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Govt, business, civil society must implement direct cash transfers to avoid 'society-wide poverty trap', says Noble Laureate Esther Duflo
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Govt, business, civil society must implement direct cash transfers to avoid 'society-wide poverty trap', says Noble Laureate Esther Duflo

Duflo, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , and Director, J Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), made her remarks in the first session of a three-part webinar series titled ‘Leaders with Purpose’ co-hosted by Samhita Social Ventures and IDFC Institute

Coronavirus Outbreak: Gates Foundation to give $150 million more to combat COVID-19 globally
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Gates Foundation to give $150 million more to combat COVID-19 globally

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced an additional $150 million of grant for the global fight against the deadly coronavirus, raising its total funding to more than $250 million

India declared open defecation free, but in Mumbai's Mahim, slum residents face a different reality
India

India declared open defecation free, but in Mumbai's Mahim, slum residents face a different reality

For the slum-dwellers of Mahim East, the Modi government's claim of the country becoming open defecation free is "a lie".

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to hold talks with Donald Trump, receive award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan today; day's top stories and more
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Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to hold talks with Donald Trump, receive award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan today; day's top stories and more

Here are today's top stories: Narendra Modi to hold talks with Donald Trump on sidelines of UNGA today; Rajnath Singh to embark on two-day visit to Chennai starting today to attend investiture ceremony of Indian Coast Guard; and more

Adapting to changing climate has financial returns for countries investing in it
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Adapting to changing climate has financial returns for countries investing in it

Agricultural and labor productivity along with GDPs will fall by significant amounts if global warming continues unabated.

Narendra Modi to receive award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
India

Narendra Modi to receive award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Narendra Modi will receive an award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan from during his visit to the United States later this month.

India saw major reduction in HIV infections over past 7 years, says UNAIDS report; AIDS-related deaths down from 160,000 to 69,000
India

India saw major reduction in HIV infections over past 7 years, says UNAIDS report; AIDS-related deaths down from 160,000 to 69,000

An UNAIDS report said that India has seen a major reduction in HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths between 2010 and 2017

Warren Buffett makes largest contribution, donates $3.4 billion to Bill Gates' and family charities
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Warren Buffett makes largest contribution, donates $3.4 billion to Bill Gates' and family charities

Warren Buffett still owns roughly one-sixth of Berkshire, the Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate he has run since 1965, despite giving away 43 percent of the shares he owned in 2006.

After Walmart-Flipkart deal, Amazon to shift to overdrive; will it hire Infosys' Ravi Venkatesan?
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After Walmart-Flipkart deal, Amazon to shift to overdrive; will it hire Infosys' Ravi Venkatesan?

Venkatesan is in multiple talks with Amazon, the report said quoting sources, adding that he could join the e-commerce giant as either a board member, chairman or a senior advisor in India.

Nasscom to train girls to use technology to address gender equality issues and avail government services
News & Analysis

Nasscom to train girls to use technology to address gender equality issues and avail government services

The project will be run by the Indian Public Library Movement, a Nasscom Foundation's initiative in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Warren Buffett makes largest donation, gives away $3.17 billion to Gates charity, four others
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Warren Buffett makes largest donation, gives away $3.17 billion to Gates charity, four others

The billionaire investor's 12th annual donation to the five charities comprised 18.63 million Class "B" shares of Berkshire, valued at $170.25 each as of Monday's market close.

5 Indian-Americans among the richest in US; Bill Gates tops list 23rd time: Forbes
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5 Indian-Americans among the richest in US; Bill Gates tops list 23rd time: Forbes

Symphony Technology founder Romesh Wadhwani, co-founders of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat and Neerja Desai, airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal, entrepreneur John Kapoor and Silicon Valley angel investor Kavitark Ram Shriram have featured in Forbes' 'The Richest People In America 2016' list.

Gates Foundation announces $7 lakh for J&K flood relief
India

Gates Foundation announces $7 lakh for J&K flood relief

Jammu and Kashmir had faced its worst floods since India's Independence.

Toilet tech fair in Delhi shows how to tackle global sanitation woes
Life

Toilet tech fair in Delhi shows how to tackle global sanitation woes

Scientists who accepted the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's challenge to reinvent the toilet showcased their inventions in the Indian capital Saturday. The primary goal: to sanitise waste, use minimal water or electricity, and produce a usable product at low cost.

Microsoft's top three investors push for Gates to step down as chairman
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Microsoft's top three investors push for Gates to step down as chairman

Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter.

Microsoft's top three investors push for Gates to step down as chairman
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Microsoft's top three investors push for Gates to step down as chairman

Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter.

Indian firm gets Gates Foundation grant for 'eToilet'
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Indian firm gets Gates Foundation grant for 'eToilet'

An Indian firm has won a grant of more than $450,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to make public toilets....

Guess what's Bill Gates' ultimate dream? A low-cost toilet
World

Guess what's Bill Gates' ultimate dream? A low-cost toilet

Come August and he will host the world's best scientists and engineers in Seattle, US, to see if they can design cheap, dry toilets which don't hitherto exist.

Give us Rs 200 crore says Ramesh to Gates
India

Give us Rs 200 crore says Ramesh to Gates

In a meeting with Bill Gates, Minister Jairam Ramesh, said he hoped the billionaire's foundation would contribute Rs 200 crore for a scheme that is meant to benefit tribals, particularly those affected by Maoism.

India celebrates polio victory, but braces for US funding cuts
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India celebrates polio victory, but braces for US funding cuts

US government funding for global health programs faces sharp cuts from Tea Party lawmakers and others worried about the US deficit.