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Prime Minister thanks Bill Gates for his support in Pakistan’s social sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has thanked Bill Gates, a billionaire philanthropist and the founder of Microsoft, for his uninterrupted support for the uplift of Pakistan's social sector, ARY News reported on Wednesday. https://dai.ly/x6ye8ic In a 30-minute long telephonic conversation, Bill Gates felicitated Premier Khan for assuming charge of his office after wining the General Elections of 2018. The prime minister and Gates also exchanged views for bolstering Information Technology (IT) sector of Pakistan,…

Bill Gates, on China trip, lauds free trade—and futuristic toilets

BEIJING: US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn’t need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer. The Microsoft Corp co-founder, who a day earlier was one of the high profile guests at a major trade event in Shanghai, also lauded the globalised and free trade systems that made the toilet technology possible. “I honestly believe trade allows every country to do what it’s best at,” he told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.…

Bill Gates acknowledges Army’s efforts in eradicating polio from Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday called Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and acknowledged supporting efforts by Pakistan Army for successfully eradicating polio from Pakistan. The army chief appreciated his efforts towards this noble cause and assured him continued full cooperation in the best interest of Pakistan, media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations reported.  Gates through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided extensive…

Bill Gates: These are the daily habits of the world’s richest man

We all know the Bill Gates as founder of the Microsoft and we are also very much aware of his affluent status. But quite a sizable number of people wonder what does the richest people like Gates get up to all day. Bill Gates is worth $85.2 billion, making him the wealthiest person on planet Earth, according to Forbes. Since stepping down from the helm of Microsoft in 2006, Gates has thrown himself into the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which donates money to research and charitable organisations. Unlike us,…

Bill Gates announces increase in financial aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: A billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates, has announced to increase financial aid to Pakistan days in a letter addressed to the government of Pakistan. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sent a letter to Minister for National Health Services (NHS) Saira Afzal Tarar and hailed efforts made by Pakistan to eradicate polio. The foundation, in the letter, said that a team of experts were reviewing new concepts floated by Pakistan regarding innovation in the health sector. According to reports, Bill and Melinda…

Macron seeks climate action after US withdrawal from Paris accord

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron is urging wealthy countries and global companies to commit more funds to combating global warming and help poorer nations deal with the impact of climate change. The French leader is hosting the “One Planet” summit two years after nearly 200 governments agreed in Paris to end their heavy reliance on fossil fuels and limit further global warming. Macron wants to show that progress toward those hard-fought goals is being made after President Donald Trump said in June that he was…

Bill Gates reiterates support for polio eradication in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has reiterated his commitment to continue supporting efforts of Pakistan for polio eradication. He voiced this commitment during a meeting with Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar in Abu Dhabi. Both discussed partnership of the foundation with the Pakistani government in the health sector. A wide range of areas in health sector were discussed, including Pakistan’s progress in polio eradication, mother…

Bill Gates makes $100 million personal investment to fight Alzheimer’s

LONDON: Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment - a personal one and not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures working in Alzheimer’s research, Gates said. With rapidly rising numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of…

Bill Gates appreciates Pakistan’s efforts in polio eradication

NEW YORK: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairman Bill Gates has appreciated Pakistan's tremendous progress in eradication of polio.        He expressed these views during a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in New York, Radio Pakistan reported. Bill Gates reiterated his continued interest in working together for eradication of polio in Pakistan. He also expressed interest in expansion of engagement in other areas including the broader immunization programme. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi…