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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Warren Buffett to Elon Musk: Top 10 changemakers who made it big after rejection Jan 10, 2019 02:42 PM IST

    Warren Buffett to Elon Musk: Top 10 changemakers who made it big after rejection

    Each of their stories inspires one to accept no's and let failures not break one's determination to stay on the course

  • Bill Gates recommends watching this TV show to understand how Silicon Valley works Nov 27, 2018 02:37 PM IST

    Bill Gates recommends watching this TV show to understand how Silicon Valley works

    Gates also pointed out the accuracy with which the show was made and how the makers met with him during research for the show.

  • Bill Gates backs China's toilet revolution Nov 06, 2018 07:04 PM IST

    Bill Gates backs China's toilet revolution

    The billionaire said more than half of the world's population suffers without clean, comfortable sanitation facilities.

  • Podcast | Editor's pick of the day: Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone Sep 05, 2018 08:42 PM IST

    Podcast | Editor's pick of the day: Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone

    Apple took almost 38 years as a public company to achieve the trillion dollar milestone, while Amazon got there in 21 years.

  • Warren Buffett donates $3.4 billion to Gates' and family charities Jul 17, 2018 07:45 AM IST

    Warren Buffett donates $3.4 billion to Gates' and family charities

    Buffett's 13th annual donation comprised about 17.7 million Class "B" shares of Berkshire, valued at $192 each as of Monday's market close.

  • Bill Gates to fund a new research project to eradicate malaria entirely Jun 25, 2018 04:06 PM IST

    Bill Gates to fund a new research project to eradicate malaria entirely

    Globally, up to a million people die each year due to deaths caused by malaria.

  • This is what happens when billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates meet at a candy shop Jun 22, 2018 11:26 AM IST

    This is what happens when billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates meet at a candy shop

    Unable to select any particular candy, one of them declares to buy whole store

  • Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures to invest in two power-related startups Jun 14, 2018 06:50 PM IST

    Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures to invest in two power-related startups

    While Form Energy is working on low-cost, long-term, and high-density batteries, Quidnet is endeavouring to store power in the form of highly compressed water.

  • Bill Gates releases top-5 summer reading list. Here's what is on the list May 25, 2018 05:59 PM IST

    Bill Gates releases top-5 summer reading list. Here's what is on the list

    The billionaire philanthropist has been reading a fair amount this summer on high-brow concepts such as mortality, fate, morality and how we the world is getting becoming a better place to live in.

  • Bill Gates hails India's expertise in public health May 05, 2018 03:22 PM IST

    Bill Gates hails India's expertise in public health

    Calling India's public health a "mixed story", Gates said though it 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.

  • Aadhaar doesn't pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates May 03, 2018 05:57 PM IST

    Aadhaar doesn't pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

    The 62-year-old multi-billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist said Nandan Nilekani, Infosys founder who is considered as the chief architect of Aadhaar, was consulting and helping the World Bank on the project.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces $170 mn for women's empowerment Mar 07, 2018 09:25 AM IST

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces $170 mn for women's empowerment

    Announced yesterday, the investments focused in India, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will target four key priorities - advancing gender equality, spreading digital financial inclusion, increasing job opportunities, and supporting the agricultural sector and women's support groups.

  • Here's what Bill Gates has to say about cryptocurrencies Mar 01, 2018 02:00 PM IST

    Here's what Bill Gates has to say about cryptocurrencies

    Gates alluded to the use of cryptocurrencies for buying illegal drugs like fentanyl and said that the anonymity it provides is not a good thing

  • Bill Gates reveals two 'crazy things' that he bought after becoming a billionaire Feb 23, 2018 06:28 PM IST

    Bill Gates reveals two 'crazy things' that he bought after becoming a billionaire

    After starting Microsoft, he became the youngest billionaire in history at that time, thirty years ago

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