An offbeat 'wild card' suggestion he had was online bridge. His favourite partner for a game of bridge, he says, is Warren Buffett
The Gates Foundation in March said it was providing technical assistance for SCAN, which had been approved by regulators in Washington state, one of the first U.S. states to be hit hard by the outbreak.
During a video conference, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates and Prime Minister Modi agreed that given India's willingness and capacity to contribute to global efforts, it was important for New Delhi to be included in the global discussions for coordinating responses to the pandemic.
Gates has often been viewed as a voice of reason ever since the coronavirus outbreak swooped the world.
Gates said he was glad that the government is fully utilising its exceptional digital capabilities and has launched the 'Aarogya Setu' digital app for coronavirus tracking, contact tracing, and to connect people to health services.
The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and wants to profit from it
The US move to withhold WHO funds as long as it awaits a review of how the coronavirus pandemic crisis was "mishandled" is “as dangerous as it sounds”, said the Microsoft founder.
Echoing the forecast of White House health advisor Anthony Fauci, Trump last week said that US could see between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from COVID-19 before the outbreak is under control in the country.
Gates explained that businesses need to remain shut until the numbers of reported cases start to go down across the country, which, according to him, could take at least 10 weeks.
The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network, a group of medical, public health and research organizations, is collecting nasal swabs from a sample of people across King County and Seattle to learn how the infection is spreading in the areas.
"If a country does a good job with testing and shut down, then within 6-10 weeks it should see very few cases and be able to open back up," Gates said on Wednesday in response to a question during his rare appearance at Reddit, a social media site which is popular among the younger generation.
The billionaire and his wife Melinda run one of the world's largest charities, the Gates Foundation, which has billions in assets and funds global health programmes to combat disease and poverty.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on February 18 said that he bought his first electric car, a Porsche Taycan.
The Taycan is Porsche’s first fully electric car and is offered in two variants.
The company clarified in a statement that Aqua is a concept under development and has not been sold to Bill Gates.
The liquid hydrogen-powered propulsion system gives it a range of 3,750 nautical miles, with a top speed of 17 knots.
The superyacht has been designed by Dutch company Sinot and was publicised at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2019.
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Discussion on the topic began when a Twitter user Ramesh Babu shared a screengrab of a Gates documentary to enquire about the discussion going on between him and Mahindra
Gates, 64, who is also the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was keen to become acquainted with startups specialising in healthcare, sanitation, agricultural development, and financial services, areas of particular interest to him.
The collaboration will establish a research fellowship programme for young scientists in India and US to expand research that will advance discovery to improve clinical practice and benefit public health in both countries
In an exclusive interview to PTI, Gates, the world's richest person, specifically complimented India's Aadhaar identity system and the country's performance in the financial services and pharma sectors.
In an interview to PTI, Gates complimented India on a range of programmes like digitisation of payments to benefit the poor citizens, sanitation and polio eradication, adding his foundation is in the process of taking some of the successfully implemented ideas in the country to African continent.
Fashion empire Louis Vuitton head Bernard Arnault had the largest individual gain of $39 billion, which catapulted him to the second spot
Jobs, the former Apple CEO who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, was an example of "don't do this at home" in his style of leadership, the billionaire philanthropist said.