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  • Bill Gates says Donald Trump's decision to stop WHO funding is "as dangerous as it sounds" Apr 15, 2020 07:24 PM IST

    Bill Gates says Donald Trump's decision to stop WHO funding is "as dangerous as it sounds"

    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.

  • Death toll in US could be 'well short' of President Trump's projections: Bill Gates Apr 06, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Death toll in US could be 'well short' of President Trump's projections: Bill Gates

    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.

  • Bill Gates calls for a 10-week shutdown in US, says any confusion 'will only extend economic pain' Apr 02, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Bill Gates calls for a 10-week shutdown in US, says any confusion 'will only extend economic pain'

    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.

  • Amazon teams up with Bill Gates-backed group to deliver coronavirus test kits Mar 24, 2020 07:42 AM IST

    Amazon teams up with Bill Gates-backed group to deliver coronavirus test kits

    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.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Bill Gates says countries that shut down and do testing could bounce back in weeks Mar 19, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Bill Gates says countries that shut down and do testing could bounce back in weeks

    "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.

  • Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board Mar 14, 2020 07:26 AM IST

    Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

    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.

  • Bill Gates chooses Porsche over Tesla, Elon Musk reacts Feb 19, 2020 11:28 AM IST

    Bill Gates chooses Porsche over Tesla, Elon Musk reacts

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates on February 18 said that he bought his first electric car, a Porsche Taycan.

  • Bill Gates buys Porsche Taycan, his first electric car Feb 17, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Bill Gates buys Porsche Taycan, his first electric car

    The Taycan is Porsche’s first fully electric car and is offered in two variants.

  • Sinot denies reports of selling $644 million hydrogen-powered superyacht to Bill Gates Feb 11, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    Sinot denies reports of selling $644 million hydrogen-powered superyacht to Bill Gates

    The company clarified in a statement that Aqua is a concept under development and has not been sold to Bill Gates.

  • A look at the $600 million hydrogen-powered superyacht that Bill Gates did not order Feb 10, 2020 05:30 PM IST

    A look at the $600 million hydrogen-powered superyacht that Bill Gates did not order

    The liquid hydrogen-powered propulsion system gives it a range of 3,750 nautical miles, with a top speed of 17 knots.

  • Bill Gates spends $644 million to own hydrogen-powered superyacht Feb 10, 2020 12:34 PM IST

    Bill Gates spends $644 million to own hydrogen-powered superyacht

    The superyacht has been designed by Dutch company Sinot and was publicised at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2019.

  • The Tech Weekender: WhatsApp's auto-delete feature, Poco F2 and Anand Mahindra's grudge against Bill Gates Dec 28, 2019 11:07 AM IST

    The Tech Weekender: WhatsApp's auto-delete feature, Poco F2 and Anand Mahindra's grudge against Bill Gates

    Presenting the seventh edition of Tech Weekender, here are the biggest developments from the world of tech in the past week.

  • Why did Anand Mahindra hold a grudge against Bill Gates for over two decades? Dec 26, 2019 04:14 PM IST

    Why did Anand Mahindra hold a grudge against Bill Gates for over two decades?

    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

  • The Indian startups which caught the eye of Bill Gates Nov 20, 2019 09:08 AM IST

    The Indian startups which caught the eye of Bill Gates

    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.

  • ICMR inks deal with US body, Gates Foundation for healthcare research collaboration Nov 17, 2019 08:22 PM IST

    ICMR inks deal with US body, Gates Foundation for healthcare research collaboration

    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

  • India has potential for very rapid economic growth, says Bill Gates Nov 17, 2019 07:31 PM IST

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

    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.

  • Greater private sector innovation, digital tools key to quality healthcare services in India at low cost: Bill Gates Nov 17, 2019 12:35 PM IST

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

    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.

  • Bill Gates no longer the world's 2nd richest; Mukesh Ambani 13th Jul 18, 2019 01:42 PM IST

    Bill Gates no longer the world's 2nd richest; Mukesh Ambani 13th

    Fashion empire Louis Vuitton head Bernard Arnault had the largest individual gain of $39 billion, which catapulted him to the second spot

  • Bill Gates says Steve Jobs was master at casting spells to keep Apple from dying Jul 08, 2019 04:12 PM IST

    Bill Gates says Steve Jobs was master at casting spells to keep Apple from dying

    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.

  • Azim Premji to donate $21 billion: Is he among the world's top 10 philanthropists? Mar 14, 2019 12:07 PM IST

    Azim Premji to donate $21 billion: Is he among the world's top 10 philanthropists?

    These are the world's top 10 most philanthropic billionaires, according to Comparethemarket.com’s latest study.

  • Tax the rich, but bring in only progressive reforms: Bill Gates Feb 18, 2019 02:44 PM IST

    Tax the rich, but bring in only progressive reforms: Bill Gates

    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has supported the idea of taxing income over $10 million at 70 percent, which is currently 37 percent

  • How the ancient practice of Vipassana turned Yuval Noah Harari into the world's hottest thinker Jan 22, 2019 03:06 PM IST

    How the ancient practice of Vipassana turned Yuval Noah Harari into the world's hottest thinker

    Harari paints a fresh picture separating stories from reality as well as throws clear insights on what future we are building for ourselves and what we need to do to survive

  • Billionaire Bill Gates stands in queue to buy food; Twitter lauds in appreciation Jan 21, 2019 04:03 PM IST

    Billionaire Bill Gates stands in queue to buy food; Twitter lauds in appreciation

  • Microsoft's Bill Gates congratulates government on Ayushman Bharat, PM Narendra Modi thanks him Jan 17, 2019 09:20 PM IST

    Microsoft's Bill Gates congratulates government on Ayushman Bharat, PM Narendra Modi thanks him

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Gates, saying the scheme stems out of the government's commitment to provide top quality and affordable healthcare to the poor.

  • Invest in health for global security and growth: Bill and Melinda Gates Jan 17, 2019 03:39 PM IST

    Invest in health for global security and growth: Bill and Melinda Gates

    Ending epidemics of infectious diseases such as malaria, polio, HIV and malaria is proving tough, they said, but dramatic progress made by global aid mechanisms recent decades means the world's people are now healthier and more productive.

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