common between Bill Gates and Kiran Nadar?

Both are committed to giving back to society, but they share love for a cards game.

Bill Gates says billionaires should pay 'significantly' more taxes

"I've paid more taxes, over $10 billion, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes," Gates said.

PM Modi receives 'Global Goalkeeper' award for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, says it helped achieve UN goals

Accepting the award, Modi said he shared the honour with crores of Indians who had contributed to the success of the cleanliness mission.

Jeff Bezos is now worth more than Bill Gates ever was

Jeff Bezos’s net worth reached $105.1 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

World's richest gain $1.2 trillion as bizarre fortunes flourish in 2019

Emergence of atypical fortunes underscores how much money the uber-rich accumulated in 2019.

From Mukesh Ambani to Bill Gates, here are the real-life Santas

They don’t come riding sleighs with a sack of toys, but bring in big bucks to save the day.

Famous five! Bill Gates’s hot book picks of 2017

The world’s second richest man reads about 50 books a year.

Satya Nadella tops Fortune's Businessperson of the Year list; Ajay Banga, Jayshree Ullal also feature

Banga is ranked 8th, while Ullal comes in at the 18th spot.

The Indian government is truly imperfect, but amazing things have happened: Bill Gates

The CSR thing the Indian govt is doing as an experiment... I don’t think there’s any guarantee that the impact per rupee spent is going to be fantastic, Gates said.

Impossible dumplings and beyond buns: Will China buy fake meat?

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have taken different approaches to imitating the taste and texture of animal meat, with different regulatory implications in China. Beyond Meat uses pea protein, while Impossible Foods relies on a genetically modified soy molecule called heme.

Equitable average growth of 7% to be miracle for India: Bill Gates

Gates further said that getting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) passed was a step in positive direction.

Bill Gates meets Rajnath to discuss initiatives of American philanthropies in India

The home minister also suggested that the foundation should concentrate on developing villages and make them "model villages" so that the local people get inspired.

Jennifer Gates announces engagement to Stanford alum on Insta, Daddy Bill is ‘thrilled’

There’s a new ‘it’ couple in town.

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